My Favourite Game

In describing his 4-player version of his Major Fun Award-winning game, Lost Cities, master game designer Reiner Knizia responds, with admirable intelligence and insight, to an all too often asked question:
"Frequently I get asked about my favourite game. There is no favourite game (except always the one I currently design), because games are not absolute. Games live through the players, and for different groups and occasions, different games will be the right choice. Games provide the platform to enjoy an exciting and stimulating time with other people. I rejoice the ever-new challenges that players with different personalities introduce to the games. For me, the interaction with the opponents is the most important stimulus of play."


from Bernie DeKoven, funsmith

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Blogger Timothy said...

This is a great quote. I enjoy the social aspects of games much better than simply winning or the joys of learning a particular game's strategy elements. I have found that a fun group can change ones memories of a poor game, and vice versa. I truly believe that our memories of a gaming experience outweigh the game itself sometimes. A great game with easy to understand gameplay and well develped gameplay elements can greatly help with creating a fun gaming experience, but ultimately, those playing with you, and what they bring to the table, and willingness to have fun impacts one's memories of a game.

-Tim
Buffalo GameBuffs blog

 

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