Nah. I did very briefly a couple of years ago, when some of my friends were into it and would play it at my house (my housemate was one of them). Briefly messed around playing Riven, but I was rubbish. I didn't play long enough to receive threats of murder, but I did several times bump into players who told me to uninstall the game or learn the fuck to play. This was while playing against bots.
Y'know, the bots you play against to learn how to play the game...
Still, it's a pretty fun game with a bunch of people around a table and some beers.