What feelings or moments to you look for in games?
Different types of games can give you different feelings while you're playing them, or make different "moments" possible. What are some of your favorites? I have a feeling this is basically "what is your favorite type of game," but I think there can be a distinction.
I'll give my answers, and hopefully that will illustrate what I mean:
- Building something - this is pretty broad, and common in a lot of Euro style or engine-building style games. Seeing your board or tableau or whatever it is grow can be quite rewarding, even if you don't end up winning. #Everdell and #Wingspan are accessible and can offer this, and more complex engine builders or economic games can do this as well.
- Stand up moments - these probably happen more often in longer games, and games which have some sort of "resolution" phase which is either left to chance, or there is hidden information involved. So, big area control games with dice rolling or simultaneous reveals can have these. One for me is #Dune, of course. At that crucial moment when someone makes a play for the win and it's not obvious which way the battle will go, sometimes you can't help but stand up out of excitement.
- Finding that perfect combo or revealing the card that makes everyone at the table groan or say "aw crap!" or something along those lines. This is such a satisfying moment - feeling like you pulled one over on your opponents or broke the game in some way. Whether it's a card they didn't expect you had or a combo that they didn't see coming, it is so much fun.
So what feelings or moments do you enjoy most or seek out in games? Feel free to get as specific as possible! Those were some more generic ones, but I'll try to think of some specific feelings or moments that I really love experiencing in games!