Post # 1
So my SO and I have been playing a lot of board games together lately. He has a lot more experience at strategy so he has won any board game we play for the past five years. Usually I don’t mind….but losing has gotten old.
He suggested that he could give me tips along the way or if I really wanted he could let me win. The tips have been helping but it’s still a bit of a downer that I continually lose. I definitely don’t want him to let me win.
Post # 2
Let him know you dont want him to let you win, bc thatll make you feel worse, and wahts the point of playing then, right?
Maybe play a few rounds of the same game, and really try to find patterns for what he does or how he does it.
Also, go on online and find game help and hints for that specific game, so that you can get a better feel for loopholes and outsmarting your partner. it’ll come out of left field and throw him off.
good luck 😉
Post # 3
By The Way, bee, can you share some of the board games you play? It may help us help you if we’ve played them before.
Post # 4
Axis and Allies, Vikings, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne…yes you’re right 🙂
Post # 5
get a game that’s new to both of you! We used to play Dominion together but then he got the phone version and was playing every day on his commute. He started destroying me and going super fast through the game and it sucked all the fun out of it for me and now we never play. I told him if he wants me to play games with him he can’t be practicing on his own.
Post # 6
get some games that have more luck in them. Or start playing more card games. Rummie is a good one that includes some luck and skill
Post # 7
Find some games that play to your strengths to balance it out.
My husband and I love board games, but like you guys, he’s better at strategy so he tends to kill me in games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, etc.
However, words are my strength, so we also play games like Scrabble and Boggle, which tend to restore my ego. 🙂 If you prefer numbers, Racko is fun.
You can also play games where you’re on the same team – we love Pandemic, where you basically play together against the game.
Two-person card games, like a PP, suggested are also great. We play Rummy quite a bit.
Post # 8
Oh man, I am the same way! My husband is very experienced with games, so no matter what new game we play, he is quick to devise a strategy.
My suggestion would be to play games where you are not in competition with each other, or really high luck games. (Although to him, it may not be as fun because he likely enjoys the strategy and thinking.) If you can, try a game that you don’t normally play or has an aspect of gaming he doesn’t usually try. (For example, it’s strategy with tactics.)
Good luck. If anything, you’ll get better! 🙂
Post # 9
Those are great games! I beat my husband at Catan and Carcassone every time too. I think I’ve got got a better mind for strategy. There’s actually a version of both on google play, maybe you could download to practice yourself? Or maybe try more games of luck like card games? If you like obscure card games here are a few suggestions; Bears vs. Babies (one of my favs), Exploding Kittens, Unstable Unicorns and Guillotine. These are more “luck of the draw” combined with a tad of strategy, itll even up your scores for sure if you change up the type of game you play.
Post # 10
Start playing different games? Pandemic is a co-op board game, you play together on the same team.