Drew Blas: The Rebirth of Board Games and the New Social Revolution

Technology has powered a whole new paradigm of virtual “social” interaction and Facebook and its ilk are common household names that pervade our culture. But at dinner tables, coffee houses, and bars all across the world, a completely different social revolution is taking place: Board gaming.

These are not your parlor table staples, like Candy Land or Monopoly. Instead, find out what mechanisms the genre has discovered that capture our hearts and minds. Deception, cooperation, and quick-thinking are all skills that are rewarded in various ways.

Learn how this industry has revitalized itself with new titles that have broad appeal for both the young and old.  Finally, see how they’re helping to bring us closer together by closing the generation gap and making face-to-face entertainment cool again.