February 11, 2010
I've a slight preference for word/language based games (WordSearch, Syzygy, Taboo, and Word on the Street) and trivia-based games. I also enjoy strategy games (Ticket to Ride, St. Petersburg, Settlers of Cataan) although I'm not good at them.
I own a number of strategy games, and don't play them often enough to really learn them: Roborally, Alhambra, Carcasonne, Pandemic
The big blue crate I bring to meetings usually contains: Blokus, Taboo, Trivial Pursuit (small-box dice versions), Forbidden Island, Unspeakable Words, and a lot of card games--Fluxx, Bohnanza, Set, Phase 10, Mamma Mia!, regular playing cards, etc.
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I'm a fiber-arts fanatic (weaver, spinner, knitter, etc.) with current interests in dulcimers (hammered and mountain), lampworking, and games. Member of National Puzzlers' League; co-organizer of North Jersey Game Meetup.
Friendly group of people; members are flexible and seem to be interested in exploring games rather than being cut-throat competitive; newbies are encouraged and coached along. This provides a good opportunity to play those games that are better with three or more players and also to try out new games.