Ladies and Gentlemen was overall a pretty fun game, I thought I would really suck at it but it was pretty decent. I would like to play the game again and see if there’s more to it because I feel like I didn’t fully understand the whole strategy aspect of the game. As playing the role of the lady, I was focused on finding a cool outfit and so therefore I wanted different pieces and I tried to get them to match if I could. I thought I was asking for a lot of stuff but compared to the other ladies in the group, I think they asked for more items. I don’t know if the value of the items or the amount of money each item is worth is more important, but I assumed the value of the items would be more essential. Overall I don’t really even remember who won this game if the ladies or the gentleman won, and I also feel like because the women are going against the men, yet one lady and one man won, I got a bit confused about who the true winner is. While I got kind of lost determining who the true winner is, I got confused figuring out who all the losses were as well.
I did enjoy that I could go to the other stores of the other ladies in the game, but I do feel as if the people who made the game should rethink their being servants in the game because I think it made people uncomfortable purchasing them, even if it’s just part of the game. It’s a lot more fun to purchase necklaces, bracelets, rings, dresses, shoes, umbrellas, etc. vs servants. I thought the outfit revealed at the end of the game was my favorite part. It was fun to see the outfits the other players found. I also think it would be interesting to play the male character. I think I would understand the game a lot better if I had played both parts, despite watching the introductory video multiple times. I also think this game would be fun to play with a group of experienced players that got really into the role-playing aspect of it.
This game can relate to leadership because you need to be knowledgeable and strategic, which leaders also need to be in order to be successful. Sometimes in leadership, you need to know your audience and be able to manipulate situations to work in your favor, which is also a part of the game as well. I think my friend Josh might enjoy this game because he is very analytical and the job of the male role would be intriguing for him. I also think he would enjoy the challenge of pleasing his lady and buying her the things she needs. If we played this with our usual group of friends, we would have a great time because we’re comfortable enough to be goofy with it and would be okay doing the character impersonations.