Want to Get Into Board Games with Others
After listening tothe Rabbit-Con episode of GWJ, I think I want to finally dip my feet in the ocean of board games. I specifically want to get into the traitor/mole type-games like Shadows Over Camelot and Battlestar Galactica. I have had my eyes onGalactica for awhile and am considering making my first "true" board game purchase. However, I am concerned that my purchase will not be a good investment, as there is VERY little chance that I will ever get a chance to play with people. I have my cousins, who are the Twilight fangirls, my "friends," who are the douchebags that will surely insult me as a "geek," and a game shop 20-30 minutes away with a community I have never met. I really want to experience the game, but because I have no one to actually play it with, it will most likely not happen. I was hoping I can get recommendations on how and where I can get people to play with. I was thinking of setting up online games via AIM and Facebook, but that would mean I could only play as a moderator. I was also considering play-by-forum options, but I feel like that doesn't warrant a $35-$40 purchase. Will I ever be able to experience board gaming in all it's glory? I need your help!