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From Online Board Games To Animal Crossing: Fun Goes Virtual During COVID-19

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The board game "Pandemic"

Have you invited friends over virtually to visit your dream island home on Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Or maybe your weekly board game night has moved onto Zoom.

This hour, we take a break from the heavy stuff and talk about the ways people are staying connected and having fun while isolated from friends and family. From multiplayer video games to Yahtzee over Skype, we learn how you can play games with your crew while still staying home.

And later, we check in with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans to get his recommendations on what shows to binge during quarantine.

We want to hear from you. What are you playing or watching while staying at home?


  • Matt Fantastic - Game designer and co-owner of Elm City Games in New Haven
  • Elise Favis - Reporter for Launcher, the Washington Post’s video game section 
  • Eric Deggans - Television critic for NPR

Cat Pastor Contributed to today's show.

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