The best Ignite talks make people laugh but also give them that ‘aha!’ moment. This one had no epiphany. When he tried to switch talk to the games that, seriously, these newer ones are good guys, his audience wanted to just keep laughing at these crazy games, thinking he was making fun of every single one.
The How To Win At Scrabble one from I think last year was comparatively excellent. It definitely had that epiphany, and even people who have no interest in Scrabble or even games will take something away from that presentation.
My point was just to get people to reconsider games and think about playing them.
Not profound, maybe, but I’ve had a lot of comments and questions from attendees that tell me it worked. I’m happy!
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