Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line!
You know what would be funny...
My "rules of thumb" while playing games:
1. Have fun.
2. Do your best.
3. Don't be afraid to try something new.
4. If two actions benefit you equally, the tiebreaker should be "Is it funny?"
I love trying new games, and fully embrace the Cult of the New. But new to me is as good as newly published, and I'll try any game once. Genres I seem to be repeatedly drawn to - racing, economic engine building, worker placement, exploration.