If you've been around BGG awhile, you've heard the term. A "lifestyle" game (sometimes a "way of life" game) is one that, it were a car or a person, might be called "high maintenance." It's so involved, so time-consuming, that you're going to face a long and perhaps steep learning curve; and then you'll have to play regularly from then on to get a decent return on your investment.Recommend
Even retired BGGeeks don't have time for more than one lifestyle game, maybe two. Even one can crowd out most other gaming. So, those who value variety often steer clear of anything that threatens to become a lifestyle game.
This list is a place to post your lifestyle game(s)--past, present, or future. I'll start with those I've at least brushed up against, and you can add any that you've experienced or dreamed about.
Some questions you might want to address as you comment on the games:
What makes this particular game appealing?
If you abandoned or avoided it, what was the deal breaker?
If you're into it, how does it impact your other gaming?
Is it worth the effort, and would you recommend it to others?
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