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    And (board) gamers here?

    I've been gaming since long before nerds were cool. I have a pretty extensive collection (~150 games), and spend a lot more time playing board games than I do computer games these days.

    With kickstarter and similar crowdfunding schemes these days, we are living on the golden age of board gaming, IMO.

    I'm going to a 2 day convention fri-sat. With any luck, I can find enough players to run at least one game of MegaCivilization.

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    These days I mostly play Race for the Galaxy and Splendor.

    If anybody wishes Stratego was a much better game, Reiner Knizia crossed it with Cosmic Encounter and produced the excellent but obscure and unfortunately-named Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation.



    Yes, that's a four by four board, but you don't notice; it feels bigger. The game is grossly asymmetrical yet still somehow balanced. Combat is ingenious and intriguing.

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    I like Splendor a lot, and have purchased 3 copies now...all as gifts.

    Not a huge fan of Race for the Galaxy, but I'll play it when it hits the table.

    My collection: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Wylann

    I think that's mostly up to date. I've currently got 2 kickstarter projects that should deliver before the end of the year.

    I love worker placement games, and I like games with a lot of negotiating/trading as well. I hadn't heard of that particular LotR game. It looks intriguing. Reading some reviews on BGG now.

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    That's a lot of games. Unexploded Cows, that's at least a good title.

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    I used to like board games until I got into IT. My job is literally solving little mini-puzzles, so in my down-time I prefer to not play games where I have to do similar.

    This is why I like Crokinole so much. It's more physical, less mentally intensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiploc View Post
    That's a lot of games. Unexploded Cows, that's at least a good title.
    It's a fun game, and the artwork is amazing! If I ever make a game, I'm hiring that artist.

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    Just found out two of my current co-workers are avid board gamers! Recently got my sister into Carcassonne and Catan. I like Imhotep, Mansions of Madness, Twilight Struggle..so many to mention!

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    We like Carcassonne. If you play it in public, like in airports or hospital waiting rooms, strangers ask what you're doing and then join in.

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    I used to, but being able to schedule long enough blocks of time these days is difficult.

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    I have to say, the internet has been a great resource to boost the hobby. Meetup.com in particular, is great for finding a local group or groups for when you're available. As much as I move, I always look at the local meetup groups for boardgaming and usually have no problem finding a gaming group or two.

    I'm going to a game convention this weekend, and there's another one in march here. I may go to one of the bigger ones in Vegas or CA next year too.

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