During uni, when my friends told me that they were going to the Games Society that Saturday to spend the day playing board games… well, my mind was basically blown. At that point, board games to me meant Cluedo and Monopoly. I couldn’t understand exactly how they were going to spend the better part of 8 hours playing those.
But I went along. I was introduced to Eurogames, to co-op games, to deck-building games, to mystery games.
As I left uni, moved away to a new area, moved in with old friends, moved to Leeds… board games have been a pretty constant feature. I’m not a massive video gamer. I’ve dabbled with roleplay and LARP, and obviously I’m obsessed wtih megagames and escape rooms. But tabletop games (let’s not forget the card games too) have definitely been a key feature of my social life throughout my 20s.