I don't generally make quick post-links on this page, but I recently encountered an extraordinary story of a game that I have always loved - the Star Trek Collectible Card Game. I haven't played this game in a long time, but I know where my cards are! In my own work on games and gaming, I've long argued that games are a uniquely useful tool to build community, share stories and learn together all of the essential metacognitive skills that traditional learning doesn't succeed as well in.
Give this story a read. It's author, Cyrus Farivar (find him at @cfarivar on Twitter), is one of the great contributors to Ars Technica. I love his work - and you should read it!