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As long as you don't feed him after midnight he won't turn into a Gremlin. Water just makes them multiply.


So, something that's always bothered me is time zones. What midnight are we talking about here?

Unless it's Central Time, USA, I am bound to make a mistake and bring devastation upon my town.


This is all discussed I the sequel.
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Someone else mentioned wings. I will add pizza. Pepperoni grease is like mustard: it gets EVERYWHERE as soon as it enters the room.


We have pizza at every game night, but don't eat while we're playing and I have lots of napkins available. Gosh though pizza grease on my cards would be a disaster!
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A liberal of any kind.

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A conservative.


When did game night get so political?


1960: The Making of the President
Election: The Game for President
Copycat
Cold War: CIA vs KGB
to name a few


Good point. Although I would have to say that politics outside the parameters of a game would be a bad thing to bring to game night.
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Barad_the_dwarf wrote:
an annoying gamer, you know the kind that takes ages over each turn,


On the other hand...I am new to alot of games so I may take a little bit longer than other players.

It annoys me when I set the precedent before the game that I am new to it, but I still have that veteran player rushing me every turn just so he can destroy me as quickly as possible.

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A non gaming partner.


Or at least, someone who is not willing to give games a go. I never understand why some people come along to a game night and not join in, or just want to swing the entertainment over to mere socialising instead of socialising over a game.

If a veggie came to a sausage (festival not appropriate so substitute required) tasting event then I would be pretty annoyed as they cannot join in by definition (meat sausages only at this event) and if they tried to dissuade us all from eating meat I would be really mad, as they whole point is to try new sausages.

A very bad analogy, but you get the gist.


For me, a non-gaming partner who:

a) either doesn't like or doesn't understand any of our favourite games, so we have to play something mindless and boring

b) doesn't even really want to be there (and are in fact only there because their gaming partner invited them), and although they'll play games it's obvious they aren't enjoying them, which sucks the fun out of gaming for everyone else

c) makes little effort to even socialise and ends up sitting there looking bored and being quiet no matter how much effort you as a host make to include them in some way

The combination of "let's play Crap Game X because Ashley's here," and the fact that Ashley has no interest in being here or playing anyway drives me mad. Why make everyone suffer?
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Chicken_Fryed_Rice wrote:
Barad_the_dwarf wrote:
an annoying gamer, you know the kind that takes ages over each turn,


On the other hand...I am new to alot of games so I may take a little bit longer than other players.

It annoys me when I set the precedent before the game that I am new to it, but I still have that veteran player rushing me every turn just so he can destroy me as quickly as possible.



O I have no problems with people that take a bit longer about a turn, but sometimes you have players that study each move for like 15 minutes before making their choice of action. When I'm new to the game I'm learning it and don't want to think this through with complete computer simulations I just go for what I think is a good move and if that takes a bit longer, no problem but please no complete analyises.
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Scarlett_O wrote:
Hookers.

We never get any board gaming done when somebody brings hookers, plus then there's no money for pizza and doritos--which I personally think are staples for game night. shake


Close but no cigar. Dead hooker.

Nothing worse.
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Scarlett_O wrote:
Hookers.

We never get any board gaming done when somebody brings hookers, plus then there's no money for pizza and doritos--which I personally think are staples for game night. shake


Close but no cigar. Dead hooker.

Nothing worse.


Tru dat.

Except... Undead hooker... zombie
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Scarlett_O wrote:
JesterPoet wrote:
Scarlett_O wrote:
Hookers.

We never get any board gaming done when somebody brings hookers, plus then there's no money for pizza and doritos--which I personally think are staples for game night. shake


Close but no cigar. Dead hooker.

Nothing worse.


Tru dat.

Except... Undead hooker... zombie


No way... I would argue undead hookers are far preferable to dead hookers.
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JesterPoet wrote:
Scarlett_O wrote:
JesterPoet wrote:
Scarlett_O wrote:
Hookers.

We never get any board gaming done when somebody brings hookers, plus then there's no money for pizza and doritos--which I personally think are staples for game night. shake


Close but no cigar. Dead hooker.

Nothing worse.


Tru dat.

Except... Undead hooker... zombie


No way... I would argue undead hookers are far preferable to dead hookers.


Oh.
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That friend that just wants to "watch."

or

That friend that "doesn't feel like using their brain."

or

That friend that says, "These games are too complicated. Don't you have Monopoly?"

Any of those would suck. In my opinion... Jus sayin...
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B.O.

I second a few of the previous comments about certain gamers needing to shower more often. The first time my (female) friend and I went to a game night at a game store, we almost left right after we walked in because the smell was so bad. We did, however, end up staying and played games for several hours. As we left, she said, "You know what? Going to game night is really good for my self-esteem!" I asked her why that was, as she didn't win any games that whole night. She responded, "Because now I know how amazingly good I am at showering and overall personal hygiene. I pretty much rock at wearing deodorant!"

True story.
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theclosetgeek wrote:

B.O.

