Worker Placement As A Life Action Philosophy

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Do you ever wonder if your hobbies are bleeding into your life....too much?

I stand by the toaster oven pondering my next move.  There are several tasks to accomplish this morning and to get all family members out the door happy, and to my work desk ina  timely manner...I need to plan this right.

I put the toast into the toaster over.  Check.  I grind the coffee beans I've smarty brought with me from the pantry with several other items.  Check.  The water is already going in the pot.  I start the microwave to heat Elijah's breakfast as its right next to the toaster oven.  Check.  Ahh, the water picture is right here!  I pour myself a glass of water. Check.  I do 25 pushups on the kitchen floor.  Check.  Five actions without moving more than two feet.  This will be a good day!

Am I crazy?  Has anyone else every found themselves doing this?  Is this why worker-placement is one of my favorite game mechanics?

Food for thought....

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Premium User37 days ago


37 days ago

Hahaha!! I do this all the time with both board games and video games. Not the same thing but when I was doing a FF football draft all I could think to myself was #7 Wonders comparisons.

37 days ago

Your example sounds very much like Kitchen Rush to me. That's listed as using "worker placement", but I've played a lot of Cooking Dash and Overcooked, and it feels more like those games to me. Video games don't use the "worker placement" terminology; I think you need blockage to become more of a factor for it to be the main mechanism, rather than time management.

Premium User37 days ago

Quick a few time Becky is using the sink and Taryn is using the fridge and Elijah is wandering around the kitchen taking up multiple action spaces and thus, I "blocked".