Board game injuries (Vol I)

Board game injuries (Vol I)

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We won’t be running Board game injuries Vol. II straight away. What we would love is to hear from all of our readers as to what board gaming injuries you have faced yourselves, or live in fear of. If you are happy to contribute some ideas or stories, let us know! Comment, tweet, email, and we will story up your war stories for next year, when we run vol. II.

And speaking of next year… This was the first year of Tiny Wooden Pieces, and we consider it a great success, and for one reason: all of our readers. Thank you all for supporting the site and telling your friends about us. You… you have told your friends about us, haven’t you? No? Well, what are you waiting for? Go on and do it now. I’ll be right here.

All good? OK where were we? Ah yes, our first year. As the year draws to a close then, we will be presenting two weeks of outtakes. Comics that didn’t quite make it. Deleted scenes from Tiny Wooden Pieces Season One. After that we will be taking one week’s break for the holidays, to spend time with our families, and try again to convince them that Eclipse is the perfect after-dinner game, and that Netrunner is easy to pick up and learn. When we return, we will be full of holiday cheer, tales from the gaming table, turkey and ham sandwiches, and mulled wine.

See you all next week, and don’t forget to relate your board game-related injuries…

7 Comments on Board game injuries (Vol I)
  • wr00t

    Stepping on meeple with a bare foot? 🙂 Headaches after prolonged AP? 🙂 Seriously though i have yet to experience something i would call an injury while playing games 🙂

  • Aaron Gannaway

    I have a type of injury similar to the traitor syndrome that happened to me about a month ago. We had 8 of us playing a love letter tournament. It was awesome and a ton of fun. I ended up in the final table with 3 other people and got an early 3-1-0-0 lead over the others. I just needed to win 1 more game to win the whole tournament (and a nice chunk of store credit). I just couldn’t get that last win. The injury happened with the score at 3-3-3-2. Extremely close game at this point. The guy to my right was first. I had a Handmaid in my hand (pretty much guaranteeing me I would at least survive til the middle of the round). The guy to my right plays a Guard points at me and says Handmaid. My response: “@$#%!!!!” and through the Handmaid down. That ended up being the final round of the tournament.

    I am normally a good sport while playing games (win or lose). I love the camaraderie and social aspect of games, but that one time I failed miserably at being a good sport. As I have met up with the people who I played with in that tournament I have been apologizing to them for my bad sportsmanship. I am not quite sure about a good name for this injury, maybe Temporary Insanity or Foot-In-Mouth Syndrome?

    Also, I have finally caught up on your comics and continue to enjoy them. Thank you for all of the work you put in on them. I hope your holidays are full of happiness (and lots of board gaming fun)! 🙂

  • Peter Fleming

    Sore butt syndrome from sitting on a cushion that has lost all it’s cushiony (is that even a word?) ability, and is now nothing more than a half inch piece of permanently compressed foam. That’s not really and injury, but it could be. I’m sure someone’s gotten an urinary track infection from not peeing.

    • Aaron Gannaway

      Nice one Peter! I just got that injury last night while playing a solo game of Shadowrun: Crossfire. 🙂

  • Thanks folks for all the board game injury stories, it’s brilliant!

  • Some interesting idea for injuries here, keep them coming. Also I guess take care playing games over the holidays, but if you don’t take care and DO get injured let us know 🙂

  • Steven

    I love the bubble pipe — nice touch.

    For literal, physical injuries, there’s always papercuts or other cuts sustained when opening packaging. Then there are injuries sustained during dexterity games (like the “Dancing Egg” that bounces where the sun doesn’t shine), or the plethora of injuries that can occur in a slap or grab game (especially with untrimmed nails or rings).

    For figurative injuries/maladies, you already covered new-game-smell addiction, so maybe the agony of a punch-out component that doesn’t come out smoothly and peels part of the design off — kind of like the agony of pulling a hangnail. Addiction to buying more games (when you have 30 that haven’t even been opened yet, much less played). Temper tantrums and thrown components/overturned tables…