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Subject: What's a "meaty Game"?, noob question rss

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Juan Estrada
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I've seen this term before and do like deep, fun games, so what is it?
 
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It just means that the game is strategic, and has a lot to think about / decide on.
 
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Once in a great while, a game contains actual meat.

 
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I think the terms "meaty" or "deep" can mean a lot of different things to different people. In general, some of the factors that might play into a determination that a game is "meaty" are probably:

-complexity of the rules (as opposed to simple rules)
-length of playing time (as opposed to short games)
-role of strategy/decision-making (as opposed to luck/chance)
-there are probably other factors I'm forgetting, but that should give you an idea of what everyone besides Burke and Friedemann Friese mean by the term "meaty" when applied to a board game

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