Family gatherings often include a trip to the closet to haul out a dusty box of Clue or Monopoly. But in recent years, the options for board and table-top games have expanded to include role playing, survival tactics and even post-apocalyptic themes. We find out what’s new in board games, the lessons they help us learn, and why gathering around a square board with tiny plastic pieces still appeals to us in a game culture saturated by technology.


  • Jonathan Bolding Senior Tabletop Editor, The Escapist
  • Kathleen Donahue Owner, Labyrinth Games and Puzzles

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