What I’m Backing
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If you don’t follow Geek & Sundry, you really should.
Besides being a repository for all things silly and geek, its creator, the Lady Nerd Felicia Day, has taken the success of their show TableTop (hosted by Wil Wheaton) and parleyed it into the first International TableTop Day.
The goal with ITTD (the abbreviation I just made up) is to foster community by bringing people together with, of course, tabletop games. If you’ve never done any tabletop gaming before I highly recommend it; it’s a great way to get a group of friends together, have some fun, and be social. I started playing Munchkin in college and since then have had the opportunity to play lots of other games of the tabletop variety (Settlers of Catan, Mille Bornes, Guillotine, etc). Watching episodes of TableTop introduced me to even more games, and what’s better is it gave me a feel for how the games are played and whether or not I thought my friends would enjoy them. Based off of what I’ve seen on the show I bought myself a set of Zombie Dice and bought my parents Ticket to Ride (and have Fiasco on my to-buy list). They’re all great fun.
I love playing games like these, so I’ll definitely be hosting a TableTop Day party of my own (ATL friends – prepare yourselves for an incoming invite in the coming weeks). If you love tabletop games – or even if you’ve never played one before – this is a great excuse to have a party of your own.
At the ITTD website you can either find a local venue that’s already hosting a tabletop party, or even create one on your own, either publicly or privately. Go forth, and game!