We are living through a board game renaissance. While the pandemic bumped sales by 20% or more, designer board and card games have been growing steadily for over two decades. The most popular titles, such as Ticket to Ride and 7 Wonders, are now easy to find at Target, Barnes & Noble, and other large retailers. But with more than three thousand new games published each year the options are immense. It can be overwhelming.
This AMA-style session will help you navigate the world of modern board games and help you discover great games. The session will begin with a short presentation on the overall landscape, types of games, and things to look for. Then you can ask your questions about board games: where to find them, how to learn more, specific recommendations, the annual IAC game night, and more.
About the speakers
Karl Fast designs systems for thinking well in a world jam-packed with information. He built his first web site in 1994. Ever since he has worked in information architecture and user experience. Karl holds a PhD in information science and was previously a Professor of UX Design at Kent State University. He is co-author of “Figure It Out: Getting from Information to Understanding.”