Every Man Needs A Shed

Life and Games (but mostly games) from Tony Boydell: Dad, Husband and Independent UK Game Designer, Agricola fanboy and jealous admirer of Carl Chudyk. www.surprisedstaregames.co.uk
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"I don't care how hard it is, I want to learn how to play it."

Anthony Boydell
United Kingdom
Newent. Glos
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Welcome...to my Shed!

I'm afraid that I'm asking for your money again and, again, it's for my favourite of favorite causes (one spelling for us, one for my US pals): the gaming kids of Uganda. Ben Parkinson is taking the insatiable curiosity and fearlessness of the children one step further by challenging them with heavier weight games; if this works, then expect some full-blown 18XX in 2019!

From the campaign page:
"We already knew they loved to play boardgames, as they were members of our remote village clubs, that we have been implementing over the last year or so, but they surprised us with their desire to learn more and new games. Cinderella, one of the younger girls, who lives in a very remote place in Omoro District, especially challenged us. We had a competition for the game Dragon and Flagon, one of the more complicated games and our youth team initially tried to dissuade her from playing but her response was "I don't care how hard it is, I want to learn how to play it." And she duly did."

"The Uganda Village Boardgame Bootcamp is a long weekend for young people, who want to learn more challenging boardgames and some of whom have proved themsleves to be interested to create social change. It will be a small group of around 24-30 children, aged 11-14, whom we will teach seven different boardgames..."

Those games are:
Terraforming Mars
Spirits of the Rice Paddy
DRCongo and
"Something Co-Op"

The last item needs a bit of input from you peeps so here's a poll!

What co-operative board game should the kids play?
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Poll created by tonyboydell

If you voted then I'd very much appreciate you slipping them a couple of pounds towards their £500 target; no pressure, obviously, just a little fizziness of delight in your gaming soul in return!

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