I've played board games for my whole life. I'm not to concerned about winning and instead I focus on the fact that people should enjoy themselves around the table; board games is and should always be a social acitivity. And this is my main motivation for playing games: to meet people and connect through fun and interaction.
Currently I live in Bergen, Norway, and with 280 days of percipitation I have 280 good excuses for doing my favourite past time acitity.
I'm involved in the local board game club (BBK), both as a gamer and as a organiser of different events and happenings. The clubs mission is to spread the love of board games and demonstrate to the world that the board games of today extends lightyears beyond monopoly and yatzy; we are indeed board game missionaries! But we require no personality tests or memorizing of holy scripture; our only demand is a table, some chairs and a pinch of hospitality.
Board games is a great past time activity and a great way to spend time with your friends, family, enemies and strangers alike.
Board games makes the world a better place.