I'm by no means an expert in the board game arena, but as you said Faust
faust wrote:I'm still getting my feet wet with non-mainstream boardgames
Me too...I've learned only about the non-mainstream board games through Board Game Nights...which have become "First Priority" on my calendar.
I suspect that I lean more toward the Euro-style games but if I'm mistaken someone can correct me.
As anyone has heard me say (I'm sure it's getting old by now), I fell in love with a game called Genoa. I think it's pretty fantastic and purchased it the day after learning it.
I've also made two other purchases just yesterday of games that I've also fallen madly in love with: Zooloretto and Dixit.
Really, I think I'm just writing here because if you want to plays these games, I'm always dying to play them and I'd love to teach them. Also, if you need players to learn some other games...I'm your man.