Socially, boardgames are a little better for you than playing on your Playstation. Over the last few years, hundreds of games have come onto the market vying for positions traditionally occupied by monopoly, scrabble and risk. Simple family games, roleplaying, self contained wargames - all got a bit of a tweak. (Pitchcar - think of a mix of Scalextrix and Carrom) (Arkham Horror) Wargames are a variable bunch. It really depends how accurate you want your history to be. Some of them are very simple to play with a very light rulebook. Others have over 500 pages of dense text (I kid you not). (Twilight Struggle - not one with a huge rulebook). Inadverdantly taught me some world history around the era of the cold war. Does anyone play boardgames anymore?