We had a Games Day yesterday - played board games from noon until midnight. One of the players was on his cellphone almost the whole time - not talking, but texting, googling, playing other games, etc. I found it annoying - while you’re playing a game, you should be paying attention to the game, what other people are doing, what’s happening, not just messing with your phone.
I suspect, however, that I might be in the minority on this one - everyone uses their devices for everything all the time now. Also, there can be times when it takes some time for it to be your turn again. On the other hand, if you’re messing with your phone, you have to take some time to come up to speed on the game at hand again each time it is your turn.
So, what do you guys think? Cellphones off at the gaming table?