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Andrew Brown
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I have had this in a few games now so I've decided to have a good old fashioned whinge.

Why is it when I play certain longer heavier games (e.g. Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game or Here I Stand) my turn feels like it lasts for 2 minutes and everybody else has so many things to do and think about and accomplish it feels like 10, or 15 or even 20 minutes?

Why is there always one person with analysis paralysis?

Why does there always seem to be a least one player who needs a reminder of the basic game rules?

Why does there always seem to be one player who *loves* giving advice to the new players - even if they haven't asked for it?

Sigh. Now I've got that out of my system I feel much better!
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You're a Yorkshireman - just live with it!

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I don't enjoy playing most medium/heavier games with more than 2 people for this exact reason. I'll do it sometimes but typically if I have to wait long for my turn I am not having fun. I mostly only play solo/2p anyways and for a reason. I don't really have AP though I can get it sometimes, but prefer to keep the game flowing than think about every single optimal move on every single turn. Beyond this though the hardest part about gaming with others, to me at least, is when brand new players try to argue rules with me because they weren't paying attention when I explained certain things.
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Archbold wrote:
I have had this a few games now so I've decided to have a good old fashioned whinge.

Why is it when I play certain longer heavier games (e.g. Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game or Here I Stand) my turn feels like it lasts for 2 minutes and everybody else has so many things to do and think about and accomplish it feels like 10, or 15 or even 20 minutes?
I've played games before where I was the quickest to move b/c my thoughts were "wtf is going on? I'll just try this and see if it works". I don't know enough to really work out if what I'm doing will work.

Archbold wrote:
Why is there always one person with analysis paralysis?

Welcome to the world of bg-ing? As somebody who's had to deal with this... from others and as the person of AP myself, I'd say try to communicate more about this if not already so. I actually won't play with people who've said I am AP. It's not personal. In many cases, I can objectively say they were right. But I'd rather not deal with such folks, so it's easier to do just that,

Archbold wrote:
Why does there always seem to be a least one player who needs a reminder of the basic game rules?
Some people get roped into games they didn't want to. NOt to exclude folks. Some people have "off days". See my comment above about communications and trying to get your group better "on the same page"

Archbold wrote:
Why does there always seem to be one player who *loves* giving advice to the new players - even if they haven't asked for it?

Sigh. Now I've got that out of my system I feel much better!
TBF, sometimes this keeps the game from getting too lopsided. I've received unsolicited advice from others when playing Modern Art, saying selling at 35% of the masterpiece's value is too heavily favoring the buyer. I thought It'd be clever to really sell stuff more quickly. I ended up getting a distant, but still 2nd place cool APparently, people didn't feel as bad giving me more $$ in other situations due to my perceived "shortcoming"

Otherwise, if it slows the game down or otherwise, do let them know.
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Ahiksking wrote:
You're a Yorkshireman - just live with it!

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Looxery.

When I were a lad!
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Samuel Hinz
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Archbold wrote:


Why is there always one person with analysis paralysis?



My assumption is you keep playing with the same friends that have AP
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abodi wrote:
Archbold wrote:


Why is there always one person with analysis paralysis?



My assumption is you keep playing with the same friends that have AP


I'm still undecided on this one
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abodi wrote:
Archbold wrote:


Why is there always one person with analysis paralysis?



My assumption is you keep playing with the same friends that have AP


I try to avoid the worst offenders, but it isn't always easy. If I want to play the games I like sometimes I have to play with people who are like that.
 
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Archbold wrote:
I have had this a few games now so I've decided to have a good old fashioned whinge.

Why is it when I play certain longer heavier games (e.g. Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game or Here I Stand) my turn feels like it lasts for 2 minutes and everybody else has so many things to do and think about and accomplish it feels like 10, or 15 or even 20 minutes?

Why is there always one person with analysis paralysis?

Why does there always seem to be a least one player who needs a reminder of the basic game rules?

Why does there always seem to be one player who *loves* giving advice to the new players - even if they haven't asked for it?

Sigh. Now I've got that out of my system I feel much better!


Gee for a minute there, I thought you were in my game group. Seems somewhat universal, so welcome to the human race. There is also a subset of the gamer who needs rules reminding; after being re-educated, they claim, "But I based my whole game on that. If I only knew." shake


edit> whine on whine crime?
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