From the President’s comments and this forum coming from the Office of Science and Technology, the focus seems to be looking at the Game Impact on Education through video games. This focus seems to overlook video games less glamorous cousin Tabletop Gaming. Board Gaming offers human interaction face-to-face that video games do not offer. That interaction can be a very valuable educational tool while being quite entertaining. For more thoughts on this here are some links to check out:
Wil Wheaton discusses Tabletop Game Day
Tom Vasel’s widely viewed Dicetower network on-line
Our game released late 2012 which take the players from the Polynesian migration to the islands of Hawaii, the Kingdom of Hawaii and becoming the 50th state in an engaging and entertaining game experience.