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Spooky Nighttime Board Games

The ThinkFun Shadows in the Forest Needs to be Played in the Dark

— July 4, 2018 — Life-Stages
The ThinkFun Shadows in the Forest board game is an interesting take on a classic pastime that will require players to turn off all the lights to partake in a round with friends or family.

Suitable for players aged eight and up, the board game works by having the 3D game pieces strategically set up and using the accompanying LED lantern to cast light across the board. This creates a series of shadows that are used by the Shadowling characters to hide, while the Seeker is tasked with finding them throughout the scenic forest setting.

The ThinkFun Shadows in the Forest board game can be played by up to six players and draws attention to the increasing popularity of tabletop pastimes as consumers seek tech-free ways to have fun.
Trend Themes
1. Increasing Popularity of Tabletop Games - Opportunity for game developers to create unique and immersive board games that cater to the growing demand for offline, social gaming experiences.
2. Integration of Technology in Traditional Games - Potential for game designers to incorporate interactive elements like LED lights and sensors in classic board games, adding a new level of excitement and engagement.
3. Elevating Game Experiences with Theme and Setting - Chance for game manufacturers to create atmospheric and immersive games that transport players to different worlds and settings, enhancing the overall gameplay experience.
Industry Implications
1. Board Game Design - Disruptive innovation opportunities lie in creating innovative and non-traditional board games that captivate a wide audience.
2. Toy Manufacturing - Opportunity for toy companies to diversify their product offerings by developing unique and interactive board games that offer an alternative to digital entertainment.
3. Event Planning and Entertainment - Potential for event organizers and entertainment companies to incorporate themed board game nights into their offerings, appealing to the growing demand for offline and social experiences.
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