Boardgames are fun. In fact, boardgames are probably the only reason I wish I had more friends — usually I am so misanthropic that I don’t care that I don’t have many friends. I must admit, though, that the larger number and variety of friends you have will ensure that you can find SOMEone who will play a certain game with you.
I have to mention here that just because you have friends who like boardgames and will play them with you doesn’t mean you always have friends who will play a certain game with you. For example, to make Settlers of Catan (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/gp/redirect NULL.html%3FASIN=B00001ZT4D%26tag=blogferret-20%26lcode=xm2%26cID=2025%26ccmID=165953%26location=/o/ASIN/B00001ZT4D%253FSubscriptionId=0EMV44A9A5YT1RVDGZ82) fun, you must have 3 or more players. If you manage to find enough people, ALL of your problems aren’t solved, though! Someone who enjoys playing Carcassonne (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/gp/redirect NULL.html%3FASIN=B00005UNAX%26tag=blogferret-20%26lcode=xm2%26cID=2025%26ccmID=165953%26location=/o/ASIN/B00005UNAX%253FSubscriptionId=0EMV44A9A5YT1RVDGZ82) won’t necessarily like Settlers. This means that even if you can find someone besides your husband (http://www NULL.ambardia NULL.com) to play one game with you, that’s not a guarantee that that same person will like another game.
Now seems like a good time to talk about boardgaming in general. First and perhaps most importantly: “gamers” vs. “non-gamers.” Continue reading Games I Like