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Okay... it may not have been at the very top of the list but one reoccuring reason to have a child was to add to the number of gamers to the household.

I used to spend upwards of between 25-30 hours per week gaming. Now that we have our son those numbers have been reduced to about 5 in a week when lucky - but rest assured nearly 100% of gaming time my, now 2 month old, son is on my lap or by my side. I find myself asking his advice on a particular move or new strategy and he is really taking to euro games quickly. Without a doubt he has not only become an integral part of our gaming experience but often times a highlight.

Being that I remain very excited to record my celebration of family and gaming, my son quite often appears in our gaming photos. Since I have been integrating myself into the BGG community I have been equally excited to share such gaming moments here in photo form and hoped to eventually create a GeekList, "Why geeks procreate.", to celebrate the little additions to the BGG gaming community with a set of first games that my son has played with his family.

Although I have most certainly not given up celebrating gaming and the growth of my family, I have given up the idea of creating a GeekList in honour of our newest addition to our gaming experience. While, apparently, photos of frat boys partying over a gameboard or photos of hot chicks with boxtops in their hands are revered with acceptance and recommendations, photos of babies partaking in the gaming experience are not.

The GeekMod for images a smart and wonderful community addition offereing solid ways to weed out bad files, large files, wrong files etc. while being an active part of the community. Be sure to read the Image evaluation guidelines and for those uninterested in art, who don't think out of the box or don't like babies there is a 'Skip Image' button.

Celebrate our newest Geeks!


One of my favorites I've come across in the BGG photo bank:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/103342

 
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The key is to find a woman BEFORE you start wearing a shirt that says "Real Men Play Board Games"
 
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I love pictures of babies and boardgames. Well, it depends on the game ...laugh

Congratulations on your new little geek.
 
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... and DON'T forget the "Child Tax Credit" (line item 52) and then later the "Education Credit" (line item 50) for each gaming 'spud' you produce.
 
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I've noticed the geeks here have mixed feelings about photos featuring babies and cats.

As 'illustrated' here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/800392#800392


 
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Peter Vrabel
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Geeks do not procreate. They are asexual, and produce little geeks like strawberry plants produce runners.
 
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As a soon to be father (as in, any day now), I'm spawning not just to have a game partner, but hopefully to provide something to my kid that I never had that much with my parents: people to play games with. I've always loved games, and loved buying them, but I mostly didn't get to play as often as I wanted.

I'm also hoping that when my sister's kids are old enough (her oldest is 4.), that I can introduce them to games. Thomas is a big train freak, so I'm hoping that something like Ticket To Ride will be in his future.

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ben_ethus wrote:
I've noticed the geeks here have mixed feelings about photos featuring babies and cats.

As 'illustrated' here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/800392#800392

And here!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/781888
 
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Don't forget "BECAUSE IT FEELS SO DAMNED GOOD!"
Procreation should not be a limit set by geeks on their sexual activity... I say, let it be for RECREATION as well! There's all kinds of nasty little sex-games in which a couple can indulge. Remember, sex is only dirty if it's done RIGHT! I've got two kids about whom I am absolutely mad, but I don't want any more... kids, that is.

powwowdancer out
 
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To all this I say:

Raise tomatoes instead. At least you can eat the tomatoes devil
 
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My favorite Geek/baby picture.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/78089

 
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Brian,

Great session report. Right up there with Gola's for Amun-Re!




ben_ethus wrote:
I've noticed the geeks here have mixed feelings about photos featuring babies and cats.

As 'illustrated' here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/800392#800392


 
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EvilTimmy wrote:
To all this I say:

Raise tomatoes instead. At least you can eat the tomatoes devil


well, technically..... zombie
 
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ixnay66 wrote:
The key is to find a woman BEFORE you start wearing a shirt that says "Real Men Play Board Games"

Yeah - marry a cute babe, and have her buy you the shirt (dead giveaway that you married the right girl..).

Tip: Keep spice in the marriage by remembering there's more than one game that can be played on the board!
 
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Stephen Groves
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Yeah...but be very careful of the pieces. Those meeple can really dig in!
 
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This just seems relevant to the conversation.
Enjoy!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
 
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Helenoftroy wrote:
This just seems relevant to the conversation. Enjoy!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

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Wheeeeee!!! Let's just rename BGG to AnneGeddes.com!
 
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Harlan Rosenthal
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. . . because it's fun?
 
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Quote:
Wheeeeee!!! Let's just rename BGG to AnneGeddes.com!


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Ahhhh, she is very cute isn't she, but then I am partial since she looks like her Mother
 
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I definitely agree that having kids is a great way to create your future gaming partners. Once when pregnant with my first child and shopping for baby equipment at Toys 'R Us, I found myself wandering over to the game aisle and browsing what games we'd play as he grew up. I was a bit depressed seeing that even something simple like Yahtzee is for ages 7 and up. We'll he's ten now and our daughter is turning 7 so we are into the prime time of gaming with them. It's great!
 
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The question was "Why Geeks procreate?".

Just repeating things, see, I do that.

See also "Why Geeks don't procreate."cry
 
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jlinsey wrote:
We'll he's ten now and our daughter is turning 7 so we are into the prime time of gaming with them. It's great!

So....it's all downhill from here?
 
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The gentleman on the left would go on to lose this game.
 
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