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Game Theory: How Table-Top And Board Games Came Back Into Vogue

Even the dice are different from when you played games as a kid.

Families have spent countless hours playing Monopoly, Sorry, and Chutes and Ladders. And while those games are timeless, board games and table-top games have evolved and have seen a resurgence.

Now games like Settlers of Catan, Terra Mystica, Vikings, and Betrayal at the House on the Hill are captivating game players everywhere.

We talk with Andrew Liptak, co-founder of Geek Mountain State, and Benjamin Higgins, manager of Quarterstaff Games, about the new wave of games. And we hear from Robert Dijkman Dulkes and Matt Golec, creators of Penny Press.

Also on the program, from our Live From the Fort Series, we hear from Vermont singer-songwriter Gregory Douglass, who now calls Los Angeles home.

And in our next segment of Summer School we learn how to keep clocks ticking.

Broadcast on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at noon and 7 p.m.