Welcome back to virtual vittles; I am lucky enough to be having a delightful virtual cajun meal with board game expert and designer Geoff Engelstein. I have admired Geoff’s designs and books for ages, but I am even more in love now that he let me chat about retro video games and pinball machines. In …

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I met Matt Leacock at Evvia, a wonderful Greek restaurant in downtown Palo Alto, a veritable melting pot of the techno-elite and hipster-weird. Matt is, of course, synonymous with co-op game design, having created the classic Pandemic in its many and varied forms, both legacy and otherwise.