Andrew Del-Colle disses Monopoly and pimps The Settlers of Catan in the Missourian. Looks like the Catan North-American PR campaign is working. (source)

The Kansas City Star pimps family game night, including Catch Phrase. (source)

The Chicago Sun-Times disses video games and pimps family game night, including Cranium Hullabaloo. No mention of newer games, but a quick mention of the latest “benefits of games” research: “Research shows that, amid all that play, children might actually learn from certain board games.” Really? You don’t say! (source)