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Boardgaming Thought for Friday - Episode 7: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"

Stuart Burnham
United Kingdom
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Amongst gamers I hear a lot of comment about not having enough time to play games (indeed I have heard it coming from my own lips on many occasions). There are a myriad of reasons as to why this state of affairs is as it is for individuals but they might not all be good ones. I'm only too aware that life, people, circumstances and events necessarily intrude into our leisure time but there are plenty of spells where the problem isn't because something specific is getting in the way.
I don't want to turn this post into a slew of quotes but "nobody is too busy, it's just a matter of priorities" can be apt in many situations.
I often respond to "what would you wish for" questions with the answer "an extra hour in the day" but that's not going to happen (ok pedants, once per year it is!)

So heed the advice of that imaginary wizard in the post title and actively decide what to do with your time.
Want to play games? Then play them, dedicate a bit of time, make a little effort - invite someone round, go to that game group, ask your partner/ parent/ flatmate if they would be so kind as to join you at the table for a game of something.
We, I mean that in the sense of my family, often fall into the trap of getting stuck on the sofa inadvertently watching whatever happens to be on the telly - and what with the name of this blog as well! - but it only takes a modicum of effort to change this.
Last night this almost occurred again but instead we all decamped to the front room and Mrs B and I played Stone Age whilst Billy was shooting things on Overwatch and Charlie sat on the sofa chatting to all of us.
An hour much more agreeably spent for all of us.
You can do it too!

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"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"

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