April 2nd, 2009

Board games

New gamers?

They started a board gaming club on campus last semester, and today the guy running it stopped by my office after I had asked him about it by e-mail. He said they get anywhere from four to twelve folks every Thursday night and invited me to join them. He said they played Monopoly and Risk and Clue, so I asked him if anybody played any German-style boardgames.

"What are those?" he asked.

Excuse me while I rub my hands together gleefully...
Board games

Those Germans - they know their board games!

bigbearkok asked me to expound on the whole German board game thing, so here's my own Beginner's Guide to What The Hell I'm Going On And On About:

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So that's how I see it in a nutshell. I'm sure others could chime in with their own views, opinions and experiences. I certainly recommend checking out the game room at your next con - all you have to say is, "What are these German board games I keep hearing about?" and in no time you'll be playing Puerto Rico, Werewolf, Acquire, Burn Rate, Settlers of Catan or my old favorite, Cosmic Encounter. :)