Despite the recession, everyone and his grandpa are pimping board games as THE recession-proof buy for the holiday season. We’ve already covered a number of these, here are a few more, and expect many more to follow.

In Canada, the Montreal Gazzette (source), The Province (source), and CTV (source) are all citing Protégez-Vous’ holiday buying guide (source, more), which recommends the games Gobblet Gobblers (Blue Orange), Bisous Dodo (Djeco), Bla Bla Bla (Djeco), Finca (Rio Grande Games), and Shut-the-Box (traditional).

The Boston Globe pimps Phil Orbanes, author of Monopoly: The World’s Most Famous Game – And How It Got That Way, as well as other books. (source)