This Week in the Future, February 6-10, 2012

We’ve been obsessed with fun this week. Ogling the most amazing and groundbreaking playgrounds we’ve ever seen, playing with great new videogame technology, learning about a Teutonic revolution in board games, and wasting time with the PopSci Flash Arcade (curated by our friends at Kill Screen). And this week’s Baarbarian illustration wraps it all up so nicely.

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And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week: