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John McD
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A nice little article from one of the major UK broadsheet's columnists. A fair reflection of how boardgames are understood and thought of by the mainstream.

She's a pretty fair writer, I read her column every week. And if you read her other columns you'll see she's also pretty nerdy herself; it's not about dissing geeks.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/oct/10/lucy-mang...

The initiative sounds great, shame about the execution.
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The only hope – and among game-haters this is almost literally true – is that Hasbro is secretly working for the government to prepare the nation for Armageddon.

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Now if Hasbro would be sending out great family games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, El Grande....
 
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Xeenu wrote:
Now if Hasbro would be sending out great family games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, El Grande....


So are you saying you want Hasbro to buy out the rights to these games?
 
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BlackSpy wrote:
A nice little article from one of the major UK broadsheet's columnists. A fair reflection of how boardgames are understood and thought of by the mainstream.

She's a pretty fair writer, I read her column every week. And if you read her other columns you'll see she's also pretty nerdy herself; it's not about dissing geeks.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/oct/10/lucy-mang...

The initiative sounds great, shame about the execution.


I'll take your word that she's nerdy.
But she talks like someone who has no imagination.
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tim Tim TIm TIM TIMMY!!
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she is not a gamer
 
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Hendal wrote:
she is not a gamer


No, she definitely isn't, she's a book nerd. All she does is read books.

She's the sort of person who, if they got a boyfriend who was into board games, would end up playing them and enjoying them. She's the natural constituency of people that the hobby needs to reach if it's to expand beyond its core. But that article shows that the hobby is not on the brink of breaking through to a wider audience, it's still hidden very deep in its niche.

I'm thinking of non-confrontational Eurogames there btw.
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I was impressed with the bit below:

Lucy Mangan wrote:
I will for ever look at a Monopoly board and see not a harmlessly entertaining pastime but the voluntary setting up of a microcosmic model of the futility of life. You might as well ask me to sit down and join you in a game of existential despair.

...until I tried to buy a copy of Existential Despair and found it's not even been published yet. modest
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