The only book I’ve ever read by Orson Scott Card was Ender’s Game, which I loved, but I was wandering around the internet the other day and ran across a quote from Hidden Empire.

“Should I bring Ticket to Ride or have you finally bought the game?” asked Stevie.

“Europe, America, German, Switzerland, Nordic countries, I think we have them all,” said Cecily.

“And nobody’s lost any train cars or destination cards or anything?”

“Lettie removed every destination card that leads to Duluth,” said Cecily. “But if you bring your own set, she’ll just remove them from yours during the game.” (pg. 44)

I think Lettie made a smart decision, personally.

So, that led me to Card’s website, Hatrac River. Turns out, Card is something of a game buff himself and has posted reviews of a lot of games, including some that we have enjoyed, like Small World and Scrabble. You can find his list of reviews that include games here.

I also started wondering about other books that mention specific board games. Do you know of any?

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  • stacybuckeye

    The only one I’ve read is Ender’s Game too and I loved it. I’ll have to think about games in books. That’s an interesting thought.
    Last week I received Bananagrams from a blog win and Jason & I have played this weekend. It’s a lot of fun if you haven’t tried it.

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