Return of the Game Guy

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It’s been a while since I last did a blog post, something I deeply regret but something that’s been unavoidable. This post is going to give a quick update on what I’ve been up to over the past few months.

So what’s been going on with day to day life?
I’ve been really busy with work, aren’t we all? I’ve also increased my gaming sessions a great deal, I’m currently doing one or two a week at a minimum. I’ve also been taking part in a self-study course about Gamification in my spare time. It’s been really interesting and I’ve loved looking at taking gaming elements and applying them to real world business problems.

What have I been doing related to gaming?
For the first time ever I went to a gaming session held at a gaming store. I’ve only ever played games with a group of close friends, but in the past couple of months I’ve been to two Board Game sessions held at Firestorm Games over in Cardiff. I had a great time, met a few new people and of course played a few games. I’ll be back there again on 16th May so I’m looking forward to that.
I’ve also spent a bit of time thinking about other ways I can get involved in more gaming activities. I’ve done three things to try and work towards this.

    Purchased some Malifaux miniatures.
    Purchased a selection of X-Wing miniatures.
    Recorded my first podcast.

A little bit more about the podcast. It’s a 16 minute introductory podcast in which I discuss my top ten games and some games I played recently. I’ve got to look into hosting this so subscribe or check back later in the week for an update on where you can get that. I’m currently putting together an outline for the next one which will hopefully have a friend of mine as a guest.

What games have I played over the past couple of months?

    Lords of Waterdeep
    Eminent Domain
    Red November
    Age of Conan
    Shadows over Camelot
    Arkham Horror
    Starfleet Captains + Romulan Empire
    Chaos in the Old World
    Last Night on Earth: Timber Peak
    Stone Age
    City Tycoon
    Atlantis Rising
    Nexus Ops
    Galaxy Trucker
    Garden Dice
    Talisman 4th Edition
    D-Day Dice
    Exodus – Proxima Centauri
    Cadwallon: City of Thieves
    Game of Thrones the Card Game
    DC Comics Deck Building Games
    Legends of Andor
    Evil Baby Orphanage
    Alcatraz: The Scapegoat
    Rex: Final Days of an Empire
    Power Grid
    Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game
    Battlestar Galactica
    Gears of War The Board Game
    Mage Wars
    Survive: Escape from Atlantis
    Cthulu Fluxx
    Wits and Wagers Family
    Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery
    Smash Up
    Descent Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
    Cosmic Encounter
    Martian Dice
    Love Letter
    Eaten By Zombies

That’s pretty much what’s been going on over the past few months. I should now be getting back into a more regular flow with the blog and podcast thing and I hope you come back soon to see how things are progressing.

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