Board games are great way to prove your intellectual superiority to your friends. But aren't they even better when they involve a sprawling science fiction premise? It's no fun to wave fake money in your friend's faces at the end of Monopoly when what you could be doing is waving the most powerful starship. If you're going to bother conquering Earth as it is in Risk, why not conquer Earth as it will be in 2210? Clue is fun and all, but you could be solving a murder while also dealing with the conflict between your robot coding and your fascination with humans.