On Wed, 3 Sep 2003 13:44:26 -0700 (PDT)
Eric Shultz <swift_4@...
> --- J C Lawrence <claw@...> wrote:
>> On Wed, 3 Sep 2003 14:11:51 -0400 Dave Bernazzani <daveber@...>
>> I'm not a fan of the term [TGOO]... sounds somehow elitist.
> It's elitist, vague, and an acronym. Three strikes.
I'll give you one out of the three as a strike.
>>> Though I'm not sure German/Euro games is really fitting these days
> I think German Style games is still fitting, since the revolution
> started in Germany.
For people that I've good reason to think like TGOO, but who may not be
'net-aware spielfreakers, I use "German games". I've yet to be caught
out on that from someone who actually does like TGOO.
>> I've been calling them "designer games" with people outside of the
>> hobby, which seems to have been going over well.
> That's pretty good. Especially since the designers' names are almost
> always on the box. It also gives the impression that they were
> designed, rather than derived or whitewashed.
Quite, tho there rises that wonderfully selective elitist tendency.
Mustn't have any mass produced populist pap!
> It's not a TGOO, Euro, German, or Designer, but if you've got kids
> then stay the hell away from the Bionicle Mask of Light game. It's
> like turning a coin flip into a Rube Goldberg contraption.
Thanks for the warning. My sons (5 & 8) are currently hooked on
Gregory's House of Horrors and YuGiHo cards. Good to know something
else to avoid.
J C Lawrence
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