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There are 5 comments on Board Games Are Back, and These Nine Are Great for a Pandemic

  1. BU- Recommending a game called Secret Hitler in which the players can elect Hitler is not a game you should be recommending. Outrageous!
    Please take this off your list. There are a multitude of other games out there that warrant being on your list, but this is definitely not one of them.

    1. Thanks for your response. This is a widely popular game in the gaming community. It uses a common mechanic, known as social deduction, where players figure out the roles of other players through interaction. While there are many other social deduction games, such as Werewolf or Deception or Coup, I found Secret Hitler’s gameplay to be more interesting and the game itself more re-playable. The game can be provocative, yes, but it’s not as flippant about the topic as people think. Because it involves social deception and manipulation, it’s even been considered an interesting micro-simulation of the political environments that lead to fascism.

    1. Thanks for writing. As you may know, exact board game prices are difficult to pin down at any given moment. But if you click on the BoardGameGeek link on each game in the story, and scroll down, you’ll see all the prices I listed there (as of yesterday). Mostly, they’ll be through Amazon or Walmart’s website. Prices also don’t include shipping costs. (Check again tomorrow, and they may all change.)

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