Table games and video games haven’t always gone hand in hand, but that doesn’t prevent the two from crossing paths in some pretty splendid ways. Throughout video game history, there are many amazing games that strongly attract or even recreate popular tabletop game ideas as interesting digital interactive experiences (arguably more important than ever given the need to a lot of playing separately). That’s why Steam is celebrating these games with the very first Steam Digital Tabletop Fest later this month.
Steam announced the inauguration Steam Digital Tabletop Fest on October 16, 2020. From October 21 until October 26, 2020, Steam will host a number of gaming panels, plays, interviews, discussions and other live broadcast activities that have worked to merge the best elements of tabletop gameplay and video games together. Sid Meier’s Civilization 6, Hand of Fate 2, Warhammer Underworlds: Online, Armello, and Plague Inc. will be just a few of the games of this type featured during the 6-day long event.
The Steam Digital Tabletop Fest begins October 21 at 10 a.m. PDT, celebrating the fusion between physical and digital games! ??
– Steam (@Vapor) October 16, 2020
Teased in September, the concept of Steam Digital Tabletop Fest is interesting to say the least. As we go through a year of isolation hampered by a pandemic and the cancellation of most physical social activities, a lot of good things have fallen by the wayside. Face-to-face board game dating has been a risky business, which leaves digital board game-style video games with much greater significance in these present times. Civilization 6, Warhammer Underworlds: Online, and Armello are just a few that we’ve had fun with here at Shacknews. It’s cool to see this very specific section of the game grabbing attention at a time when these games arguably matter as much as ever.
Stay tuned as the Steam Digital Tabletop Fest kicks off on October 21, and keep an eye out for calendar for any events that might interest you about your favorite tabletop video game fusion throughout the event!