How Competitive Are you?


5 points by philryuh - updated 4 months ago | 19 comments | report | subscribe

omeletterice 8 months ago | 3 points[-]

I tend to be very competitive in games, but I also consider the people I'm playing with. I make sure that my competitiveness don't affect how others enjoy the game. 

philryuh Supporter8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Great to have you on board! :)

Healthy dose of competition is always needed--it feels so dry when everyone is playing very passively especially on a strategy game that require lots of player interactions haha. Are there games that especially get you riled/fired up?

R0land1199 Supporter8 months ago | 2 points[-]

“When playing a game, the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important , not the winning” Reiner Knizia

philryuh Supporter8 months ago | 2 points[-]

Nice quote. You know, it would be great to have a book of quotes by renowned board game people.

BenjaminK 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I love a good, competitive game. Cut-throat games are super fun to me, too. But I never get so worked up by a game that it's no longer fun. I'll hold back, even, if someone else is taking things a little too personally. I'd rather lose at the game than have someone lose their cool haha

philryuh Supporter8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I agree, I'd rather be somewhat of a peacemaker when someone's clearly getting upset haha. Can you think of a game that's good at bringing out the competitiveness in you?

BenjaminK 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Games with conflict and especially of the 4x variety--like Heroes of Land, Air & Sea--can do it to me. The act of war can make me a bit too competitive haha

trentellingsen Supporter8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I like winning but I have a few friends who are VERY into winning, haha.

philryuh Supporter8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Lol I actually don't know who you're referring to besides your wife xD... which game especially tends to put you in the mood to win?

trentellingsen Supporter8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'm also talking about Gabe and Wayland, haha. I want to win most games but if I'm playing against Gabe in a game like Dominion 2nd Edition then I'm going to play to win.

philryuh Supporter8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Ahh I see, Wayland I haven't seen much of that side yet but Gab definitely.

Skyw3rd 8 months ago | 2 points[-]

I'm competitive enough to be fun, if that makes sense. I don't want to burn peoples houses down, but I also don't want to just be a limp noodle. I play with some VERY competitive people so I have to go for it, but most times I just want to chill and have fun.

philryuh Supporter8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Limp noodle xD... I'm in the same boat in terms of being "competitive enough to be fun". I still haven't quite figured out how to have fun and be competitive when there's someone in the group who get really upset when the game requires lots of take that elements. I love getting competitive when it's with the right people.

Skyw3rd 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I know what you mean about sensitive players. I don't like to get too aggressive, but I'm not Rahdo level of pacifist. Root is about as far as I go when it comes to head to head. I played Imperial Assault for 9 months as the Empire and hated it all once I realized that it's not a "role-playing light" game but instead a head to head competitive game. Lost every mission besides the last one, so I guess I won? I don't know. I told my group I'm not playing Empire again and that I'd rather play against the app.

philryuh Supporter8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah, it just puts me in an awkward spot of needing to hold back/making plays that don't make a whole lot of sense sometimes (it really depends on the group though). I played The Estates some time ago and it was a surprisingly mean game haha. It's a type of game that I could see myself really enjoying given the right group. Root is one of my favorite games and it's been great so far, but I haven't yet played that with anyone who are overly competitive (I can see it easily upsetting people though).

disom 4 months ago | 1 point[-]

"You play to win the game."- Herm Edwards


I'm always going to make the move that will give me the best chance to win. I once got push back in an online game of Stone Age when I placed workers on huts that I had no way of completing, two turns in a row. Had I given them up and just tried to score the best score I could, I would have lost. I don't play for personal bests, I play to win.

WadeB1977 4 months ago | 1 point[-]

When I first got married I was very competitive.  Overly so.  After losing to my wife at Boggle for many years I learned the value of enjoying the experience of a game.  I still enjoy winning, but its more of a side note to the experience of playing.  I lose at Wingspan and Heaven & Ale ALL THE TIME.  Some might say I suck at them and yet I love trying to get better and to some degree enjoy the rare win more because I lose so much more often.  

Skurvy5 Supporter8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I play to win, but I don’t get so wrapped up in it that I will be negatively impacted if I don’t win. Most of my game time recently is with my children or in cooperative games so that tends to answer questions about winning. 

epage 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'm competitive towards winning but was not into Take That until Innovation broke me.  For example, we tended to avoid the Take That cards in Machi Koro until after I was introduced to Innovation and now people have to use them or I'll slaughter them with those cards.