Irrational Hatred: A Guide for the Beginning Geek (please add)
T. B.
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So, you've found your way to the Geek, and are completely bowled over by the wonders contained herein: an entry on nearly every boardgame ever made! With reviews and strategy aids! Endless pictures of people enjoying the same games you do, some of them even girls! And so many wonderful lists!

You think, perhaps, you'd like to become an active member of this community. So, you rate your collection, you assemble a few largely ignored geeklists of games that you played over various weekends with your brother, you place a few tentative comments in the forums. Warm fuzzies abound as you celebrate your hobby with like minded people from all over the world who love boardgaming as much as you!

Hold it right there, bucko.

Let's get one things straight, right now. It doesn't matter how many close-up photos of game boards you post, or how many helpful suggestions you give to people looking for a two player game that they can play with their wife, you're not going to get anywhere in this community until you do the one thing that TRULY unites all of us:

Pick something to hate. An entire classification of game. And hate it fervently, dogmatically, above all, irrationally. Every chance you get, paint it with broad, violent, garish, strokes, and generalize, generalize, generalize!

Here's a rough guide for the beginner. Now, I'm pretty much a beginner myself, so, after posting what I've learned already, I'm reaching out to the commuity to help me with this one. Tell us what we can hate, and tell us how.
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1. Board Game: Puerto Rico added by bohemian on 2007-01-15 14:12:37
2. Board Game: Caylus added by bohemian on 2007-01-15 14:12:37
3. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie added by bohemian on 2007-01-15 14:12:37
4. Board Game: Doom: The Boardgame added by bohemian on 2007-01-15 14:12:37
5. Board Game: The Campaign for North Africa added by bohemian on 2007-01-15 14:12:37
6. Board Game: Advanced Tobruk added by bohemian on 2007-01-15 14:12:37
7. Board Game: Monopoly added by kdiddy13 on 2007-01-15 16:36:46
8. Board Game: YINSH added by sdonohue on 2007-01-15 16:44:06
9. Board Game: Risk added by kdiddy13 on 2007-01-15 16:55:57
10. Board Game: Thomas And The Magic Railroad Game added by Jim Marshall on 2007-01-15 17:25:58
11. Board Game: Railroader added by Jim Marshall on 2007-01-15 17:38:16
12. Board Game: Apples to Apples added by Ze Ace on 2007-01-15 18:02:55
13. Board Game: Lost Cities added by bohemian on 2007-01-15 18:40:33
14. Board Game: Through the Desert added by bohemian on 2007-01-15 18:42:33
15. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill added by mckeon13 on 2007-01-16 06:14:55
16. Board Game: The Bridges of Shangri-La added by duchamp on 2007-01-16 06:24:03
17. Board Game: Lord of the Rings added by StitzL on 2007-01-16 06:46:48
18. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot added by eker on 2007-01-16 11:05:56
19. Board Game: Bibleopoly added by duchamp on 2007-01-16 11:21:24
20. Board Game: Axis & Allies added by DR Evil on 2007-01-16 12:38:09
21. Board Game: Struggle of Empires added by docreason on 2007-01-16 13:41:28
22. Board Game: Dice 10,000 added by Manolito on 2007-01-16 14:38:59
23. Board Game: Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations added by crackedlcd81 on 2007-01-16 16:32:44
24. Board Game: Devil Bunny Hates the Earth added by japhmi on 2007-01-16 17:51:41
25. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (fourth edition) added by ASFalcon13 on 2007-01-16 18:02:18
26. Board Game: Euchre added by wabner on 2007-01-16 20:12:39
27. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype added by dysjunct on 2007-01-17 01:38:14
29. Board Game: Skeletons in the Closet added by josephc4 on 2007-01-18 01:00:41
30. Board Game: The Count of Carcassonne added by Walsfeo on 2007-01-18 14:13:26
31. Board Game: Warhammer added by MartinStever on 2007-01-19 16:18:43
32. Board Game: Cranium added by MartinStever on 2007-01-19 16:33:21
33. Board Game: Warhammer added by wjohnd on 2007-01-20 05:41:31
34. Board Game: Pirate's Cove added by BruceGee on 2007-01-24 09:14:24
35. Board Game: Zombie Rally added by fight_in_the_shade on 2007-09-10 16:19:15
36. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering added by Professor Plum on 2007-09-24 11:56:04
37. Board Game: Poker added by CCarlton on 2007-09-24 14:57:29
38. Board Game: Pirates of the Spanish Main added by swfan on 2008-04-06 00:46:33
39. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica added by Skarsnik on 2009-04-02 03:22:50
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