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Is there anyone else who hates game nights?

I loathe game nights. I can't think of anything more boring than sitting around with a group of friends playing a board game. I'm not sure why that is. Maybe it's because I've never liked video games. I don't know. I just feel like I'm the only person who finds game playing -- whether it's video games, board games or cards -- the most tedious, time-wasting activity ever. I don't mind playing sports because I feel I'm getting the benefits of physical exercise, but I don't care at all about the competitive factor. I'm curious if there are other who feel the same way or, if not, can explain to me the benefits of playing board games with friends.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 5:34 PM

I can take it or leave it, though I do enjoy poker/ cards and some video games (just nothing like I did as a teen/ in my early 20s). I also enjoy playing golf on occasion, some frisbee golf, horseshoes, target shooting, fishing, etc., though that might fall under sporting rather than games (I see them as in the middle of both because of the competitive nature). I even enjoy the occasional game of chess.

However.... actual "game nights" (charades, board games, etc.) are not something I'd seek out, but I notice they're good for people that want to talk and socialize, but avoid any heavy topics or awkwardness (good for big family events).

Do you enjoy the other things I mentioned? Like golf, fishing, etc.? I only ask because if you do, maybe that'll help explain why some people enjoy games; it's just without physicality involved. It's definitely also one of those things in life, like reading, where some people enjoy it, whereas others don't, just because different strokes I guess.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 10:57 AM

I enjoy getting out and doing things, so, yes, I enjoy golf and fishing. Indoors I enjoy watching movies, having dinner, listening to music, etc. I enjoy just sitting and having conversation, enjoy outdoor barbecues, but the minute a board game is suggested I want to get up and leave. It has nothing to do with concern over not being any good at the game or losing. I just find the activity extremely boring, including the conversation ABOUT the game and the rules.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 11:13 AM

I'm bringing up "game night" specifically because it seems to be all the rage these days.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 11:15 AM

Nope, it's just you OP.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 11:18 AM

Game nights are usually an icebreaker for a group of people who don't each other.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 11:21 AM

I can’t think of anything worse.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 11:29 AM

Why the f would you do any of these things if you loathe them?

Stop whining and go do something you else you pussy.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 11:39 AM

I love them, especially card game nights when we're betting with real money. There's always pizza, beer and booze involved as well. Playing simple games like "Screw your neighbor" can get particularly contentious.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 12:24 PM

Board games have become the new geekdom among millennials. Yeah, a total waste of time.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 1:39 PM

I hate people so no, I don't participate in such base activities.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Wednesday at 2:35 PM

I love strip board games. I intentionally do badly so I can take my clothes off.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 2:38 PM

R10, or there's another alternative. People hate you, and you're never invited.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 2:45 PM

I wish my friends would grow up and stop considering video games a social event. I suck at them and would keep on playing guitar and singing for them or something.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Wednesday at 3:11 PM

Whenever I'm at a social gatherings among friends or family the minute they pull out the boardgames is my cue to leave.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 4:54 PM

I like it if I like the people. It's just a relaxing way to socialize.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Wednesday at 4:56 PM

Do you like playing cards OP?

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 5:34 PM
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