Originally posted by leonidas
it's fun. i play it with my daughters who think all the girl heroes are awesome.
you can buy supplementary sets--which i did--that add to the game. it is a little expensive, but unless you're buying trouble, you're gonna pay $50 for a good new game anyway so it's not that bad, especially given the hours you can get out of it. it kills a couple hours and equals good family time. that's worth it to me.
I absolutely agree that board and card games are worth the investment. 4-5 plays and it's paid for itself compared to nearly any other social alternative. It's also a wonderful thing to do as a family.
That said, a lot of the games I own or would like to own are less than $50. So it's still more expensive than several alternatives that I'm hoping to own in the coming months/years. And that's before expansions.
I also approve of your (apparently failed) attempt to spread awareness of this on the forum. Board games are awesome for a variety of reasons; it's a shame so many are video game only players.
That's the gaming thread I made in the GDF. It's mostly me talking to myself about how awesome board games are. Feel free to pop in and save me from my loneliness.