497: Game On

Board game culture is pretty awesome. If you're looking to see what it's like, I'd suggest starting at boardgamegeek.com. It will give you an idea of the sheer breadth of media out there. I feel like there's a game for everyone and I find that the personality types that are into board gaming jive pretty well with mine. What I find most neat is the emphasis on interaction with other people. Computer gaming, even when social, is pretty distant, whereas bored games are designed for actually having friends over. Back when I lived in Jersey, we used to have semi-weekly dinner and gaming sessions at our house and I almost always bring a couple games when I visit friends these days.