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A Brief History of Board Games

Jon Mayer
Thousands of years of history (ages 3 and up).
Thousands of years of history (ages 3 and up). / John Greim/LightRocket/Getty Images
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When is losing together more fun than winning by yourself? In this premiere episode of Mental Floss’s new series, The History of Fun, we look for an answer.

Matt Leacock, one of the world’s preeminent collaborative board game designers, weighs in. So does self-described board game nerd—and Mental Floss producer/host—Justin Dodd.

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