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The American love affair with German games

We're spending part of  today's program exploring why we game and what games say about the cultures that play them.

Jay Tummelson really likes German board games. It was his idea to bring the popular German game "Settlers of Catan" to the American market. Eleven years ago, he created Rio Grande Games, with a focus on German-style games. 

Tummelson tells us what makes German games different.

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