“Cones of Dunshire”: “Parks and Rec’s” Best Homage to Nerdom

Parks and Rec’s Ben Wyatt, a reticent but likeable nerd, is out of work and ends up going full geek: creating such a complex board game that an actual gaming company had trouble replicating it. A nod to The Settlers of Catan, a popular board game launched in 1995, Cones of Dunshire has taken on a life of its own and is still referenced years after the show ended.

Parks and Recreation’s the Cones of Dunshire Board Game, an Oral History

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