Crippled CEO Blog #135:
I think you should play board games, or as us aficionados call them, table top games.
And not just because they’re fun and I’m trying to evangelize you to my hobby.
But because I think they are important for your friendships.
People have this idea that they just keep friends just by continuing to know them.
But I have this theory that friendships require scaffolding, they require a framework to be built upon.
It is why we have such an easy time making friends in our school years. We have this thing we do every day that we have to do with a bunch of other people.
It’s why we make friends at work.
And it’s probably the biggest reason why churches are so successful.
Friendships require a scaffolding, and at least for me, tabletop games are a great one. I probably wouldn’t have the closeness I have with my game night crew if it wasn’t for game night.
And there are games out there for everybody. From simple to complex, from silly and physical to serious and cerebral, I promise there are games out there that you will like.
If you’re having terrible memories of playing Monopoly or Risk right now, let me help you: those are terrible games. Way better games have been created.
Here are some of my favorites that I think are great for people to start with:
Lords of Waterdeep
Ticket to Ride
Settlers of Catan
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
So, that’s it. Play tabletop games if you like having excellent friendships. Or pick some other scaffolding that works for you. Maybe you prefer to start a band or a dance group or something. This is just what has worked for me, and I’m really glad that I’ve done it.
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