Pax West is coming up soon, and I’m looking forward to spending some time with friends geeking out over games. Though the show is primarily focused on games of the video variety, I’m hoping to get a little time with some choice games of the board persuasion this year. I love board games and have a sizable collection, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve found that the free time to indulge in them has continued to shrink. With a collection beginning to house more boxes still in shrink-wrap than lovingly used, I’m beginning to feel like I’m “all hat,” as they say. I mean I think they still say that. Hopefully the convention affords me the excuse to sit down with a few of the titles that I’ve been meaning to crack open, but just haven’t found the time to yet.