As a child, I had a variety of board games, and enjoyed playing them with my parents, brother and friends.
Later, while at university (1977-1981), I encountered roleplaying games (D&D), and through that I met several serious board gamers. I continued playing board games for several years - games such as Diplomacy, Machiavelli, Risk, Divine Right, but also Grass, Nuclear War, and Junta.
Over the years, people move around, and I lost touch with that crowd, My board games got consigned to the back of the wardrobe, although I continued to play Diplomacy by email.
In June 2004, I visited the States for a month, touring the east coast from Boston down to Washington. During my visit. some Washington friends took me to their local board game group, and I had a thoroughly enjoyable evening, playing various great games, all of them new to me.
On returning to the UK, I got my old board games out of mothballs, and found the Board Games section of eBay. Then I discovered the Geek, and started meeting other players in my area. We now have our own local gaming group.
Posh Games meets on the second weekend of every month, and at various other times throughout the month. Any board gamers in the Peterborough/Cambridge area are welcome to come along - see http://www.poshgames.org.uk/
for more details and current gaming schedule.