During this weekend's podcast, we talked a bit about playing games with family and friends. It's pretty easy to find a friend or two to play games with, but finding a family member that is actually interested may be a tough thing to come by. It all depends on how open-minded your family is.
I really lucked out when it comes to my family's interest in video games. While my Dad doesn't really play anything on his own, he does play game with us from time to time. He'll at least try his best and enjoys games that are easy to pick up and play. If it's a virtual board game or a mini-game collection, he's in.
My Mom and sister are the big gamers in my family. They both have played games as far back as I can remember. I am pretty sure I got both of them into games, but they each have very different tastes. My sister likes the big franchises and that's about it. My Mom is up for anything. She really is what you'd call a 'core' gamer in the truest sense of the term. She'll give any game a try and loves a lot of what's out there.
I never really stop to think about how lucky I am with my family's take on video games. A lot of people out there don't have parents that enjoy games. Even worse, some parents think games are just a waste of time. I sure hope you're not in that type of situation. Leave a comment and let us know what your parents and other family members have to say about video games.