It’s that time again – International TableTop Day! This event started the same year that we started Comparative Geeks, and we started an annual tradition of the 12 Days of TableTop Day. We featured 12 games over 12 days before the big day – so at this point, there are 36 games we have recommended for play today!
If you missed this year’s game recommendations, you can find all of them on our Instagram – or you can read on after the jump for a bit more about each game! Hopefully today finds you playing one of these or many other games, together with old friends or new friends. You can find events near you on their website. In the words of Wil Wheaton – play more games!
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This is the other side of our new Comparative Opinions series that David explained yesterday. I will be presenting my experience playing Words With Friends. I had actually started out initially playing the Scrabble imitation on Facebook that got removed due to legal issues. I did not pick up Words With Friends when it initially came out though.
David and I have really enjoyed playing and will keep up a couple of games at the same time. Now I have always liked to play word games so this game is right up my ally. Although doing it in an asynchronous fashion does create a very different experience for playing a word game. Continue reading
So wait, did Holly play Stools – or Geeks?
So I have two things to introduce here. One is that Holly and I have recently picked up the hit mobile online gaming sensation, Words With Friends. Are we way behind on this bandwagon? Maybe. Well, probably. But as we like mobile gaming and mobile board games especially, this game deserves some consideration.
The other thing I want to introduce is a new recurring segment on the blog, Comparative Opinions. When we asked what people wanted to read more of on the blog, and when we thought about what sets us apart from a lot of other blogs, it was the fact that we are an even-partners writing duo, each creating half the content. But usually, both experiencing the media or culture that we’re writing about. So while it may not make sense for every topic or every post, sometimes we can both talk about a subject, and that’s the idea here.
We’ve done it before – for instance, we both wrote about King of the Nerds, and both wrote about the Damsels in Distress. And we both did a LitFlix for Ender’s Game, giving you a couple of perspectives. So today and tomorrow, you will get my thoughts, and then Holly’s thoughts, on playing Words With Friends. Hope you enjoy, and let us know in the comments if there are other topics you’d like to see us both tackle!
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Tagged Facebook, iOS Games, Mobile Gaming, Qwirkle, Scrabble, Scrabulous, Strategy, Words With Friends