At Giant Fire Breathing Robot, the question was asked: Who instilled in you your love of gaming?

The answer’s easy. My parents. We played games all the time when I was a kid, from Candyland when I was little to Monopoly, Scrabble,Life, Pictionary, Backgammon, etc.

Then, probably in high school, we started playing Euchre all the time, lunch, breaks, restaurants, whenever.

Fast forward to when Amber was born and we moved back to town after being gone for a couple of years. I don’t exactly know how it developed, but I think that instead of going out on a regular basis, it became easier for us for our friends just to come over to our house. And when you get together every week, you need something to do and games are perfect. Our tastes have broadened, last week for example we played Dominion and Death Angel, but it’s still playing games.  (Why can’t any of the space marines be women by the way?) And when people are in from out of town, they know that on Friday night, folks will be at our house playing games and they are welcome to join in.

What about you?


  • Like you I have a love of playing games from my parents. My sisters and I are close in age, so playing games is sometimes how we entertained ourselves when we were bored of make-believe or the weather wasn’t suitable outside.

    My husband, however, didn’t grow up playing games and really dislikes them! He keeps telling me that once we have kids I’ll have someone to play games with me again, but I do love the family bond it can create!

  • We had board games when I was a kid but we didn’t play very often and hardly ever those trivia games I love so much. Thankfully, I now have friends who do and we have game nights all the time!

  • Did you like Death Angel? We’ve only done one practice round with it. Lately we’ve been playing Stoneage and Powergrid most of the time. We might try Nefertiti this weekend. We have so many game and so little time to get to them. You just have to love how boardgames give you such quality time with the people you play with. Especially these types of board games that make you actually think. One of these days we’ll actually pull out our Space Hulk boardgame and play it. It was so expensive and we still haven’t played it.

    • We only played Death Angel once, and I don’t think luck went our way. It seemed okay, not great, but we’ll have to play it a couple of more times before I decide for sure.

      We haven’t played PowerGrid for a while.

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