Beyond Monopoly

Even the most dedicated video gamers, Web surfers and couch potatoes long for an occasional escape from electronic amusement. For old-fashioned fun, many Americans are going back to family board games--sales were up 18% in 2005--and discovering that there's a fresh new crop every year. Here's a sampling of the latest in living-room play.

TRIVIAL PURSUIT TOTALLY 80s Remember the days of Care Bears and Trapper Keepers? This new take on the original Trivial Pursuit focuses on factoids from the early Madonna years, when Rubik's Cubes were hot and Michael Jackson was still known for his music. When '80s is released...

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