If you’ve dipped your toes into the luke-warm waters of board games chat on Twitter or other social medias in the past 48 hours, you’ll have noticed two words have undoubtedly dominated – Gen Con.
Yes I know they’re not real words – more like something you might hear a caveman slowly force out as they adjust to the rudiments of early language – but nevertheless, talk of it is everywhere. So what is it?
As I write this something truly spectacular is happening in what some scientists call the ‘Solar System’. A tiny, carefully crafted package launched into the freezing blackness of space nine years ago has completed an epic journey to Pluto, whizzing past it at 14km per second and snapping pictures along the way. Smartly designed, small-scale, attempting to achieve something greater than the sum of its parts – surely this can’t be a segue into something about board gameohhh my god here it comes