This amusing diagram, sent to me by the Queen of Catan, summarizes the downward spiral of geekdom in several popular geek categories - with the notable exception of games. Therefore, I am taking it upon myself to create the game geek hierarchy, as follows:

Socially acceptable, even somewhat cool: the usual party games - Cranium in a metal tin from Starbucks; Taboo; Guesstures

A little geeky: the "lite" Euro games like Settlers

Pretty nerdy: Playing Settlers once a week; the more hard-core Euro games

So nerdy, your social life with normal people will be impacted: being a game group organizer; designing your own games

The loss of all shame: Don't be ridiculous - games are fun! Nothing to be ashamed about.


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