I've played board games for as long as I can remember with my family - everyone in my extended family played games - kids games, then family games - but only what you could buy in regular toy shops. We found our first heavier eurogame (Eurorails), after a holiday in the US where we found a hobby games store - it rapidly became our most played game! It wasn't until I went to university in 1995 that I found other people that played games (or at least, were willing to be converted!) - I spent a lot of time in my last two years playing Settlers, Robo Rally and Magic the Gathering.
1999 and I got married, to a fellow board gamer, and we moved to Cambridge. For a couple of years we continued playing games with friends and family, and increasing our collection by checking out top tens on the web and browsing the two game stores in Cambridge. Then we found several gaming groups in Cambridge, and our interest in the hobby really took off.
Nowadays we host a gaming night on Fridays in Shefford, and, despite having three young children, still manage to game about two weekends each month. We still attend the Cambridge Gradpad Games group, but the majority of our gaming is done with gaming friends in the comfort of our own home, with the kids playing around us (games components make great toys!). And the children are starting to play games too, although still fairly simple ones, but we are starting to be able to play as a family.
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