Thanks to EA and Samsung, its now possible to play board games with your family while simultaneously negating the purpose of board games – which is to spend meaningful time with the people that you care about away
from the noise and radiation of the all-engulfing boob tube.
Samsung Smart TV owners have access to virtual versions of both Monopoly
and The Game of LIFE
via their television's Samsung Apps marketplace. Each game costs $10 and features exactly what you'd expect from each: Buying/selling/trading property in Monopoly
, becoming a teen widower in LIFE
, etc. Players that also own Samsung smartphones (specifically the S1, S2 and S3) can download a free companion app that turns their phone into a motion controller for throwing dice and spinning wheels.
We'd also like to take this opportunity to announce that "Playing The Game of LIFE
while staring at a giant, expensive television" wins Joystiq's Unintentional Irony of the Year Award.