Board Game Buzz, October 27, 2014
Here is the latest news in the world of board games, for the week of October 27, 2014:
Play for Millenials? Board Games
"Toy industry experts say some people in the United States are turning off their electronic devices to play with classic toys like board games. This is especially true among the so-called millennial generation. People of this generation were born in the 1980s and 1990s. One coffee shop in Los Angeles is making profitable use of the increase in popularity of board games." [link]
Great 5-Player Board Games
"There are many great card games and board games that are well suited for 4 players. But what about 5 players?
Here are our lists of great games for 5 players. So if you've got a family of 5, flip through our video reviews and written reviews of the card games and board games on these lists to find a few that will fit perfectly with your family." [link]
Stop Reading This and Go Build Your Own Board Game
"Jordan Goddard is a first-time board game designer from Carmel, Ind. Together with his partner, Mandy Moulin, he recently created and received Kickstarter backing for Collapse, a post-apocalyptic card game. Goddard tells Popular Mechanics why it's never been easier to build your own game and walks you through the steps." [link]
Remember When Games Were A Fun, Family Activity? Here Are Some Great Board Game Moments
"This video from our nostalgic buddies at BuzzFeed, highlights the best moments from not one, not two, not five or 1o - but 31 classic board games. Some of the games are vintage, like Monopoly and Sorry! Others are more recent. But all of them will remind you of a simpler and in many ways more rewarding time when having fun was something people did together, rather than separated from one another by technology - when 'reality' wasn't 'virtual,' but was as real as the person next to you." [link]
Top 10 Deck Building Games
"We dug through the boxes of deck builders out there and picked out 10 favorites. It was really hard to pare this list down, and some good games didn't even make the cut, but we were finally able to narrow it down to our (almost) ten favorites." [link]
Top Ten Games That I Want to Play More - Summer 2014
"Recently, my biggest struggle in gaming is actually getting playing time - which means that there are a lot of games that I sit around wishing I could actually play. So, why not write up a list of the games that have been staring at me from my closet!" [link]
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