2010 - the year we make contact...with more Board Games
Saw a thread for 2009, but not one for this year.
If this is a mistake, please combine.
Anyhow, I'm not buying any new or new-to-me video games this year. 2010 is a year devoted strictly to board games and RPGs. To tell you the truth, video games haven't done much for me the past couple of years, and, more often than not, they've left me feeling empty and cold, and dead inside - not to get overly melodramatic or anything.
There's just nothing that beats getting together with real people, face-to-face, and playing some old fashioned, unplugged gaming.
So far this year, the best games I've played:
Tales of the Arabian Nights
All of these are brilliant. I am especially in love with Ghost Stories. I love the theme - magic-based martial arts films are some of my favorites (Mr. Vampire, Spooky Encounter, A Chinese Ghost Story) - and I love co-op games. Ghost Stories is almost a co-op puzzle game in the way it is structured. Very, very good, and very, very hard. Brutally difficult.
I'm also making an effort to play out more often. I spent my birthday last Friday at Blue Highway Games (in Seattle), and tonight I'll be heading to Phoenix Games up north in Mukilteo. Any Seattle-area GWJers here should try to go to these places. Blue Highway has open gaming on Friday nights, and it's good fun, while Phoenix games has open gaming on Wednesdays.
I also host bi-monthly gaming sessions at my house.
And finally, I'm starting a bi-monthly gaming group at my work, mainly for non-gamers. Tomorrow is our first sessions and I am bringing: Roll Through the Ages, We Didn't Play Test This, Dice Town, and Zombie Fluxx. Should be fun.
Alright, looking forward to hearing more from you all....