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Renegade McCoy
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I just wanted to say a big hello to everyone as my first forum post.

I use to play board games like an complete novice, the odd family game of monopoly, a Christmas game of cluedo, a drunken game of absolute balderdash (which I still find hilarious when played with friends)

Last month my partner and I went to the new board game cafe in Bristol (Chance and Counters) with friends. We played a couple of games I hadn't heard of before and I became hooked.

I started to browse online for more information on this fantastic hobby, and I think I've discovered the board gaming holy grail, BGG. Over the last few weeks I've been trawling through the forums, studying the top game lists and reading and watching reveiws.

My collection has grown quite a bit over the last 4 weeks (from balderdash and 221b bakers street) and I just wanted to say thanks for all the information and knowledge shared on this website which has help guide my recent purchases. I hope to be an active member on this site for the foreseeable future as I develop my new passion for board games.

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Hello! Have a meeple of welcome --> meeple
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Welcome to BGG! Lock your wallet away, though...
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Hello, nice to meet you. Hope you enjoy your stay and find plenty to play.
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Welcome.
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Randall COBB
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Hello and don't forget to check out Kick Starter!! devil
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Geoffrey Burrell
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Welcome! Remember that there is also RPGGeek and Videogamegeek to post on.
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Justin Case
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Welcome to BGG!

Have a great time learning and taking it all in, and don't get lost!

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And just wait 'til you find out about thrifting for games and playing online....

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Welcome. This is a great community for a great hobby. Prepare to be broke. We all have effectively turned lots of money into cardboard.
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whavoc wrote:

Hello and don't forget to check out Kick Starter!! devil


Nah. Why Kickstart when you can Acquire? Good gaming.

So don't leave us hanging. What games did you play at the cafe?
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James Lautermilch
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Welcome and have some geek gold get you started! I hope you find BGG as helpful and rewarding as I have! meeple
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Welcome!

I can say without question that this hobby has brought me closer to my wife, friends, and family. This hobby has also given me happiness and satisfaction in a way that is hard to describe. Creativity, critical thinking, relationships, trust, and friendship are just a few of the many points of life that this hobby promotes.

Enjoy, and we look forward to 'seeing you around'.
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Craig Somerton
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Welcome to the vortex - there is no escape.

A very nice little starting collection of games you have there.
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anomander64 wrote:
Welcome to the vortex - there is no escape.

A very nice little starting collection of games you have there.
Would "B" a 'shame' if something 'happened' to them now then, eh? surprise
 
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Welcome to the geek! Exploration ahead.
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Full broadside given to you in all its niceness and oddness from BGG community :-D. When I stumbled over this teeny-weeny homepage, I instantly developed a very systematic purchase disorder thanks to wishlist function and other possibilities to track hundreds of games of your interest.

BTW: The kickstarting, a dear fellow above told you about, is an activity of fun and frustration. You won't escape it, so enjoy .

TL/DR: Welcome!
 
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Renegade McCoy
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Thanks everyone for your warm messages of welcome, and thank you for the geek gold to get me started. I just have to figure out how to spend it now!

Sagrilarus wrote:
So don't leave us hanging. What games did you play at the cafe?


Sorry didn't mean to be a game tease there. We played a game of Takenoko first, which the guy in the cafe recommended for its artwork and ease of play to start us off. The group loved it and I emerged victorious, but we all enjoyed that everyone was in the game right till the end.

However it's not always about wining. Which I found out while playing our second game. We decided to play a co-op and settled in to a game of pandemic. Even by slightly cheaing because we didn't fully understand the rules ("what do you mean I can only hold 7 cards") we only managed to cure 2 dieases before we succumbed to too many outbreaks. Even though we didn't win we throughly enjoyed what I later found out to be a modern classic.

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Welcome to BGG Renegade.

If you ever want to cast your net for gaming buddies, you might want to browse/post in the England and/or Wales forums.
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Welcome! Glad you found a game cafe that did such a good job of introducing you to the hobby.

First thing you need is an avatar, there's where to start with spending your geekgold.
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Welcome. Always a pleasure to see a Welsh flag around these parts.
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Hi from Oz.

Enjoy the ride...it tends to be a lifetime one.
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Annabel Seaton
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Welcome :-)

Looks like you've already added some great games to your collection! I'm sure it'll grow even more too!

Nice seeing that Welsh flag - I went to Uni in Caerleon and lived in Cardiff for many years. Love it! :-)
 
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Welcome !

Really nice and solid starting collection you got there. thumbsup

Enjoy the journey !
 
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