Friday, April 03, 2009

The Board Gaming Subculture (NY Times)

The New York Times has a profile of a gaming group from out in Long Island. It mentions some staples of the Bloc, including my current favorite, Dominion.

The Times piece is essentially fluff, but board gaming is one of those hobbies that can always use more press. All the lowest quality examples seem to have the highest popularity in the general US population (Monopoly, Sorry? Those aren't even in the same class as Klaus Teuber's worst games). The general public is basically ignorant of the value of the pastime, so any sympathetic nod is good.

Economist Bryan Caplan knows what I'm talking about.