It's snowing right now, very hard actually, blizzard-like in fact. And I'm off. Yes, I know I'm writing this, but I am in fact off. But first, I need your help.

I'm about to head out to a boutique toy shop, one of those fancy ones that still sell board and table top games. But what to buy?


I already have Clue and Monopoly and Risk and Life and Scrabble. I'm looking for something fun and different an indie-ish board game I can play with my wife and 8-year-old.

Come on, you're gamers. Help me out. What's the greatest board game in history that they don't sell at Toys R Us?

And yes, I already know about Settlers of Catan.