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October 4, 2012 12:50 PM Subscribe
How can I best introduce her to nerdy-ness, and nerdy games in particular?
posted by Urban Winter to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (29 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I had a date the other night, and during said date we got talking about the interesting differences in the ways we grew up and the subcultures we are familiar with. One of these is nerd/gamer culture, which I am into but which she knows absolutely nothing about. She is, however, very interested in all of it, and we have another date planned where I said I would bring a game for us to play, and afterward we'd head out to a bar for a bit.
So now I'm trying to figure out what we should be playing. We won't be getting together until probably 9:30-10:00pm to begin with, and I don't want to play a game that will take too long (she gave me a wide-eyed look when I said I knew of a short game that only lasted 90 minutes or so).
I have only one game at my house that would work; it's a card game called Gloom. 2-4 players, about 45 minutes of play time (ish), and has no similarity to traditional card games.
I need recommendations for more games like this. Two players, relatively short play time (2 hours tops, I think), and the simpler the rules the better. Also, something gamer-y. I know about games like Bananagrams and whatnot, but I'm not looking something like that. Also, the more cooperative the better, though I understand that this may be a tall order. I always loved that Arkham Horror was all about defeating the game rather than each other, and enjoy Betrayal at the House on the Hill for similar reasons (and even the betrayal in that game is fun).
A note: I'm not asking for video games. Please respond with board/card games, or other games that don't require any electronics to play. I'm also open to interesting dice games, like Greed, especially if they can be played with non-d6 dice.