You Boys Play Games Very Well


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When he defeats them, he leaves hospice care: A father’s love is like a mountain! Are your shoulders heavy?

When he is defeated, he leaves backhanded compliments: You boys play games very well~

Ling Meng is a high-ranked casual gamer playing “The Legend of the Galaxy”. Infamous for his poison tongue, he’s known in the forums as Lemon Dad and he carefully cultivates a following of black powder fans over time. The trajectory of his fate completely changes the day he plays a match against the popular god-tier live stream anchor, Mangosteen. A meme created out of his dying words makes him a countrywide laughingstock and he begins to stalk Mangosteen to determine his rival’s weaknesses…to beat him in a match for revenge!

They fight with each other, stream with each other, and even exchange a naked photo with each other.

This is the love story of a lemon and mangosteen.

Associated Names
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Nam Sinh Mấy Anh Chơi Game Thật Lợi Hại
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Date Group Release
03/16/19 Tailor’s MTL c81-83
03/13/19 Tailor’s MTL c79-80
03/10/19 Tailor’s MTL c76-78
03/08/19 Tailor’s MTL c74-75
03/07/19 Tailor’s MTL c71-73
03/05/19 Tailor’s MTL c67-70
03/02/19 Tailor’s MTL c65-66
03/01/19 Tailor’s MTL c62-64
02/27/19 Tailor’s MTL c60-61
02/24/19 Tailor’s MTL c59
02/22/19 Tailor’s MTL c58
02/20/19 Tailor’s MTL c55-57
02/18/19 Tailor’s MTL c51-54
02/16/19 Tailor’s MTL c49-50
02/14/19 Tailor’s MTL c47-48
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New etsuhun rated it
June 17, 2020
Status: Completed
Epitome of a honeymoon period! Just pure dogfood and fluff. Chapters go by so fast that I wouldn't mind rereading it again. The fanarts are super cute too, thank you translator!

MC and ML's interactions gets better in every chapter. Both have distinct characteristics and are compatible with each other.

I couldn't recommend this enough! Give it a try.
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New Googut rated it
June 15, 2020
Status: Completed
very very cute!! I read it in just two days and I'm satisfied! If you look for a story of great developments, this story may not be for you. MC is cute and has a lovely personality with a perfect ML that can do anything and pamper him, it's delicious dog food. I suggest reading as casual reading
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Hades97 rated it
May 15, 2019
Status: Completed
Imagine how good it is if this lazy lord actually created an account for the sole purpose of giving this 5 stars. There you have it. Now go enjoy.
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Atsuki Joou rated it
March 14, 2019
Status: Completed
I was blinded by the PDA and as a single dog was fed with loads of dog-food....I probably got diabetes and need to go buy some insulin....

BUT I HAVE NO REGRET (//0////////0//)

Author sold meng+abused us single dogs+powered our fujo brains...


Not much to say just recommending to all... this is a must read!!!

Brought fresh air to my *ahem* life....

Happy Reading.......speeds of to re-read
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earlgreyt rated it
March 29, 2019
Status: Completed

A fantastic, lighthearted, BL entertainment read about gamer livestreamers! (Yes they are ALL named after various fruits and veges...) The balance between the gaming parts and the RL parts are fantastic. Absolutely hilarious MC is known for his arrogant/sarcastic one-liners that he sends off after every match with other players. One such match ends up with him exploding in popularity because it was streamed live by the ML, an official channel streamer.

Absolutely EVERYONE is precious in this story; you don't get... more>> any angst or negative drama, just tons of supportive fluff (including the coming-out to the family!).


I literally could not stop laughing when the MC started rapping about mining and his roommate crashed his stream with accompanying dance...


Highly recommend, great translation as well! (There's a lot of footnotes, but there's a lot of gaming/online jargon to parse, so kudos for that.) <<less
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Rukachi rated it
February 28, 2019
Status: c61
SO. MUCH. FLUFF. I really needed this after binge reading The Antelope and The Night Wolf. MC is actually SO MENG. MENGMENG I WILL BE YOUR MOTHER POWDER. ML is also just so good. He’s absolutely perfect boyfriend material. It’s great because the romance is so laid back and sweet. No drama, no yandere ML, no dark pasts—although I do like them, this is like a breath of fresh air. It’s defintely good for when you’re feeling down.

