From the Back Cover
Remember when you were a kid, and you used to go round to a friend's house to see if they were playing? Well, as adults we're not supposed to do that. Which is a shame... because Dave Gorman likes playing. He REALLY likes games. So he knocked on the biggest door you could ever imagine - the internet - and asked 76,000 people if they fancied a game. This is the story of what happened next.
Dave was up for anything and everything. He played classics like Monopoly, Cluedo, dominoes
and cribbage. He played many games he'd never heard of before - Khet, Kubb, Tikal or Smite, anyone? He played board games and card games, he's thrown sticks, balls, frisbees and darts.
From Croydon to Cardiff and from Liverpool to Lewes, Dave travelled the length and breadth of Britain meeting strangers in strange places - their homes, at work, in the back rooms of pubs - and getting some hardcore game action.
From casual players to serious game geeks, from the rank amateur to the world champion, Dave discovered a nation of gamers more than happy to welcome him into their midst. And spent a lot of time in pubs. It turns out we're a competitive lot, us Brits. Not that he was keeping score...
No winks were tiddled in the making of this book.