When I first tell others about my board gaming addiction hobby, I hear a variety of reactions that usually go something like this:
- “You mean like (insert mass market game from 50+ years ago)?”
- “Like Dungeons and Dragons?” Tabletop RPG’s are a whole different subject, though there is some overlap in the hobbies.
- “Have you played Catan?”
- “Oh we love Cards Against Humanity.”
- “I haven’t played board games since I was a kid.”
I often explain that there are a lot of great people making unique and innovative board games these days and offer an example of a current favorite. Here, I have attempted to gather some of my deeper, though scattered thoughts about the board gaming hobby and the benefits I derive from it.