The Board Game Revolution

I want to take a break from my usual fair to talk about one of my main hobbies: board games. I’m not just talking Monopoly and Articulate (though both are great games), I’m talking about games across a multitude of genres, with innovative mechanics, varying levels of strategy and, often, beautiful artwork and compelling back-stories….

Who’s to Blame?

The vast majority of games work with some combination of variance (luck) and skill. At one end of the spectrum, you have Snakes and Ladders, which is all variance and no skill, relying purely on the numbers that appear on the dice. At the other end of the scale is chess, which is pretty much…