WORD Presents Eric Thurm for Board Games

11/11/2019 - 7:00pm


WORD Jersey City is excited to host Eric D. Thurm for his newest title Avidly Reads: Board GamesJoin us on November 11th at 7 pm for a game night and q&a. 


Please note that admission to this event requires either a purchase of the book OR a $5 admission voucher. Books and vouchers can be purchased online in advance or at the door on the day of the event; advance orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. The admission voucher functions like a gift card and is good toward $5 off anything in-store at WORD on the day of the event only. 


In Board Games, writer and critic Eric Thurm digs deep into his own experience as a board game enthusiast to explore the emotional and social rules that games create and reveal, telling a series of stories about a pastime that is also about relationships. From the outdated gender roles in Life and Mystery Date to the cutthroat, capitalist priorities of Monopoly and its socialist counterpart, Class Struggle, Thurm thinks through his ongoing rivalries with his siblings and ponders the ways games both upset and enforce hierarchies and relationships --from the familial to the geopolitical. Like sitting down at the table for family game night, Board Games is an engaging book of twists and turns, trivia, and nostalgia. 




Eric Thurm is a writer whose work has appeared in, among other publications, Esquire, WIRED, Real Life, and The New York Times. 



Avidly Reads Board Games Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479826957
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: New York University Press - October 8th, 2019

"How we should think about board games, and what do they do to us as we play them?"

$5 admission voucher to this event. Your voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store on the night of the event only.