Lets be honest here. If you are on this site chances are you love video games. What attracts people to video games is usually the competitive nature of them, the graphics, the sound and a great plot. But no matter how pretty the game, no matter how epic the adventure, most games will at some point undoubtedley sit on a shelf collecting dust.
Now take a look at the wonderful game of chess. There is no denying that Chess is more popular then any video game that every existed. The fact that the game is still played today after over 500 years of existence is proof enough.