I tried to deny it for a long time. I always told myself that it was just fun.
Only now I know the real truth. You see, I'm a gamer.
I prefer board and card games to video games. Though I have been known to challenge some people to Guitar Hero or a game of Wii Tennis. But a gamer am I.
It's just something about the thrill of the competition. And doing something fun with friends other than watch TV. My game closet includes Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Balderdash, Quelf, Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, Clue (one of my personal favorites), Monopoly, Twister, dominoes (both a regular set and a Mexican Train set), Tip of the Tongue, The Da Vinci Code board game (which I have never gotten a chance to play), regular playing cards, Sex and the City trivia game and M*A*S*H trivia game. Those last two I can't ever get anyone to agree to play with me.
If that doesn't show how much I love games, allow me to tell you where DBF and I went on Saturday. We went to a game store. Not a video game store. A store with every kind of board, card, dice game imaginable. Way more than the popular games you find at Walmart or Target. Though it had those too.
This store was not for the casual player. But for people serious about game playing. Every kind of Monopoly imaginable. Old Trivial Pursuit versions. Super Scrabble boards. Plus some games the average person has probably never heard of... like Tsuro or Settlers of Catan. This store was something serious.
Naturally... DBF and I walked out of there with two new games each. For him: Quiddler and Fluxx. For me: Guillotine and Clue, the card game.
Before I was a bit uncomfortable with the term gamer as I always felt that gamers were the serious video game type nerds. Those that play World of Warcraft or similar games all the time - DBF is a major WOW player but I love him anyway ;-) Only I realized some time ago there are different types of gamers, and I am but one. So I can say with confidence...
My name is Becky Mochaface, and I'm a gamer.