News - January 26, 2012

Bas + board games

Bas Kempen, Soil Geography team at Alterra

‘I am a pretty bad loser'
Forget simple quiz games like Tell-me. But you can always interest Bas Kempen in a more complex board game. He and his group of fellow gameologists gather to play at least once a week. ‘Games that you have to work at. With lots of interaction and the smallest possible element of luck.' So the best games are strategic ones like Dominant Species. Played for fun, naturally. ‘But it is about winning too of course.' RK