So I see some gaming in my classes in a couple of months. My 30 something kids and friends loved “Settlers of Catan” These two new games – Extra Extra and Flea Market – bring unique gameplay systems to the tabletop that can still be grasped within the span of a family board game night. Extra Extra pits 2-5 players against each other as managers of fledgling newspapers. Your goal is to run the most successful publication, balancing your limited resources (money and reporters) to gather the stories and photos that will sell papers. Each newspaper has a specialty topic that rewards bonuses when you publish to your readership, or you can also turn to advertising to make ends meet. As a final twist, publishing first earns more points, but the game’s winner will have constructed the most complete newspaper.

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