What Games Mean to Me #18 Games Taught Me How to Lose

“…the point of games is to play them and the winning and losing part were the lowest things on the list of why to play a game.”

This is great advice all around and very eloquently puts why I enjoy this cardboard hobby so much!

TGIK Games Blog

I am a terrible gamer. I have a way of using strategies that are good enough not to lose but never good enough to win. I think part of that is I have not played any game enough times (other than my own designs) to get to a point where I have command of the basic strategies and move into the advanced strategies. Unless we are talking trick taking games, I tend to be pretty good at those.

Before I got into regular games nights, my usual gaming was with high school buddies and the only thing that mattered was winning. I hated losing in those situations.

When I got into the regular game nights with people from my meetup group, I learned very quickly that the point of games is to play them and the winning and losing part were the lowest things on the list of why to…

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