About 10 years ago or so, I started diverting my gaming money from video games to board games.
Here are some reasons off the top of my head why board games are better.
#1 - Buy one copy of the game, good for as many players as it supports, no need for each player to buy a copy
#2 - Very portable - toss it on the back seat - and you're good to go anywhere there is enough light and a table.
#3 - Longevity - my 10 year old copy of Robo Rally is just as fun now as it was 10 years ago when I bought it. And I fully expect to be able to play it in 10 years from now, and it will be just as much fun.
Good luck doing that with a video game.
#4 - No DRM preventing me from buying or selling used games - if for some reason I tired of a board game, I can easily put it on eBay and the buyer is guaranteed to be able to play the game - assuming they can read the language the directions are in.
#5 - Home rules - don't like the way a video game plays? tough - unless you can find a mod that changes it. With a board game - just home rule what your group doesn't enjoy - and you're golden.
#6 - and finally - the social element.
Video games tend to physically isolate people from each other, board games have you all around the same table socializing, imbibing your beverages of choice and having a grand old time. Oh yeah, and getting some quality gaming in too.