As far back as I can remember I’ve loved playing board games. Playing classics growing up like Battleship, Trouble, Sorry, etc. are some of my fondest childhood memories.
My best memories, however, involve playing Axis and Allies with my high school buddies. We spent many a summer day gathered around the map of Europe or the World, chucking dice and strategizing.
I didn’t seriously start getting in to modern board gaming until after college though. I read the Rock Paper Shotgun website quite frequently. Several years ago they ran semi weekly feature called Cardboard Children. This column introduce me to modern boardgames and helped me discover this wonderful world.
My first modern purchase was XCOM The Board Game and I haven’t looked back since!
What is your background story?