Plot: basically just like their daily lives as streamers. Think Twitch streamers lol.... more>> MC’s live streams seem like something I’d watch haha. I love streamers or youtubers that do random stuff. It’s always funny and fresh.

My favourite part is the fans. They’re so cute and funny !

I will admit that the text is sometimes confusing. I don’t blame the translator though! They’re trying their best. It must be difficult with all the internet and gaming slang. I’m just grateful for the speedy and pretty good Translations. Grammar is fine and I can get the gist of what’s happening based on context and footnotes. Highly recommend! <<less
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unicorn rated it
March 24, 2019
Status: c83
oh. My. God.

what the actual heck. This is literally the cutest thing to exist on this planet. And while there is drama, it's so f*cking hilarious. Also, everyone is SUPER supportive: the school peers, the fans, the mother-in-laws. Everyone is so friendly, even the rivals and it's just so perfect
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Shadowdrop rated it
May 7, 2019
Status: c83
I swear, you will want to adopt these two bunny muffins by the end of the novel (if not earlier). This novel is so sweet and refreshing!
Charm points:

  • ML is not an overbearing CEO, he's ambitious, determined, sneaky, but certainly not almighty.
  • MC is quite strong in what he does, and discovers a future for himself. He is inspired by ML, but he gets to the top with his power and charm, he isn't dragged up by ML (ML only helps him create a few opportunities)
  • The ML's crush is believable, he didn't just wake up one day and decide 'I'm gonna harass a white lotus from now on'.
  • Even when MC dances on ML's palm, it's all very in line with how university students would behave - no manipulation, no pressure, just dorks being dorks.
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PastTimer rated it
May 6, 2019
Status: Completed
this is a newbie *soft voice* hi~ 😳

This is a very good novel. The writing is good, everything is good. The MC is funny, the ML acts like a real human being that is handsome and has potential but is only a college student.

Just let me say that this is really the first in my heart (I don't care how well written or good other novels are, nobody can steal away my lemon bby!!!!!! 🍋!!)

... more>> The chapters are sometimes bite-sized sometimes big-sized but my heart is not unsatisfied at all.

The MC is easy too tease. The ML is very diligent and serious. But the two fit each other very well. Their personalities didn't crash and there were no forced or awkward moments. They just... fit. 😍💞

The process of their falling in love was like how you eat food when your hungry. You don't question why you should eat, you just do bcause if you don't, you'll die (sriously, my heart will die if the ship didn't sail orz)

There wasn't much drama or angst, it was fluffy, lovely, and the problems were resolved like how they should be.

It doesn't propose much society problems but it does wander upon how students turn into workers and the uncertainty of the future.

(idk what the MC planned to be in the future originally when he still didn't know ML but then he decided he would be an anchor in a streaming service after he got dragged in by the porn anchor that is our lovely ML)


The MCs lives were three dimensional, and the other characters were three dimensional. I wouldn't be surprised if you told me Lemon Daddy (MC) and Mang God (ML) were real people. (I would just ask for pictures because damn)

All in all:

  • MC: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • ML: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Plot: ⭐⭐⭐ (there was no plot bcause the author was just buying soy sauce)
  • Drama: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (no drama with the romance but the side characters have them)
  • Side Cs: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (back spirit-geeee—)
Although we don't know what happen to the MC in the future or what happen to other side characters in the future (*cough* didi *cough*) but this was a really good novel. It's pure entertainment and it's just crazy how everyone is so peaceful and everything. In terms of fun it's a full ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ staaaarrrssss. <<less
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binkspinx rated it
April 3, 2019
Status: Completed
This story is super hilarious and cute. Prolly one of the best "game-themed" BL I've have read. The plot itself is nothing extravagant but no doubt every chapter makes me want to read more. Tbh, I think I was hypnotized by our MC's cuteness 😂

Really recommend this for people who wants a break from our usual heavy yaoi plot. Definitely worth the read!
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hy-d-ra rated it
December 3, 2019
Status: Completed
*throws everyone a lemon* Trust me, this lemon is sweet.

