July 14, 2013
Probably over the last 3 years, but less recently. I'm an amateur, to be sure.
Sure: Dominion, Ticket To Ride. I prefer learning games from people than from rule books. I like playing games with folks who have memorized the rules backwards and forwards, but I'm not that competitive. Can you see the problem inherent in that? :)
A few years ago, my kids pulled out the Monopoly set and started playing it and I raised my fists to the sky, dropped to my knees, and cried out, "Nooooooooo!!!" Shortly thereafter, I bought Catan. Love the cooperative dynamic.