This past weekend I attended a party. But not just any kind of party. This, peasants, was a Board Game Party. Hosted by a local company here in The South of Africa in the city of Johannesburg. A good friend of mine and I decided to go. It should be no surprise to you, regular and valued DWIWINS reader, that I am in fact, a HUGE board game enthusiast. It might however come as a surprise to you that I have never been to a party of that type before, until this past weekend.
We walked through the doors and witnessed what can only be described as what I hope heaven looks like. Lots and lots of super friendly people laughing and having a genuinely good time. All of them in communion with one another, thinking with each other, and trying to beat each other, in most cases that is.
This was not a movie you go and watch with your friends, a movie where you go and sit down to watch a big screen and usually don’t say more than a few badly timed whispers to your friends. This… was table top gaming the way it’s meant to be. We walked in and paid a small fee. The payment let us play as many games as we wanted, as much as we wanted. It also included all you can drink coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and juice. Yes, hot chocolate. ALL YOU CAN FREKEN DRINK.
We explored new games and made new friends. We played an amazingly fun game called Smash Up, which I actually bought before leaving. We couldn’t spend as much time as we would have liked, but the three hours we did spend there, were arguably the best three hours of my week. Needless to say, I CANNOT wait for the next one!