Sunday, August 10, 2014

How do YOU board game?

Earlier this week, I talked about rediscovering my passion for board games, and breathed new life into the #IBoardgame hashtag (I won't take credit for birthing it, since it appears it's been around before me.) If you haven't checked out the article, give it a read. It's good, really!

Now I want to see YOUR passion.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Leaving Sleeving #1: Forbidden Island

In the first of (what I hope to be many) posts, I'll be unsleeving cards from a board game I sleeved before, for whatever reasons I thought were valid.

In the past few game nights, I've been playing games with sleeved card, and some without. While I was initially concerned holding bare cards, I actually grew quite relieved to not dealing with the "silk linen" slippery effect I've had with sleeved cards. In addition, the quality and thickness of most cards in board games usually tells me whether a game can withstand the rigors of continuous gameplay. This was proven time and time again with Cheaty Mages (a game which I never sleeved) to Hanabi (a game which I couldn't sleeve - cool French version square cards).

So, with that in mind, I've decided my first game to undergo the NSFW ("No Sleeves For Willie") treatment will be my copy of Forbidden Island!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Rediscovering My Passion for Board Games

Lately, I've been reflecting on my board game collection that I have amassed over the past couple of years. It's a pleasing collection to look at, that's for sure. Most of these games were played and enjoyed. Some were suggestions from trusted resources, while others I bravely purchased with the thought "why not?" But overall, my acquisitions over the past few months were satisfying and worthwhile.

And, in recent months, I've even been proactively organizing all my game nights with friends. Sending emails, replying with my BoardGameGeek collection link, and getting feedback on what others may want to play. It's nearly a weekly thing, and I've gotten people excited for what to play next.

So why am I not happy?