-- Bob Campbell
What's your take on everyone's-a-winner board games? There's room for a game where the goal isn't winning or losing, but just having fun playing it.
What's your all-time favorite game? Uno. A lot of people can play, it's very fast moving, and there's a lot of fun and laughter.
Are there winners and losers? Yes.
Would it be as much fun without that? Probably not.
What are the pros and cons of competitiveness? b> The pros are that it's how the world works. Competitiveness helps you work hard to achieve things you wouldn't otherwise. The cons are that losing can be hard on self-esteem. You have to learn being a good loser, too.
Which is better: board games or video games? Board games move at more a human pace and create community, interaction. Electronic games go fast and foster isolation.
What's the deal with board games where everybody wins? They're kind of pointless. Isn't the objective of a board game to win? Why play it otherwise?
What's the difference between board games and video games? Board games require more use of the mind. You need strategies; you have to think about answers and plan out moves. Video games lay everything out for you, with a push button.
What are the pros and cons of competitiveness? b> In anything competitive, you have the chance to improve -- finishing ahead of someone else, doing better than you did last time. But get too competitive and it's not a game anymore. All you care about is winning.
What's your favorite board game? Trivial Pursuit.
UCCS student and game store clerk
What's with a board game where nobody loses? The point of any game is to have fun. If they have fun, that's great. Personally, I think competition is the point of board games.
Is competition good or bad? In the West, we're incredibly competitive. We think that competition between individuals fosters development and bettering yourself. But that drive is often selfish.
Do board games teach us anything about life? I hope people don't get their life lessons from games. If there's one to be had, it would be enjoy yourself while you can.
What's your favorite board game? Go is good. It requires a lot of abstract strategy. Half the game is spinning your opponent's mind.
Are board games or video games more fun? Board games because they encourage interaction with other human beings, as opposed to with a telescreen.