I am a huge fan of boardgames. My ideal evening involves hanging out with close friends, having some snacks, wine, good conversation, and playing any sort of game. Most people I admit to this to look at me like I have been stunted at age 10. (Which actually may be true) They hear boardgames and they think the standards, Monopoly, Trivia Pursuit, Life… All of which I personally hate to play. Monopoly- the game in which you end up despising your friends and family, the deal making game. Trivia Pursuit- Pop Quiz asshole! What you don’t remember some history tidbit from Bystantine Period? The game designed to make you feel stupid. Life- See what job you should have had? Come on? You don’t have 8 children and an aspiring career as a hedge fund manager? FAIL.
Games are no longer what you pull out at awkward family gatherings to pass the time away until you can go home. No. They are events, social communication connections, brain builders, creative outlets. I wanted to feature different games on this podcast to show off not only that there are new games out there for everyone, but also that our city has people developing games that are inspiring, creative, and fun. I wanted to showcase those people, in the hopes that you yourself will check out their games, and buy one, play one, and also find your love of them bloom. There is something for everyone out there.
My first feature is game designer Stentor Danielson. Besides having the coolest name ever, he creates games, and also draws maps that resemble Middle Earth, but in local settings. Ever seen the one he did of Pittsburgh? Yeah, that was him, as if I didn’t have reason enough to want to talk to him, he throws in these gorgeous maps. He does custom work, and other places around the world. We will chat about how he got into making them and about his game Money, Bunny, Gunny, which I played last time we got to hang out. Easy to play and fun to boot. Hope you enjoy! Support local people! You can now buy his game on Amazon-
and his website to Mapsburgh is HERE.
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