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domm (4030)

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Just in case you like to know, I'm currently full-time father of 2 kids, half-time Perl hacker, sort-of DJ, bicyclist, no longer dreadlocked and 33 years old

I'm also head of [], maintainer of the CPANTS [] project, member of the TPF Grants Commitee [] and the YAPC Europe Foundation [].

I've got stuff on CPAN [], held various talks [] and organised YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna [].

Journal of domm (4030)

Wednesday March 28, 2007
02:10 AM


[ #32815 ]

Yesterday my kids and I went to a small toy store a few blocks away. They wanted to look (and maybe buy) some Lego. The shop turned out to be bigger than it looked from the outside - it only has two shop-windows facing the street, but goes quite deep into the house (three or four rooms). The had a quite decent choice of Lego sets, but the one they were looking for was missing...

While the kids took a closer look at the other available sets, I strolled through the store and inspected their board game section (I was looking for the board game version of "Tintenherz" (a really great book by German author Cornelia Funke)). I didn't find it, but instead I found this: A re-print of the original Civilisation board game! For a mere 20 Euros!

Obviously I had to buy it. Civilisation was the first "big" board game I ever played. I think I was ~15 when I first played it. It's a very cool game (no dice, all randomness comes from some cards with goods you have to draw, which might include a "bad card" (famine, revolt, ..)). Played properly, it takes ~8 hours, most of which is spent haggling with other players over goods and persuading them not to invade your areas.

Now I only need to find some people to play with (up to seven players)...

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  • I'll play! Too we don't live on the same Continent

    I grew up playing Conquest of the Empire and Axis (of course). But we could never get our grubby little hands on a copy of this. It looks like great fun, I've always loved the computer version of it.

  • I wonder how much mileage there is in a Board Games BOF at YAPC::Europe? We usually play card games, but I could probably fit Carcassonne in my bag. Plus now you've reminded me, I may well have to hunt down some games to take home with me :)