Tuesday, February 16, 2010

47/365 - G is for Games

A large stack of games.
Click the photo to see it on Flickr.

G is for Games -- of the Board Game type! Besides photography, math, and ruin-hunting, I'm also a huge board game geek! This is a stack of (most of) my collection -- precariously balanced and ready to tip!

You might notice that I'm not exactly a Candyland or Life player. Also, there aren't a whole lot of traditional card games -- although, as a Michigander born and bred, I am obligated to enjoy Euchre. Instead, most of these are modern euro-games, along the lines of Settlers of Catan and Dominion. Questions, comments, and amazed looks are always welcome. :)


Anonymous said...

Great shot Dave! The games look like they are floating in space. Colorful, too!


Summer said...

Set looks very well loved;) Bonus points for Dune! Where on earth did you find that? :D

DC said...

@Summer: Yeah, Set is VERY well worn! Dune was a Christmas gift from my Boradgamegeek Secret Santa, who was AWESOME. It's been out of print for years (and is quite rare), so getting a complete game was amazing. It's a ton of fun, and it really does capture the feeling of the book.

D. Travis North said...

You have Catan - I've read about that game and have many times considered trying it out. But my wife seems to believe it's a game that she would appreciate. She seems to have this impression that it's too much to keep track of. I guess she's more into things like Scrabble or Scattergories. What do you think of the game?

One of my favorite games: Cathedral - you should have that in your collection somewhere. I'm also quite surprised I don't see Chess (unless I can't make it out).

D. Travis North said...

Almost forgot to mention, Dark Tower - a classic and discontinued (I believe) game. I have one...someone offered $200 for it...crazy how much some of these things might cost:


DC said...

@D. Travis North: Catan is definitely NOT a complex game, and there's not a lot to keep track of. You have a hand of cards and buildings on the board. If your buildings are touching a number which gets rolled on the dice, you get more cards -- and everyone can help make sure that everyone gets the cards they should. I *highly* recommend it as a first boardgame. :)