Beyond things like Risk, my first wargame was MB's Axis & Allies. As a boy in the sixth grade, it was one of the greatest Christmas gifts I ever received, or ever will receive. My father and I played every weekend -- sometimes multiple times a weekend. You can't beat that sort of introduction to gaming.
Your favorite game(s):
We the People, Web of Power, Die Macher, I'm the Boss, Puerto Rico, El Grande, Age of Steam, Paths of Glory, San Marco and Pax Brittanica
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Need to play: Manouver, Combat Commander, Tide of Iron
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
about 8 hours a week
How big is your game collection?
Over 750 games
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
I was looking thru the members page to see if anyone was in MD or Washington area. I'm new to cosimworld trying to find opponents and board gamers in the area. How is the game scene around Alexandria?
You guys looking for any additional players? I'd love to get some serious war games in and oh yes Die Macher.
Jim W and I are breaking her in. We had her play a zombie game 2 weeks ago. She goes to conventions and likes them. Her current idea is to dress up for Origins this year : http://www.pyramidcollection.com/itemdy00.asp?c=01&SKW=apparel%20lingerie&SKW2=&TKW=&Scat=Y&GEN1=Lingerie&OR=&parent=&T1=P8572+BK+S&PageNo=1&pos=1
Congrats on the 11/4 victory.
I'm an Enrichment Specialist for a school district in upstate NY.
I just finished playing 1960:TMOAP with 5 different groups of highly capable 8th grade students over the past two weeks
(a total of 30 students). The game works very well as a team-play simulation as student teams debated over card-play strategy and priorities in the allocation of resources. The cards also inspired research and discussion related to the context of the times.
This coming Spring we will be playing Twilight Struggle as part of our Cold War unit. We use the auditorium and project the map onto a huge screen with two long tables flanking each side of the screen....Soviet delegation and US delegation. Card play is also projected. It feels like...the warroom in Dr. Strangelove.