Equal rights for left-handed gamers!
Jim Payne
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I was prompted by another gamer to create this list after yet another rant by me about the problems of being left-handed. The latest rant came after a game of Go Wild! where the cards have their symbols in the top left of the card only. For a left-handed gamer this means the cards must be fanned in an uncomfortable way and this is particularly difficult with a game with a large hand of cards.
This list aims to comment on the left-handed user-friendliness of games with cards that have symbols in the corners.
p.s. I am yet to find a game that only has symbols in the top right hand corner. This would give the problem to a right-handed gamer.
p.p.s Any other lefties get frustrated by this?
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1. Board Game: Go Wild! [Average Rating:5.19 Overall Rank:14430]
Jim Payne
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The game that casued by latest rant with symbols only in the top left.
 
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2. Board Game: Riffifi [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:9587]
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A game in my collection that does not suit lefties.
 
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3. Board Game: I'm the Boss! [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:966]
Jim Payne
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Although not vital to the game, the family letter is in the top left.
 
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4. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:239]
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Not really that annoying as the hand of cards is always small but still...
 
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5. Board Game: Galloping Pigs [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:6416]
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My wife (she's left handed) complained on this game as it was hard to manage because the pigs would have to be upside down.
 
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6. Board Game: Loopin' Louie [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:717]
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A while ago while playing this, I noticed that one player kept shaking the game. Repeated requests to stop had minimal results. Then I realized that he wasn't holding onto the stabilizer with his left hand, but rather was using his left hand on the lever, without any stabilization. There's no way to do it the other way around, unfortunately.
 
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