They say Risk? You say .....?
You are talking with some non-gaming friends from work who have no clue what eurogames, grognards, or meeples are, and somehow the conversation shifts to talking about SABG and how you play boardgames once/twice a week... Very casually you try to explain to them what these games are about, that it's not just a "kid's thing", and tell them how good and different they are compared to your usual suspects (monopoly, battleship, etc). All of a sudden they ask "Oh you mean deep and strategic like Risk?"
My questions to you my fellow SABG'er:
1. How do you respond to that question without showing signs of hurting from the naive comparison? Is there really a different mainstream game to compare "our games" with?
2. How do you make them understand what this hobby is about? ... understand that these games are different (euro's in particular) and can be enjoyed by adults?
I'll post my own answers later tonight.
Disclaimer: I can force myself to enjoy some of the fancier Risk games, but I can't tolerate the dryness of vanilla Risk.