“Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one’s voice.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary
I love board games. I love teaching board games, playing board games, talking about board games, and thinking about board games. However, like any great lover, I often injure the dignity of the object of my affection. Especially when I am certain I am right.
“Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.” – Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince
When teaching new players, I figure the most important thing is to get folks playing and worry about getting the rules 100% right later. Nobody likes to sit around forever waiting for a tutorial to finish, and life’s too short to get caught up looking up the correct answer to every little question.
“All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what apparently is at issue.” – Franz Kafka
On the other hand, sometimes the rulebook does you wrong, or the rule doesn’t make sense, or things will have changed between editions, or something else will happen. You can’t always control getting everything right, but the important thing is do your best while moving towards the goal: having fun teaching and playing a game.
So this site is all about my passion, board games and, inevitably, the mistakes I make enjoying them.