As the person who most often annoys you...er, writes about board games around GT, I would be amiss if I did not mention tomorrow (Saturday) is International TableTop Day.
Basically, this is event that simultaneously promotes the YouTube series TableTop hosted by Wil Wheaton and also coaxes people into playing more board games.
This site lists the FLGSs (friendly local game shops) around the world hosting TableTop Day events you can go to. Many of the shops will be providing game demos so you can try out games (primarily games that have been featured on the show, but also some others) and find something you like.
Oh, and a Boston-area event might have a GT meetup. Sailor Jupiter's post has the deets.
I wholeheartedly endorse people getting into board games, especially since there's so much out there beyond Scrabble and Monopoly. God, have I ever mentioned how much I fucking hate Monopoly and how it makes people hate board games? Yeah? OK.
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