Boardgames in the News: Last Tango in Halifax

There have been a lot of comments here and elsewhere about how modern, “designer” games are becoming more widely known:  our little hobby is no-longer a secret.  We’ve had the rise of the boardgame café, various reports on the news and in the press, there’s even been an episode of The Apprentice!  One of the signs that games are becoming less niche is their increasing appearance on “normal” television programs, the latest being Last Tango in Halifax, starring Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker.  In this case, the boardgame was entirely incidental to the scene and almost any game would have done.  The programme makers could easily have used something more widely known like Monopoly or Risk, but instead they used Mage Knight.

Last Tango In Halifax
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