From Video Games to Board Games
Trey Kester
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Ok, My name is Trey and I'm 15. Untill about 2 weeks ago, I was obcessed with video games, but now I could care less. I was thinking about how I could put the story of my transformation, and it seemed like a better idea to try GeekList instead of just posting in the fourm, so here it goes.
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1. Board Game: Munchkin [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:3552] [Average Rating:5.93 Unranked]
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So, back in 2002, my friend bought a game called Munchkin. Having enjoyed card games in the past, I decided to play it with him.

We loved this game. The game was like a video game, only with cards. We had a great time.

The next day I went and bought it myself.

This opened me up to the possibilities of games that aren't video games can ACTUALLY BE FUN!
 
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2. Board Game: Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot [Average Rating:5.49 Overall Rank:15777] [Average Rating:5.49 Unranked]
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This game my friend broight to school about a year later. We had a lot of fun and loved the humor. So, just like Munchkin, I went home and bought the game.

This is the one game I own at the moment that ALL my friends LOVE to play. This to them was like Munchkin to me.
 
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3. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:416] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
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Chess I had always thought of as an OK board game, but when my friend Chris got me into, I began to enjoy strategy a lot. I tried to get all the Strategy video games I could. Ultimatly, this led to my friend showing me...
 
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4. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1088]
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Axis & Allies! He had told me how much mun he had with his dad playing it. I researched it online, and I bought the newer edition. I loved this game becuase it had elements of most stategy games I had played on the computer (like untis coming from buildings and a moeny system.

This was the first nonn-mainstreat game I played. It opened Avalon Hill for me, changing my mind frame from all board games are stupid to all non Avalon Hill games are stupid.
 
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5. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:353]
 
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This was one of those games I got in between me liking Avalon Hill and me liking all board games. The biggest pro to this game was that my mom could understand how to play it. I also got Vegas Showdown this past Christmas, but since I can't put games here twice, I'll metion getting it here and it's importance when it comes in.
 
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6. Board Game: World of Warcraft: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1192]
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Ok, I love this game. I got it about a week ago. I first saw it at my local gaming store. When I got home, I decided to look it up. My research brought me to BGG. The picture I saw made me think it was "The ultimate board game" (It may not be, but it's still fun).
 
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7. Board Game: Vegas Showdown [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:432]
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Ok, I had just found BGG, and I wanted to read reviews on my other games. I went to the reviews for this, and saw a video review by Scott Nicholson. I liked it a lot, so I went to his site and watched his other videos. While watching his Board Games 101, I starting feeling different. I relised that I no longer had a single care for video games at all. I started spending my spare time looking up games on this site. I spend the money I had been saveing for 2 video games for about 2 years. This was about 2 weeks ago, and now I know more about games than my friend who almost lives at the hobby store.

So, due to a combination of BGG and Scott, I had completely lost my intrest of video games and had replaced them with board games.

This brought me to BGG, and made my friends and I open to RPG board games.
 
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8. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:130] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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This was the first game I got after researching popular games on BGG. It is fun, and one of only a few games my mom will play with me. I relised that I no longer had a single care for video games at all. I started spending my spare time looking up games on this site. I spend the money I had been saveing for 2 video games for about 2 years. This was about 2 weeks ago, and now I know more about games than my friend who almost lives at the hobby store.

So, due to a combination of BGG and Scott, I had completely lost my intrest of video games and had replaced them with board games.
 
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9. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:50]
 
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Where am I going in the future you ask?

This.

Since all my friends are either Startegy fans, Sci-Fi fans, or both, this seems like a good game to bring them in with. Also, they seem to like my heaver games more than my lighter ones, so this seemed like a good idea. You can try and talk me out of it for some reason, but as soon as I have about 30 more dollars, I'm getting this.

Since there's no other place for a conclusion, I'll just say thanks to BGG and Scott for helping me realize this is what I enjoy.

Trey
 
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