We were bored on Saturday and wanted to check out the board game library. We were told we had to pay tickets to even browse the selection of games. I dont understand this. Why should I pay before knowing if my group will find a game we want to play? They said they had a list of games but just a list of names doesn't help me know if a game I dont know would be intresting.
because you need to pay to get into area (because once you are in there you are assumed to have paid and will be treated as such). Also there is a limit to how many people can be in there and if it was me I want paying people in there not 'hanging out' people. As you said they had a list and if you knew the type of the game you like I know for a fact they have ninja's there that would have given you a list arms length of similar games you would have liked.
Also it would be like asking the theme park if you can go browse the rides before paying to get in to make sure there is something you want.
also I have nothing to do with the library in any fashion LOL. I just have my sassy shorts on today.
Not sure if they told you, but they also had a q code on a table to be able to search the library games on your own.
And I disagree that "because once you are in there you are assumed to have paid and will be treated as such" because the area could easily be redesigned so that to get from the game shelves to the play area you must pass by the ticketing stand.
And your comparison with a theme part is kinda bull. A better comparison would be having to pay for a video before browsing a video rental store.
One of my buddies helps to run and store the Board Game Library each year. It is a volunteer position, and it is a lot of work. If they want to control access to the BGL then that is their prerogative, that is why you can sign up for a specific ticket or you can use generics if there are spots left. It is in no way included with the cost of your badge.
And I thought one year when the library was in the stadium I could at least browse.
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