We read a lot of articles, listen to a lot of podcasts, and watch a lot of videos all about board games every week. So we thought we would bring the best board game links we find to you. So if you want to catch up on a week of board game related stuff in just a few clicks, this is your place.

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Playing board games will make you nicer – Quartz
We all knew this right? But now someone has written about it. Yet another reason everyone should play board games.

The Evoultion of the Meeple – Geek and Sundry
That iconic little wooden bit with the funny name came from somewhere and has been lots of places and changed a lot.

Changing Game Tastes – Married with Board Games
We’ve all felt this – that game that used to be a favorite starts to collect dust and we wonder what is wrong with us. Its going to be ok.

Designing The Expanse – Cardboard Edison
Geoff Engelstein describes the process of designing his new game The Expanse.

Mint Delivery – Kickstarter
Five24 labs is back with another minty fresh tin. This time they tackle Pickup & Delivery. Only $10!

Gateway Games from a Guru – Daily Worker Placement
Board Game cafes draw in all kinds of people – many of which don’t know the depths of the hobby. Here are some games to get them started.

10 US Designers to Check Out Part 2 – League of Game Makers 
Want to follow some US designers? This is a great place to start. You can find Part 1 here.

Tips for Teaching – Pub Meeple
Teaching games well is so important for the board game hobby. Brian gives some tips to help you teach better.

Pub Meeple Podcast – Microbrew 2: Randomization
We discuss randomization in games from a designers perspective. How do you control the random elements in a game to make them fun?

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