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Iori Yagami
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And the game gets declined\left\never replayed. I just moan and groan, because no words can be enough. Especially with a light fun game. Oh, it's sad but board games will be blatantly disliked by some people no matter what. Let's just hope they're more interested in some other areas... shake
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I laugh inside and try to remember why I call them friends.

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"Have you considered why that's the case?"
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Okay


And then I find another group to game with.
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Not everyone has to enjoy gaming, believe it or not.
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Quote:
"Have you considered why that's the case?"


Usually it's because the context is "....for leisure by playing a boardgame."

My wife has a doctorate and spends 12 hours a day working with dementia patients as a neuropsychologist.

She often says, "I just don't feel like thinking anymore" when it comes to choosing leisure or some form of relaxation.

This notion that somehow people are stupid or lazy because they don't want to "think" and play our games for fun has been done to death over the years.

It's nonsense and ill-founded.

So, I would take a look at the context. Does someone really not "like" thinking at all in several aspects of their life or are they simply saying they don't want to do it for leisure through the rather parochial paradigm of a boardgame?

EDIT: And people disliking boardgames isn't "sad." It's the proper function of taste and subjective pleasure. It's supposed to work this way.

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I have to deal with people who can't even watch certain tv shows or films because they don't want to think too much. You just have to pick your battles.
 
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p4warrior wrote:
Not everyone has to enjoy gaming, believe it or not.


Yeah, just ask Clearclaw.
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It's frustrating when someone doesn't like a hobby you are passionate about, but I think we have all been there. Not everyone will like everything you do -- best way is to find friends that share your interest in playing games, and do like to think for fun.

Frankly, playing a game with people who aren't interested or can't do it isn't any fun, anyway.
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natsean wrote:
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"Have you considered why that's the case?"


Usually it's because the context is "....for leisure by playing a boardgame."

My wife has a doctorate and spends 12 hours a day working with dementia patients as a neuropsychologist.

She often says, "I just don't feel like thinking anymore" when it comes to choosing leisure or some form of relaxation.

This notion that somehow people are stupid or lazy because they don't want to "think" and play our games for fun has been done to death over the years.

It's nonsense and ill-founded.

So, I would take a look at the context. Does someone really not "like" thinking at all in several aspects of their life or are they simply saying they don't want to do it for leisure through the rather parochial paradigm of a boardgame?

EDIT: And people disliking boardgames isn't "sad." It's the proper function of taste and subjective pleasure. It's supposed to work this way.

Kevin

Yeah, but nah. Your case could be summarized as 'I'm too tired mentally. Right now I can't play, I need mental rest.' If those people had a long time without mental strain, they would be more willing to 'think', whatever this involves.
 
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Would it be inappropriate to respond with "how have you survived this long?", because that was my first thought.
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natsean wrote:
Quote:
"Have you considered why that's the case?"


Usually it's because the context is "....for leisure by playing a boardgame."

My wife has a doctorate and spends 12 hours a day working with dementia patients as a neuropsychologist.

She often says, "I just don't feel like thinking anymore" when it comes to choosing leisure or some form of relaxation.

This notion that somehow people are stupid or lazy because they don't want to "think" and play our games for fun has been done to death over the years.

It's nonsense and ill-founded.

So, I would take a look at the context. Does someone really not "like" thinking at all in several aspects of their life or are they simply saying they don't want to do it for leisure through the rather parochial paradigm of a boardgame?

EDIT: And people disliking boardgames isn't "sad." It's the proper function of taste and subjective pleasure. It's supposed to work this way.

Kevin


The joke flying over your head goes WHOOSH.
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cornixt wrote:
I have to deal with people who can't even watch certain tv shows or films because they don't want to think too much.

You don't really *have to.*

There are TV shows that require thinking?
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tommynomad wrote:
cornixt wrote:
I have to deal with people who can't even watch certain tv shows or films because they don't want to think too much.

You don't really *have to.*

There are TV shows that require thinking?


This thread is a tangent to "How do we expand the hobby?" threads. The fact is that a good number of people are not entertained by having to think, and hence, mass media entertainment devoid of the requirement. It would be interesting to poll the TV audience of a show like "Jeopardy" and find out what other TV shows they watch.

To each his own.
 
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"Then you have to kill yourself...it's the only way out."
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"It's fun once you get used to it!"
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Eldard wrote:
tommynomad wrote:
cornixt wrote:
I have to deal with people who can't even watch certain tv shows or films because they don't want to think too much.

