A while ago I had this conversation with this über-geek(or that's the way he saw himself) about our hobby. I just happened to mention that I play board games and he was intrigued. He asked what sort of games, and I replied with something like this: "Oh well, I've been playing lots of 7 Wonders and King of Tokyo lately." The über-geek laughed at me and said with a grin: " Oh, so you're not a real gamer. I should have known, after all, you're a girl. Those aren't gamer's games."
I've used the term gamer's games frequently myself and now I've come to hate that term. To me, a gamer is a person who likes board games and considers them to be his/her hobby. To me a gamer's game is not a game that has to last 6h and has to have plastic miniatures and a theme about politics or war or space exploration. Some of us gamers just happend to like the lighter games. To me a gamer's game is a game that that has an unique style or game mechanics, and it's not Monopoly. ( Even though I respect those few people who actually like monopoly, even though I don't really understand them).
After my conversation with the über-geek I felt like I wanted to hit him in the head with my Mansions of Madness box, even though I would never do that to my precious game. His wooden head might dent the box.
Sorry about the ranting.
Now on to much nicer topic. Games I've been drooling over. I've been trying to get my fiancé interested in getting Agricola but haven't succeeded in that yet. For some reason he isn't interested in farming... So, I came up with this idea, that maybe if I introduced him to another Uwe game first, he might get interested in other works by the same designer. That worked with Alan R. Moon.
At the Gates of Loyang! That's my great idea. I could have gone with the bean trading, but I'm not so keen on that.
I've also been looking into Walnut Grove, or Carcgicola as I call it. It's not an Uwe game, but I though that maybe the theme would suck him in! Or not. Don't really know. Id like to get that game anyhow because I'd like to support Finnish designers. I'll eventually give Eclipse a try, even though I'm not so interested in the space theme.
I've been very happy to see Kimmo Sorsamo's Kairo on the Hotness list. Even though I won't be buying that game, because I already own Tori, which is besically the same, but with a more interesting theme to me. I'm not really into games with Egyptian theme. Seems there are so many of them.
I was watching the Nürnberg Toy Fair pictures and there are some cool things coming this year. Like Riff Raff! Way too cool. And of course the new cards for Dixit are always welcome. But there were many other interesting upcoming titles, we'll just have to wait and see for more info. And I actually thought this year was going to be dull.
Happy weekend to everybody. I'm at home with a fever, so won't be going to any game nights