I have many happy memories of playing board games with my family–Battleship with my brother, The Game Of Life with my parents, and Trivial Pursuit with everyone else. When I was young, board games were one of the funnest ways for a group of people to pass the time. But with the advent of the Internet, access to thousands of movies and TV shows, and ever-advancing video games, most people have forgotten about board games.
A few years ago I visited my brother and he showed me some of his favorites: Last Night On Earth, Pandemic, and Settlers of Catan. I was blown away. For me, the term “board game” had always brought to mind Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble, and all the other classics. I had no idea there were so many new board games with such interesting premises.