Leading expert Paul Booth explains the growth in popularity of board games today and unpicks what it means to read a board game, how players know what a game is communicating, what games do to us as players, and how we decide which games bring us pleasure and which are just a waste of cardboard. With little scholarly research in this still-emerging field, Board Games in the Digital Age underscores the importance and relevance of board games in the ever-evolving world of gaming.