I grew up with three brothers, so there was always gaming happening in some form, whether it was Timpo cowboys and Indians as a snapper, Monopoly, Careers, Hotel or Risk as I got older or D&D once I'd hit the teens.
At Uni in the mid-eighties I discovered harder-core games (Titan, solo Civ), then was captured by computer games once I had money to spend. Dozens of PC strategy games later (consoles don't do much for me), I got hooked on Magic: the Gathering, which I still regard as the best game ever on several fronts (requires quick tactical analysis, great as a social or competitive game, rewards input of time and strategic thought but still enjoyable on an occasional basis).
Work, marriage and
a beautiful baby boy
two kids (b+g) have conspired to make Magic an unrealistic investment, so the rise of boardgaming in our social Magic group of
five six seven five six
seven regular players (
four others of whom are also on the Geek) has come at a good time for me.
My game collection has exploded and I'm willing to try most things, but I think I'm a strategy/wargamer at heart (preferably fantasy-tinged).
I'm trying to get my wife interested in some lighter games, but she's not likely to sit around a table for a couple of hours at once. Wish me luck. (23/1/07: Had some luck with Bohnanza over the break.)Recently played:
Secret Santa 07: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/25338/item/569233#item...
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