Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Board Gaming

In addition to historical miniature gaming, I also like to get together with a group of friends to play 'Euro Game' boardgames. We used to get together every Saturday afternoon/evening for a long while, but eventually our schedules started interfering with that. Since then we settle for getting together for a Saturday anywhere between one and three times a year. We call these game days 'conventions' just for fun, named after the host. This past weekend I had a great time board gaming at Combscon 2009 redux. You can read all about it over at my friend Scott's boardgame blog - The Settlers of Dune.

If you're a miniatures gamer, don't overlook our hobbies origin - board gaming. Board gaming is still alive and popular in Europe. The European game designers are putting out some amazingly fun games. Our group prefers those based on economic or rail themes, but if you're looking for military boardgames, they're also still being developed. My favorite resource for board game information is the Boardgame Geek website.

2 comments:

Fire at Will said...

Guilty as charged, I'm also a board game player. Every second Sunday we meet and play a range of boardgames. A few of my pals regularly go to the Spielfeste in Essen and bring back the latest output.

Will

Allan (AJ) Wright said...

We've really been enjoying the latest 'crop' of eurogames: Puerto Rico, Power Grid, Merchants of Amsterdam, Pillars of the Earth, etc.