From the post:
Board games have had one heck of a renascence in recent years. The hobby game market (which includes board games, card games, and RPGs) has grown, 20%, 15%, and 20%, over the last 3 years, respectively (Source: ICv2). Conventions like GenCon (which started out of the early days of D&D) are drawing record crowds and hundreds of new games and RPGs are released each year.
Here are my picks of the best board games of 2014, and I’d HEARTILY RECOMMEND you pick up any of these games, with the intention of inviting some friends over for a great game night: