Man has an obsession with board games... of the Settlers of Catan, Stone Age, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne variety. Man is immeasurably more intelligent than me. Looks up tips on playing on boardgamegeek, is logical and a stratagist. I, on the other hand, see playing games as a nice way of passing a couple of hours when there's nothing on tele and I've finished the crossword. The latest one is 'Jack The Ripper' which is a basic rummy based game, which is within my comprehension. But it comes with twists ~ twists that are only revealed to me after I've lost. I'm a gracious loser, but it's now starting to grate a little. And I still suggest to play! I must be a masochist! Yes ~ it's good it win. Yes ~ you should play your best. But surely it's not that important? Are you a 'must win' person, or a 'that was fun' peep? In my defence this is a thread about your 'need to win' rather than games which is why it is here and not in gaming.