Board gamers: on Monday you can enjoy the latest prototypes of independent board games, those great catalysts for destructive family gatherings amongst the nerdery in your family. Test them out for yourself, or just get the upper hand with inside tips from the developers. Say, before your sister can. She’s beat you at Settlers of Catan enough, we think.
[Mon 1.13.14. 279 Harvard St., Brookline. 5pm-7pm/all ages/no cost. @booksmithtweets. brooklinebooksmith.com]