For sometime now, we at Zombiegamer have been not getting that thrill with gaming that we were so used to. Personally, I found myself bored with a game a few hours into it, game after game. I don’t know if it’s the age, or just playing too many gamers, but I was just not getting my fix. And so I finally found something to let me retire the “controller”, and its not a keyboard and mouse I assure you.
I then got invited to a social event at a mate’s house. After some lekker braai meat and some drinks out came 30 Seconds. One of the more popular board games where you have 30 seconds to explain to your partner the words on the cards, without actually saying the word. One hour turned to five and I found myself “thrilled” as I was with the type before that I was so taken with.
I promptly bought the game and when investigated forums and what else goes with this, I came across the The Gamers Society. It is basically people of all ages that love board games of all kind.
So long story short, we discussed this amongst ourselves and decided that there is a market for a blog for board games> Harold Jansen, President of The Gamers Society explained to me that “our society consists of almost 38% of previous video gamers,” and continued to explain that “when the audio-visual hand-to-eye stimulation no longer quenches the brain to ‘game’, board games fill that gap.” So because a large number of these people where gamers like you and I, they more than likely frequent blogs and forums etc. And in enters Zombiegamer – The board gaming blog. Look out for our first review early next week on the smash hit Battle of the Sexes. Oh, and have a happy April Fools Day.