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Boardgaming Thought For Friday- Episode 4: Let The Wookiee Win

Stuart Burnham
United Kingdom
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I don't think I need to spend too long spelling this point out - you don't have to win, or play to win, every time. Games are designed to have winners and losers but they are primarily designed to be fun. You might be playing with your children, or just with people who are less familiar with the game than you are - you don't have to crush them; try an obscure strategy, play sub optimally, get way behind on the VP track and see if you still can make it close by the end, show them the pitfalls that experienced players shouldn't get caught out by but are amusing when they do: in short, try to place the fun, of everyone, above your desire to win. When you're with your gaming peers then the gloves come off, of course, but it polite company be, well, polite.

This thought could also be extended to other people's choice of game - I don't think it's polite to flat out refuse to ever play a game that someone else really wants to; case in point - tonight Mrs B and I are going to a social gathering / dinner party where others are really keen to eat, drink, be merry, and play Cards Against Humanity. I intend to smile, join in, try to have fun and use the opportunity to chat about similar games that are more, well, games rather than simply refuse on "gamer principles" or join in and just trash the thing that they see as a fun game.

Compromise your need for victory and desire to be "right".
Let the Wookiee win.
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