My rating: 4 of 5 stars
- Trivial Pursuit was invented in Canada.
- The planning of the attack on Pearl Harbor involved a D&D Style Dungeon Master.
- Backgammon was a huge gambling fad in the jet set 1970s.
These are just a few of the odd facts I learned from this fascinating look as board games. Chess and artificial intelligence technology are recurring themes, but most board games that I can think of (and a few I never heard of before) get a spotlight that shows not only how they developed, but what they influenced and where they affected stuff you wouldn't expect. If you are a fan of table top games this book is for you.