The corruption of my neighborhood
jonathan chapman
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So I moved into a new neighborhood about three years ago, over an hour from my old gameing group... finally have a decent game room in the new house, but no one to game with! But I do have neighborsninja






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First up with have Dan- A little over a year ago, Dan who had a copy of Carcassonne on his daughters' game shelf and who foolishly mentioned that he had played Axis and Allies (once?) in his youth. In a frothing mad starving dog who sees a hamburger, sort of way I invited him over and set up the latest edition of The xeno games Axis and allies expansion with all of its bit and charts.... What? What's that?

A gateway game?? never heard of such a thing?

Needless to say after two,two hour sessions, this went back into the box barely started.
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2. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
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So I try again and this time I weigh my choice of game heavly. Do I spring Arkham horror or Agricola on him... they both begin with A. (not sure what I was thinking I have lots of simplier more new gamer friendly games) I decide on Agricola, as in my new to the conversion of nongamers mind decides that it is both less geeky and less complex.

TO Dan's credit he allows me this second chance and even sticks through a whole game of Agricola AND asks to play again.

We'll come back to Dan in a bit
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3. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:2781]
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Then we have Brian- Brian drinks a lot and in one of his drunk states, he mumbles about setting up battlefields with his brother on their basement floor.

Oh- all of a sudden the publicly intoxiacted neighbor I was avoiding seems a bit more interesting....

Turns out he used to play Warhammer 40k- SO DID I! I even still had all my first and second edition stuff! Unfortantly when Brian had his brother ship him his stuff it was third edition. Neither of us were willing to budge on what edition to play.

But the spark of playing games again fought past the dull glare of alcohol in Brian's eyes.
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4. Board Game: ZÈRTZ [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:481] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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So Dan and I played more then a few games of Agricola and I introduced him to games like Zertz, Times Up! (with wives), and a few other games of my choice and suggestion. A month or two passes and the seeds of corruption grow....
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Then one day Dan calls on the phone. His brother Nathan is in town and Nathan had recently discovered Settlers of Catan at Med school. DAn asks me if I own this game...

Am I allowed to be a board game geek and not own this.

SO now I have neighbors calling me asking to play games.surprise
We play with the knights and cities.

And Drunk Brian (who I am pretty sure was under the influence of some other smokeable plant) joins us also. And does really well. I am leary of playing games with people who can not control their drinking, but if you can down 4 beers to my one and out score me in a game you have never played and I have played to the point that I never suggest it... I'll game with (oh and he only vomits the next day)

Everyone has fun and Nathan and Dan borrow the game. They return for several more plays in the next two weeks.
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6. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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So now I have two people in the neighborhood willing to play games with me.

I buy Pandemic, Space Alert and Sabotuer to try out with these fine fellows.


Pandemic is a huge hit- not so much Space Alert (although I like it a lot!)


Many games of Pandemic are asked for and played.

Wait whats this a new Neighbor? Shawn, in his early 20s (about a decade younger then the rest of us) moves in directly next door. He has lots of computer and is pale, slightly overweight, glasses not much "style" and getting him to speak is like pulling teeth (until you get on the right subject, science fiction movies, computer etc. ten he won't shut up)- you know the type. Heck I am in the type.

My wife says" that guy has to be into games. You should ask him to play games with you." meaning "I dont want to play a game,leave me alone"
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Shawn does play games-

Computer games, oh and he has a copy of Risk.


I invite him over to play Pandemic with Brian and Dan. Good times are had. He also joins us for a game of A Game of Thrones, and Agricola and Kill Dr. Lucky and Trough the Desert and Arkham Horror (Just Shawn and I on this one) and... you get the idea...

A few days later Shawn shows up with a game! Not Risk, but a Reiner Knizia. Rheinlander. Dan, Shawn and I try it out. Fun Fun Fun. someone else buying games and explaining the rules. Plus a third player when Brian forgets to show up or "falls asleep" aka passes out.

Is the corruption complete? Can I open a branch of the Silver Twilight Lodge of gamers?
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The smell of corruption thickens in the neighborhood as Brian and I agree to give up on playing 40k and he says he'll try Warmachine. I have two warcasters and 5 warjacks so we could play a small game. Or so I think...

Before he even reads the rules, he shows up with several hundred dollars of new books and miniatures (even a few for me! )


We have played three games so far, I forgot how much I enjoy moving toy soldiers around.
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So now the dark worm of the board game corruption is thick and visiable in the neighboorhood.

Shawn knocked on my door in the other day with his own copy of Pandemic and a copy of On the Brink eager to play.

Dan borrowed three games to play with his children this week (Amazeing Labyrinth, Bus Stop Depot diner and Saboteur.)

and Brian is busy painting his Warmachine minis and if I can remember to call him early in the day to remind him of gaming he can be counted on to play semisober.

But the corruption is not complete...

Jon across the alley had Avlon Hill games for sale at his garage sale...
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Last night Dan brought over a friend... who he convinced to play games. devil

I no longer have to do the corrupting, as my minions are now bringing in others.
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