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Tabletop gamers, with their numerous experiences dealing with all sorts of precarious scenarios, diabolical traps, and formidable opponents, often consider themselves above and beyond the paltry offerings of board games. This statement's validity, though existential, may be overestimated, in some cases. The most likely source of this possible exaggeration would be the scope within which one has been exposed to board games in general. For those whom the term exclusively conjures images of the 'Monopoly Man' and 'Trivial Pursuits', I'd like to take the opportunity to broaden your horizons with what I consider to be one of the most respectable and well-categorized collection of board gaming know-how on the internet:

http://boardgamegeek.com/

Even those with previously experience or knowledge of the relatively obscure selections presented upon the site, it's worth noting that a healthy collection of a few quality, engaging board games can complement even the most die-hard tabletop gamer's arsenal. In fact, quite a few of these offerings can provide an experience quite difficult to reproduce without such a specially-designed box of equipment. 'Ultimate Werewolf', for example, can provide entertainment for a large party with a group role playing experience for up to 68 players. The 'Arkham Horror' materials, on the other hand, serve nicely as an introduction to the world of tabletop gaming for the uninitiated. In any case, it's always pleasant to surprise your group and/or break up any possible monotony with a nice, informal board game.

16 comments:

Hot New Music Today said...

I really just never got into table top games. More of a RPG console gamer I guess.

Wolle said...

I have no experience at all in board gaming.

Bigshanks BSc said...

Nice post, I agree that sometimes you need a break from tabletop wargames and board games make a nice refreshing break!

Diego Sousa said...

you have a great and creative blog! i'll be following! ;)

theWhale said...

Been to that site a couple of times, its really great!

Diego Sousa said...

you really caught my interest with your post! nice one!

cheshire said...

I'm also more of a PC gamer, but I do want to try play some boardgames at some time ;>

DocStout said...

Been a longtime member of the site, tracking my collection and writing and reading capsule reviews there. I'm not sure I like the new "sister sites," but will always be a fan of the original.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Tabletop gaming is serious business.

Alexis said...

Hm, I've always wanted to get into tabletop games, but I guess I've never really found the time or the people to do it with. I think it's a very niche thing, y'know?

Jetah said...

Interesting link. Good advice in breaking monotony with a board game.

couragewolf2 said...

Nice post dude!

Inverse said...

I always enjoyed board games but I never exactly understood why. There's just something about a good board game that you can't beat.

Mr Jack House said...

You gods that made me man, and sway in love.

ChazWellington said...

i laughed when i read "monopoly man" because my friends and i use the term. i didnt know other people did too

Brofessor Neeko said...

I love Monopoly

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