Bored of Boards? [SOCS]

Dominion is a card game I played once or twice in 2012 when I began playing a lot of board games after my divorce. It was a fun way to meet new people and make friends, without having to drink alcohol. When I say “card game,” I don’t mean Dominion used a deck of playing cards like you would need for gin rummy ~ it had a special set of world building type of cards, sort of like Catan, except there was no world. You had to imagine the world, or not. I didn’t really like it. I don’t really like Catan either, though I can tolerate it because it’s a very pretty game. My problem with the world building games is the arbitrary rules. Now, I know all games have arbitrary rules. Hell, our language is arbitrary, which makes all words and dictionaries arbitrary. But at least they try to be consistently so. The fantasy games are just ridonkulous with their rules… kinda like on Wednesdays we wear pink. Whyyy? Lately I’m wondering if I’m simply getting bored of games. Even my favorites seem like a drag and I’m happy when they’re over. I’d rather see a movie or read a book, but those aren’t social events. Just cuz I like a thing for a while, do I haz to do it forever?

Sorry my stream is trickling in late: I flew up to NorCal for some family time.

5 responses to “Bored of Boards? [SOCS]

  1. “kinda like on Wednesdays we wear pink.” What? I never heard that “rule.” And I never wear (or wore) pink on Wednesday…or on any other day, for that matter. I once had a pink dress shirt that I used to wear with a gray suit, but not very often. I’m not a pink wearing kind of a guy, I suppose. Even on Wednesdays.

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  2. I’m all for reading a book. 😛

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