Video games: ‘Ring Fit Adventure’ & board games

If working out and playing video games are usually two contradictory activities, “Ring Fit Adventure” brings them together.

The game works with the Nintendo Switch console, whose controllers are slotted into a Pilates ring and a leg strap. Once equipped, players can fight against monsters or be guided through fitness routines.

The closure of gyms and lockdowns fueled a spike in sales, leading to shortages last year after consumers snapped up four million units between October 2019 and July 2020.

The halt to many football matches may have sparked interest among fans to play virtually. Fifa 2021 from Electronic Arts was the best-selling video game in 2020.

If board games, card games, chess boards and Uno cards graced tables in many households more frequently during lockdowns, their video game versions did as well.

A collection of classic board games for Switch was among the top sellers for the console in last year.

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