You may not realize it, but we are living in the middle of a Board Game Renaissance.
Beyond mass-market titles of some commercial games, a community of independent designers and publishers has been steadily producing innovative, exciting and beautiful games offering experiences beyond even those of the most sophisticated gaming hardware. Just to give a few examples: In The Settlers of Catan, players compete to colonize an island, building settlements, laying down roads and trading goods to build the most powerful faction. Pandemic casts players as a team of medics attempting to rid the planet of four deadly and highly infectious diseases. Dead of Winter challenges a group of survivors to stay alive in a world overrun by flesh-eating zombies.
We love Tabletop Games and we want to showcase the benefits of playing games as an adult. We want to build a strong & social community in the UAE and share our love for games to new people. Tabletop gaming is an interactive and social experience that activates your brain in ways other entertainment mediums can not. People connect more with each other when engaged in a fun activity together. It’s a chance to unplug from modern technology and have fun. The board game industry is growing and we want to show people that there is so much more to the hobby than some commercial games.
There is a game for everyone.
This group is about Board Games, Card Games and War Games, which are different types of games.
A Board Game is, by definition, a game played on a board and there are thousands of them exist such as Ticket to Ride, Puerto Rico, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Caylus, El Grande, Maharaja, with different themes and mechanics such as Resource Allocation, Worker Placement, Area Control, Strategic and they are in different difficulty levels. Some Board Games are competitive and others are cooperative against the game itself. Some are mixed of both.
A Card Game is played by a deck of cards, some times with additional tokens. Card Games are designed based on different mechanics, some of them are based on drafting system and some are played by combo mechanism, some card games need deck building prior to use. The most famous games of these type are Dominion, 7 Wonders, Android-Netrunner and Star Realms.
A War Game is a game that deals with military operations of various types, real or fictional, as Avalon Hill's Panzerblitz, Rommel in the Desert, X-Wing, Warhammer, ...
Both newbies and experienced players are welcome. Even people who are new to the hobby are encouraged to sign up.