Integrated Parenting wants to know why modern mass-market board games are made out of such garbage compared to the same games made last generation.

Her kids play the solid Monopoly, Sorry, and Stock Ticker games at her parent’s house that were bought 30 years ago. The same games in new versions that she bought for her own house have boards of half the thickness, easily broken plastic pieces, and wafer thin, poorly laminated cards.

My advice: pick up Settlers of Catan and start playing better games. It’s not only the components of older games that have become thin and weak over time.