Video Games and Board Games

An American man talks about his hobbies. Playing video games, board games, exploring, and networking.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


In my free time, I'm a big fan of gaming. Currently I'm playing 'Hearthstone' and 'Clash Royale' and of course, with the release of 'Pokemon Go', I'm out there representing 'Team Valor', and catching as many as I can.

I like the strategic elements that card games have. And I also like the little bit of luck that keep things random and spiced-up, and you don't really know what's going to come next.

I also like board games a lot. Me and my girlfriend play a lot of board games together. Settlers of Catan is one of the games that we play quite often. Dominion, Go, Chess, Checkers, Connect4. Some of the classics are nice but we like some of the more complicated games, or a game that nobody tends to know, is a game called 'Evo', which is a personal favorite of mine.

Also, when I'm not playing card games or board games, I just like to go and explore around and check out the sites in my local town, and see, you know, if there are any stores or places I've never seen before.

And just meet people. I like to interact with strangers and get to know people and network and make new friends.