You don't really *have to.*

There are TV shows that require thinking?


This thread is a tangent to "How do we expand the hobby?" threads. The fact is that a good number of people are not entertained by having to think, and hence, mass media entertainment devoid of the requirement. It would be interesting to poll the TV audience of a show like "Jeopardy" and find out what other TV shows they watch.

To each his own.

Or maybe they are entertained by having to think in different ways.
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I think it's like running. I hate running. So if someone comes up to me and says "let's go running" and I say, I don't want to go running, and that person says, "but it's fun, why wouldn't you want to feel good and have a great time, we'll start slow and do a short run?" I would say, no it isn't fun, ever, I won't have a great time, and it doesn't matter if it is inside, outside, on a treadmill or on the beaches of Hawaii, in a great outfit, or with $200 shoes. I don't like running. I am not sad, or a lesser human in any way. Runners might not agree. However, you might get me to walk with you, but that wouldn't be as fun for you, would it?
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Since I am a teacher by profession, I simply tell them they shouldn't say that to a teacher. As far as games, go, they've made it clear they'd rather throw a tantrum than try something new and potentially fun, so I make a note to avoid attempts to play games with them anymore. There are plenty enough people in my friends circle who are into games that I don't need to rely on new recruits.
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I don't get frustrated if someone doesn't like games. The hobbie isn't for everyone. What does frustrate me is when a gamer seems to decide he/she doesn't like a game for no reason, or before they've even played it. This has often limited a certain game or games from coming off the shelf, because one person just sulks their way into a new game. Expressing a preference is fine, and different games will get pulled more than others. But it's annoying when it slides into "I'm never going to play this, so neither are you as long as you're playing with me." This is rare, but I have seen it.
 
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Kwill2 wrote:
I think it's like running. I hate running. So if someone comes up to me and says "let's go running" and I say, I don't want to go running, and that person says, "but it's fun, why wouldn't you want to feel good and have a great time, we'll start slow and do a short run?" I would say, no it isn't fun, ever, I won't have a great time, and it doesn't matter if it is inside, outside, on a treadmill or on the beaches of Hawaii, in a great outfit, or with $200 shoes. I don't like running. I am not sad, or a lesser human in any way. Runners might not agree. However, you might get me to walk with you, but that wouldn't be as fun for you, would it?
Saying you don't like to run is not the same as saying you don't like to exercise though. I also hate running, but that's because after years of playing basketball on a springy gym courts, my joints aren't used to the impact of running on cement. So even though I don't run, I do stay active by playing basketball, taking crossfit classes, doing stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, and other activities occasionally as well. When someone says, "I don't like thinking.", I can't tell if they mean, "I don't want to think right now", which could be legit in the example given by Kevin above, or it could mean, "I want to engage my brain as little as possible in life." The second option simply makes me feel sad for the person.
 
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Possible responses, depending on your relationship with the person/group:

Oh! No wonder.

First time for everything.

It only hurts the first time.

C'mon, I already b(r)ought you a drink.

Well, if you've got a note from your doctor...

You can't say you don't like something if you've never tried it.

Quit complaining. I don't like having you around, but here you are...



But really, everyone has their limit. I'm never going to play Starfleet Battles. Just never. I don't want to think that much.
For some people, that limit is Candyland. For others it's Cartagena. For others it's Through the Ages.

Find common ground and move on. Be as inclusive as you can while still getting what you want.

I know people who don't particularly like boardgames, but once in a while they'll find something that really clicks for them. Or rolls, in the case of Meander or Saturn.
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As someone who gets this response ALL the time, this thread delivers.

Summary of my favorites so far (Thanks everyone)

Oh! No wonder.
First time for everything.
It only hurts the first time.
Well, if you've got a note from your doctor...
You can't say you don't like something if you've never tried it.
"It's fun once you get used to it!"
"Then you have to kill yourself...it's the only way out."
"how have you survived this long?"
"Have you considered why that's the case?"
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If I had a nickel for every time I have heard that, I would have a lot of nickels. To me, that comment means they really don’t want to play any game, but would rather watch a movie. My standard response if, “I have just the game for you,” and then we play Tsuro, Incan Gold, or Escape. Usually, everyone has a good time.
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Start with something simpler, like Beer Pong ?
 
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