Category: Growing Gamers

Banishing The Bad and Boring for Kids (and adults), Part 1

The reality is that many of the games the children of the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s grew up on were bad.  Very bad.  And many that were somewhat good were deeply flawed due to the limitations of what made a game a game to major publishers.

We don’t need to put up with that any longer.  This series is going to look at how we can substitute the games we grew up on with newer games that will increase enjoyment for the whole table.

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Growing Up A Gamer

Imagine growing up in a village where the only thing to eat was school cafeteria fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy.  That’s my childhood – the school fried chicken of Monopoly combined with the lumpy mashed potatoes of Risk.  Occasionally, the aid organizations would bring us a healthy dose of D&D or some war game, but no one else in the village liked that stuff.  Monopoly was good enough for them.

I have kids now, so shall I feed them greasy fried chicken of gaming?

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