I was scrolling through my YouTube feed this morning and came across a rather poignant video from The Brothers Murph. In their “Meta Minute” one of them (I have still not figured out which one is which) talks about how the general malaise and apathy caused by the pandemic are resulting in a reduction in board game positivity. The video is less than 7 minutes long but it made a decent impact on me this morning.
I’m surprised to find myself in the same boat - I don’t know if it’s mild depression, a general malaise, or what but even with time to get out a game I find myself just not in the mood. I’m still happily playing my Imperial Assault campaign in the evenings (Well... once I have a scenario set up it’s fine) but it actually felt like a chore getting out Trajan on Sunday to play solo.
This... is not normal behavior for me. Typically I’m so excited to play board games and I really enjoy learning and setting up games. But lately I’ve even found it a bit of a struggle to come on to BGA!
Is anyone else struggling with similar feelings to me?