I haven’t posted in a while, too much really to work on with work and school. Personal time is something of a luxury at this point. The reason for this post is because I took the weekend off so to speak. Last weekend, my sons Boy Scout troop wanted to designate a weekend camping trip to work on a gaming merit badge. Needless to say, I was eager to jump on board and help out. I was even made the official Merit Badge Counselor…it was an honor.
Once we were all settled in, I started working on my duties as counselor and began working my way through their guidelines. All in all, we played: Uno (card game), Madness (card game) (a first for me), Skipbo (card game), Mad Libs (paper game), Capture the Flag (outdoor game), Settlers of Catan (also a first for me), Hero Quest, D&D 5th Edition Starter Kit (for which my son actually took the reigns of DM for…totally cool), and before I left I taught them to play Battletech. It may not seem like a lot of games, but fun was had for one and a half days. I introduced new games to this kids and inspired a new generation to appreciate some of the classics.
The day ended with the boys needing to make their own board game. Something I am sure they will all enjoy doing.