It's All a Game By Tristan Donovan
Board games have been entertaining the human race, even before written words. How can this pastime survive a society, where the need for instant gratification is at an all time high? Smart phones, fast food, video games, and the internet are integrated into almost everyone on earth, but somehow board games continue to live on.
The book It's All a Game by, Tristan Donovan, a British journalist dives into the fascinating psychology and history of the board games industry. Tristan covers the evolution of board games across several time periods, continents, and cultures, from the crazy Chicago toy inventor of Operation and mouse trap to the role Monopoly played in WW2 (yes MONOPOLY played a role in WW2... go figure). Donovan divulges in why board games have captured hearts and minds all over the world for generations and why there is no sign of decline for this timeless pastime.