Board Games to Xbox/PS2?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott FP, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. Scott FP

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    I've seen Hasbro and other companies release board games for the PC. I think the concept was right with the idea that some older gamers would enjouy a computerized version of a board game because they were already familiar with it and didn't need to be a "game master" to play it.

    What has personally stopped me from buying one of these is that my PC is located in a home office, a space not condusive to multiple people playing a game. Add to the fact that a PC keyboard is not a natural to have 4 adults sitting around it and staring at a 15-17" monitor.

    With the Microsoft concept of the Xbox being a "entertainment hub", plus the ease of adding up to 4 controllers, you would think it would be natural for this and the PS2 to port over the "You Know Jack" series or any other board game like "Life" or "Clue".

    I just think playing games like this in a living room of a house on a decent size TV set would make more sense and give these software titles a sales boost.

    Anyone have any thoughts on this or even heard of this possibility?
     
  2. Stefan A

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    Considering how my family likes to sit around and play games - board games that is - I think this would be a good idea. But, the x-box certainly isn't being marketed that way I would buy a game of this type for xbox.
     
  3. Paul Richardson

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    Board games certainly can be enjoyed in a console setting...even better are board games that include other elements (like the Mario Party games or Archon).
     
  4. Jason Seaver

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    Man... Who owns "Archon" now, anyway? It was originally EA, but I think Sierra put an updated version out a few years back.

    I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see Infogrames put the Hasbro board games out for Xbox/PSX/PS2/Gamecube the next time they decide to put a new coat of paint on the PC versions, though - they don't seem like terribly difficult things to convert - simple rules, turn-based, no need for super-flashy graphics.
     
  5. BrianB

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    There's already a ton of boardgame ports by Hasbro for the PSX, y'know.
     

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