I’ve spent most of the day catching up on paperwork, though naturally my brain was trying to focus on games (as ever). Normally I’m able to make pretty much any subject into a game idea, given a few minutes consideration, and have notebooks filled with such lightly sketched ideas. However, accounts defeated me. It’s just too dull.
Now I’m sure that a few of you may disagree, but the fact that it is a staple of stand-up comedians as a synonym for tedium does rather bear me out. There may even be a game on the topic lurking somewhere among the 60,000+ games on BGG, but has anyone played it twice?
This led me to wondering what other subjects were game-proof. I’ve got a couple of ideas though there are far fewer than subjects that are fertile ground for a game. I thought I’d ask you guys: what subject do you think is absolutely ungameable?
Note that I’m not talking on grounds of taste, but purely on the grounds of so dull that nobody would play it.