thread: 2012-03-15 : Monster Mania Con

On 2012-03-16, Jay Loomis wrote:

@Meguey—Yeah, it's fascinating and I don't really understand it. We go through phases. Like in the '20s everyone played Mah Jong, and in the mid-century Bridge was really popular. Even now, we're at the tail end of the Poker resurgence. But all of htose examples are well within safe adult game territory. Card games (I include Mah Jong in that designation becuase it's essentially a card game played with really thick cards) are pretty safe, but only in traditonal forms: trick-taking, meld-forming, or hand constructing—and only with abstract cards.

Hell, even Chess, one of the older board games still actively played, is only accepted as an adult game for nerds and brainiacs.


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