Happy Friday! Hope your day is going well and you're looking forward to hitting the weekend to spend time with friends and family, whether board game plans are included or not.
I read this wholesome post on reddit this morning where the OP (original poster) shared about his experience introducing #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion to his non-board gaming roommates. And I thought, why don't we share about our own board game highlights as well? Here are some ideas to get you thinking:
- The moment when you first taught a game and it went well or your biggest game night success
- The moment when your friend, family, or significant other tried gaming with you and liked it
- The proud moment when someone you introduced board games to started getting way too into the hobby all on their own
- Or it could be about yourself! How has board gaming changed you for the better?
Here are some highlights that immediately come to mind for me:
- Playing classic games like Chess and Go as a kid. Whenever I had to attend summer school during elementary school years, I chose chess as one of the subjects. I won one tournament and got a popsicle!
- When I sneakily showed some pictures of #Viticulture: Essential Edition and she was down to buy it and try it out.
- When my wife first played #Viticulture: Essential Edition (her first modern board game) with me and I immediately saw the spark in her eyes. She also showed off her army of workers (that completely outnumbered mine) by lining them up. I have a picture of this and will share it in the comments section haha
- Trying out #Skulk Hollow with @trentellingsen before heading to work (my former engineering job). It was a review copy and we were pleasantly surprised by how good it was. I'm thinking of bringing this game home to try it out with my wife this weekend.
- When I first introduced #Skull to my parents. My mom suddenly turned into a gambler that I had never known in my entire life.
- Playing #Just One with my family. To this day, it's the game that had us laughing the most.
- When my wife first played #Concordia and said "I can see why people still talk about this game"
- #Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated. My wife and I were just two steps away from reaching our headquarters and ending the game safely but we had a dragon encounter to resolve. It was a heart pounding moment that we hadn't experienced before in our usual euro games.