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Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« on: July 05, 2017, 01:07:35 pm »
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What can I do to save my friends from leaving? Or do I just need new gaming friends? :P Any ideas on how I can make it seem interesting to them again?
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 01:44:49 pm »
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That's really hard to answer unless you shred some light on why they lost interest.

Maybe add some new cards to your collection?
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 01:45:55 pm »
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Is it because you also play online and are now beating them every game?
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 01:48:29 pm »
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What can I do to save my friends from leaving? Or do I just need new gaming friends? :P Any ideas on how I can make it seem interesting to them again?

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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 02:02:34 pm »
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shred some light

I'm trying to think of the best joke to make about this.  Something about cheese?  Salad toppings?  Guitar music?  Can't decide.
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 05:09:15 pm »
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shred some light

I'm trying to think of the best joke to make about this.  Something about cheese?  Salad toppings?  Guitar music?  Can't decide.
angels playing electric guitar was the image that came to mind
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 06:28:00 pm »
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shred some light

I'm trying to think of the best joke to make about this.  Something about cheese?  Salad toppings?  Guitar music?  Can't decide.
angels playing electric guitar was the image that came to mind

Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" album artwork with a cheese grater in place of the triangle came to mine.
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 06:46:32 pm »
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My first image was snowboarding.

I don't know what to say that might be helpful. All my Dominion players moved away and despite my best efforts, I have not yet converted any new regular players.
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 05:35:25 pm »
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I mostly play against my wife.

OP, are you single? Just find that one special someone to play against for the rest of your life.
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 06:10:06 pm »
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I run a tournament with my friends about 3 times a year. 90% of them arn't obsessed enough to play Dominion online like I am but the tournament night gets everyone pumped. I often think that people will be getting sick of it but once we get the medieval music cranking a bit of dinner, maybe some sangria then everyone is keen! I try to get 3 or 4 tables of 4 players so its pretty sociable but even the worst players dont like seeing the 10% of us who play more frequently win so they are out to kill. I call the night COMDOM... Competitive Dominion.
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2017, 02:55:37 pm »
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They're a lost cause.  Play other games with them.
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2017, 08:17:12 pm »
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I mostly play against my wife.

OP, are you single? Just find that one special someone to play against for the rest of your life.

This is very important when considering a spouse; will they play Dominion, if so, how much and how well?
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2017, 08:34:20 pm »
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They're a lost cause.  Play other games with them. Get new friends.

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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2017, 03:41:26 pm »
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Don't push it too hard, try finding ways to showcase some of the cool mechanics, but if your friends still aren't into dominion, just play against people online.
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2017, 08:43:43 pm »
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Find others to play Dominion with, like a regularly meeting boardgame group or online. You'll be happy and your friends won't have to play a game they don't enjoy anymore. If you don't have the time for that, just skip Dominion. It's a great game, but still just a game. You'll get over it, and there are so many other games, too.

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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2017, 11:52:20 am »
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Well, I recently got married, and my wife loves games, and she will play dominion with me, but frankly, she isn't as good as me.  She still likes to play, just not that often. She definitely prefers other games.  (Lords of Vegas and Castles of Mad kind ludwig are favorites in our house)

As for why my friends lost interest, I think they just got tired of it.  They didn't quite get how cool this game can be. 

I have tried adding new cards to my collection, but Lots of the guys I have played with don't like adding complexity to the game, so they don't love learning the new ones.  One of them still insists that buying golds is always the best idea   :P

I like that idea of having a tournament night.  That sounds great.  Thanks
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2017, 02:55:25 pm »
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Are there any board game events in your area? That might be a solution if your friends don't want to play that great game anymore. Or check facebook for playmates.
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2017, 01:31:13 am »
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Just a sanity check... you guys are playing other games right?  Dom is great, but even fans get sick of it if you keep playing just that.

As for why my friends lost interest, I think they just got tired of it.  They didn't quite get how cool this game can be. 
Heh.. reminds me of a quote...
If brute force doesn't work, then you're not using enough of it  ;D

I have tried adding new cards to my collection, but Lots of the guys I have played with don't like adding complexity to the game, so they don't love learning the new ones.  One of them still insists that buying golds is always the best idea   :P
Ugh... that's what I like about Dominion... all of the complexity.  At least throw one or 2 expansions on there for something on the fancier side!
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2017, 03:00:02 am »
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Just a sanity check... you guys are playing other games right?  Dom is great, but even fans get sick of it if you keep playing just that.

As for why my friends lost interest, I think they just got tired of it.  They didn't quite get how cool this game can be. 
Heh.. reminds me of a quote...
If brute force doesn't work, then you're not using enough of it  ;D

I have tried adding new cards to my collection, but Lots of the guys I have played with don't like adding complexity to the game, so they don't love learning the new ones.  One of them still insists that buying golds is always the best idea   :P
Ugh... that's what I like about Dominion... all of the complexity.  At least throw one or 2 expansions on there for something on the fancier side!

Are there other games? Oo
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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2017, 08:59:09 pm »
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shred some light

I'm trying to think of the best joke to make about this.  Something about cheese?  Salad toppings?  Guitar music?  Can't decide.
angels playing electric guitar was the image that came to mind

Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" album artwork with a cheese grater in place of the triangle came to mine.

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Re: Help, my friends are losing interest in Dominion!
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2017, 10:52:45 pm »
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shred some light

I'm trying to think of the best joke to make about this.  Something about cheese?  Salad toppings?  Guitar music?  Can't decide.
angels playing electric guitar was the image that came to mind

Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" album artwork with a cheese grater in place of the triangle came to mine.

Done.



That's oddly more satisfying than I had even imagined
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