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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Lori
United States
Durham
North Carolina
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It's not just an assumption that this hotel (like virtually every other American hotel) has a pool; it's a known fact, because said pool is right next to the secondary gaming ballroom. But I'd never used it before. Last night that changed, due to the presence of one of my gaming friends from home who's at Prezcon for the first time. In the summer, Robin and I go swimming at her apartment complex pool, but this was a rare opportunity for winter swimming. So around midnight, after the day's gaming was done, we hit the pool. Night is the best time for swimming, just as it is for most things.

Do you like swimming? What's your approach to swimming at a pool (serious lap swimming, practicing fancy dives, splashing around, lounging by the poolside, etc.)? What's your favorite pool toy (or do you consider pool toys beneath your dignity)?

Would your ideal for a gaming con be more like gaming every waking hour, or gaming mixed with other unrelated recreational activities? What's the longest number of days of solid gaming that you think you would find enjoyable?
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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Dan Hughes
United Kingdom
Huddersfield
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Edition: As pictured

Condition: very good.

Language: English

Attending: Saturday and Sunday
 
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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Dan Hughes
United Kingdom
Huddersfield
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Number Eighty Five

In Distraction you take turns reciting an ever growing list of numbers while occasionally being asked various innocuous questions ("What super-power would you like to have" etc.) in order to put you off.

Considering that I still can't remember my office telephone number despite working their for over two years now it's hardly a surprise that I'm absolutely appalling at this game.

My daughter on the other hand has a memory like a steel trap, and the delight she takes in beating me is well worth the humiliation.

My son is as bad as me at it, but more because he finds answering the questions far more interesting than trying to keep focus on the numbers.
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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Ben Bateson
United Kingdom
Ross-on-Wye
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Question 11 - What have you done in the past to get out of a tricky situation?

My answer - Ooh look! A mouse!
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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Brian DiMarco
United States
Collegeville
Pennsylvania
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"He called me an inane drone." "What's an inane drone?" "Well..It's a dull bee..." "You ARE an inane drone."
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"some day we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny..."
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And here a first-time-ever-on-the-Thrift-List copy of Distrac...hey, wait is that a squirrel!!

For the first time in a long time I went to a B&N not for discount games, but rather I was leading a den meeting for the Cub Scouts on citizenship and wanted to see if they had anything which might make for good Constitution or flag reference materials. A side trip to the 75% Discount table (which I am very familiar with) and I saw a couple copies of this. A quick read through the description and it looked like an excellent idea as a welcoming activity for the Den Meetings.

Gobbled it up, B&N discount at $3.24 per the sales receipt.

Postscript: Yes, it was a decent warm up/ arrival game for the Cub Scouts. History has shown simple games work best...Jungle Speed never fails, nor does its cousin Halli Galli. Tumblin Dice is good if hosting at home but bulkiness makes it tough to travel with. Pit needs some supervision, Jenga can get dangerous. So, Distraction was definitely up to the task, and younger kids seem to have a better grasp and enjoyment of memory-type games.
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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Albatros
Canada
Victoria
British Columbia
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According to the BBC:

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Workers distracted by e-mail and phone calls suffer a fall in IQ more than twice that found in marijuana smokers...

How about game players? We can all agree that it's annoying when the tempo of a game is interrupted by a "multitasking" opponent, but have you any evidence it impacts their gaming skill?

Or (if you are the smartphone addict) maybe your own?
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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Dan Z
United States
Playa Vista
California
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Type: Curse
Name: Distraction

When you roll your dice, any dice that do not land on this curse can not be used, and must be rerolled (This includes the black masks). Once a dice has been rolled on the curse, it can be moved off the curse to make more space on the card.

To break this curse you need three torches.
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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Carthoris Pyramidos
United States
Evanston
Illinois
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You won't pay attention to the game.
 
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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Terry Wrightsman
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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Bought new. Played once.



Free shipping to CONUS
 
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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Nick Damato
United States
Ohio
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I can't believe no one thought of this name before.
 
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Chris Fee
United States
Corning
New York
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No fair! They're using brains against us! We removed our brains to make room for guns and explosives!
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ADD Lover by Beatnik Turtle
 
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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Reuven Fischer
United States
Bala Cynwyd
Pennsylvania
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Added 09/06/12

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Board Game: Distraction [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
saabee
Hungary
Atomváros/Budapest
Tolna/Budapest
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JEM magazin 14. szám:
drcsaba - http://jemmagazin.hu/?wpdmact=process&did=MTkuaG90bGluaw==
 
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