Since Buckyballs are no longer for sale, and in keeping with the festive consumerism that annually wraps our country into a frenzy, here are a couple of [last-minute] gift ideas for the urban enthusiast who enjoys games (in no particular order)…
Urban Sprawl: Our own Alex recommends this one. It is a city building game (think Sim City board game), but you are competing with other players for prestige!
Ticket to Ride:
For those looking for a gift for the transportation planner you care about, this game is a competitive train building one. Our Scott has claimed to have designed a version of this one based on the NYC subway system, which, ahem, I still want to see.
Of course, there are still transportation planners who focus on cars, and for them this puzzle game could be fun. It is all about getting a car out of gridlock: