It is only natural that the board gaming hobby annoys me at times. In an attempt to vent, and to poke fun, at the hobby that I hold so dear I have created a number of Silly Board Game Memes. They are to entertain and to annoy people a little too. These are just a product of my over active brain mulling over the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the games that I love and the people who enjoy them.
Along with a recent update on the gaming last Saturday at Game Empire, I recently finished an article on Analysis Paralysis, the article is long and I found myself rambling on, as I often do. I hope people find it useful as it does contain some useful tips on redicing the effects of AP. A poll on the BoardGameGeek page on Facebook was created to gather peoples opinion of games that suffer from AP.
I recently meet a game designer, Chris Renshall, at Carrows the other week, he’s a nice lad and we have started a friendly rivalry after he beat me at Qwixx by one point. I have added Chris’s website to the Useful links page.
We had a good crowd last night in Newbury Park with 27 in attendance. Despite the threat of rain, Mark drove down from Goleta.
A recent newcomer to the group, Spenser, is having a blast with every new game he plays. After extolling the virtues of BSG to him last week. I was happy that we roped him into a 6-player game of Battlestar Galactica (aka BSG). Teaching BSG is tough. The mechanics are quite simple, yet the permutations are huge. It does require a lot of regular games to get good at BSG. We play BSG a lot, it is one of our go-to games, so hopefully he will become a regular cylon player.
Larry taught Greg how to play the new version of Through The Ages. I am interested in learning this, yet have yet to take the plunge.
Games played last night included:
Strasbourg, Star Wars Rebellion, Through The Ages, Power Grid, Ticket To Ride, Terraforming Mars, Concordia, Clank!, and Battlestar Galactica.
Bing, bing, bing, the pic is getting pinged with tens of likes. Later on the originator of the pic, Paul Saxberg, sees the pic. We have a little off-line chat and he is chuffed that his creation is getting some love.
Well done Paul, a message of inclusion while reminding gamers to not be a-holes is more true now than ever.
It is a surprise to many that board gaming is thriving in this digital age. With computers and smart phones taking up so much of our time it a pleasant change for people to spend quality time interacting with others in a fun and challenging activity.
Modern board games, such as Ticket To Ride and Settlers of Catan, are a fun and challenging social activity for adults and children. From beginners to experienced gamers, modern board games can provide stimulating entertainment with a nice helping of healthy human interaction.