Bored? Join the Board Game Club

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Bored? Join the Board Game Club

Mr. Funicelli standing with fellow Board Game Club members Dan Parker, Brent Mcneel, and Luke Brenneman.

Mr. Funicelli standing with fellow Board Game Club members Dan Parker, Brent Mcneel, and Luke Brenneman.

Mr. Funicelli standing with fellow Board Game Club members Dan Parker, Brent Mcneel, and Luke Brenneman.

Mr. Funicelli standing with fellow Board Game Club members Dan Parker, Brent Mcneel, and Luke Brenneman.

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There are a plethora of clubs at TAHS, but one of the more unique clubs has been gaining popularity is the Board Game Club.

Every Thursday after school, chemistry teacher Mike Funicelli hosts the club in his room. Any student or teacher is welcome to attend and play a wide variety of games.

“Board Game Club is an after school group consisting of students and teachers who enjoy sitting down to a challenging experience,” said Funicelli about the club. “Everyone and anyone are welcome to come and have a good time.”

There are more unique games that get everyone involved, and they’re much more entertaining. Even though they can be more complicated than your usual games, they’re still fairly easy to learn and fun to play”

— Ebonee Rice

These games aren’t like your typical “family game night” games like Monopoly, though it is included if you really want to play.

Most of the games played by the Board Game Club are unique and require higher-level thinking, strong concentration, and a strategic approach. Most are from Funicelli’s own personal collection, but students are more than welcome to bring in their own games to play.

“There are more unique games that get everyone involved, and they’re much more entertaining. Even though they can be more complicated than your usual games, they’re still fairly easy to learn and fun to play,” said Board Game Club member Ebonee Rice.

Games like Quacks of Quedlinburg, Coup, Azul, and Cryptid are a few fan favorites. Games like these are individual efforts. In other words, you compete against 3, 4, or 5 other people to win.

There are, however, also several social deduction games that require deception and teamwork, like The Resistance and Werewolves.

“I really enjoy the social deduction games because they involve everybody, and they require a lot of teamwork and in-depth thinking,” said senior Tyler Beckwith.

Amongst all these games, there are a few long-playing-time games available to play, like Talisman or Tapestry. Although very fun, these are for more advanced players who are willing to sit down for several hours, learn the complex rules, and play smart.

“Talisman is absolutely one of my favorite board games ever, to say the least. It’s not difficult to play, but it does take a while to learn, and even longer to finish a game,” said club member Nicholas Vasbinder.

Board Game Club is always looking for and welcoming new members. If you like sitting down, putting your mind to work, and having a good time, feel free to join them from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.