I love candy crush and candy crush like games. I love grouping things by color and I'm very good at it. I play it in my free time, especially when I need to relax my mind.
I know such games are targeted to a broader audience but it doesn't mean that they can't be harder in there very own way (trust me, they can!).
Today, during my lunch break, one of my coworkers saw that I was playing a candy crush like game and told me in an almost neutral but still a bit condescending voice:
You are playing candy crush.
Since I was taken by surprise, I just responded "this isn't candy crush", he corrected himself ("You are playing a candy crush like") but the only answer I could come up with was "this isn't candy crush".
Note: I have had this remark made to me several times in the past and always by people considering themselves as "true players" and who would look down at games for a larger public.
I don't want to defend my game by implying that candy crush players are, indeed, not worthy of respect, but I am because I'm not playing candy crush.
For the next time, how can I make such a person think about what they are saying and what they are implying when saying it? And how can I make them know that I absolutely disagree with what is implied (that game for casual gamer have less value)?
The perfect outcome would have them agree with me but just making them think about it would be a good start.
Notes and clarifications
This coworker never talks to me otherwise (and he isn't shy). And I'm pretty sure he wasn't just trying to "make the conversation".
I'm also asking for cases where the condescending aspect is clearer (in case you still think that the coworker wasn't condescending)
For people wondering why I care, I just don't want them to think that people who play those kinds of games are "inferior", that's all.