We’ve covered the surge of board gaming in China before, as well as a Chinese alliance fighting against IP infringing board games.

For more on the surge, the Legaldaily (Chinese) notes that there are about 500 board game game bars in Shanghai alone. 200 opened in July and August. (source, via) Source also lists popular games, which includes Settlers, Carcassonne, and other popular Euros.

For more on infringement, a friend of Rick Heli’s took some snapshots of copied Eurogames, well-produced and nearly identical to the originals, excepting the Chinese text on the box. (source)