Not counting swag, such as branded poker chips and playing cards, ESPN has released five board games, all in the last four years:


ESPN All Sports Trivia Challenge – 1,500 sports trivia questions.


Scene It? Sports – 1,100 sports trivia questions. And a DVD.


ESPN Jeopardy Game – 1,000 sports trivia questions.


ESPN 21st Century Trivia – 1,000 sports trivia questions.


ESPN Monopoly

And that, folks, is what happens when people who think they know games make games: four trivia games and a Monopoly game. I won’t argue that sports devotees are nuts about sports trivia. But surely ESPN could get behind something like a Formula De, Strat-O-Matic, or some other kind of sports simulation game.