You'll be on a family vacation and it'll only be a matter of time before someone older starts complaining about how all of the kids in the room are glued to their phones or tablets. "Back in my day, kids played outside!" they'll say. Of course, we all know that the phrase "back in my day..." is just code for "I'm old and I'm afraid that the world is leaving me behind." And although you know the merits of kids staring into a screen all day are dubious at best, you're just happy the devices are keeping those damn kids quiet so you can enjoy your few days of vacation time in peace.
But after the first few days of vacation, you get really relaxed. Your phone ends up in the other room and you don't even care. Your baseline alcohol level is healthy and you're officially ready to interact with the kids. You instate a "no devices" rule and pull out this Vintage Game Set ($20, Uncommon Goods). Watch as your grandfather delights in teaching the kids how to play "pick up sticks," which is presumably a child's game that came out of extreme poverty (no iPads there, you guys! We just had STICKS to play with!). ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?