Looking forward to a few family board games at Christmas? Good, good. Steer clear of Monopoly — a dreadful, grinding game. Settlers of Catan is the game that Monopoly wishes it was although, for committed players, Puerto Rico is even better. (Agricola is the best game. But you knew that already.) Games are a serious […]
A few books that I’ve been enjoying recently… Lyonesse (US) (UK) by Jack Vance – I recently re-read this in preparation for a forthcoming discussion on the Fictoplasm podcast. It really is magnificent – the finest fantasy trilogy out there. Vance is witty, he’s inventive, and joyful. His bad guys are truly wicked, his heroes […]
The year’s most popular infographics
Every day until December 24th we’ll be revealing another of the year’s most popular Daily charts. There’ll also be a brand new graphic on Christmas day.
NO ONE, not even the man himself, expected Donald Trump to triumph on election night.
RESETTLEMENT is one of the thorniest problems caused by the surge of migrants in Europe. Politicians and pundits frequently debate how to integrate newcomers, and how well they will cope thereafter. If the progress of the continent’s Roma population is anything to go by, the new arrivals could be bound for a destitute existence.