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I must admit that for the last two days I haven’t booted up my computer to write. Sorry! I’ve been gaming. Tabletop gaming. I think it’s safe to say that I’m a geek in every way…


We had a guest come to stay for a few days and as a result… this happened. We played Game of Thrones (the card game). We played Seven Wonders (twice). We played Takenoko. We played Five Tribes. We played Smallworld. We played Cards Against Humanity, and for those who know the game… that above is the picture of Rando Cardrissian and his huge stack of wins. Yes, we hung our heads in shame.


I used to play all the old traditional games as a kid. HATED Monopoly. At the time I assumed it was because I was the youngest and my brother was just better than me and maybe I would get it when I was older. Turns out it’s just a broken game. Same with Snakes and Ladders. And all those other childhood games that are based entirely on luck. But recently I’ve really gotten into the renaissance of tabletop games. My partner and I have an ever growing collection and host regular game nights. And on our nights off from working (not very frequent, I promise), it’s often a game we play. Or we watch Dr Who. Or build Lego. Ok, so I’m a nerd!



So tomorrow I’ll get back to writing. Today we have a few more games before our guest heads home and we get back to the everyday sculpting of fantasy narratives. But for those who haven’t tried their hand at the modern take on tabletop games … don’t be guided by dislike for Monopoly or Chess or Snakes and Ladders or Connect Four. Games are AWESOME. Just pick good ones. Exactly like books…