My Board Game Collection as of 2022
The ultimate gamer list for serious people who want to create an uprising.
If you don’t know already, I love board games and game design. “Game design,” that the medium of the video, or digital interpretation, is not the whole of games, and is a recent fad with regards to technological acceleration and social control.
This is why I am an advocate of “Ludism,” a radical departure against Japanese-inspired video games, while departing towards reactionary futurism around experimental board games and the advocation of in-person “interactivity.”
I have written statements about the best Ludism-style board games and as well commentary on Magic: The Gathering, but it’s best that I list my current collection of board games (not “tabletop games,” a subversive liberal term).
Many games I bought and played and have been resold, traded, or given away to friends. I have played all the games listed on The Pinnacle Ludism List, and I have may have forgotten about some previous games I have played. My interest with board games go back when I was 15-years-old, playing Doom: The Board Game and hanging out at The Complete Strategist in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
The recent manager, Carolyn Marie Caton (1949-2022), passed away. It breaks my heart, as I can’t play certain games anymore, brining up the fact it reminds me of intense games I played with her. I can also recall “Howard” M. Fesler, the original manager and “Grognard,” who I have fond memories with, also died in 2018.
Perhaps I am what’s left of a reactionary scene of board gaming misfits up against the state and gaming as a method of social control.
I had to write this list to know that I did exist in this life, that my material self is a spirit beyond existence.
The games I have in my library are akin to any collection of books on continental philosophy or academic textbooks. I cherish my signed copy of Dune (the board game, not the novel) over another Michael Dummett book on Frege.
No matter, here is a list of board games in my library I currently own and play with my friends, or out at a public board game night.
Hopefully this list will inspire you to consume and appreciate what the medium of design and play can bring with friends, family, and lovers.
If you want to play any of these games with me, reach out, and we can schedule a play time in person.
The board game list, as of 2022:
10 Days in the USA
10 Days in Africa
A La Carte
Are You A Robot?
Battle for Rokugan
Bullwinkle and Rocky Role-Playing Party Game
Cosmic Encounter (& many editions and variants of the game)
Cosmic Encounter Duel
Drago & Co
Escape From The Hidden Castle
Get The MacGuffin
Heimlich & Co.
History of The World
I’m The Boss
Junta The Card Game
Killer Bunnies (& expansions)
Killer Bunnies Conquest
Kings & Things
Legends of Camelot
Long Live The King
Rette sich, wer kann!
Running of The Bulls
Saboteur: The Lost Mines
Search For The Emperor’s Treasure
Tales of Arabian Nights
The Awful Green Things From Outer Space
The Godfather Game
The Great Khan Game
Valley of The Mammoths
Venus Needs Men!
Villages (Tom Jolly)
Wacky Wacky West
War on Terror
Zombie In My Pocket