Like a lot of my friends, I grew up playing board games. At the time, Avalon Hill was the big kid on the block and while we stumbled through some of their more complicated titles we also found games like Axis & Allies and Battletech very enjoyable. We split up when we went to college, got out of board gaming and after about a ten year hiatus, I found Ebay and started buying some of the old board games we used to play. I’d read through the rules, set some games up and relive some of what we did when we were kids.
Ten years ago, new friends starting popping up that were in the same boat as I was. We’d love to get together and play a game or two but because of life (whether it’s distance or just getting on the same schedule), we’d only get together for a game or two a year. I was introduced to some cool titles like The Settlers of Catan and Twilight Struggle but after I had my son, it seemed like it was even tougher to get together for a game.
My son is now eight. Like me, he’s a Star Wars/Lord of the Rings/Harry Potter/Pokemon fan and I slowing started getting him into board games. We got into some of the usual titles like Monopoly and while we still play that, we’ve moved on to more advanced games like the Lord of the Rings Board Game and one of my son’s favorite titles, Monsters Menace America.
And then we come to this site. I’ve been blogging for nearly ten years in other areas and I figured this would be a good way to both document our journey through the various games as well as give useful tips and information for games and parents who want to get their kids into gaming. If you have a question, I’d love for you to leave a comment. If you think I’m doing something wrong, leave a comment. And if you find something particularly useful, yes, I’d love for you to leave a comment.