Keyboard Geniuses: Readers share tips for tackling the hurdles of board gaming with friends

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

Tabletop Tribulations

This week, we heard from Chris Field (AKA CNightwing), who once again took a trip to Essen, Germany for the Internationale Spieltage, the world’s largest board game fair, and filled us on in some of the most interesting games he came across. One of his highlights was Pandemic: Legacy, a blown out spin on the popular contagion-containment game that adds some permanent elements that stretch between sessions and affect each subsequent playthrough. It’s a similar system to Risk: Legacy, which even asks players to do things like tear up cards. Considering the significant investment a game like this can be, DrFlimFlam was a …

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