March 12, 2012
I'll admit it: I'm a Reiner knizia fanboy. I got hooked on all his stuff through iOS games, and now I've begun getting the real thing - just got my office hooked on Medici. I know some people are over Catan at this point but I finally just started playing it, really like it. I particularly like Auction-oriented games, and games that let you really mess with other folks (not to be mean, just good old fashion screw-your-neighbor strategy) - i.e. high-interaction. The model of simple-rules, deeply-complex-strategy is super-fun to me.
I would play a few times a week if I could, but it's hard for me to go out to play - I have kids and I've been teaching them new games as they get more skilled. Right now, I'll bet I *could* play ever other week or so, if I could find people to play with.
Make me a better player! Seriously, I like to be challenged - so I guess what a group for me is beat me a lot until I get the hang of a new game (or one I thought I was good at!) I also like introducing and exploring new games as long as people are up for exploring game mechanics... I can teach anything I've been playing (Medici, Tigris & Euphrates, Stone Age, Catan,
Honestly I'm not sure. Would love for someone to tell me if I do.
I visit boardgamegeek but have never posted (so I don't have a username).. I keep meaning to try Brettspielwelt, but it's hard to rationalize playing board games after my kids go to bed...when my wife is happy to play with me :)
I've been trying to start a board game group, decided this was a lot easier! I'd love to find a regular night and fun folks to game with.