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It's a week old, however I didn't see it posted here. Too bad sleeves wouldn't help:

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Hahahaha this is amazing! I run a library game group for teens and I see this kind of stuff all the time. Well not the crazy stuff towards the end of course lol but so many of my cards are bent and creased. And yes, sadly some do end up getting nibbled on. I recognize it's the danger of allowing others to play my games so I don't get mad but I am quick to point out when a card is heading towards someone's mouth.
 
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I just make a point of telling people, milk produces give me explosive diarrhea and I never wash my hands after going to the bathroom.

And I wonder why no one will play with me...

On the plus side... My cards are pristine.
 
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That was a lot better before it went all absurd.

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toliveischrist77 wrote:
Hahahaha this is amazing! I run a library game group for teens and I see this kind of stuff all the time. Well not the crazy stuff towards the end of course lol but so many of my cards are bent and creased. And yes, sadly some do end up getting nibbled on. I recognize it's the danger of allowing others to play my games so I don't get mad but I am quick to point out when a card is heading towards someone's mouth.
I have one guy who is a relentless card-snapper. He feels the need to bend the card back at 90-degrees when playing it, then letting it "snap" onto the table for effect. I have another who is an edge-attacker. He always picks up his cards and bangs them edge-on into the table. My uncle is a card-licker...always licks his thumb before using it to draw a card. And one of my very close friend is a punish-shuffler. He isn't happy shuffling unless he destroys the cards.

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With a game like Ascension I'm less inclined to worry about the cards because they're going to get damaged no matter what you do because there is so much shuffling.

My group doesn't engage in activity that lends to permanent creases or tears but we all bridge shuffle and we'll use the table to align all the cards into a neat pile.

However, when it's someone else's game, such as when I am at a convention, I make sure I ask before bridge shuffling or engaging in another act that might cause someone to cringe. It's important to acknowledge that you're using someone else's game and they may be more careful with their games. However, as I don't buy games to sell them, I generally don't worry about it unless it's an OOP or expensive to replace.
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My wife was sweet to me this past weekend and picked up a copy of Dominion: Empires. I cracked it open and set out the game to play. Dominion has been a go-to game for the two of us.

So, she sits down to the table with a plate full of waffles and syrup and starts to eat them while playing. . . Oh well soblue
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plezercruz wrote:
That was a lot better before it went all absurd.

Pete (gets it but thought there was more humor to be found in truth)


The video needed an intermediate step of the guy eating Cheetos and/or greasy pizza first before going absurd.
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plezercruz wrote:
That was a lot better before it went all absurd.

Pete (gets it but thought there was more humor to be found in truth)


Maybe, but I thought the final beat "What?" over the bonfire was worth it. laugh
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I call a family member the last card bender
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We have some friends that don't seem to understand the value of the condition that a game is in. They do a lot of the bending of cards. I try not to let it get to me... but when they let their kids come to the table and start messing with the bits... I'm not happy about it.
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plezercruz wrote:
toliveischrist77 wrote:
Hahahaha this is amazing! I run a library game group for teens and I see this kind of stuff all the time. Well not the crazy stuff towards the end of course lol but so many of my cards are bent and creased. And yes, sadly some do end up getting nibbled on. I recognize it's the danger of allowing others to play my games so I don't get mad but I am quick to point out when a card is heading towards someone's mouth.
I have one guy who is a relentless card-snapper. He feels the need to bend the card back at 90-degrees when playing it, then letting it "snap" onto the table for effect. I have another who is an edge-attacker. He always picks up his cards and bangs them edge-on into the table. My uncle is a card-licker...always licks his thumb before using it to draw a card. And one of my very close friend is a punish-shuffler. He isn't happy shuffling unless he destroys the cards.

Pete (actively avoids card games with all of these people)

May I play your card games? I find myself unconsciously scratching my chin stubble with my hand of cards.


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Argh, yes, yes, so true. And so painful to watch.

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I think this video is quite similar to what has been done in TableTopTaboos - a show about board game etiquettes. That said, it is still very funny (and cringe inducing). Thanks for posting it.
 
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Two stories immediately come to mind:

Shortly after "coming back into the hobby" in 2006, my wife and travelled out of state to stay with friends, and I took a copy of Modern Art. I watched in horror as our hosts' friend used my cards to pick his teeth.

After the smashing success of Pandemic Legacy: Season 1, I bought Risk Legacy (yep, backwards). I had four players, and I decided to invite my wife's youngest brother to be the fifth. Soon the middle brother called me, begging to be included, saying "I promise not to bend your cards" based on an incident years prior when we played Saboteur.
 
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We have a guy who puts the cards in his pocket. Man I don't want my cards that close to your junk.
 
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Scidad23 wrote:
We have a guy who puts the cards in his pocket. Man I don't want my cards that close to your junk.


I lost a hand worth of Red Flag cards because one of the players put them in their back pocket and then forgot they were playing and wandered off. (There may have been a lot of alcohol involved)

After that I had to make a rule of all cards on the table when not being used.
 
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Where do you find these people? I've never had any of these issues.

Of course I say that as someone who'se friends don't seem to have any bad card-habits and when there's a game that is going to be shuffled alot it gets sleeved.
 
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Thank god board gamers don't do this.

When I play with newcomers, however, this sometimes seriously scare me.

Meanwhile, I did see a lot of players lipping meeples.
 
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I pretty much only play games with my wife at the moment and she is pretty good in trying to keep cards in good condition, even insisting that we sleeve some cards...

Kids on the other hand drive me nuts, my two are pretty good with their game components, but friends come around to play and I see cards and pieces going into mouths and I just cringe.
 
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My 5 y/o is bad about mouthing cards. He hasn't caught on yet that he could use the degree of slobber-induced warpage to determine which cards his opponents have, so I guess that's a plus.
 
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