Mechanisms vs Personality
Listening to the Board Games Snobs podcast today (episode 111)-(BTW - I Love this podcast)
They were discussing how game mechanisms align with players personalities. Do you find this to be true in your gaming experience? I know, on the simplest level, I don't have an aggressive personality and I don't like war games. On the other hand I enjoy games that require me to negotiate or thinky worker placement games that allow me to analyze moves that will score me the most points. Both of these mechanisms key into my personality strength traits of analytical and communication. Also, I really enjoy cooperative games where players play different roles. My strength trait of individualization allows me to identify in others the traits that will help us succeed in the task (how to win) before us. So for me it certainly rings true.