5 thoughts on “Tweet of the Day, That Is, Indeed, Not How It Works edition.”

  1. Back when I was young and single with lots of time on my hands, I bought a structurally-accurate balsa P-38 model.
    It was the type that once you finished, and covered the frame with doped tissue paper, you could mount rubber bands and propellers to make the thing actually fly.

    It was the best anti-boredom investment I ever made.
    Any time I got bored, I’d pull out the box, lay out the plans, and start cutting pieces out of the balsa wood sheets.
    By the time I had cut out two or three pieces, I’d have come up with several things that I really wanted to do. So I’d pack up the model, and go do them.
    Countless hours of entertainment.
    And I never even got 10% done.

  2. …looks over at a shelf full of RPGs he hasn’t played yet.

    No, that’s not how this works at all.

  3. Can confirm, this applies to board games as well. Many boxes are still in shrink wrap, despite plenty of play time available during the Wuhan Flu closures.

    1. I feel your pain.

      Despite my best efforts, my kids do not like board games.
      Or rather, they *say* they like board games, but that’s only so long as they:
      1: Don’t have to pay attention to the rules.
      2: Win.

      I’ve got most of a closet packed full. And Love Letter is about the most complicated thing I can pull out. (Seriously. The last time I made an effort was Unstable Unicorns. They didn’t pay attention to the victory conditions, so I strolled to an easy win while they were enthusiastically griefing each other. The explosions were epic, and continued for days.)

      1. Mine go through phases where they want to play a game for a few sessions, then radio silence for months at a time. They found ways to troll each other with Catan Junior, I can only imagine how they’ll react to Unstable Unicorns when they’re old enough in another couple years.

        At the start of “two weeks to slow the spread”, my fiance and I agreed to not purchase new releases until we played through two games still in wrap. A theoretically sound strategy, but one that fails to address acquiring out of production games (Arkham Horror, Dark Tower) or followed Kickstarters (Tiny Epics, 5e Ptolus).

        I’m looking forward to older children and reduced restrictions in New England.

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