The Hypermedialab in Tampere, Finland has put out an amazingly thorough report on Finnish gaming habits.
- Solitaire is the most popular digital game.
- “During the last month 66 % of the respondents reported playing traditional games, 59 % money games, 31 % digital games and 4 % engrossment games [LARPs etc].”
And lots more.
I guess the cliché is that winter is so dark in the Nordic region that we have nothing to do but play games or code. I would really love to see comparable data from other countries.