I’m very excited to be in this class because I’ve always loved playing board games and card games ever since I was a kid. In fact I still get together with friends during breaks to play games like Monopoly, Risk, and Clue. After seeing our professor’s one of many game shelves in his house and looking through Tabletopia for the first time, I realized I don’t know as many games as I thought.
The first class was around the game Roll Player, a game in which I had never even heard of. I had also never played a role playing game before (Clue is the closest game I could imagine). The game was surprisingly very interesting. I didn’t understand all the rules, but I can see how the element of strategy plays a huge role in winning. There’s a lot you can do to build and embody your character to carry him or her to victory.
I know that in-person classes would make the flow of these games much easier. However, I think I am starting to understand how Tabletopia works. It’s fairly user-friendly but gameplay is still at a snails pace. I’m glad I was able to communicate with my classmates to ask questions whenever I was stuck or didn’t know what to do. I’m looking forward to what other games the class has to offer, but as far as the first week, I think overall it was a success (despite the virtual circumstances we are under).