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Nathan D
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So my wife and I were doing some "spring cleaning" cleaning out the guest bedroom. I brought in a book shelf from the garage and arranged all my games on it. My wife looked at it and asked why I did not put any of the party game (i.e her games) Pictonary, Apples to Apples ,Outburst. Its not that I dont think that these are not fun games. Its just they are casual games and I am not really into that genre of games I guess. Anyways long story short she called me a Game Snob lol...
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I'm more of a game hipster than game snob. I look down on a game if it is popular, unless of course, I played it before it was mainstream. But still, I am sure than both our tastes are far more sophisticated than most ol' chum.
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Been there and back again.

I'd rather be a friendly introducer to board games than appear to be a snob. I like gamers, even if we don't like the same games.

Although I do also separate the party games from my game shelf. whistle
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I was at a game meet-up talking to another person there. He mentioned that at the last game meet-up he attended he spent four hours waiting for a game to come up that he was interested in playing before joining in.

I'm not there yet, but I won't agree to play any game someone happens to mention anymore either.

So maybe I'm somewhere between a game plebeian and a game aristocrat.
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I consider myself more of a "game DJ" or a "game mixologist". I definitely keep the party games in close proximity to the real games so that to the layperson they may not even look segregated (which, they are in my brain).

I keep them close because when you get a really varied group of gamers, I want to be able to pull out just the right game for the mood, group, and time available. Sometimes that means picking up a slow evening with a quick round of Taboo. And then upshifting to Settlers. You have to have that balance available if you want to not alienate too many people.
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I'm enthusiastic about what I like and not as interested in things I don't like.

If my only other option is being even more social reclusive than I already am, I'm fine with people mistaking me for a snob every now and then.

(but really I spend more time trying to be inclusive in the definitions of things like wargame, superhero, science fiction, or punk rock. So I think calling me a snob is generally someone just enthusiastically broadening definitions in their love of judging people!)
 
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It's not being a game snob to have preferences on what one enjoys in games, or to take pleasure/pride in having things you value displayed in your home.

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I'm not a game snob anymore than I'm a book snob, or a movie snob, or a food snob, or a wine and beer snob....

Oh, wait a sec. whistle
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I never knew that one of my childhood's most popular games, Monopoly, drew such ire and was the bane of the board game community until people here on BBG "enlightened" me.
Now I sneer at the game too.
Does that make me a "game snob"?
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Join the club:
I feel like I've failed as a BGG husband but according to my wife I am just a game snob... because I belittled her new game purchase.

Here's your microbadge: mb
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leemc13 wrote:
Join the club:
I feel like I've failed as a BGG husband but according to my wife I am just a game snob... because I belittled her new game purchase.

Here's your microbadge: mb


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Sometimes all you have to do is ask.
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Thank you I can now turn up my nose in style lol
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Nope!

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Yes I do.
 
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Life is too short to play mediocre games.
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xethair wrote:
It's not being a game snob to have preferences on what one enjoys in games, or to take pleasure/pride in having things you value displayed in your home.

But it's WHY you have the preference that makes you a snob or not.
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Having a taste preference doesn't make you a snob. Being condescending about why your game is better than others' is.
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I prefer the term connoisseur. Also, casual games are for plebes.
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I would not describe myself as a game snob, but generally I don't spend my recreational time doing things I don't like, because then it is work, only I am not getting paid!

So if someone suggests a game I do not like I probably will pass. I don't see why I should play a game I don't like when there is bound to be something I do like. Of course, sometimes a compromise is necessary (Teri's and my taste in games is vastly different) so maybe I will play a game I do not really like if we will then play one my wife does not really like etc., but when at a gaming night there are enough people everyone should be playing something they enjoy, we certainly have enough games to choose from nowadays!

To me a game snob is someone who denigrates the taste of another, which is snobbish. It is one thing to say you don't like something and put it down to a matter of taste, another to say you don't like something because it is inferior and anyone who does like it has bad taste. Each to their own, but once you leave that stance on something that is a matter of taste, then you have become a snob in that field.
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moramis wrote:
Life is too short to play mediocre games.


Yes.

I don't play games that dont make me think anymore. Id rather play Brass or Caylus with enemies than Settlers of Catan with my best friend. The latter is just a waste of time, rather just sit and talk.
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yup, hate love letter .. awful game
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I have to admit that I sure am a game snob hehe.

BGG learned me to not like Munchkin. Even though thats whats got me back into boardgame as an adult I learned that the game has some problems and to get my group to focus on other (better) games that I bought, I took a snobbish attitude to munchkin.

But not just that, Im also in the cult of the new, since I've gotten into boardgame a year ago I mostly bought all new stuff. I know about Settlers of Catan and Carcasonne - but why do a snob like me need those gateway games that are 10-20 years old when I got newer (=better) gateway games now.

Dont take the reply too serious, Im fully aware of myself being a snob and laugh more at myself for being like that than I actually am snobbing in peoples faces.
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