How many gamers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Q: How many gamers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One, but only if that role is not already taken.

This is another board game joke. It is also a "lightbulb" joke. The joke relies on the hearer to recognize that the joke is referring to the "role selection" game mechanic, which is where there are a limited number of "roles", and each turn each player selects one of them, which prevents other players from selecting it as well.

The joke basically says that a single gamer can screw in a lightbulb, but only if the game rules allow him to. The humor of the joke is hard to define (perhaps because it is tenuous). Probably the humor is mainly centered around the listener feeling like they understood a hard to understand joke. It is also perhaps poking a small amount of fun at gamers, (saying that they always follow rules).

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