August 27, 2011


Well, I have little free time these days, it seems.  So, why a blog?  Mainly as a platform to talk about one of my favorite hobbies: boardgames.  Not Monopoly.  Not Sorry.  Not Clue.  Not any you can buy at Target, really.  No, hobby boardgames and war games.

Well, I have even less money to spend on a collection of games that would impress even the newest babe on Board Game Geek.  And numerous other quality gaming blogs already exist in the world (ones that I plan to talk about), so what would another one offer that has little time and resources to commit?

Simply put, I hope to offer a slightly new perspective on the hobby.  One, that of a casual gamer who has just begun to explore the relatively unknown world of hobby gaming.  And two, that of a child's.  Those familiar with the Euro game hobby will recognize my blog's title as an annual German award honoring that country's top children's game.  And my "gaming group" is comprised of just that - kids!  Four of them, exactly; all mine, ages 8, 8, 9, and 10.

Once I get the feel of blogging, I plan to actively bring in their perspectives with their own posts, thoughts, and reviews on boardgames.  I take advantage of any opportunity to engage and interact with my kids, and why should blogging be any different?

Until then, and perhaps even after, I just might offer some thoughts on a few of my other passions like Christianity, college football, classic video gaming, and a bit of history for sophistication-sakes!

I look forward to sharing and hearing...


  1. Sounds like you need a better Target. Mine sells Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Munchkin, Pentago, Say Anything, Wits & Wagers, and a handful of other very solid games!

  2. Ah, well, I did overlook abstract (Pentago) and party (Say Anything, etc.) games. My Oversight! However, our local store does not carry TtR, Settlers, or Dominion, although Target carries them on-line; except Settlers is the only one in stock and for more expensive than what CoolStuff and Boards&Bits lists...