Paid to play: “Games Master” finds his dream job
CALGARY – Trevor Godley had spent years working as a mechanical engineer in Alberta’s oil patch.
But when he heard about a job opportunity at Pip’s Board Game Café in Calgary, he knew it was time for a change.
“I saw this, and I was like, oh, this seems like an awesome job for me” Godley said “I love playing games.”
And that’s exactly what he now spends his days doing.
With the official title “Games Master, Godley is in charge of the café’s library of almost 500 different board games.
Choose whichever one you want, and he’ll teach you how to play it.
“I started when I was really young,” explained Godley. “My dad was always teaching us new games.”
“I don’t even play electronic games anymore,” he continued. “I just play board games. It’s more of a social thing.”
He spent some time Thursday coaching Alex Rowe and his friends how to play the game “King of Tokyo”, in which “everyone is a giant monster attacking Tokyo.”
Godley’s expertise definitely impressed the group.
“He’s like a Yoda,” Rowe said with a laugh .“A Jedi master, knows all the board games.”
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