Re: [Boulder-Board-Games-Galore] Smart Phone Use at Game Nights

From: Jason N.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 11:48 AM
We've done this at business lunches.  Everyone puts the phone on
silent and puts the phones in the middle of the table.  The first
person to reach for their phone buys lunch/round of coffee, etc.


On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM, Ryan Driskel <[address removed]> wrote:
> I wrote a post about this on the discussion board, but that hardly sees any
> use. I apologize to the people who see this twice. I would prefer responses
> be written there.
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> It is out of control. I've committed the act myself, but I'm really starting
> to feel it is disrespectful to your fellow gamers to be texting / on the
> internet / surfing Facebook while playing a game with them. We're sitting
> here in person to share the experience with one another. If you want to be
> with someone else, perhaps you should not be playing the game.
> This is what I am considering implementing next time I host a game night: If
> you want to use your phone, you go outside. If you have something that MUST
> be resolved in a timely manner, I suggest calling that person. Otherwise,
> the communication can surely wait.
> If you break this rule, I'll give one warning before I will ask you to
> please leave. This will ruin the game for everyone involved. We don't want
> that to happen.
> I honestly can't come up with any better way of enforcing this, or reducing
> cell phone usage, so if you've got one, please share.
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