I think the reason most people play board games is for the social aspect, and that makes them incredibly relevant. Computer games as an alternative don't even come close, in my opinion. In fact, more recently, computer games very rarely have the option for 2 people to play either alongside or against each other in the same room any more. When I was growing up, computer games were sociable in that you could have 3-4 people in a room playing against each other on the same console. Now, people sit by themselves playing against random people they'll never meet again. And that makes them feel like they have the right to abuse and swear at strangers, saying whatever they like, because they don't have to look them in the eye and be held accountable for their words. Compared to this, board games are infinitely more sociable, and are therefore far more relevant for developing the social skills that are hugely necessary for life.