I’ve played games my entire life. I have joked for years that I was destined to be a gamer. I was born in 1985, the year that this lovely console opened the video gaming world wide open:
One of the first video games I remember playing was Dr. Mario. I played the original Super Mario Bros and to this day, I think that Super Mario Bros 3 is one of the absolute best video games of all time. I had a controller in my hand around age 3 or 4 and I have been hooked.
We played games a lot growing up as well. Our family gatherings for Thanksgiving and Christmas were wrapped up with games of Yahtzee (which probably explains my love for random-and-writes), Cranium, Monopoly, Uno, Skip-Bo, and a bunch of other mass-market games.
I was the oldest grandchild by 5 years, and the next oldest cousin and…
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