I second a few of the previous comments about certain gamers needing to shower more often. The first time my (female) friend and I went to a game night at a game store, we almost left right after we walked in because the smell was so bad. We did, however, end up staying and played games for several hours. As we left, she said, "You know what? Going to game night is really good for my self-esteem!" I asked her why that was, as she didn't win any games that whole night. She responded, "Because now I know how amazingly good I am at showering and overall personal hygiene. I pretty much rock at wearing deodorant!"

True story.


The wife and I play "spot the unibrow" as a meta-game at Conventions.
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nomoredroids wrote:
theclosetgeek wrote:

B.O.

I second a few of the previous comments about certain gamers needing to shower more often. The first time my (female) friend and I went to a game night at a game store, we almost left right after we walked in because the smell was so bad. We did, however, end up staying and played games for several hours. As we left, she said, "You know what? Going to game night is really good for my self-esteem!" I asked her why that was, as she didn't win any games that whole night. She responded, "Because now I know how amazingly good I am at showering and overall personal hygiene. I pretty much rock at wearing deodorant!"

True story.


The wife and I play "spot the unibrow" as a meta-game at Conventions.


I will be playing this from now on.
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nomoredroids wrote:

The wife and I play "spot the unibrows" as a meta-game at Conventions.


Fixed that for you.
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QPCloudy wrote:
For me, I HATE it when people bring cheese puffs, or Doritos, or Cheetos. Pretty much anything that can leave a cheesy residue on my board game bits and cards. Like seriously, what the fuck are they thinking?


Have you heard of this wonderful new invention called the napkin? You should look into it.
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cheng wrote:
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For me, I HATE it when people bring cheese puffs, or Doritos, or Cheetos. Pretty much anything that can leave a cheesy residue on my board game bits and cards. Like seriously, what the fuck are they thinking?


Have you heard of this wonderful new invention called the napkin? You should look into it.

Have you heard of people with no common sense who don't use them when they should? Plus, napkins don't get rid of all the cheesy.
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cheng wrote:
QPCloudy wrote:
For me, I HATE it when people bring cheese puffs, or Doritos, or Cheetos. Pretty much anything that can leave a cheesy residue on my board game bits and cards. Like seriously, what the fuck are they thinking?


Have you heard of this wonderful new invention called the napkin? You should look into it.


Pshaw, why waste a perfectly good napkin when I'm wearing pants!
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Chicken_Fryed_Rice wrote:
cheng wrote:
QPCloudy wrote:
For me, I HATE it when people bring cheese puffs, or Doritos, or Cheetos. Pretty much anything that can leave a cheesy residue on my board game bits and cards. Like seriously, what the fuck are they thinking?


Have you heard of this wonderful new invention called the napkin? You should look into it.


Pshaw, why waste a perfectly good napkin when I'm wearing pants!

You wear pants while playing boardgames?!
surprise
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pfrsantos wrote:
Chicken_Fryed_Rice wrote:
cheng wrote:
QPCloudy wrote:
For me, I HATE it when people bring cheese puffs, or Doritos, or Cheetos. Pretty much anything that can leave a cheesy residue on my board game bits and cards. Like seriously, what the fuck are they thinking?


Have you heard of this wonderful new invention called the napkin? You should look into it.


Pshaw, why waste a perfectly good napkin when I'm wearing pants!

You wear pants while playing boardgames?!
surprise


Unless someone brings the undead hookers. zombie
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So, what is the verdict?
Can I come to your game night or not?
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slatersteven wrote:
A non gaming partner.


One more to that...

Then defend them when they drop out for some reason in the middle of a game they obviously didn't even want to play.
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Game nights can be full of all kinds of crazy stuff... we've personally experienced all of these...thankfully not at the same time...

A)analysis paralysis
B)blatant cheating
C)cheese puffs/cheetos
D)diseases/illness
E)eating the food but never pitching in/bringing any
F)forcing your game choice on others
G)ganging up on someone
H)having to go outside and chain smoke every 2 minutes
I)inattentive
J)jamming out to loud music no one else is interested in
K)kids at the table
L)lawyerly (rules) arguements
M)messy foods
N)name-calling
O)open drinks on the table
P)political arguements
Q)quitting a game early
R)religious arguements
S)sore loser/winner
T)texts/phone calls interrupting
U)using your iPad/iPhone to play other games during the game
V)very active bladders
W)"Why won't you help set up or clean up?"
X)x-plaining how to play games by basically reading the rulebook aloud
Y)yawning during rules explanations or play
Z)zzZZzzzzz

Other things that have eeked there way into our game nights on occasion:

bad attitudes
writing off games as too difficult or complex without even trying them
rage quitting
hygiene
only paying attention to the game on "your" turn
not taking care of the game or its components
lies
selfishness
ganging up on someone...

wow...good thing a lot of fun happens in there too
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That was a great summary post.

The 6 year old triplets top the unwashed sullen non-gaming partner, unless someone has actually had an undead hooker show up at a gaming event?
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