What Couples Have Been Playing (WCHBP) — April 2019
- Kate UCanada
A Couple of Gamers Welcomes You To
What Couples Have Been Playing (WCHBP)
Welcome to the "What Couples Have Been Playing" Geeklist, a monthly geeklist community for people gaming in pairs.
Use this list to post about games you've played this month as 2-player games, comment on other people's items, and throw your thumbs around! Mingle in the comments below.
Here's your step-by-step guide:
Play a game as a couple* within the month of April.
Post a geeklist entry after playing.
Let us know what you liked or didn't like about the game, and tell us how it plays with two (particularly for games that aren't 2p only!). If you've played it with more than two at another time, feel free to make comparisons with the 2p gameplay.
Provide feedback for others, chat, ask questions, and give a little thumb here and there!
Welcome and hello to all newbies! If you're new to our Geeklist, please let us know! We're very friendly around here, and we'd love to welcome you properly!
*For our purposes, "couple" is defined as two people playing a game. Many of us here are playing with partners or spouses, but if you play a game with your sister or your best friend, please DO feel free to post about it here too!April Getting to Know You, with OmahaVice
Last month Mike Stevens (omahavice) initiated a fairly detailed discussion about play style and preferences, which I've borrowed to use as our April "get to know you" topic. Thanks for guest editing this month, Mike! For those with a tendency toward TL;DR, I've highlighted the heart of the discussion in case you don't want to go through the background...It is very interesting how some board gamers just hate it [attack cards] to the point of not liking a certain game or genre of games when there are ways to attack, disrupt, or destroy what they are doing. Years ago when all we had was the base set of Dominion, my middle daughter and I both loved having the Witch as one of the Kingdom cards and even though it is a terminal card, we both truly enjoyed sticking the other one with as many curses as we could. Nothing better than getting a Festival or Village that gave you 2 actions in the same hand with 2 Witches. We even would laugh and call it getting double Witch Slapped!
Once their Mom started playing Dominion with us, she hated the Witch and usually would not play if we had the Witch but didn't have the Moat in the Kingdom Cards. If you had a Moat in your hand when someone plays the Witch or any attack card, the Moat stops the Attack portion from happening to you. Their Mom said she just hated having everyone give her Curses. I took the time to explain that you could get rid of Curses with a Chapel but she just didn't enjoy it at all.
I have another gaming buddy and his wife that I would play lots of games with and his wife was a very Type A and aggressive gamer in a competitive way and she liked a variety of different games but she would never play Agricola, Stone Age, Lords of Waterdeep, or just about any worker placement game with us. We were sitting at the table once, trying to decide our next game and her husband picked out Agricola. She refused to play and I asked her why she never wanted to play any worker placement games? She said "because every time I have played one of those games with Derek, he always takes the spot I want to go to before I can go there shake I laughed and told her that was part of the main strategy of worker placement games and she said "it might be but I hate it when someone takes the spot I want".
Obviously there are Type A, Type B, and Super Cuddly gamers who want absolutely no conflict in their games. For those of you out there that care to answer, how would you describe yourself and your main gaming partner when it comes to paying board games:
1) Type A Aggressive (Attack and Destroy at all costs, regardless of the other players feelings)
2) Type A (Play to win baby!)
3) Type B (Very chill, play for the sake of playing and having fun, could care less if you win or lose)
4) Teddy Bear Cuddles (Will go out of your way to not attack, disrupt, or destroy anything the other player has built and certainly don't want to hurt their feelings by beating the crap out of them by 50-100 points
As usual, post what you're playing as a couple this month to the list! As always, please be respectful. And above all, enjoy your gaming.
A very special thank you to our list's originator, Ryan Olden.Ryan Olden(warerare)Wales
And as always, a huge thank you to Kevin L. Kitchens for creating our very own aggregator: http://couples.onesuponagame.com.Kevin L. KitchensUnited States
Go look at the stats!
The aggregator is a great resource for great 2p titles old and new. Last month's stats are here: http://couples.onesuponagame.com/Detail/Geeklist/253670/marc...
As of this posting, last month's top game was Wingspan, again!
Top poster for March wasShane RiveraUnited States
Resources for Couples
A Couple of Gamers Guild
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Newbie Couples Games
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