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What games do you love even though you are terrible at them?

The title says it all really.

For me it's #Santorini #Hanamikoji and #Tak

I love these games and yet my wife will beat me 8 of 10 times on all of these.  I will also consistently lose all these games to my two oldest kids aged 12 and 10.

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Partner59 days ago

In small box games, Lost Cities is one. For some reason, I just cannot beat my wife at this game! She is so good (or she just has my number -- and I do the same to her in Jaipur). 

One of my favorite games of the last few years is Coimbra, and I absolutely stink at this game. I can never beat my friends -- even though I've tried different strategies. I could definitely use some pointers in that game but I think the strategy is pretty situational depending on the cards that come out and the tiles that make up the monastery section. 

 

BJ 

2 months ago

I think i've mentioned before, I love #On Mars - but damn, I seem to get crushed everytime.

2 months ago

Most of the games actually :)

i'm not really "good" at them but i'm EXCELLENT at enjoying myself anticipating them, playing them and thinking back about them!

I'm the kind of player that tries to do cool stuff to, while winning is important but not the most important thing

I love playing certain games with my wife she mostly win just for the challenge and seeing her "into it".
I love playing games my kids completely figured out already or where I get beating my my 10yo son, even if I DO try to win.
I love to play games with my friends and be the "glue" of the party

 

one thing though; i think i'm better than average in co-ops and i'm competitive in co-ops in the sense that I find it important to find a solution together that beats the objectives. 

 

2 months ago

I remember always enjoying #Risk when I was in high school even though I do not recall ever winning a game.  I think I've only won #Forbidden Sky: Height of Danger once, and have yet to win a game of #Pandemic.  I ususally don't win at #Machi Koro either.

Supporter2 months ago

I am going to have to pull out my old faithful, and say #Race for the Galaxy. I suck at it, and I love it.

2 months ago

#Agricola (Revised Edition) is the king of this topic for me. Lately #Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar can fall in this category too lol. 

2 months ago

My kids reminded me the other day that I have also never ever won a game of #Raptor .

2 months ago

Ahh, you like some abstracts too I see. My answer is going to be abstract games in general haha. I really enjoy them but I'm not very good at the moment. I'm working to improve my strategy skills and tactics though! I'm playing more #Santorini, #Azul, and even #Chess!

2 months ago

Sarah crushes me at #Brass: Birmingham every single time. I still love it. I'm in awe of it, really.

2 months ago

I would love to #Brass: Birmingham .  Unfortunately, I'm sure if I bought it I would almost never be able to get it to the table with my family.

2 months ago

That's a shame. I think the rules complexity is a bit overblown, but it's definitely not a family-friendly game. There is a decent solo mode, but obviously the multiplayer mode is where it shines.

2 months ago

I do have some hope that as my kids get older it may become viable, but that will be a few years off best case scenario.

2 months ago

I know there's one game out there that is exactly this for me but I can't think of it right now.  For now I'll just mention #Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar, which I really like but have admittedly have only played maybe 5-6 times, which I feel like for me is just enough to realize there are levels of strategy to that game that have not even occurred to me yet. 

2 months ago

It's been a few years now and I keep hearing about #Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar . Every time I do, it just moves further up my personal "need-to-try" list.  I'm gonna have to make that happen this year!

2 months ago

Its pretty crazy brain burner.  I've never played a worker placement with a time element before this so its hard to figure out the strategy at first. But those wheels are sooo cool.

2 months ago

Have you read Rothfuss?  The last person who brought up #Tak hadn't read it yet.  Which I find curious considering that's where the game is from but also cool because that means the game is gaining purchase outside of his fanbase. 

2 months ago

I have not read it, but am interested in the game! I basically flat out refuse to start reading series that are not finished, haha.

2 months ago

Ha! I totally understand, and I find myself leaning that way more and more.  Mostly because I have started multiple series that were unfinished and remain so.

2 months ago

Yeah, the only one I've started that's not technically finished is the Ender series from Orson Scott Card.

2 months ago

Wait its not finished? There are supposed to be more after Children of the Mind?

2 months ago

Yep he's writing one more to finish it off

2 months ago

Whaaaat?  Honestly I have no recollection of what happened at the end of Children of the Mind haha. Something about him finding the bug queen a new home?  But I don't recall feeling like it was unfinished? Maybe?  It was years ago. 

2 months ago

I read Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead, but nothing beyond that.

2 months ago

I just finished Speaker for the Dead a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed it! I'd like to keep reading, but again, it's not finished...

2 months ago

You could read the Bean books (Ender's Shadow, etc.).  Those are super good (a lot less philosopical than Speaker, etc.) and that series is finished. 

2 months ago

I might have to take a look at these even though I did enjoy the more philosophical parts of Speaker for the Dead.

2 months ago

I feel like I recommend them more than the actual sequels to Ender's game since the Bean books all have more of an Ender's Game feel and Speaker etc can wander a bit. 

2 months ago

Yep I probably will! Just not sure when

2 months ago

Just out of curiosity how do you approach your to-read list?  Like I have a massive number of books I have added on goodreads to that list and I usually barely even look at it.  When I'm finished with whatever I'm doing I usually try to pick up something that I should finish (like Wheel of Time) or something that is newly out or something that I considered buying but found out they had at my library for free.  Occasionally this will coincide with my to-read list and I actually remove one once in a while haha. 

2 months ago

Ooh, my to read list has gotten way out of hand! It grows at a rate faster than I can keep up with. But I do tend to refer back to it after I have finished a series or finished digging in a rabbit hole.