I take some issue with a couple of the author’s choices in this story. Namely the 3M titles. Hard to believe the company behind clear tape would publish board games.
At least he confirmed my hunch about Risk originating in France because it always had a Napoleonic mindset on how war is waged. Thankfully he passed on Monopoly which everybody and his mother knows about.
I wonder why he passed on Boggle? Wait, no board. Oh well, it didn’t leave me good memories since my grandmother tried to cheat by using Latin words. Just like Scrabble, it’s English only.