For some reason I've steadfastly avoided picking up any new board games. Its not that I never played them. Talisman, Amoeba Wars, Risk, Blood Bowl (first edition), Chaos Marauders (more of a card game), Nuclear War (definitely a card game)... I played these all when we had less then a full group to sling dice back in the day.
I have the OOTS game (never played it) and Adventurer (card game I really should play)as the recent games I've added to my collection, but I've had a major hole in all this... none of the above lead to getting my non-gaming girlfriend and possibly my parents involved in playing. Friday nites my girlfriend actually enjoys playing cards or Uno with my mother and me... she likes the "family bonding". So I broke down and ordered some recent (well, for me anyway) board games that should add some variety to Fridays.
The first to arrive is the Settlers of Catan. Haven't even read the directions yet. I guess I better start. Hmm, even includes a limited trial PC/Mac game. Time to learn me a new board game it seems ;)
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