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In the Loop: June 11, 2007 Archive

A board game renaissance?

Posted at 11:15 AM on June 11, 2007 by Sanden Totten (1 Comments)

Flak magazine has a theory: while no one in America was paying attention, board games began a creative renaissance . . .

In fact, they have decided to dedicate a section of their magazine to board game related news (check it here). Not movies, video games or YouTube . . . we're talking old fashioned analog games. Games that require real game pieces and real people. No AC adapter required.

And they are not alone in their thinking. Check out this guide to the game board revolution in Europe. The author claims that in the 1990's Germany started pioneering "designer games" - games that were designed by well known game artists and that brought play to a whole new level. The game that started it all is a board game called the Settlers of Catan.

Will it be the game to trump Monopoly as America's favorite table-top pastime? Flak Magazine thinks so. Read their review here and see what the fuss is all about.

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