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4 articles

The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board

What the popular game says about our subconscious.


The Legend of Buster Smith

A profile of the greatest checkers player of all time.


Destroy All Monsters

A Wisconsin basement gave birth to one of the most influential narratives of our times – Dungeons and Dragons – sending its creator, E. Gary Gygax, on a strange journey of his own.


Monopoly Killer

How a dental equipment salesman from Germany named Klaus Teuber invented the perfect board game, Settlers of Catan.