Are board games primed for a renaissance?

Edge reports that digital versions of popular board games, created to serve the booming tablet audience, have greatly boosted sales:

While the popularity of the boardgame has never been in question, the growing number of touchscreen enabled devices – and the broad market reach of those products – has given boardgame manufacturers an ideal way to expose their games to a new audience, as well as attracting existing fans with app versions of their favourite games.

We’re also seeing an incredible proliferation of creative and off-kilter board and card games, from Zach Gage’s food-friendly Guts of Glory, to the inimitable Cards Against Humanity. As the game industry decentralizes (and even with a console launch days away, Nintendo announced today drastic cuts in expected revenue), perhaps the old methods of multiplayer will play a larger role.