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by Crazy Horse on Sat Nov 16th, 2013 at 08:09:54 AM EST
I am not too surprised. Something that was a bit of a surprise for me to learn was how Germany is the world center of the board gaming scene, with the biggest publishers and conventions. It's such a marginal hobby in the USA that I was shocked to discover just how big it is over there.

Chess is obviously it's own thing, both the granddaddy of the genre yet also it's own thing.  I have great respect for chess players but it's not my game.  I like random elements, I like a bit of diplomacy (though not too much, the more talking matters the more I kill the game) and I dislike the possibility for extreme thinking ahead and the memorization that comes with it.

by Zwackus on Sat Nov 16th, 2013 at 08:21:03 AM EST
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I have great respect for chess players but it's not my game.
Go is my game.

I like board, strategy and simulation games, like I enjoy Role Playing Games. For a serious strategy game, Go is unrivalled.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Nov 16th, 2013 at 08:31:42 AM EST
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marginal hobby in the USA

It's grown dramatically over the past decade, I think in large part due to the internet. I've been playing "euro style" board games since I moved to California in 2006.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Tue Nov 19th, 2013 at 03:01:42 AM EST
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