Every once in a while, I am reminded why it is important that I’m not that competitive when it comes to board games. (I am competitive about other things, but not board games.) This is good because my husband is very competitive, is not a gracious loser, and is only marginally a good winner. The same goes for other friends to whom winning (or not losing) is equally important.
Being okay with losing the majority of the time means that I can still enjoy the games, even when playing with people who are much less casual about it than me.