Citadels holds a personal memory for me. The alienation of a friend and a confusion regarding how we play games.
A simple understanding of the scenario, is that I had a friend of a friend who was an odd fellow and insisted on not destroying any structures on his turn in Citadels. He would even go as far as to destroy his own building for no purpose other than to be passive
By doing this, you can imagine how he mucked up some of the structure of the game. I remember getting really mad, as he worked against the mechanics, intentionally grabbing the Warrior card so nothing could happen.
I expressed my frusteration when my Best Friend's fiancee became defensive and told me that I was being too competitive. I got really frusterated and the whole room got silent you could hear a pin drop. We never played Citadels together again.
The story can end there, but theirs more dynamics, clearly this wasn't the first time this woman had criticized me.
Any insight into your thoughts on this would be interesting. I realize that when we play games, we are trying to win and that context shouldn't feel hurtful especially when you can have many games over and over again. Also, to what level should we be excited to "win". Finally, do you think people have the right to sabatoge a game once they've decided to play it?
Odd questions to ask, but I'm just kind of interested. Not a sensitive subject it has been over a year now.
Thanks ahead of time