“I started playing board games a few years ago, it started with Sushi Go. It quickly progressed into Bang! Series and now I have over 100 board games in my current library of games. Over that time, I started moderating for IV Games’ Discord and became fast friends with the community. Learning more about varying games and doing meetups to play board games had greatly changed my perspective for what type of mechanics I preferred.
The biggest impact in my life with board games is the friends I gained, more than I thought possible for my introverted self. It helped me through the Covid lockdown, and it strengthened my love for the board gaming space in my day-to-day life.
I have introduced board gaming to my day job co-workers and we play 3 times a week. From social deduction games for larger groups, to some mildly complex games that fit within the 1-hour lunch time frame. Some include Ra, Wingspan, and Foundations of Rome.
Some of my former co-workers in my previous job, we scheduled meetups at a local game store to play some games, where I was introduced to many other games I have never played before.
My journey with board games has opened a lot of opportunities to meet up people or bring together people unlikely to meet otherwise. My world has expanded due to board games and it has greatly changed my life. Even if it may break the bank a bit.”