Re: Anyone remember the title of a recent book on board game
I mostly enjoyed it too. What I really liked is most of the essays were about games their advocates had played 100s of times. And most of them were about wargames, rpgs and a few ccgs -- all genres of gaming I haven't had anything to do with in years.
It would be good to play a game 100s of times; play it solidly for a year or to, dream about it, scheme your next game with people that have played it as much; the meta-meta-game would be great.
But I've got too many games that need playing, so that's not going to happen. So reading about it is a glimpse into that other world.