Playing board games is a major hobby of mine. Every year I look forward to attending Gen Con, where I aggressively shop the dings and dents section of CoolStuffInc and play as many new games as I can. We enjoy playing board games as a family. I’ve been playing board games with my daughter since she was four; she’s eight now, and quite the gamer. One of the things we’ve learned is that the recommended age range on a board game is merely a recommendation: the only real challenge for my daughter in playing advanced games was how well she was able to read.