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I thank board games for my boyfriend

Amoena aka a girl likes games
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I met my boyfriend in a warehouse over three years ago. I met him on my first day and from my side it was love at first sight. I was just immediately drawn to him. I kept seeing him there, but it was hard to make friends with him at work where we were separated most of the day. I needed an excuse to ask him to come over. An excuse, because we hardly knew each other. It would have been quite weird to just ask him to come over so I needed a good, solid reason to do so.

And one day it hit me: board games. I could ask him over to play board games with me and some of my friends. I already knew he was a little bit geeky, so of course he would agree to it. And he did. And he came. And we played. And he came back many other Friday nights and occasionally we played board games too. At the time I didn't even have any cool games! I think my coolest game was A-Maze-ing Labyrinth. But he was kind and agreed to play everything with me. He even played Guess Who? over and over again with me.

Eventually we became a couple, and I think board games played a role in the foundation of our relationship. I'm not sure if I had asked him over if I hadn't have board games as an excuse. I am not sure if my boyfriend remembers this. It's somehow funny actually. That we became friends over a board game table and that we still play board games. Was it a sign? Anyway. Like I said, we didn't have any cool games at first and once we got bored with the games we had, we started to collect games from flea markets. Silly games like Bombay Bazar. We didn't know any better.

Until one day when my boyfriend discovered Ticket to Ride. He told me it had good reviews on something called "board game geek", and he told me it was some kind of a train game. I thought it might be fun, so we went to the board game store together for the first time ever and bought it. I was a little intimidated at first when I saw all the locomotive cards, I wasn't used to games like that. But after the first play I was already thinking it was the best game ever, and I wanted to play again right away. I think Ticket to Ride was an eye-opener to us: we realized that there is a whole world of awesome board games out there just waiting for us to discover it.

And now after 24 board games, a closet dedicated for them and a dice tower, we're still in love with each other. I call it a good start.

(And from his side it was not love at first sight. He later confessed that he thought for months that I was just plain weird.)
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