What Hobbies/Interest Would You Give Up Gaming For?
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Most of us on BGG are here because we love board games, no doubt, and apply the same love and intensity to other hobbies and interests. But with busier and busier schedules, time is at a premium and many of us have to pare down something in our schedules to make everything fit cry

What say you, fellow BGGers:

1. What hobby or interest do you love as much as board games?

2. Would you give up board games for said hobby or interest?

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1. Board Game: Formula D [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:432]
Chris Wong
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I am a big fan of Formula 1 and the new season is coming up soon. My Saturday and Sunday ritual is planned around race weekends.

I would be heart broken if I had to choose between board games and Formula 1. I just had a baby boy last summer so getting people to come over after he goes to bed to play board games is much harder than it used to be.

Unfortunately, if it came down to it I would have to choose Formula 1 as I can control my PVR schedule much easier
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2. Board Game: Paydirt [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:2962]
Henry Rodriguez
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I love my NY Fooootball Giants! I rarely play games or attend gaming events during a Giants game. However, the end of this past season was brutal and I ended up playing through a couple of their NFL matches.

Though I love football nearly as much as gaming, if I were forced to choose, I would give it up for board gaming.

Truthfully, the only interest I would give board gaming up for is SEX devil

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3. Board Game: Say What!?! [Average Rating:5.42 Overall Rank:12832]
John Cobb
United States
Conway
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Wait, we are supposed to have other hobbies or interests?
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4. Board Game: Open Fire [Average Rating:5.45 Overall Rank:13576]
Erik Schmidt
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Harrogate
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Marksmanship. Dear ammunition, why must you be so expensive?
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5. Board Game: Outdoor Survival [Average Rating:4.64 Overall Rank:15295]
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Backpacking and hiking. I would give up a game night to spend the night in a tiny tent in the pouring rain in the middle of nowhere.
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6. Board Game: Tango [Average Rating:4.88 Unranked]
Dave Dubin
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I did not predict this would be fun. I did not predict it would exercise my concentration as thoroughly as any board game. I did not predict that the improvements to my confidence, posture, and balance alone would more than repay the effort I invested. These all came as pleasant surprises.

I hope I never have to give up gaming entirely, but I have and would skip an opportunity to game for an opportunity to dance. The converse is also true.

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7. Board Game: That Girl [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Luke Morris
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Noomi Rapace.
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8. Board Game: Vídeo Mania [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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If I had to, I would give up board gaming for video gaming.

With video games I can play what I want, when I want and I don't have to manage the rules or the gamestate. I don't have to try to organize events that people don't respond to, or show up for. I don't have to worry about people coming late, I don't have to leave my house. I don't have to play games I'm not interested in.

Board games are fun, but they are also a big headache.
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9. Board Game: Freight Yard [Average Rating:6.18 Unranked]
Mark Saya
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Los Angeles
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I think I could give up board gaming for model railroading, if I had the time and space for it. Of course that would pretty much be exchanging one geeky activity for another.
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10. Board Game: Hammer & Nails [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
William Snider
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Virginia
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I am going to build a few raised gardenboxes this spring. First time building something like this for me. I would love to get into building different shelves (for my games)and raised garden beds for my yard. Then I could ask for saws and such for Christmas instead of games.
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11. Board Game: Trivial Pursuit: All Star Sports Edition [Average Rating:4.49 Unranked] [Average Rating:4.49 Unranked]
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This is totally going to sink my geek-cred but I'd give it up for a combination of skiing, scuba diving and a number of different other sports.
And to be totally honest, I wouldn't hesitate for a second.
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12. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:15126]
Matthew Brychel
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Playing with these!! But only my wife's, anything else might get me killed!! shake

Sorry had to do it......

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Rockin' out with a ridiculously expensive strat/SG and a stack of Orange amps that would make an 80's stadium concert look like a rummage sale.

Crank that f****** to 11 and do those whammy/pinch harmonics 'till the neighbour's ears start bleeding.


Playing in a band would awesome!

\m/

Meet up with a harp player and get my acoustic Blues on = time of my life.
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14. Board Game: Leader 1: Hell of the North [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:1859]
Mark Leaman
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Looking forward to bullying off for the final chukka?
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I'd leave board gaming if I had the sponsors and youth to cycle competitively. Now it's just something I do for fun and health. Most months I have to decide between ordering board games or cycling equipment/parts/apparel.
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15. Board Game: Fresco [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:250] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
Megan Nelson
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My two favorite ways to kill my free time: Gaming and Art. I have always loved to dabble in traditional art (see avatar for small sample). Painting, pastels, markers, oh my! Could I give up arting for gaming? I think not.
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