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Short Cut to Remote Gaming Forum (29 Aug 2020)

Since remote gaming has now become a significant part of how we play board games, we have added a short cut to this forum in the menu on the left.

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12 Jun 2019 00:00 #298302 by WadeMonnig
Oh, you are here. Umm, I wasn't quite ready to...

Stumbling though life's awkward situations one party at a time.

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12 Jun 2019 14:57 #298303 by Gary Sax
I have such weird feelings about party games. Like, if a party game is really bad you definitely know.

But if a party game is really good versus being just good, does anyone notice any difference? Mostly I play party games with people who don't play many games so wouldn't know the difference... I always wonder.

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12 Jun 2019 15:04 #298304 by Vysetron
A great party game elevates the event its played at, to the point where you might even plan the party around it. A lot of party games try to be something you can just kind of play with half attention or drunk. Might explain why most of them aren't great.

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12 Jun 2019 15:06 #298305 by Gary Sax
I've definitely played more of the 2nd type than the 1st, Vysetron... maybe that explains my feelings.
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12 Jun 2019 15:29 #298307 by charlest
There's a difference. For instance, play Time's Up and then play Weird Things Human Search For.

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12 Jun 2019 15:32 #298308 by Vysetron
Or hell, vanilla Werewolf/Mafia with no special roles VS most designated party games. Fraction of the rules but phenomenal social lubricant.

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12 Jun 2019 16:00 #298309 by Shellhead

Vysetron wrote: Or hell, vanilla Werewolf/Mafia with no special roles VS most designated party games. Fraction of the rules but phenomenal social lubricant.


Many years ago, I did board game assembly for FFG for a few months. I got to attend their company Christmas party, which was unexpectedly awesome. Good food, alcohol, and demo copies of all their games plus plenty of table space set up in the warehouse so we could play the games. But almost nobody at the party played any FFG games, because somebody brought a homemade Werewolf deck. With maybe two dozen players and many spectators, we played game after game of Werewolf. Then we headed out to see the midnight premier of Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, because Christian Petersen bought tickets for everybody.
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