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Where Do You Stand On These Game-Night Etiquette Questions?

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ALEX: Your choice, because you’ll have to repeat them to me multiple times regardless.

ASHLEY: When I don’t know how to play, I like hearing it in detail. But when I already know the game, let’s just play and go!

BEN: I prefer to learn as I go, since I need to do that anyway no matter how many times the rules are explained to me. Also, I’m an idiot.

KYLE: Keep it quick and clean. Otherwise that stuff is boring as heck!

  1. Is it better to:

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Is it better to:
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    Explain the rules in great detail
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    Just make everyone start playing and learn as they go

CASEY: House rules are allowed as long as they’re not born from a situation that’s only beneficial to someone in the moment. Once a rule is made, it’s for life. So, if you’re proposing a new rule, you better be sure it’s one you’ll follow not only now, but forever. (I’ve given this a lot of thought. Can you tell?)

KYLE: The concept of “house rules” is not immediately clear to me, so I’m going to call them shady.

BEN: I’m open to it. Just don’t change them mid-game because you’re a losing loser!

  1. How open are you to “house rules?”

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    I'm open!
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    I'M NOT!

MANDY: If you don’t follow the rules, I will literally call the police.

BEN: THEY’RE THERE FOR A REASON. RULES ARE WHAT SEPARATES US FROM THE ANIMALS.

KYLE: Follow them????? Definitely follow them. That’s not a hard thing to do.

ASHLEY: I'm clearly in the minority here, but I think there are exceptions to everything!

  1. How strictly should you follow the rules?

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    Down to the letter!
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    We can let a couple things slide here and there

DAN: Chardee MacDennis rules: Openly encouraged, until you get caught.

JO: How dare you, sir?

ALEX: Cheating is an act most foul. Gaining an edge via dubious methods, on the other hand, is an artform.

BEN: Listen pal, you can cheat if you want, but you have to look at yourself in the mirror, not me!!!

  1. What's your stance on cheating?

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    Never! What's the fun in that?
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    Why not? It's just a game.

SAMRA: They shouldn’t, but it’s forgivable.

MANDY: Yes, it teaches them how to get ahead in life.

KRISTIN: Unacceptable. No one believes you knew the 23rd president off the top of your head, Jenny. It’s not cute.

CASEY: Absolutely not. They need to learn from a young age that cheaters never prosper. That may not always be true, but they don’t need to know that.

  1. Will you let kids cheat?

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    They gotta learn early that cheating is unacceptable
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    Let 'em win

DAN: Not over the age of 4.

SAMRA: Maybe if you lose like five times in a row...

MANDY: In my family, it’s unacceptable not to flip the board in anger.

KRISTIN: Is it acceptable? No. Have I done it? ...Yeah.

  1. So...are you game to throw a "tantrum?"

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So...are you game to throw a "tantrum?"
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    Yeah, especially if someone CHEATS
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    No, we need to be adults here

SAMRA: It’s only the practice round if you lose.

CASEY: What Samra said.

MANDY: No practice rounds, no mercy.

JO: Always do a practice round, if only to study your enemy.

  1. Does first round count?

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    Not really. Everyone's still learning!
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    Yes, and it should be recorded officially as either a Win or Loss

CASEY: If it’s a short game, have the new players watch the first round. If it’s a long game, partner up!

EILEEN: Make teams so everyone can play, or the more competitive person can play and the other one can quietly judge the other’s bad decisions.

KRISTIN: Play Celebrity. No such thing as too many people, and it rules.

JO: Welcome to a poorly planned game night. Pssh.

  1. If you have too many people for a game, do you:

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    Have someone or some people sit out this round
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    Team up so everyone can play

CASEY: By winning and then demanding that everyone bow down to me, their new queen.

SAMRA: By lining up and high-fiving while saying “good game” like in soccer games.

ALEX: Pretending like I never even cared about winning in the first place.

KRISTIN: When someone is very tired and decides to give all their wheat to the player with nine victory points.

KYLE: With a huge tantrum, regardless of whether I win or not.

  1. When does a game end?

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    After a pre-determined amount of time
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    When someone gets bored of playing
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    When someone WINS, of course!

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