The Ethical Gamer #3 – The value of rules
The Ethical Gamer series explores issues in boardgaming through an ethical and scriptural lens, by Josh Jones. When I started this blog post, I was planning to talk about a variety of values we learn from board games, but one in particular captured my attention. Today I want to look at how board games teach […]
The Ethical Gamer #2 – Trash Talking in Games
The Ethical Gamer series explores issues in boardgaming through an ethical and scriptural lens, by Josh Jones.Over the holidays, I made the mistake of trash-talking a child. My nephew and I were playing Fibbage, and we were jokingly taunting each other. In our first game, he doubled my score and made it known far and […]
The Ethical Gamer #1: Lying in Games
One of the joys of board gaming is that you can enter into a world wholly different than your own. In my daily life, I’ve never gone on an adventure where I explore deep cave systems and fight against swamp-creatures. But when I play Above and Below, it activates that imaginative side of my brain. Part of the enjoyment comes from imagining a life I don’t have.