It Starts with a Hexagon

It Starts with a Hexagon
It Starts with a Hexagon
July 30th 2010: So we begin the journey through a night of board game mayhem. The first game on the list being the ever so popular Settlers of Catan. Consistently Catan pops up at game nights and conventions as that game that eases people from monopoly to something with a bit more teeth. Often, people hear the name Catan before they know the phrase Eurogame. Lets see how our cast enjoys it.
I'd like to take a moment to present the Play in Public Campaign from the Seize your Turn blog. The goal of the campaign is to get gamers out in public playing their favorite board games. Playing Puerto Rico at the Park, dealing out Dominion at a diner, and letting loose with Last Night on Earth at your local library. There is a stigma against gamers (both digital and analogue) that we are antisocial basement dwellers, shunning the light in favor of our twisted fantasies. This couldn't be farther from the truth. If you've listened to Wil Wheaton's keynote speach at PAX , gamers are a culture and community. The Play in Public Campain is a call for gamers to make an active effort to be seen. Perhaps it might feel awkward to setup a board game in public, but it is my opinion that more often something positive will happen. People are curious, and more than likely people will see you having fun, and want to have fun themselves. People play chess in public, basketball in public, watch TV in public, why not play board games? Sure there are environment dangers, but if you play smart, are smart about how interact with strangers, you might find yourself in a great game with people who quickly change from strangers to friends.

~The Author M~

Settlers of Catan © Mayfair