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Board games are always looking for different ways to venture out, and one of the most interesting on the horizon: Amazon Alexa. Think of the possibility: A narrator that can drive your adventure-based games, remember key details over a lengthy co-op campaign for something like Gloomhaven. Hell, even just a trivia bot that tracks everything while being constantly updated with fresh questions and new formats is neat.

Unfortunately, the experience of playing an Alexa-powered game is several steps ahead of the experience.

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Happy Holidays, everyone! Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about tabletop games and roleplaying. As we get ready for the most wonderful time of the year, you might have a few extra gifts you’re getting ready to buy for family and friends...or perhaps for yourself. Here’s our latest list of some of the coolest games that have just come out, some others that are coming up, and a few crowdfunding campaigns that could also stuff some stockings. Game on!