Do most gamers take themselves too seriously ?
One of the reasons I like the Spiel is the sheer enthusiasm of Stephen and Dave. They clearly love games and *enjoy* playing them.
When I play against other gamers at conventions or other events (or even sometimes at home) it strikes me that many of them are just not enjoying themselves. They do not seem to be *playing* ?
At the recent UK Expo, I took part in a "Giant Settlers Game". One of the players ranted and raved throughout the game, was aggressive whenever anyone put the robber on him and constantly bemoaned the playing abilities of his fellow opponents. Where was the fun ?
Is it any wonder that many casual gamers are put off the hobby ?
So I ask the question of my fellow Spiele here at the Spiel:
"Do most gamers take themselves too seriously ?"