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Oculus brings Boggle to VR because... why not?

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Hasbro isn't wasting much time bringing its board games to Oculus Rooms. As promised, you can now play Boggle in Facebook's social VR space, letting you play the classic word-finding game with up to four pals using Oculus Go or Gear VR headsets. It's far from a technical showcase for VR (surprise: it plays exactly like Boggle), but it's also hard to complain too loudly. This could be alluring if you want to host a virtual board game night that's as much about catching up with friends as it is playing.

Whatever you think of Boggle, it's important to remember that this is just a taster -- deeper games like Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit are still coming in "the future." This is part of a larger strategy that will turn Oculus Rooms into more of a true hangout instead of a narrowly focused VR experiment.

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