Going With What You Know

When you first get into hobby gaming, there is a predictable arc that your enthusiasm will follow…

1. Discovery: You discover your first non-mainstream game. (For me, this was The Settlers of Catan)

2. Exploration: You enthusiastically embrace the hobby lifestyle, and start buying up a ton of games based purely on what you read on boardgamegeek.com.

3. Revelation: You realize you have way more games than you can play with any sort of regulartiy.

4. Dissatisfaction: You discover that, for all the games you own, you only really love half of them, and that only if you’re lucky.

5. Burnout: You get tired of playing the same basic game remade several times over.

6. Rediscovery: You find that you enjoy playing your old games instead of newer flashier ones.

At least, that’s how it went for me. I guess I shouldn’t have made that sound so universal… Continue reading

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Top 12 Games

There are few things as cliche as a Top X number of games, at least as far as I can see. Still, there is some value in seeing what games someone enjoys. The truth is, there are few ways more effective to learn about a gamer than seeing their top games, assuming you have some reasoning behind what they chose. So here are my Top 12 games, with some logic behind why they are on the list. Why Top 12? Becuase 12 is the new 10.

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Because why not?

Does the world really need another game blog? Probably not, unless it’s written by ME!

Seriously though, I have enough thoughts that interest me to put them in writing. Who knows, they might interest someone else.

This will be a blog about hobby board gaming, of whatever type I am thinking of at the time. For those who don’t know a great deal about hobby board gaming, there’s a great big gaming world out there. I won’t go on at length here, since this is mostly just an entry to give me something besides the generic first entry from WordPress.

Speaking of WordPress, this is my first time to use this host for a blog, so it may take me a little time to get the feel of it. Be patient with me, I do want to get it down eventually.

Finally, a few links for you to peruse:
BoardGame Geek (and my own account)
Fortress: Ameritrash
Downtime Town (Robert Florence, master of the video review)
The Dice Tower (my favorite gaming podcast, by Tom Vasel)

Happy gaming!