1- Before your first game…
Portugal. The eighties. A young shy kid likes to play. Hates to lose. Get’s lost, a lot.
Games, never board games, mainly soccer, video games, floppy disks, 1 of 3, competitive, insert coin, release the anger, small town, friends and family, first.
History. Books, old books. Journalism. Old news.
Wrong generation complex. Beer. Pearl Jam.
2- Carefully remove the tiles from their frames…
Paulo invited me over for a Saturday of games. Play Station, PES. With some friends. Home.
Routine. Strange “games with pieces and rules” emerged. Handle with care. Frustration. Overthinking. Dreams. What’s next ? There’s more ? Game on.
3- Place the game board on the center of table…
Write. Study, blog. Play !
Rules. Research. There’s more ? Play, play.
“Spiel” - Portugal - the perfect circle.
There are more ? Convention, Leiria(Con). Geek. Geeks, Board Game Geeks.
Game of the Year, choices, opinion, Play, play… play !
4- Advanced rules only…
Essen. The World. Home. Designers. Friends.
Smile. Play, play… wait ?
Why not… Design ? Beer. Books. Old books, research. Overthinking. Dreams.
Prototypes, words, numbers and words.
Madeira… Panamax… Nippon… Shower mechanics.
5- It all goes back in the box…
Board Games. Geek. Community. Friends. Family.
“Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates” and boardgames.
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