I certainly play more boardgames than wargames currently, simply because they are quicker and easier to arrange. But I don't want to fill the blog just with them, this is notionally about wargaming after all.
Still, I do like to avail you of some info now and then. One of interest played recently bills itself as a real-time time strategy game; Space Cadets - Dice Duel
All this is done by the rolling of dice in real time, the dice allow different commands to be given, but only once the correct faces are rolled, and as there is no turn system you carry this out all the while trying to finish faster than the other side.
This results in chaotic and frenzied play, it's not a game for a quiet club environment as it does result in a lot of shouting (and laughter). There is a battle for resources as well as to get your opponent in arc for a killer shot. All told good frivolous fun, with a hint of strategy and tactics.
Next up, Splendor:
|AKA Super Rhino|
The first person to get rid of all his cards, or the person with the least cards left of those players who don't cause the tower to fall down, wins.
For a game that takes all of five minutes to play, this was great fun, and one we repeated straight away. Yes it is aimed at kids, but then so is that pub garden favourite, Jenga. Though I doubt you'll see giant sized versions of this in pubs any time soon.
So three very different games, three very pleasurable experiences.