If you think you're good at board games, you just met your match. Because a computer scientist has developed machine learning software that can watch your playing for just two minutes—then comprehensively thrash you.
I know you're a pretty busy toy company, but I need you to take a moment to look at this Scrabble set.
Filed in things I never knew: early Monopoly boards were circular! Filed in things I should have known: Monopoly street names all hail from Atlantic City.
Offshore Oil Strike is a genuine BP-endorsed board game from the 1970s, in which players manage an offshore drilling operation. Hazard cards hinder gamers with clean-up costs and rig explosions. It'd be a great joke, if it wasn't real.
Are you a uniter, not a divider? You be The Decider with War on Terror: The Boardgame, where you can be a suicide bomber or a megalomaniacal leader of a superpower, slinging propaganda and grabbing the oil. Get lucky, and you might stumble upon nuclear weapons and teach the world a lesson.