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Love is in the Air! What games brought your significant other into the hobby?

Andrew Knaack
United States
La Jolla
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Hi Everyone!
With Valentine's Day coming up, it is obvious that love is in the air. As this blog is aimed at those new to the hobby, let us talk about the people we have brought into the hobby that matter the most to us.

Well it has happened, I found someone that will take me for the geek I am. The beautiful Ms. Tiffany Nguyen and I have now being going out for almost a year now. It took me a little bit to work up the courage to introduce her into my hidden hobby. When I finally got the nerve, I got games that I specifically thought would appeal to her including Hey, That's My Fish! (since her favorite animal is the penguin). Yet, it seemed like she was playing games just to humor me. Then one day I saw "that look" in her eye. We were playing Ticket to Ride and I really had nothing left to do, but had extra cards and trains. I was like what the heck and blocked a route to Miami just in case she needed to go there. Then I could tell that I had just messed up her plans, but she was so emotionally invested into the game. I knew I had her. Soon after, it was all downhill for her. Tiff fell in love with games such as Qwirkle, Wits & Wagers, and R-Eco (a highly under rated and under recognized game imo). Now she is at UCLA introducing her friends to the hobby world with help from North Star Games, LLC's Wits & Wagers and Say Anything. And that is not all. Tiff is now an enabler getting me Thunderstone and The Downfall of Pompeii for Christmas (with rumors that 7 Wonders is ordered for my birthday :]). Yet, possibly best of all, she now plays Ticket to Ride online, right here on her own shiny new Board Game Geek account. Say hi if you see her in your room.N/A

Tell us your stories, how have you gotten your significant others into gaming? For those who are new to gaming, I am sure all the games that will be brought up will be great suggestions!
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