Sharma Howard in the Norwich Bulletin contrasts board games with video games. She’s not a board game fan, but she observes:

See, that’s the great thing about board games, isn’t it? You can vent your competition, frustration, at your siblings, your spouse, in a healthy way that hopefully ends up in laughter, as long as you don’t take it too seriously. I just don’t think we can do that electronically.

In electronic games, the action on the screen takes on a life of its own, not the relationships among the players.