Digital detox and post-pandemic catch-ups fuel board game boom

Once niche activity enjoys renaissance as families and friends meet up for slower, more mindful ‘logged-off’ activities

From “Dirty Scrabble” dating to children’s board game afternoons, fans of living room games are taking their love affair into the real world as the desire for a digital detox and post-pandemic catch-up with friends and family fuels a boom in events.

In the weeks after the pandemic took hold in March 2020, sales of board games, card games and jigsaw puzzles soared as families stocked up on in-home entertainment to while away lockdown.

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