If I were a puzzle there would be quite a lot of pieces and some would be straightforward and conventional to link. They would even stand a good chance of staying in place once you linked them together.
Some of the pieces would be shiny, some dull and some would glow when you rubbed them. Every hue and shade of every color would be represented. Though currently quite a lot of scarlet and crimson reds in swirling clouds and dancing ribbons would be visible. Together with the blues of sea and sky ebbing and flowing endlessly.
As you put the bits together you might find they would move under your fingers, wriggle away, put themselves somewhere else entirely. Doubtless this would be startling, amusing and frustrating, but it might lead to unexpected pleasures. Some pieces would even be co-operative, maybe even malleable and the picture would take shape under your hands. There are no edge bits, there are corners, but they are within the puzzle and it's hard to have a fixed idea of what it will become but it is such fun to play with.
Being responsive, engaging, intriguing, evolving and involving, you might even play right through until breakfast
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I'm living in Bruges, Belgium and I work in the IT field.
So during highschool I've seen many people play this strange card
game called Magic
. Although I never never really got hooked, so that part of the gaming multiverse got closed off.
Then, around 2004, A friend of mine introduced me to board gaming.
My first games were A Game of Thrones (first edition)
, War of the Ring (first edition)
and, yes, Munchkin
. As a welp I never had much opportunity to play boardgames, but I'm catching up my "lost" gaming time
So I might be one of the few who doesn't have fond memories of Risk, Monopoly and the like. In a way I feel like I've missed out of, but well in the meantime I've played *heaps* of pc and console games, and dabbled in roleplaying. Mostly D&D 3rd ed., Paranoia and Tales of the Floating Vagabond. Which explains the first attraction to Munchkin.
I do like Euro's, the lighter wargames (with the exception of ASL), and
AT. There isn't really one specific genre for me. Basically I just love games. Though there are some that I'm not crazy about. Fortunately haven't burned any games, yet ;p. (Dante's Inferno would have been incinerated if I did)
My fave PC games so far:
* XCOM Ufo Defence / Enemy Unknown;
* Planescape Torment;
* Day of the Tentacle
* Baldur's Gate II
* System Shock 2
* Fallout 1 and 2
* Jagged Alliance 2
* Monkey Islands
These days I'm fairly unimpressed with the PC games that comes out.
Sure they look great, but lacking depth in general.
So I'm turning to Indie games. The Ball, Amnesia, Zeno clash, Machinarium, The Path...