ExtremeTech has a nice article up on modern board games, both offline and online.

Settlers of Catan, Arkham Horror, Ticket to Ride, Board Game Geek, 4e D&D, and Brettspielwelt are just a few of the mentions.

There’s nothing quite like listening to the hubbub of board game players trying to outdo the other players, or simply working together in co-op games to collectively win. Even then, however, those players will no doubt still turn to the Web for more information and to be part of a larger community of the hobby they love.