One of the many stress relief practices I’ve adopted while (attempting) to plan our wedding this past year is playing board games with friends. It’s been a really fun experience developing those friendships over a long, and sometimes contentious, board game. It’s been exciting to keep up with the Geek and Sundry‘s show Table Top on their YouTube channel and slowly be introduced to games I probably never would have attempted to play before. That’s why I’m SO excited about their announcement to start an International Table Top Day!!!
My friends and I have tried to get together as often as we were able due to our conflicting work schedules and social obligations. We were able to meet up enough for a few months and then…we became obsessed with playing, and winning. I learned how to play Ascension and tried to make a “No Helping Your Significant Other” rule to ensure we were on our best behavior. I became obsessed the game Lords of Waterdeep enough that I received it as an awesome birthday gift this year! We even attempted to start a regular board game night at some of our local coffee shops in Long Beach. I’ve talked for months about starting a regular board game night with friends, but alas I recently became employed again and have been unable to make it happen…yet.
Thankfully Geek and Sundry and Table Top have the ball rolling so I can force/shame/guilt my friends in to setting up our own #TableTopDay in Long Beach, CA. I’m excited to get everyone together and have a fun-filled day of games, friends, and most of all memories. 🙂
*Update: Changed the title for this post. Oopsy!