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Do you ever hear these words at your gaming table? I don't, or at least not often enough. My 'team' seems quite critical of most games, but I find myself often wanting to play back-to-back games of the same thing so that I can find out more about it as a game... How does everyone else feel?
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I hear this quite often, but thats a problem too. I have a lot of new unplayed games lying around and not enoght time to play all of them. I my friends want to play older games again and again, this wont change.
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Maybe we should swap half our players with each other?
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There are a certain few people who I play with that flat out refuse to play any game twice in one day, let alone in a row. But I also have another group of people who are willing to do such a thing.
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I've gotten that sentence mumbled by a handful of people who were skeptical that the games I were pushing were better than playing a round of Risk. Even newbies.
 
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Unfortunately, I only seem to hear those words after a game of Race for teh Galaxy or Battle Star Galactica
 
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I get that with shorter games, like Ra or Dominion. 1.5-2 hour games are usually too long to play twice with the timeframes I have available.
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I have no problem playing a short game twice in a row.

Longer games, though, I want to think about them for a while before playing again.
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I was introduced to the magical world of board gaming in January. The first game that made me utter those words was Puerto Rico. Something about the first play of that game made me want to immediately play it again. I think I had some "Aha!" moments in the first game when things clicked, so I wanted to try it again now that I understood it better.

And recently, I introduced a few friends to Last Night on Earth. After we finished, I suggested trying Catan or Puerto Rico, but they both desperately wanted to kill zombieszombie again. I think the fun factor of that game helped. A lot of great strategic games are intellectually stimulating, but they don't get the "Wow, that was fun!" reaction. I played my first games of Vasco da Gama and Twilight Struggle recently and was completely exhausted afterward.
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As some have already stated, shorter games lend themselves to immediate replay. Can't Stop or For Sale often get that reaction at our tables. Arkham Horror, not so much...

We're playing Leaping Lemmings at our game club for the first time tomorrow. It LOOKS like a blast and I'm HOPING it gets the "let's play again" reaction although, with a playing time of over an hour (longer for that first session), it might not.
 
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Said that exact same thing a couple of weeks ago after playing Nuns on the Run at my friend's house. Quick, light, and lotsa fun.
 
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This is my reaction to almost every game I play and like.
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I also seem more likely to propose playing the same game again than many people I know. But it happens sometimes. I even heard it today after each of these 3 games: Branches and Twigs and Thorns, then Homeworlds, then Trax, teaching and playing them 2 or 3 times each with someone at game club. Yay!

Certainly playing again is more likely with shorter games than longer. I've occasionally proposed playing a second game of Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage with my Hannibal pal, but I'm not sure he was ever willing...
 
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Pandemic, we could play that all night.
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Convo usually goes with me:

Me: "So, what did you think?"
Friend: "Yeahhh it was good"
Me: "You liked it then?"
Friend: "Yeah it was good"
Me: "Come on then, good and bad points?"
Friend: "Errrr... dunno, it was just good"
Me: "Fine, want to have another go?"
Friend: "Yeahhh, can do..."
Me: "Sigh"
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jmsmith2434 wrote:
Unfortunately, I only seem to hear those words after a game of Race for teh Galaxy or Battle Star Galactica


i'd kill to have my group say that after Race...

The only things that get repeated play in our group are Magic and Dominion. I like these games, but I sure do get tired of them! Multiple games of Arkham Horror sound cool though...
 
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A game like "Pandemic" or "Bang!" will likely get repeat plays simply due to the short duration, but in general, it's pretty rare for a back-to-back play for my groups. (Heck - sometimes I don't even get another play of a favorite game for a few months - there's always just SO MANY games - old & new - to try out!)

There are certainly exceptions. Within the last couple months I've had repeat plays of "Heroes, Inc", "Betrayal at House on the Hill", and "Blackbeard". Sometimes it's just convenient (i.e. game is already set up, time is limited, and you don't need to do another rules explanation...); sometimes it's a new game and we're just excited to play again and get a better play after the first "learning" game.
 
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kswingruber wrote:


Funny. We just learned this today and right after we finished, my husband begged to play again.
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I would say it is generally considered against the excepted norm of multiplayer game night. For every game that got played there are 5 that someone brought and didn't get played so to play a game twice is going to make this ratio even worse.

The exceptions would be a really hot game that lots of people were eager to play, more than would fit in one game, it might get played back to back with one or two people staying from the first play to teach the second play. Also games with huge setup time like Heroscape could get played multiple times in sort of dedicated game sessions.

I find in two player situation it is far more common, less people to please I guess.
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What a sad, sad story! Before I was the primary gamer, I couldn't care less how much fun people had as long as *I* had fun. Now that it's my games and very often, my space, I feel personally responsible if people don't have a good time. It's always a huge relief to hear people say "That was great," "I can't wait to play again," or what the unwilling first-time gamer we forced Tsuro on today said: "So where can I buy this?"
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I get it with Settlers sometimes.

Ugh.
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Happens all the time with short games only: Pandemic, Dominion, Bannanagrams- all get instant replays.
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Hida Mann wrote:
Do you ever hear these words at your gaming table? I don't, or at least not often enough. My 'team' seems quite critical of most games, but I find myself often wanting to play back-to-back games of the same thing so that I can find out more about it as a game... How does everyone else feel?


Shorter games, I may want to play back-to-back, either because I'm sorely disappointed in my performance in the first go (unfortunately, one time I did this, I did barely better the second time, fell into a little bit of a black mood, and was rather less gracious than I like to be in defeat, much to my embarrassment) or, in the reverse case, to offer a victim another shot at me.

More often, though, there are enough different games available and that I want to play that I'm far more interested in the variety than in playing the same thing a second time. Usually, there will be another day to try playing the game again.
 
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I don't mind with a shorter game, but it's also great after teaching a new game. Last game night we had a new gamer who played Pandemic for the first time. Right after (of course we had lost), he wanted to try it again because he now understood the game from the outset and could apply his knowledge. We lost again, but we had fun anyway.
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