Games playing an important role during isolation

By Gordon Lambie
Games playing an important role during isolation
Christian Lemaire of The boutique Le Griffon on Wellington Street North. (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

In mid-November the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) published the results of a study suggesting that Canadians have increased their levels of videogame play this year in light of the pandemic. According to the study, carried out by the NPD market research group, 58 per cent of adult gamers and 80 per cent of teen gamers reported playing more video games during the pandemic, with two thirds to three quarters saying that it helped them to feel better and stay connected with family and friends.
Although the ESAC study relates specifically video games, Christian Lemaire of Le Griffon gaming store in downtown Sherbrooke said that 2020 has also proven to be a banner year for the sales of board games and tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons.
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