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Subject: Proof that Yomi is genius - even my GF likes it rss

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Ian Collier
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This game is everything she hates - it's fantastical, it's a card game, it's a fighting game and as such it's 100% adversarial. But bless her she tries when I'm so hooked on a game although she was convinced she'd hate it and resisted trying it big time.

I used every trick in the book - sad face, making cups of tea, and then while we played I was the model of patience teaching the rules and I put on Depeche Mode (her fave band) in an attempt to gain favour through pleasant association.

SIX games later she wants to keep playing. She's kicked my ass five times out of six and we're having a lot of fun.

I think this perfectly demonstrates one face of the genius of this game. Not only is it beautifully designed and brilliantly balanced but also it's greatness really does seem to be able to transcend the theme and the genre and pull just about anyone in, because it's fun, it's a great time.
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I have had a sort of similar experience. My GF is generally resistant to board gaming (she mostly does it so that we have something else in common, as something to do together that I like - since she makes me watch House and other TV shows, a past time I don't particularly enjoy).

In any case, Yomi's been that ONE game she wouldn't go near. Always "I don't feel like it" when I suggest Yomi. Well I finally got her to sit down to a game... and then she insisted on a second when I beat her, and then later after playing more said:

"Alright, it's pretty good. I'd play again." with a cheeky smile.
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inuitmyth909 wrote:
She's kicked my ass five times out of six and we're having a lot of fun.

Well played.
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My biggest revelation of this thread is that Candi is a dude. I figured otherwise, with the girlie avatar, kitty cat and hearts microbadges, and ... well ... the name Candi.

Granted, this is coming from a dude who has a cute kitty avatar also...
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cbs42 wrote:
My biggest revelation of this thread is that Candi is a dude. I figured otherwise, with the girlie avatar, kitty cat and hearts microbadges, and ... well ... the name Candi.


Where did Candi say that s/he was a dude?!?
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dysjunct wrote:
Where did Candi say that s/he was a dude?!?

Hey, you know what? That's a damned good point.
I take it all back.

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cbs42 wrote:
dysjunct wrote:
Where did Candi say that s/he was a dude?!?

Hey, you know what? That's a damned good point.
I take it all back.



Moreover, it could be two women in a relationship. Not a completely foreign or unreasonable idea.

Without adding too much to gendering the conversaton, my partner really appreciated this game.

It's a good sign when she wakes me up at 10AM on a Saturday and asks "Hey can we play Yomi!"

Thus making herself late for work. Also another good sign.

Patience approach was key, not because of her identity but her lack of experience with fighting games. It wasn't intuitive that you'd block attacks etc.

I'd just stick with the Rock Paper Scissor understanding and give one of those items the ability to be "2" things Block/Dodge.

Also a breakdown of the cards is helpful for non-gamers.

Really glad that my purchase is being enjoyed already, and I can see this game getting to the table many times.
 
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Words a very unnecessary... They can only do HAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRMMMM. Erm... Sorry.


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I think we've ran out of quotes, now.
 
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