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Thursday, March 24, 2005

A board game about board gaming

Board gaming experienced a renaissance in North America a few years ago, and its devotees congregate at

I was thinking ... how about making a board game about board gaming? You could call it "Meta", short for meta-boardgaming. In this game you are a boardgame collector, and you agonize about how to spend your $200 on a few of the many excellent games out there (a good German board game will typically run you $30-$60). And there are so many factors to consider: theme, mechanics, price, reputation of the designer, reputation of the manufacturer, how many people will be at your place tonight. And there are only so many hours in the day, so how to spend it: reading boardgame reviews, writing articles for, analyzing boardgame statistics like average rating, or maybe even playing a boardgame.

Anyway, it could become a big hit in the boardgaming community. Lazyweb, I invoke thee. And make sure it has good bits!


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