A really quick-paced light novel. Its' main purpose is a fluffy story of two boys falling in love. There's absolutely no drama, pure adorableness! Totally shoots to top of cute stories.

Would like to praise author for the pacing and creativity or maybe they're actually a fan of e-sports, but the game process descriptions were short, to the point and quick-paced, almost everything got mixed with reaction from public, which gave a really nice feeling of interaction with fans. Overall it created... more>> a right image of you being and experiencing everything. Second to that would like to thank how fun this novel is. It's hard to keep stoic face, since the sense of humor makes you want to smile.

Now I want to eat something lemon-flavored :'D <<less
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potxki rated it
January 25, 2019
Status: --
I've just read the 4 chapter teaser, and I find it funny and interesting. From the cover image I thought it's about a cafe industry or something beverage related.. But no, it's actually about online gaming, lol. The MC is a gamer who managed to reach the bottom of the top ranked players but instead of his prowess with his gaming skills, he's famous because of his poisonous tongue. Players are actually happy to be defeated by him just to read his poisonous last words. Then ML, a god-tier player,... more>> came along and defeated our MC in the game. MC thought that since ML is such a famous player, he'd forget he ever existed and sent him a message that is so unlike MC's 'image'. READ IT to find out but I guess you can surmise what it is. Anyway, MC didn't know that ML was actually livestreaming their game and everyone saw MC's message. Long story short, the internet exploded and their lives become virtually connected, lol.

The story is a bit fast-paced for me but maybe because the chapters are just short? IdK, it just feels like a bit rushed. Like, why not give more examples of why his poisonous tongue is famous? Or at least give a scenario that will make me believe that this 'skill' of his is enough to garner that attention. All I got is a small sample and from that I have to trust that it's enough to make him famous and actually have many fans. Oh, well, maybe it's going to be expounded further, as well as who he is outside of the game. It's interesting though, and funny. Something to read and look forward to while waiting for other novels to get updated. I hope the translater continue this. I'll probably update this review after reading the next chapters, but so far, it's worth a try. <<less
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YoriMei rated it
December 25, 2019
Status: c83
A quick read with short chapters but utterly delightful. As someone who love netizen commentary this novel was up my alley, and the story was so sweet it's deliciously cute. There's not much plot wise or drama, just MC becoming a streamer and ML chasing him while giving out dog food. That said, MC's cute and the banter between the two made me giggle throughout the novel. I especially loved how feisty but charming MC is, if he was a real streamer I would have become a fan immediately!

reading wise,... more>> it's an MTL but still manages to be enjoyable. While it might get a little rough and the net slang is all there, the translator throws in a lot of footnotes to help out. It might not be the most true-to-form translation there is, but honestly I rather read a decent MTL than not read the story it at all. <<less
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dusticc rated it
November 7, 2019
Status: Completed
This is the fastest I have ever read a novel! One day, only, I got so hooked up on the plot and couldn't leave even for a second... I had a test the day after TT my grades...

Anyways, this is the best fluff/comedy novel I've read till now, wow. The couple is so cute together, MengMeng is soo adorable, I love him so much! They have such good chemistry and humor together, congrats to the author.

My heart felt so warm with those two. If you enjoy a fute story (who... more>> doesn't?) this is for you~ You'll keep smilling at your screen without even noticing, surely your mother will end up asking if you are chatting with your crush~

And shout out to the author for the writing style! The people in the streaming room... Oh, gosh, so funny! There's nothing I dislike about this novel, please, read it! <<less
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July 11, 2019
Status: c83
Edit: I was so excited, forgot the stars:☆☆☆☆☆!!!

Awe, I am reluctant to part with such a wholesome, fluffy and light-hearted novel ah~ This author writes a dog blood-lacking novel very well! I really am happy to have found this, and to say that it was from the author who wrote The Antelope and the Nightwolf-- a novel full of angst and subplots (which I wasn't a fan of), this novel was free of it, and instead offers to sell meng, sell laughs and sell single dog abuse ((●≧艸≦) Our... more>> characters Mengmeng, the meng Lemon and Shan Zhu, the caring Mangosteen both play games very well, anchor streams very well, and give such sudden heart-warming thoughts towards each other very well~

I absolutely love the ML's character-- being slightly black-bellied yet able to describe and express that he has feelings and it is not limited to that slight in his character.

