Board games are back and better than the old family favourites. A young Auckland couple with more than 70 board games in their collection are among the growing number of adults forking out hundreds of dollars for the hobby.
Board game stores and cafes are reporting more diversity in the types of people taking up a pastime that is traditionally seen as something for kids or boring family holidays.
Online retailer Mighty Ape reported an increase of 25 per cent leap in board game sales last year, plus 15,000 new board game customers.
"We currently have over 2300 games but we are aiming to increase that to 3000 for this year," said spokeswoman Karena Copestake.