5 Laws Anyone Working in Going Deep 😉 Should Know This is a guest post written by my colleague Daniel.
On the surface, Going Deep 😉 is not your typical board game. At first glance, it might seem like just another board-game-with-dice-pushed down-your-throat-into-your-wallet-and-you-don’t-even-know-it kind of product. And, while it certainly is those things, it also taps into some deeper, more subtle themes, and, as someone who has played the game a fair amount, I would like to discuss some of them.
Going Deep 😉 is a rather unique board game. It’s one where you push your luck to try and get the best possible score, but the game doesn’t end when one player wins; instead, the game never ends. Instead, the game continues, and whoever has the highest score wins. The catch? You can only win once.
Therein lies the key to understanding Going Deep ;).
1) The Happiness Curve
Everyone remembers their “high school” days, right? And, while those days may be long gone, the memories live on.
For me, I remember walking out of high school, and, for 5 weeks, staying up late with my friends, and playing video games, and talking, and going out, and, in general, just having a blast.
Then, as summer went on, all my friends started going back to school, and, eventually, I found myself alone.
I was depressed.
But, I eventually came out of that depression when, toward the end of summer, I made new friends, and, eventually, we were all going out together, and, finally, we became so close that I couldn’t imagine living without them.
Unfortunately, high school ends. And, while my college years were fun, they were nothing compared to my high school years.
And, now, here I am, in my late 20s, and, while I’m still friends with many people, I can’t help but miss my “high school” days.
Yet, even now, as I sit here, I’m wondering if my high school days were as good as I remember them, and if, maybe, I’m glorifying the past.
What’s my point?
Well, Going Deep 😉 is a game all about nostalgia. It’s about remembering the good ol’ days, and wishing you could go back. And, while you can’t go back in time, Going Deep 😉 gives you the next best thing