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Second Chance - Giving Games Another Try

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07 Mar 2023 09:13 #338724 by oliverkinne
Bad Terraforming
If you've followed me for a while, you will...

So sometimes you play a game and you just don't get on with it. That's understandable, because not every game is for everyone. At the same time, I do think there is a game for everyone. I also think that games deserve a second chance. In this article, I want to look at why we might bounce off games and why the game experience is a lot better when we play the game again at some point later.

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20 Mar 2023 21:59 #338725 by Dr. Mabuse
One of the first games I played almost 15 years ago at a game store was Tigris and Euphrates. I had no idea what I was doing and left the evening with a headache. A few weeks later the store had a storewide auction and I won a copy of T&E, I was determined to learn it. I did and LOVED it, I taught to my gaming buddies and it is still one of our most played games to date.
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20 Mar 2023 22:55 #338727 by Shellhead
I consider myself a discerning board gamer. I don't need to win a game to consider it a good game, and I can probably detect a quality game even if my first play of it was problematic, probably because somebody got a rule wrong or I failed to grasp the significance of an element early on. But otherwise, I have better things to do with my time than to play a game that I probably won't enjoy.

I know this isn't quite the same as giving a game another try, but I gave the eurogame genre numerous chances, and was still disappointed by game after game. I even won some of those games, but disliked the paper-thin themes and the non-interactive play. Maybe there are good things about eurogames that I simply lack the capability to appreciate, much like I lack the ability to enjoy the taste of cauliflower.
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21 Mar 2023 09:18 #338729 by fightcitymayor

Shellhead wrote: Maybe there are good things about eurogames that I simply lack the capability to appreciate, much like I lack the ability to enjoy the taste of cauliflower.

Whoa, hey, look, I understand everyone is mad, and emotions are running high, but let's not say things we can't take back, like comparing filthy eurogames to a perfectly fine brassica vegetable. Cauliflower has done NOTHING to earn this scorn, and I think we all need to just take a time-out before tempers flare any further, srsly.

Wow, I know modern online discourse can be VERY harsh, but I didn't come here for this, it's just too much.
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21 Mar 2023 12:31 #338731 by JoelCFC25

fightcitymayor wrote: let's not say things we can't take back, like comparing filthy eurogames to a perfectly fine brassica vegetable.

Coincidentally it was just last week that I randomly learned from someone that kale, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, brussels sprouts, et al are all just Brassica oleracea. Mind cruciferously blown.
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21 Mar 2023 13:12 #338732 by fightcitymayor

JoelCFC25 wrote: Coincidentally it was just last week that I randomly learned from someone that kale, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, brussels sprouts, et al are all just Brassica oleracea. Mind cruciferously blown.

Exactly! When you're married to a Master Gardener you learn these fun things.

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21 Mar 2023 13:38 #338733 by Not Sure
That's the worst Euro tech track I've ever seen.

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21 Mar 2023 14:37 - 21 Mar 2023 14:40 #338739 by Gregarius
Never mind. I can never figure out how to add images.
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21 Mar 2023 15:29 #338740 by n815e

Not Sure wrote: That's the worst Euro tech track I've ever seen.


Best thing I’ve read all day.

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22 Mar 2023 20:37 #338750 by Virabhadra

Not Sure wrote: That's the worst Euro tech track I've ever seen.


You joke, but that's essentially Bios: Megafauna.

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