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Remember to make time to play games!

Fat Tony
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Nothing like family, friends and games...and music and beer...and pizza and bean dip...and actually having time to play games...
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In the past two weeks or so, I've managed to get together with friends to play games four times. A few of these times were regularly scheduled events with a group that I'm officially a member of, although I rarely go, and one was with a good friend at his house.

These gaming sessions are the first games I've played since August, and between them, I've come very close to equaling my total number of plays for the months of May through August.

There's a good chance you can relate to this. In my case, I've got a daughter, who's at the age (six years old) where she's got a lot of extracurricular activities, birthday parties, etc. I've got a job that I love, but it comes with some very long (and occasionally odd) hours, and lots of extra side obligations. I also play guitar at church, and play in a band on the side - no gigs lately, but we hope to record in 2018. And of course, I have a wife that I like to see once in a while.

So when I don't have anything going on, I tend to want to just hang out with my family, and more than any of my other interests, it's gaming that has to take a backseat. And with the holidays underway, another involuntary gaming hiatus may be just around the corner.

Still, the gaming I've gotten in lately has made a huge difference. I've been in a general funk lately, and I'm noticing a little extra spring in my step after finally playing some games. And with Secret Santa giving us some extra motivation to get games on the table, and another session scheduled with a friend the weekend after Thanksgiving, things are looking up.

How do you make time to play games? Do you have a regular game group? Is gaming built into your family's schedule? Do you play with co-workers at lunch? Looking forward to reading the responses - thanks!
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