About four hours after Pope Benedict XVI officially retired, a small group of faithful Catholics gathered in a cheerful three-bedroom in Mount Rainier and set about competing to become the new pope. How? By playing “Vatican: Unlock the Secrets of How Men Become Pope,” a board game featuring tiny cardinals and a Monopoly-like interface.
Feb. 28, 2013 From left: left, Erin Lorenz, Kate Childs Graham, Kate Conmy, Katie Jones, Asher Childs Graham, Erin Hanna and Anice Chenauet play “Vatican: Unlock the Secrets of How Men Become Pope,” which Childs Graham’s mother bought her a couple of years ago, in Mount Rainier. such a Catholic nerd,” Childs Graham says. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post Buy Photo