Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Get 2 limited-edition podcast mugs when you make a sustaining gift of $8 or more per month today!

Back to the table...

(Photo by Gadl via Flickr Creative Commons)

From the competitive scribbling of after-dinner Pictionary, to the endurance-test that is a family game of Monopoly, board games often reveal a great deal about the players around the table...

Classic board games like Sorry, Risk, and Clue are  now regarded with a kind of genteel nostalgia. But not so fast…Leon Neyfakh writes for the "Ideas" section of The Boston Globe. He reported on what many are calling a renaissance in board games, fueled largely by devotees of so-called “German-style" designer board games.  

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.