This is a true story.
Two new residents were sitting in the community game room, swapping turns on our flight simulator. Brand new to the community, neither had made many connections yet and had been spending most mealtimes — and free hours — alone. After a few rounds on the flight simulator, they began comparing notes on each others’ tactics and game strategy.
Fast forward half an hour and this game-related small talk had evolved to something much more: unlocked memories and a shared history.