Those weekends long ago in the neighbour’s basement, playing Snakes and Ladders, Trivial Pursuit, and Monopoly aren’t the stuff of nostalgia anymore. A new golden age of board games has arisen, one where players flock far and wide to cafes, clubs and tournaments, including the recent Gen Con in Indianapolis, … Read More
Sick of the soul-crushing quick arbitrariness of Monopoly, a game invented to illustrate the tyranny of property grabbing? Here’s a way better (and much more intellectually stimulating) option: Daytrader ($35). Buy and trade stock, weather volatile markets, and save enough money for retirement before your opponents.
You’ve probably heard of Carlos Slim. He’s the richest man in the world, and he got that way by controlling Mexico’s telecommunications industry. However, he lost $4 billion last week, all because of a new amendment to Mexico’s constitution aimed at tearing apart his monopoly. What does that have to … Read More