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Justin Fuhrmann
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They're only 1, and they've already chosen "their color." My toddler insists on playing green in Hungry, Hungry Hippos.
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You go to a restaurant and they say "Dad, let's play a hand of Briscola before the food comes!"
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You know your kids are gamers when...

...they're at Target in the toy aisle and they've already determined they don't like the look on Mr. Monopoly's face.









(I'm sorry, Monopoly! You know I love you!)
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You go on vacation and they want to go back to the motel early so we can play games.

Also, you know they are gamers when they start wrangling their friends into playing games every time they come over.

Finally, I knew for sure my oldest was a gamer when she was staying with Grandma and Grandpa for the morning and had set up a game of Dominion and was teaching it to them. Dad likes playing games, but she suckered my mom into playing by telling her it was a "card game." She was 8 at the time. It was one of the proudest moments of my life when I walked in on that beautiful scene.
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Two days after you've finished a game (which the kid lost), out of no-where, he says "It was SOOOOO close!".

for a writeup, see this Session Report.
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What!? I finally get my very own video game, but it's a mobile game?!
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... your kids say "chutes and ladders" is for kids.
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The eerie war chant emanating from the morning fog set chills down every spine. "Lah, lah, la lah, lah, lah."
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They want to only use their personal dice because the ones in the box are "cursed".
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...when you go to the toy store to buy them something, and they pick out games instead of toys.
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... they at least want to play 2 or 3 games.

... when you have to discuss about "your" color. (I play with blue... and my wants too daugther :-) )
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... they phone from school to say it's raining and have to stay inside at lunch so can you pleeeeesse bring in X, Y, & Z (= current fav's)

... after-school activities start limiting game time so they insist you all get up 30min early to play something before school

... every time they're invited to a birthday they want you to make a PnP for the gift

... every birthday party they have ends with them hauling out Heroscapeand having a team battle (even though it was packed away and not mentioned as one of the available activities)

... you're racing to the air-port and they freak out because while they're sure you'd have packed X, Y, & Z, they didn't SEE you pack A, B, & C (=quick fillers that require no room to play while waiting between flights)

... you check their pockets before putting clothes in the washer and are as likely to pull out dice as you are tissues (ok so maybe 'as likely' is an exaggeration, but it's happened more than once!)


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They design and play their own.
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My eight yr old hears me playing Ascension on my ipad while on his way to bed and than asks what my best hero and construct are. After I tell him, he gives me a shoulder shrug and a "meh".

Oh, and my 4 yr old is upset at me because we did not play Downfall of Pompeii today.
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Once when I was out with my son (he was 3 or 4 at the time), he noticed a poster on a wall that had some hexagons on it as part of its graphic design.

"Look Dad, land tiles"
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...When your nine year old yells "Score!" In the middle of Goodwill because he's found a nearly new copy of Battle Ball, and offers to pay for it himself so that it is ALL HIS.

...When he designs game after game, and finally (FINALLY!) creates one that is actually playable and has rules anyone can understand. And, you don't have to pretend you're enjoying playing it. laugh
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... your eight year old, after finishing a Legends of Andor scenario, says "I could design a better scenario than that" and rushes off to get their notebook.

Then being forced to playtest the new scenario two hours later
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When you ask your 20-month old son if he wants to read a book or play a game and he turns around and grabs Homesteaders off the shelf.
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You know your kids are gamers when...

...they are both teenage boys, and choose to sit at the kitchen table and play a board game with Mom & Dad rather than watch TV or play the Playstation 3! surprise
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When he has a tantrum as "we haven't played enough games today" - despite playing multiple games of sleeping queens, zombie dice and forbidden island
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When she tells you where every game fits in her top 100, and then sings Tom Vasel's "Top 100" jingle, replacing his name with hers.
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...Your 5 and 3 year old sons argue over who gets to wake up the pretty "Rainbow Queen" first from Sleeping Queens.
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Gamemanue wrote:
When she tells you where every game fits in her top 100, and then sings Tom Vasel's "Top 100" jingle, replacing his name with hers.


Her name isn't Melody is it? lol


I have another one too ..... when their journal entry starts with 'Today I annihilated my mum in a new board game called Tsuro.' then goes on to explain the game ..

Don't know if I should be embarrassed or proud because he really did beat me multiple times!
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....They come to visit for a week with their families and every night they ask "So what are we playing tonight?" cool (working on the g-kids now!)
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... they're rolling dice in utero!

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...he wants to start a Boardgame club with his fourth grade classmates.
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...she's around 2 and wants to roll dice, place tiles, handle cards and be on Daddy's lap when he's reading rule books.









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