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Classic AT that got me started
Mine had a pack of guitar strings (Ernie Ball 9's) and a pinup image of Farrah Fawcett in the box...did I get yours by mistake?
WRASSLIN' really needs to be elevated to the classic status it richly deserves...few games are as ludicrous yet as fun. Better than PILLARS OF THE EARTH by far.
But I think the first boardgame I bought myself was Battle Hymn, which I used to also play coop with a friend.
I play Ernie Ball 10's!!!!!!!!!
That was a very subtle insult Barnes!!! You are good, with my help you could be the best!!!
Wish I still had that game.
For me, I played a lot of Risk as a kid, and also a lot of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. My brother got into Axis and Allies with some friends and I played it a couple times but didn't like the complexity as a younger kid.
For many years of my life I would occasionally play the random board game title, but only got into them after college when a group of friends was playing a lot of Epic Duels and Twilight Imperium 2. Got hooked on boardgames from those.
I've always played D&D though.
Then I started reading sci fi mags from the US (Analog I think) and saw ads for all these cool games (late 70s ... no taking the piss out of us oldies please) so persuaded my Mum to buy a box full - of which 'Dungeon' was played a lot with my brothers and sister but the others (Stellar Conquest, Magic Realm, Godsfire) just got looked at because I could find no one to play with (we were in a small rural community). So to solve that problem I then got into 'Tunnels & Trolls' solo dungeons and the best of all, PBM sci fi game called 'Starweb' run by Flying Buffalo Inc (who still run it today!).
The 80s and 90s (late teens to mid 30s)were spent with alcohol, sport, women, travel, alcohol & women & parties & ... but I did get to play 'Kingmaker' and the Gamesmaster 'Shogun' once.
And then reaching the shores of the UK in 2000 and staying wth a kiwi mate he bought out 'Risk' and 'Zombies' one night ... and before you could say rather dead than seen playing Caylus I had ordered 'Kingmaker', Risk, and 'Samurai Swords' from the US and haven't looked back.
You all can wake up now ..... but glad to be here with so many other assholes and gamers of good taste.
DnD (played at a very young age with my brothers)
Axis and Allies and Conquest of the Empire
Magic: The Gathering and other CCGs
Warhammer 40k and other GW mini games
then a long period of no games (the dark ages)
Carcassone (brought me back into modern gaming)
Descent (brought me fully into Ameritrash)
Page 3 before anyone says Risk? Come on guys, don't tell me you're leaving that little piece of Ameritrash off your resumes because of some sort latent BGG embarrassment?
Absolutely not! Believe it or not, it's just not the game that brought me to the dance.
I own the following Risks (and would play them anytime:) Vanilla, 2210, Godstorm, LOTR: Risk (well, I'd rather play WotR than that one), Clone Wars, and Original Trilogy Risk.
Believe me, I'm a card-carrying Risk player.
I can't believe Hasbro hasn't jumped on the Monopoly train with Risk and started putting out "Dog Risk" and "Simpsons Risk" and "Spongebob Risk" and "Gay Risk".