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Strolling through the aisles at my local Wal-Mart today, I was surprised to see an abundance of board games on display. Games such as Parker Brothers Monopoly and Life, were well merchandised in a center aisle. As we read and hear more about entering the age of austerity, could this portend a return to more traditional lower cost forms of entertainment.

Will people again be inclined toward sitting across from one another and delighting when they pass go. With the contemporary version of  Monopoly, players can now compete to  own such iconic properties as New York’s Times Square, Wrigley Field and even the White House. It appears a walk along the Boardwalk isn’t what it used to be.

With the success of Wii, X-Box and Play Station, I had assumed that traditional board games had been relegated to a shelf in dark closet to be pulled out only in the event of a power outage. However, given the exposure these games are being given this holiday season at Wal-Mart, we may be in for a wave of exciting board action where strategy may again reign supreme over reflex. 

On a snow filled winter day like today huddling with a few friends around the fire and a game of Life seems like a pleasant way to pass some time.

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