Tabletop Tag!

I’ve been a bit of a homebody these last few weeks due to a nasty illness and the usual pile of work that never seems to end.  Still, I’ve managed to pack in quite a bit of low key fun lately, such as binging on podcasts and dusting off my bookshelf….but my favorite pastime these days has been tabletop gaming.

I totally struck gold with my current co-workers.  My game collection was one of my top priorities when I moved to Turkey and I was so happy when I discovered that practically everyone else in our department also had an amazing game collection…and we’re not talking Monopoly here (although we’ve developed an affinity for a version of Trivial Pursuit from the ’80s).  Among the five of us, we have Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Pandemic, and many other games of the like.  For the past two years, we have tried to get together at least once a week after school for an intense board game session. I pretty much live for Thursday nights now.

When I stumbled upon this Tabletop tag from A Geek Girl’s Guide, I knew I had to participate.  Here goes:

1. Favorite type of tabletop games?

I especially love strategy games, but lately I’ve been loving cooperative games as well.

2. Favorite time to play tabletop games?

Thursday nights on campus!  It’s the perfect way to gear up for the weekend.

3. Favorite game you have ever played?

Betrayal at House on the Hill!  It’s a different game every single time!

4. First game you ever played?

My earliest tabletop gaming memory is playing Sorry with my parents.

5. What’s the most recent game you’ve played?

Gloom!

6. What game have you played the most?

That’s a tough question.  Probably Mancala or Scrabble.

7. What game do you want to add to your shelf?

My friend has Pandemic and I’d really love to own it as well.  I also have my eye on Resistance.

8. Favorite game to share with non-gamers?

I like Farkle because it’s so simple.

9. Well-known game you’ve never played?

I have friends that rave about Magic, but I haven’t dabbled in it yet.

10. Show off your game shelf

I wish I could say I had a beautiful game shelf, but it’s really more of a game bag at this point.  In order to maximize the number of games I could bring with me to Turkey, I had to throw away all of the boxes they came in (it felt so wrong!) and instead, organize all of the boards, cards, and tiny pieces into a variety of Ziploc bags.

My collection currently includes:

  • Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • Fluxx
  • Gloom
  • Aggravation
  • Risk
  • Mancala
  • Clue
  • Scrabble Apple
  • Quelf
  • Cards Against Humanity
  • Story Cubes (also great for teaching!)
  • LCR
  • Uno
  • Tavla (Turkish Backgammon)
  • Werewolf

If you want to participate in the tag:

1. Favorite type of tabletop games?

2. Favorite time to play tabletop games?

3. Favorite game you have ever played?

4. First game you ever played?

5. What’s the most recent game you’ve played?

6. What game have you played the most?

7. What game do you want to add to your shelf?

8. Favorite game to share with non-gamers?

9. Well-known game you’ve never played?

10. Show off your game shelf!

I’m looking forward to adding to my collection this summer!

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