Saturday, June 20, 2009
My name is Alex. I love to game. Board games, card games, video games, and heck, even sports games all rock my socks. “Hardcore” games, casual titles, and everything in between make me happy.
My wife’s name is Erin. She does not love to game. Given the choice to game or to watch the C-Span videos my grandpa recorded in the 90’s, she may just choose the latter.
Even though Erin doesn’t share the same passion for gaming that I have, she still supports my playing since she knows it makes me happy, and she will even agree to play with me once in a while. If she is feeling especially amorous on a given day, Erin will even offer to play a game with me unsolicited. She knows it doesn’t matter what game she chooses; I’m all over it.
So I love to play games, and I especially love to play games with my wife. That’s why I decided to start “Gaming With the Mrs,” a blog dedicated to telling of my adventures in gaming with my wife. I’ll be keeping a record of every game we play together each week, as well as give a review of how each game we play game goes over when played by two people with different tastes in games (I tend to like games from all difficulty levels as long as they have some semblance of strategy; Erin prefers simpler games—strategy is not a pre-requisite for a game being considered fun for her).
I hope this blog helps other couples find games that are great for them. I also hope it serves to encourage my own wife to play more games with me!