Games matter. There’s something instinctive and deep-seated in the human psyche when it comes to play. We are born to do it. It comes naturally to the smallest child. But that doesn’t mean it should be only the domain of children.
Games can be social, or they can be solitary. Then can be exciting, or they can be relaxing. They can offer conflict, co-operation, or a bit of both. Always they are chances to tell stories together, to share in a narrative experience and to build something unique every time we play, which is an exercise sadly missing from much of our other entertainment.
I’ve been playing games my whole life and I don’t see any reason to stop now.