Thursday, September 01, 2005

Well I may not have been able to play any games at Greenbelt, but I did get to talk about them. I had a long chat with Vic, who runs the London Mennonite Centre, and who is also a keen Euro-gamer. We chatted about favourites, swapped opinions about recent purchases, and - true to our gender - compared the size of our collections. Vic's is bigger than mine by about 150 to 111, but I know the size of mine more precisely....

As a member of a peace-church, of course, he doesn't play wargames, poor guy. I wonder if the London Mennonite Centre (which runs a bookstore) should start stocking "peace games" that emphasize cooperation and trade over conflict and domination? I've thought of a few candidates: Lord of the Rings, Zendo, Industrial Waste, Civilization (?), Settlers of Catan. Any other ideas folks?

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3 comments:

Iain said...

Terra

Annie Porthouse said...

yes, i am learning more about these guys (mennonites)... they are pretty sound, imo. Glad you met them at GB... i saw their stall but didn't visit it, but am big fan of Anabaptists, etc. and Stuart Murray, Jonathan Bartley, etc (Jonathan was speaking at GB... hubby said he was v good). Sorry that you didn't get to play yr games at GB... hope the weather made up for it?!

Peter said...

Hi Iain - yes I know the one you mean, little box, cooperate to save the planet. Is it any good?

Hi Annie - yes I became aware of the Anabaptists when I did the Workshop course, and was privileged to hear lectures from Stuart and Jonathan there. GB weather was great again - scorched my knees at communion on Sunday tho!