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So the moment finally came when my wife suggested to play a game when we had some guests over.
However, it was only 4 player and I had to sit it out.
Yet I still had to set the game up, explain it to the new players and tear it down aftwerwards.
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Well, the bright side of that - your graciousity as a host has increased, and you spread the love of gaming a little more

When I do a game night I don't usually get to play a game for at least an hour or so - busy greeting, chitchatting, and teaching other people games.
I rather like teaching games to someone who's interested in learning them.
(And except for a very few games - I definitely want to be the main person putting it away!)
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saltis wrote:
So the moment finally came when my wife suggested to play a game when we had some guests over.
However, it was only 4 player and I had to sit it out.
Yet I still had to set the game up, explain it to the new players and tear it down aftwerwards.


It was a social gathering at your house, and you were not able to play the game? Can you explain more of the context, because on the face of it, that seems incredibly odd.
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saltis wrote:
So the moment finally came when my wife suggested to play a game when we had some guests over.
However, it was only 4 player and I had to sit it out.
Yet I still had to set the game up, explain it to the new players and tear it down aftwerwards.


What game was it if you don't mind? I have taught games at my house to groups of teenagers (friends of the kids) and sat out, but I would try not to do that in any other situation.
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No five-player games on the shelf, there are many board games that can handle 4 players. Seven Wonders is five player and is a great game and easy to learn.

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Could be worse. You could have suggested roleplaying then find yourself stuck being the GM.

For the next six months. laugh
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saltis wrote:
So the moment finally came when my wife suggested to play a game when we had some guests over.
However, it was only 4 player and I had to sit it out.
Yet I still had to set the game up, explain it to the new players and tear it down aftwerwards.


It was your wife's plan to not have you play because of your silly "I WIN, AGAIN" dance.
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Could be worse. You could have suggested roleplaying then find yourself stuck being the GM.

For the next six months. laugh


You just described my life, except that it was around 2 years, not 6 months. Not going to lie, it was actually a lot of fun.

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saltis wrote:
So the moment finally came when my wife suggested to play a game when we had some guests over.
However, it was only 4 player and I had to sit it out.
Yet I still had to set the game up, explain it to the new players and tear it down aftwerwards.
According to your profile, you have 108 owned games. It's a shame none of them are five player games.
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saltis wrote:
So the moment finally came when my wife suggested to play a game when we had some guests over.
However, it was only 4 player and I had to sit it out.
Yet I still had to set the game up, explain it to the new players and tear it down aftwerwards.


That's pretty funny.

But to be honest it sounds pretty awesome at the same time. Plenty of times I have sat out of games and just instructed/moderated as required due to there being to many players. Typically this only happens with non / light gamers who I have managed to sell a game to.
This usually works out well as I enjoy teaching others and seeing them discover modern board games.
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At least you didn't have to play with noobs
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For context, It was Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle.
It was my stepson, his friend and his cousin that were over.
I did try to suggest we play something we call all play, Lover letter, Dixit or Codenames, but my wife just wanted to play harry potter.

Maybe my consolation prize was she did make me a blackforest cake the next day, so I guess there is that. It was just a very odd situation for me when I usually have to beg, pleased bribe and coerce to get people to play a game at my house usually.
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Sam and Max wrote:
Could be worse. You could have suggested roleplaying then find yourself stuck being the GM.

For the next six months. laugh
That happened to me once.

Pete (has been the GM for almost 30 years)
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I feel your pain. I live in Texas and all the in-laws are non-gamers. Thankfully, I've introduced their kids to the dark side board games and so I get to play a fair bit with their kids (10 and under).
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saltis wrote:
For context, It was Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle.
It was my stepson, his friend and his cousin that were over.
I did try to suggest we play something we call all play, Lover letter, Dixit or Codenames, but my wife just wanted to play harry potter.

Maybe my consolation prize was she did make me a blackforest cake the next day, so I guess there is that. It was just a very odd situation for me when I usually have to beg, pleased bribe and coerce to get people to play a game at my house usually.


The upcoming expansion may add support for a 5th player. You can always look forward to that.
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Nice move leaving only four playing pieces in the monopoly box.
You are most certainly owed one.
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saltis wrote:
So the moment finally came when my wife suggested to play a game when we had some guests over.
However, it was only 4 player and I had to sit it out.
Yet I still had to set the game up, explain it to the new players and tear it down aftwerwards.

LOL, the same thing happens to me with my kids. They almost never want to play a game with their poor parents, but when their game-loving cousins come over... well! But then there's 4 of them and they want me to teach.

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your graciousity as a host has increased, and you spread the love of gaming a little more.


    . . . assuming they liked it.
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Really? I've had fun setting up, explaining, moderating, and not playing 4-player Forbidden Island with non-gaming children. It's almost like I was in the game and the enjoyment on their faces was priceless.
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"Well, the good news is that I finally talked my wife into having a threesome..."
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"Well, the good news is that I finally talked my wife into having a threesome..."


Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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saltis wrote:
So the moment finally came when my wife suggested to play a game when we had some guests over.
However, it was only 4 player and I had to sit it out.
Yet I still had to set the game up, explain it to the new players and tear it down aftwerwards.

You got gamezoned.
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It reminds me of those stories where the guy takes his crush to her girlfriend and waits to drive her back once she's done laugh

That doesn't sound like fun though
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