Last week, I joined in something on Instagram called 'Gamer Behind The Games'. It took off quite well. The folks who created it are mentioned below. Here's my original post...
I've decided to join in with the #gamerbehindthegames fun and tell you a little about myself and my family.
I'm Tony, married to my lovely wife Caroline, and we have a player 3 called Maverick. He's only 2 years old but already asking to play Monopoly Junior and Yahtzee.
I've been playing games since I was 2 years old, bit like our little boy. Had to get him to do the same as me. ;) Our favourite games of the moment are Ticket To Ride, Qwirkle, Catan, Camel Up, Roll For It, Risk The Walking Dead, Monopoly Deal, and we just started playing Monopoly Gamer.
Caroline and I have been together for just over 10 years, and because I'm bit of a record keeper, I have game records of every single game we've played. Well over 4000 matches between ourselves now. We used to play a lot of Yahtzee and Magic The Gathering. We keep game books and have little tournaments, and our current game book, we have a jackpot which is growing nicely. At the end of our book, we will have a final and the winner gets the money to buy whatever new board games, winners choice. That's always interesting.
We hold Game Days with friends and/or family. Playing lots of board games. I make hama perler bead awards for the winner of the day, which we all vote on, and the actual beat player gets an award too. I have a website with all the records and photos. Good to look back on and all the players who have attended a Game Day are called the Game Day Guild.
Other than games, I like photography, a range of movies and TV shows. I've been quite the collector of games, anime, manga, and figures in my time.
We like to think we're decent people. We don't drink, smoke or break the law. But I do tend to swear a lot. Must try and stop f****** doing that. Haha.
A lot of our time these days goes on our son, can't wait for him to grow up and play games with us properly. Life is good. :) That's a bit about us anyway. This is a photo I put on my older account a few months ago, but it's a nice one.
Thanks to the folks who started this whole behind the gamer idea. @boardgamebrewery and @boardgamerjen - Great idea. :) Followed you both today.
Thanks for reading. - Tony.
Does anyone play Risk? Great game. If it weren't for this one card coming up for me right at the end of the game last night, I would have lost. Blimey.
Asking the question there of Risk players. I don't think I know a great deal of people who actually indulge themselves in board games. I don't think it's a time issue, it's more like lack of interest in them. The folks who don't care will scroll past this photo, not even read it, and might not even read my status because there's a photo of a game card stuck to it. No matter, everyone is on here as my friend for a reason. :)
Making new friends is harder than you think now the internet has evolved into a society of people who want to make money, or just be more popular with anyone else. Trust has gone out of the window a long time ago. Then there's the whole political arguments, separated groups because of religion or sexuality, there are a lot of ageists too.
This became quite a post. Looking at how things have gone in the world, and some aspects of life, I'm a little sad.
Originally a Facebook post
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