BTT: But, enough about books...

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From Booking Through Thursday:

Okay, even I can't read ALL the time, so I'm guessing that you folks might voluntarily shut the covers from time to time as well... What else do you do with your leisure to pass the time? Walk the dog? Knit? Run marathons? Construct grandfather clocks? Collect eggshells?

I'm a board game fanatic. Actually, I think I obsess more about board games than books. Maybe. I've written a book about board games, so my two major hobbies actually come together a bit! I write about board game stuff in my oldest blog, Gameblog: I've been doing that since August 2002, so it's a bit of a dinosaur for a blog.

In case you know nothing about new quality board games, I seriously recommend you check some out. The latest and greatest titles I'd recommend to people new to board games are Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride and Ingenious.

If you like books, there are good board games about Lord of the Rings, The Golden Compass, A Game of Thrones, Dune and many others. Watch out, though, there are plenty of bad Lord of the Rings games around. If you're looking for a good one, there's the co-operative Lord of the Rings designed by Reiner Knizia and published by Kosmos in Germany and, I think, Fantasy Flight in the US. For two players, Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation is hard to beat.

I also play all sorts of other games, though video games have suffered recently. I spent huge amount of time with my toddler (that's more of a job, really) and try to write more books. I blog a lot, too.

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