The Daily Worker Placement has conducted a series of surveys of board gamers, and their second survey asked questions pertaining to the people that gamers’ play with. As a premise for the survey, The Daily Worker Placement stated that “much of the importance of board gaming [a]s a hobby is the fact [that] it gets us playing with our friends, family, and even strangers. Games are a unique way to mediate the world and to have fun with other folks at the same time.”
A basic summary of the results is as follows:
- Do you have a gaming partner? 79.2% YES
- Do you game with family members? Nearly 75% YES
- Do you play games solo? Nearly 45% YES
- Outside of family, who do you play games with? 85.8% FRIENDS
Other results revealed that most people game between 6-10 hours per week, and that most people find time and life responsibilities of various kinds prevent them from playing as much as they’d like.
For the entire results of the survey, see the full article here.