Heavy Cardboard's Endless Game Day!
- Edward Uhler(eapeas)United States
We play a lot of games. We've made life decisions that have afforded us the time to enjoy this hobby. We've built up a solid collection and having the Heavy Cardboard podcast has afforded us a great reason to play lots of games. We also have a pretty amazing 'heavy games' game group of about 20 folks that meet at our house nearly every Saturday (usually we'll have 8-14 on any given day). But all too often, on the other days of the week (especially weeknights after work), we would find ourselves wasting too much of our free time vegging out in front of the TV. I mean, we have all these games at our disposal and a show on which to talk about them, why the heck aren't we playing them more?!? Plus we're trying to get to a point where we can get rid of Direct TV and save some money...
I also should note that we recently had another couple (Matt & Dana) move into our house to help them save money while Dana completes the next great American novel. Now, coupled with the above mentioned things, we now have a built-in game group in our own home! Yet, still, we weren't playing games as often as we would like to play them. We were determined to make a change...
October 29th was a Saturday and just a regular game day for us at the house. It was the 4 of us (me, Amanda, Matt, & Dana) and 7 other friends playing games and eating good food. After that, it was never a conscious decision to try and play games every day...it just kind of happened. But now, we're really digging this impromptu pseudo-self-challenge to see where it leads. Amanda & Matt aren't hitting every day, but almost every day. In the end, I think it's working, even if we don't hit every day, just because we're getting lots more time around the game table. In the end, that's what this is about, right?
As of my writing this, I'm personally at 44 days straight into this and I am really enjoying this experience. Not only are we getting in enough plays of games that we're going to review on the show, but this is also affording us the luxury of going back to older games and playing games that we just want to play. This wasn't the case with our old schedule as the demands of the show dictated what we played.
So I thought I'd start this geeklist both to share thoughts going thru this on the games and whatever else comes to mind, but also to help inspire others to turn off the TV and sit around the game table more often! Hope y'all enjoy experiencing this with me/us and please comment! I do hope to hear that some of y'all take on this challenge to get more games to the table with friends and family and step away from the TV!
I'll be updating this as often as possible as I get time!
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