is a much better game than Monopoly
. I never much enjoyed Monopoly, even the Sweedish Monopol that my dad brought back from a business trip (It sure was harder to understand).
As a kid, my favorite games were The aMAZEing Labyrinth
, Enchanted Forest
, and Skip-Bo
. Although having an older sister, I was forced to suffer through too many games of The Babysitters Club Game
and Sweet Valley High
. I don't think it damaged me too much though.
Growing up I played Magic: The Gathering
, Warhammer 40,000 (2nd Ed)
, and Warhammer Fantasy Battle (3rd Ed)
. I had Necromunda
as well, but I regret not being able to play it more.
After I graduated from college, I was at a camp and my friend Pat introduced me to Carcassonne
. Actually played it with a French friend who actually used to give tours in Carcassonne. At the camp, a German girl had brought Niagara
. Whatever this Spiel des Jahres thing was, it was awesome. From then, I got exposed to some of the "pop-classics" like The Settlers of Catan
and Ticket to Ride
. I started collecting games, and going through phases of playing them often and not.
I realized there are some clunkers. Merchants of Amsterdam
was not so impressive for me.
Some games I've picked up and enjoyed in the last year:Bang!DixitDominion
I'd really like to get back into a non-expensive form of wargaming such as De Bellis Antiquitatis
, Hordes of the Things
, and Full Thrust
. If anyone in the area wants to play, I'd love to!