Aggro Me: Dice Me
A few months ago I realized that I was a total noob when it came to one aspect of gaming: boardgames. No, I'm not talking about Monopoly or Sorry! but rather strategic, exciting games like Settlers of Catan, Caylus and Puerto Rico. So, I've been building XP in this gaming arena.
Since it's a bit more time consuming getting boardgame play together, when I have the opportunity to play online (like Ticket to Ride) I do. I've also enjoyed just reading the rules and reviews of various games. There are so many fascinating game mechanics out there and I feel like I've learned a lot about gaming in general. But I have been playing as well. I particularly enjoy fantasy themed games like Descent or Runebound.
I'm not going to start blogging about or reviewing boardgames (though I feel compelled to recommend the excellent Battlelore). I simply suggest heading over to the amazing BoardGameGeek for plenty of reviews and discussion. Before I began this boardgame run I admit I assumed that boardgaming was a dying industry which was somehow less fun than PC or console gaming due to the technical limitations. Well, I'm here to tell you now that playing boardgames is no less fun, only different. And rather then dying, the boardgame community is thriving and vibrant with a ton of new and exciting games on the horizon. So consider giving dice a chance.