I Hate the Bidding mechanic!
- Felix RodriguezUnited States
Or.. Bidding games for those that despise them...Recommend
Whenever Essen and Nurnberg come around I get a list and descriptions of all games and cull them for a variety of reasons. One of the first of these reasons is bidding mechanics.
You see, I find bidding to be a cheap way to handle play balancing. If you make a bunch of cards and then bid for them, it doesn't matter what the power between them are, bidding will fix the balance. That's a dull way to go about designing a game.
Bidding also makes a game inaccessible to beginners. Its really hard for a first time player to figure out what the correct bid is.
Finally, I just don't find these games to be fun. I'd rather wreck my mind thinking about board position than exactly how much I would pay something over something else.
So can anyone explain to me why I love all these games?
- [+] Dice rolls