Why Play Team Games?
Since I was new, I thought I should pair myself up with someone who knows what they are doing. I figured I could learn a few tricks and improve my game. What I discovered was better than I imagined!
Team games are a great place to bounce off ideas with your teammates during your turn and theirs too. Always allow plenty of time for your teammates to check out the map before your turn. Communication is key. It’s not all straightforward – many players may have a disturbing obsession with points/rank and winning, you may disagree with a certain strategy, or there can be miscommunication (since English is not every players’ first language), or the chatter tab is cluttered with useless information or jokes from me.
But what actually draws me to the team games? When I jump on a map, the first thing I do is go on the chatter and make my cheeky comments…I’m here for the social aspect of MC. I do notice that people get grumpy at their dice or at each other because the team is not doing well but really is that how you want to spend your playtime? Let’s just trade knitting patterns, or history/science trivia. This way people stick around more…this is fun, it’s not supposed to be a downer.
My best team games were and still are games where the chatter tab was exchanging jokes, songs, trivia, everyday chit chat. In those team games, I didn’t sit down and check out the map first…I wanted to know the response from my teamie. That was more important to me than the game.
We are all on MC because we enjoy playing these games. At the end of the day, it is just a game. Winning is a just a by product of team games. The real win is that I got to make a new friend that day, hopefully earned their respect (and not come off as a complete moron). That’s a BIG win in my books. Cheers!
This blog is dedicated to ALL my teammates. Without these experiences, I would not be able to write this blog. The illustration was provided by my daughter. She wanted to make the world a better place. 🙂