Something I think stems from my autism is my love of board games. I find it helps me to socialise with others if there is something between us to aid that interaction, and board games fit that bill really rather highly.
My absolute favourite is Risk, though it tends to take a long time to play a single game. For a shorter game I do quite enjoy Rummikub or Frustration.
A question for other board game fans, what is your favourite and why?
Yes, totally. Never really thought about it from that point of view but it certainly does that for me too. we have a boardgame group at work, quite a genius thing.
I discovered Imhotep the other week and really loved it. Takes only about half an hour or so but you can easily play it several times.
I've often thought about going to a board game cafe. There's one near me in Oxford. But I don't know if you can go in on your own or whether you need to go with someone else.
First time I've heard of a board game cafe. I learn something new everyday.
But I find it difficult to walk alone into a new place. Given my anxiety issues and panic attacks in the past.
The website for the one in Oxford is http://thirstymeeples.co.uk/ though I'm about as likely as you to walk in on my own lol! I've heard of one in Watford too though that's a bit further away for me.