Welcome to the first in what may be a series (or at least a semi-series) of Friday night posts that are at least partially inspired by Canadian Club whiskey (that we tend to drink on Friday nights).
Tonight’s topic is the idea of negativity in response to reviews.
My good friend (well, I consider us good friends, but I am at least an avid reader if nothing else) Dan Thurot recently tweeted about the extreme response he received to his very lukewarm (if not downright negative) review of Jamey Stegmaier’s Tapestry.
Wowza. Apparently there was a five-page BGG thread about my review of Tapestry that I missed from November. The good news? I now have a New Year’s goal.
I’ll be reading fewer of the comments.
— Dan Thurot (@DanThurot) January 2, 2020
He tweeted about a thread on Boardgame Geek about his review and the garbage fire that the thread became very quickly.
I’m not going to go into the details of the review or whether or not I disagree with it (though I don’t, for many of the same reasons my friend (actual friend, not just in my mind) Katanan mentioned on the BGG review post).
What I want to get into is why people who enjoy a game have to trash almost any negative review that comes out about that game.