“Shall we play a game?” intoned the robotic 1980s computer-generated JOSHUA computer voice to a zitty young and innocent Matthew Broderick who had yet to be seduced by the horse-faced Sarah Jessica Parker. That conversation nearly destroyed the world in a rain of nuclear fire.
So too with this one.
Josh and Keith talk about games and the playing of games; of what games mean and what games meant. Board games and the ritual of gathering they entail: Dare you learn the dread secret of the Inscrutable Mr. Hat(TM), The World’s Most Notorious And Mysterious Man? (Hint: It involves Keith cheating shamelessly at MONOPOLY) Find out how a young Josh invented both the cause and cure for OCD over one too many games of PERFECTION. The hidden-mini-game of managing Keith’s unstable cousin during family board game sessions… Keith’s broken compact with Old Scratch, and how Josh has misremembered Philip-K.-Dick-False-memory-style the key player of a story for over 25 years.
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