General Manager and VP of Hasbro Studios at Electronic Arts, Chris Lange, wrote yesterday that video games will never replace board games.
One question I am often asked is whether interactive games will somehow replace the original board game versions.
I don’t see this at all. I believe there is just no replacement for getting your family together around the dining room table and playing a classic game of Monopoly. You just can’t replicate that time-honored tradition, and we don’t intend on trying.
There are things that we can do with interactive platforms around the TV that you can’t do with a board game. We really see them as complimentary experiences.
I genuinely believe that just about everybody who buys one of our products will have these board games in their closet and a large part of our marketing program is driving people back and forth between those two different play styles.