Last summer in Brussels, I attended the Brussels Games Festival near the center of town. There were more than 30 booths, each with different board games, hand made wood games (like the photo) and reenactment games. Unlike a generic toy store the creators of the games were there actually playing with the public. Like the farmer’s market of toys.
In this digital age when so much of gaming is video games, Ipads and other electronic devices, it was cool to see families actually sitting down and playing games together. Many of them required serious skills and strategy, and many activities were just plain fun.
All the streets were closed off and it was a very festive atmosphere.