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05 Jan 2018 18:25 #260348 by Jackwraith
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47. The only time I feel like this place is old is when people start talking about how everything Games Workshop ever touched is amazing and how crap like Highlander is among the greatest movies ever made. Most of the young'uns that I know have far different crap that they laud as the greatest ever. Some of it I'm even aware of or like myself.
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05 Jan 2018 18:31 #260350 by jeb
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I am 44. I am not old though. I reserve that term for Baby Boomers who—seriously—need to get out of the way. I am so tired of reckoning with their petty bullshit. It's time for my bullshit to be what really matters.
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05 Jan 2018 18:34 #260353 by stormseeker75
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38. I feel like 90.

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05 Jan 2018 19:11 #260363 by Black Barney
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stoic wrote: .



Soooooooo much this.
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05 Jan 2018 20:31 #260365 by Sevej
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37 here! You're old!

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05 Jan 2018 21:40 #260368 by Msample
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49, now I really feel old.

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05 Jan 2018 22:29 #260370 by Brewmiester
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About to hit 56 so yeah AARP and senior discounts baby! We always joke around here about finally having the time to play "WACHT am Rhein" or "The Longest Game (Day)" when we all get to the nursing home.
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05 Jan 2018 22:59 #260371 by gorm
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53. Been gaming since “The Third Reich” was cult of the new...

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06 Jan 2018 06:31 #260376 by repoman
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Brewmiester wrote: About to hit 56 so yeah AARP and senior discounts baby! We always joke around here about finally having the time to play "WACHT am Rhein" or "The Longest Game (Day)" when we all get to the nursing home.


Send me the address, I'll be right behind you with my copy of Case Blue under my arm.
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06 Jan 2018 06:33 #260377 by repoman
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gorm wrote: 53. Been gaming since “The Third Reich” was cult of the new...


Jeeeezus! That is old.

I remember buying a copy of the computer game which came on 5 inch floppy discs. Just about the worst implementation of a game on computer ever.

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06 Jan 2018 09:12 #260378 by jur
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Is this how we celebrate the 10th anniversary of this beautiful website?

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06 Jan 2018 09:18 #260379 by southernman
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Jur wrote: Is this how we celebrate the 10th anniversary of this beautiful website?


Completely.
I also had my first eye test in nearly seven years just for good measure as I found, even with my old and trusty glasses, when the daylight was no longer bright I struggled to read the small text on cards found in most games I own (usually FFG small cards or games where they try and print 10% of the rulebook on every card).

So, yeah - I'm old.

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06 Jan 2018 09:45 #260381 by engelstein
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53. But wily.
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06 Jan 2018 10:04 #260382 by DukeofChutney
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30. I don't think the skewed age of these boards is anything to do with AT games, lots of kids play AT, but they don't come here.
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06 Jan 2018 10:13 #260386 by Erik Twice
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Haha, I'm just 27! :D

Shellhead wrote: Is it possible that there is a strong correlation between age and the preference for AmeriTrash-style games?

In my experience, it's not age per se, but point of entry and level of involvement.

Most gamers my age who play boardgames can be split on two broad categories that have some overlap.

The first is people who got into games through video games, Magic or Warhammer 40K. They tend to seek games based on "what they are about" so they pick up Chulthu games, dungeon crawlers or branded games like Star Wars titles. These are all Ameritrash games, but, generally they don't play Nexus Ops or Fury of Dracula.

The second are nerds that get into boardgames through the social angle. They used to play Munchkin, Speed Jungle and Bang!, now they play Dixit, Mysterium, Social deduction games, etc.

I'm a weirdo not so much because I like games like The Republic of Rome, 1825 or A Most Dangerous Time, but because I like games that aren't sold at the local hobby shop.
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