Married to a non-gamer: What my wife thinks of my game collection
Matt Lewis
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West Jordan
Utah
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It's tough being married to a non-gamer.

One night I was rearranging games on my shelf to make room for new purchases when my wife came up and began to browse the collection. Hoping for an opening, I asked, "So, you want to play one?"

"No," she replied, "I just wanted to take a look. What's this one?" she said as she pulled one off the shelf.

Now she has played a few of my games, mostly against her will, but a lot of them she had never seen before, so I showed them to her and asked why she wouldn't play it, or at the very least what her impression of it was.

Hence, this Geeklist of some of my collection, and her opinions.

Finally, I would like to dedicate this list to my wife, who even though she is not a gamer and will probably never read this, supports me and my geeky hobby.


UPDATE: I wish to make it clear that these comments were made with tongue firmly planted in cheek...she may not be a gamer and doesn't understand why I like the hobby, but she's not that cruel.

And yes, she does have a lot of shoes, handbags, etc. etc. etc. that I do mock her for.
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"You are, without a doubt, the geekiest person I know."

That is, without a doubt, the sweetest thing she could ever say to me.
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This takes how long to play? I have a real job.
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She really likes this one!! I like it too, so it's a prime choice with friends.
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A favorite of mine, alas she could not grasp the mechanics after three plays.
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One of my wife's favorites as she loves the bard.
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Matt Lewis
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West Jordan
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"Don't you have this game already?"
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33. Board Game: The Rivals for Catan [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:467]
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"I've played Settlers of Catan, what more do you want?"
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"Weird. But the pyramid things look pretty cool."
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"uh not a nother pest game i hate Black Death v1.01"

i hope she will give both another try
 
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My GF: "You know when I said that I need time to familiarize myself with the rules I actually meant that I don't like this game and I don't want to play it. I just didn't say it bluntly because I did not want to hurt your feelings."
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