Buying Games and Canada Post – a Rant

Being an avid boardgamer, I buy a lot of my games at online stores. The prices are usually great (especially on sale) and they just show up on your doorstep one day! Without you even having to put your clothes on!

How easy is that?

Most of the time, it’s very easy.

For the first time that I can remember in my boardgaming career, that feeling came to a screeching halt almost two weeks ago.

And in two weeks of dealing with Canada Post, this is a great video metaphor for the entire process of dealing with them.

How appropriate.

Here is my story.

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Dude! Take Your Turn!

Welcome to the newest (until a couple of hours from now when I’m sure somebody else will start one) board gaming blog on the Internet!

I’ve been gaming heavily for the last seven years or so, and occasionally write about it on Board Game Geek (look me up here). However, I’ve been getting the urge to write more about them and I couldn’t really find a good outlet.

Off and on, I’ve blogged over at Game Informer in the User blog section. For a long time, I was a video gamer (still am, but not as much any more) and that was a great outlet for blogging about it. As my video game interest has waned, the blogging slowed down and I went through many lulls in posting.

When I finally decided to start posting about board games, I did over there. But while I know a few people enjoyed it, it didn’t really feel like the right venue.

On that point, here I am.

How many times have you been sitting there, waiting for somebody to take their turn when they’re oblivious to the game around them?

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Especially in a game like Terra Mystica, the brain-burner that gives many people who are not prone to analysis paralysis the willies.

I hope you enjoy what you read here. Almost all of it is going to be board game related, but there may be some other stuff as well.

Please leave me a comment and let me know how I’m doing.