We just published an interview with Game Designer Austin Peasley aka darkPrince010 here on Thingiverse. Here is my favorite quote from the interview:
"I feel like games are a neutral way to approach something. For the most part, unless you are playing a really complicated game, they aren’t too difficult to teach. People usually get the hang of them pretty quickly and they seem to have a universal appeal. When you play a video game someone might not be very coordinated because they have some form of epilepsy or they might not like the subject matter. Board games are a lot more neutral, and it’s easier to find someone who is a lot more interested."
Read the entire interview: http://makergames.net/austin-peasley/