Once a year, gamers all over the world come together to play games… for the kids!
Extra Life is a 24 hour event that brings together gamers of all types: board gamers, video gamers, RPGers – heck, even lawn gamers. If it’s a game in pretty much any way shape or form, it counts. The concept is really simple:
- Raise money to play games.
- Play said games.
- All of the money goes to help sick children.
Once a year, Geek & Sundry hosts a world-wide event known as TableTop Day.
For the 2015 celebration, Jacob and I headed to The Haunted Game Cafe (HGC) to celebrate with fellow gamers. One of the events held that day was a King of New York tournament. We’re both huge fans of King of Tokyo, so we were excited to participate and give New York a shot.
Mark and Randy, from Boardgame Corner, were participating as well and we ended up playing the tournament game with Mark (Randy was at another table). We had a blast and talked quite a bit about The Dice Tower and the games they were working on reviewing.
After the tournament game was over, we played one more game of King of New York and then went our separate ways.
Games were common in our home. On my mom’s side of the family, everyone is pretty big into playing games – board games, card games, dice games, you name it. So most of our holidays and family gatherings ended with all of us sitting around the table playing a game of some sort.
Traditional games for families and kids
Monopoly, Clue, Life… my brother and I played all these games time and again. No matter what game we played, he was always green and I was always blue. And we typically had a blast. This is certainly one of my fondest childhood memories. However, we generally stuck with these popular, kid-friendly games. Until, one day, my uncle introduced us to something new.
This domain has served many purposes over its lifetime. It started as a personal blog, chronicling my college days. It spent a short stint serving as the home of my and my husband’s wedding website. And finally, here in its newest form, a location for me to blog about board games.
Why board games?
Great question. The simple answer is because I enjoy them. I love playing board games, buying board games, learning to play new games, and most importantly introducing others to them. If you’ve played a few “newer” board games (think Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, etc.) and are looking for the next game you should try, I’m here to help. Or if you simply enjoyed playing Monopoly, Chess, or Clue as a child and somehow stumbled upon this blog thanks to Google, I’d love to introduce you to a modern game you might enjoy.