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The cursed attraction of non-beginner-friendly games

"It's only a game"

I've been a bit grumpy these past couple of days. I've got the kind of grumps you get when you're the other side of a great experience that you know you won't get to repeat for ages, like an exotic holiday or a visit to a restaurant unmoored in time ran by ancient godlike beings.

The source of my current post-happiness crabbiness is the Strange Games Festival. I played board games in a field for three straight days, and enjoyed every minute of them. Apart from the hour I spent on Speakeasy.

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Matt Cox

Former Staff Writer

Once the leader of Rock Paper Shotgun's Youth Contingent, Matt is an expert in multiplayer games, deckbuilders and battle royales. He occasionally pops back into the Treehouse to write some news for us from time to time, but he mostly spends his days teaching small children how to speak different languages in warmer climates.