There were times where even though he knows he worked hard to pursue our MC, he can't help but admire him from a distance, as a passer-by who can't get past through people surrounding him. Aye, this is a bit heart-wrenching ah, but at these times I am truly happy that the author is able to give our ML depth~

Meanwhile, this is a favorite line from ML, non-verbatim:

You might not know whether it is love that blinded you, or whether he is the one shining so brightly.

Haha I cannot remember the words, but you get the gist.


Kudos to translator-san for sharing with us such a wonderful novel and for your hard work!! I'd like many more readers to feel happy like I did reading this~ <<less
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FreyaS rated it
April 23, 2020
Status: Completed
Listen to me, I have read countless novels on this site and nothing will compare to the perfection of this story. I’m a gamer so the gaming aspects were hilarious. I am a romantic, and the romance was a perfect slow build that made you smile when it blossomed.... AND!!! The outside perspective of their relationship was basically us as fans getting a say so we could all scream at how happy they are.

This is a 20/10. Perfect in every way and the story I compare all others too.
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Karinkatakika rated it
February 9, 2020
Status: Completed
I tend to read lots of Angst and Hurt/Comfort. This was pure fluff. I read this immediately after 2Ha and it was so disconcerting, how different it was - in a good way!

YBPGVW is cavity-inducing-sweet, pure sugar, no angst, just love. Easy to follow, fun to read and a breath of comfort between all the tragedy.
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June 14, 2019
Status: c83
To summarize everything I want to say,

Reading this is like receiving tons of meng.

NO drama. Just fluffiness overload. A light funny BL story. Definitely, this was enjoyable and satisfying.

It has a good Tls, being able to convey the essence of the story, the meng. ≖‿≖ For more, in-depth review, just read the others.

That's all.

・+ (*゜∀゜*) +・
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human rated it
March 23, 2019
Status: c83
So good, so good, so good! Important things must be said three times, hehe~

On a more (?) serious note:
Very very very cute, whether it is Meng Meng himself or MangNing.
Very very very funny, with the situations Lemon Daddy would get into.
Very very very sweet, heartwarming, and light-hearted.

In any case, it's a really good read for anyone who just wants to relax and read a cute gaming novel. It made me really happy while I was reading it, and I bet it will do the same for you!... more>> (⸝⸝ᵕᴗᵕ⸝⸝) The fluff and sugar will give you diabetes, seriously. <<less
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azha_ rated it
March 19, 2019
Status: Completed
Honestly, I was a little skeptical about this at first, but OH MY GOSH!!! This is just sooo cute! It's like food for the soul after reading so many of those depressing, long a**, slow moving romances. It's a really great read that makes you laugh and smile until your stomach hurts. The translation is awesome and, wahhhhh it's just sooo good!
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Aurinne rated it
March 17, 2019
Status: c83
(Easily 4.5 stars, if it allowed half-stars.)

This is an entertaining, witty and easy-to-read story. It features a delightfully lively, quirky, cute, skilled (but a little naive) MC and a fairly "perfect", but personable and pleasant, ML. There's no real drama in this, but it's enjoyable to see the way the relationship between the couple gradually builds up through their mainly-online interactions. Normally, I get a bit bored when stories feature reactions from internet fans (they're often just used as a mindless tool, mainly in entertainment industry stories, and... more>> drag the story out), but in this story the fans feel like the main supporting character and I got rather fond of them.

As well as the overall storyline, I enjoyed the light-hearted intelligence this author writes with, and the translation is good, too.

I just recently finished reading The Antelope and Night Wolf, by the same author, and enjoyed that this one was was a simpler, less-convoluted story (and that the ML is also much better in this one). You don't have to have read that one first, but there is one fleeting/unimportant cameo you won't get if you haven't.

This is a story to just sit back and enjoy, without having to deal with inane writing or plot, nor annoyances or drama and angst. Quite delightful. <<less
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Vampireprinc355 rated it
March 16, 2019
Status: Completed
Super cute story. The translation is very well done. There is a lot of FLUFFs and it is an easy read. I find myself laughing and blushing to this story so many time. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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