Physical games are one of those ubiquitous mediums that permeate all cultures. Many of us grew up and still play with the standard 52 deck of cards or dominoes. Some might have had Mahjong or Go. A lot of kids spent time in Chess clubs. And many people are familiar with the commercial family games: Monopoly, Risk, Clue, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, etc. But the world of board games is bigger and more diverse than it was thirty years ago. I got into the hobby six years ago and as I spend more and more of my free time playing board games, I’m compelled to write about what might now be my current favorite pastime.