Sunday, March 13, 2011

Board wargaming

This video, which brings back a lot of memories for me, may be the nerdiest thing I have ever seen in my entire life. Board wargaming was my hobby of choice in 8th and 9th grades. I still have a big stack of games in a closet downstairs, the vast majority made by Simulations Publications Inc. (SPI), the company featured in the video. Every Saturday night my very indulgent parents would drive me (and often one or two of my friends) down to Heritage Bookshop in Renton - long since closed - to spend the evening playing these games, with a side trip at some point to Jack in the Box to get some food.

Wasted youth ....

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