In his eighth video update since beginning the semester at MIT, Professor Scott Nicholson discusses the Essen Game Fair in Germany where over 700 new board games are introduced for the holiday season. He also breaks down the latest news in board games, including two companies who both believe they have the rights to reprint an old game. Finally, he tells us about meeting a representative from Microsoft Germany and discussing future plans for collaboration.

You can read more about Nicholson’s work on his personal blog, To catch up on Professor Nicholson’s past video blogs, click here for week oneweek twoweek threeweek fourweek fiveweek six and week seven.

Nicholson will be in Asia for the next two weeks, so be sure to check back in to hear about his travels! You can leave your messages for him in the comments below.