Here are a few links that Board Game News beat me to this week:
A typical but quite positive "Guess what? People still play board games." board game con review from an Extremetech staff writer.
Update: I can't pass up adding this link, which shows you just how much money you are going to have to shell out to play console games ... again.
Digital Trends tells us that player satisfaction for board game play (and by this, they mean mainstream board games, not even the good ones) is higher than for online games, software games, or any other type of games, and this is despite having 1/10th the market power. What's the satisfaction percentage of Eurogame gamers?
Christie's is holding a historic board and card game sale.
The Boston Globe tells us that the nightmare of runaway patents and trademarks are affecting board games, owing to something called "the right of publicity". Someone has decided that including a movie star's name in a trivia game is grounds for suing.