Card games are fun to play. The best way to play card games is in person, of course, right? Some will argue otherwise and there will be good arguments for both for and against playing in person. Playing card games online has become a norm nowadays, like most things. You can open an application and play a game, having your daily fix of whichever card game you enjoy.
But is that the point? For some people, it might be. For others, card games are about socialization. Here is my opinion on whether it is better to play card games in person or online.
Online is More Practical
There is no way around it. If you just want to play a card game and you don’t care who with, even an AI, connecting to the internet and opening an application or website is the way to do it.
Some people who like playing cards don’t have the time to actually meet with friends and play on a regular basis. In that case, playing online makes the most sense.
You can play a game while commuting or while on a break, which wouldn’t be possible if you wanted to play in person.
Playing in Person Is Much Better
When you play cards in person, you don’t just play cards, you socialize. As social beings, we need other people to talk to and have fun with. Cards are often very fun and when we share that fun with others, we can make a good day a better one or any type of day a good one.
Cards are a social activity for most people and not one where you simply want to play cards. Even though card games can be fun, interacting and playing with others is what makes 90% of the fun. When you introduce a social aspect, almost everything becomes more entertaining.
Both Are Valid
Playing cards in person or online doesn’t really matter in the end if you like playing cards. Some people don’t have the time or have friends who are continents away. Playing online seems like the most logical thing for them. When you play online, you can meet new people and then have frequent game nights with them. Yes, it would be online, but it would still be a game night.
Playing in person is also a great choice, if you have people to play with. If not, card clubs exist, where all sorts of card games are played, from more traditional card games to trading card games and other more complex innovations like Magic: The Gathering.
Whether online or in person, playing card games is the goal, so choose whatever works best for you.