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Sorry! The Monopoly is at Risk: Why Now is the Best Time Ever to Play Board Games

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Board games have changed since we were kids. The variety of games has never been greater and the quality has never been better. Whether you haven't rolled dice since playing Candyland or have permanently settled in Catan, come hear what makes tabletop gaming so awesome and leave ready to find your next favourite game.

Originally presented at Nerd Nite XLI.

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Sorry! The Monopoly is at Risk: Why Now is the Best Time Ever to Play Board Games

  1. 1. WHY NOW IS THE BEST TIME EVER TO PLAY BOARD GAMES THE IS AT
  2. 2. HI! @jamiestrachan
  3. 3. WHAT WAS THE LAST BOARD GAME YOU PLAYED?
  4. 4. DID YOU LAST PLAY… Risk Monopoly Sorry! Trouble Clue Candyland Game of Life Snakes and Ladders
  5. 5. THESE GAMES AREN’T GREAT Risk Monopoly Sorry! Trouble Clue Candyland Game of Life Snakes and Ladders little or no control minimal decision making long player elimination runaway leader
  6. 6. THINGS HAVE CHANGED
  7. 7. Released in 1995 22 million copies in 30 languages
  8. 8. Launched in 2009 3870 tabletop games funded $196 million with 93% completion
  9. 9. BUT WHY PLAY BOARD GAMES?
  10. 10. BOARD GAMES CAN BE COMPETITIVE
  11. 11. Avalon
  12. 12. BOARD GAMES CAN BE COOPERATIVE
  13. 13. BOARD GAMES CAN TELL GREAT STORIES
  14. 14. BOARD GAMES INVOKE IMAGINATION
  15. 15. BOARD GAMES ARE MALLEABLE
  16. 16. Jungle Speed
  17. 17. NOW WHAT?
  18. 18. WHERE TO LEARN
  19. 19. WHERE TO PLAY
  20. 20. WHERE TO BUY
  21. 21. ONE MORE GAME…
  22. 22. (Crazy) Coconuts
  23. 23. photo of us playing Coconuts
  24. 24. THANKS! @jamiestrachan

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