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Anonymous

Every gamer is different and enjoys gaming for different reasons. I have been running a game night at my house for over a year now that my non-gaming friends regularly attend. One thing that I noticed amoung my friends is the relative importance of a first place finish.

For example, as a player I enjoy gaming regardless of whether I win or lose. Sure, I try to win and enjoy it more if I do, but winning isn

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Call this the "all or nothing" camp if you wish, but without a compelling reason to be happy with 2nd place, I think people should always play to win.

If you

Anonymous
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Before anyone else makes the same assumption you just did, let me say: I do play to win, that I don

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As a "gamer" too, I think it

Anonymous
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I too consider Puerto Rico a game with a minimal King-making effect. Perhaps this is one good "design consideration" to hide victory points: it minimalizes King-making. Instead players only have an idea of who

Anonymous
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The concept of multiple winners is the main reason that one category of gaming even exists: Role-Playing Games.

In RPGs, everyone can be a winner... its the players against the challenges of the game. This is perhaps the most popular social aspect of rpgs - everyone wins, as a team (for the most part).

IF folks don

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