I'm so very, very excited that joeyhemlock is discovering the joys of geeky gaming through some of his local friends. His list of games he's trying for the first time reads exactly like our list of regular choices on Wednesday nights as we peruse through my and thomasm's gaming libraries - Settlers of Catan, Shadows Over Camelot, Ticket to Ride, Hoity Toity, Carcassonne, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Gang of Four, Acquire, Bang!, Munchkin... the list goes on and on, and it just tickles me pink that other people enjoy it as much as we do. (Our regular gaming group includes minotaurs, adventdragon, paranoyd, writethewrongs, lenniersd, and our non-LJ friends Bill and Kevin, plus every once in a great while caprine and agt.)
At Joey's recommendation, actually, last night we tried Nodwick and most of us really enjoyed it, although there was some confusion over how exactly to play the timer, and why exactly its function is. Hopefully he'll enjoy some of the recommendations I've made to him, mostly from my games wish list, which is sorely in need of updating as I've added a few and have even more I want - I really should start a list on boardgamegeek.com).
He did point me to the fact that you can play Ticket to Ride online which I wasted some time at work playing today. Keen!
Oh, and new iconage to boot. :)
Otherwise, not much. It's been a very busy week with two new team members starting Monday and Thursday, then Pride this weekend, then I leave for Pennsic next weekend. Ugh. But it's all good, 'cause it's my annual battery recharge and all. I'm looking forward to a lower drama quotient this year, hopefully. :)