Someone else's list

Do other people's wishlists/games have a significant impact on your wishlist?

By this I mean if someone in your group let's you know that they are thinking of getting a game or already owns a game that is on your wishlist how much impact does that have on that games standing on your list?

I know for me it has a pretty high impact. I don't, in general, mind so much who owns a game so long as I will have access to it from time to time. For example, a friend of mine has expressed interest in getting #Inis on a number of occasions. It is a game I have had on my list in the past but now that I know that it may well appear some day I have much less interest in getting it. Similarly the fact that a different friend of mine owns #Spirit Island and my brother is on the hunt for it has been a factor in me not choosing it for any of my giveaway choices.

That said, even though someone at my club owns #Great Western Trail I was still overjoyed when my partner bought it for me as it is a game I really wanted to share it with a different group of friends.

How about for all of you?



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Supporter3 months ago

Unfortunately I'm the only one in my group that actually purchases any games... so that's a not for me.

3 months ago

Ah, sad times. Still, at least every game you play will be one you like!

Supporter3 months ago

Good point.

3 months ago

Always a silver lining

3 months ago

I would say yes.  A friend of mine backed #Frosthaven and as a result I didn't bother with the kickstarter because I know we will play once her gets it.  Now with COVID going on I'm a little more likely to get a game even so, but as it gets closer to the summer of 2021 I'll be a little less likely to grab a game I know a friend can bring over.

3 months ago

Exciting times, have you played #Gloomhaven?

3 months ago

Oh yes.  I have a copy of Gloomhaven and played with my friend (Pre COVID) and we essentially "beat" the game or "finished" the story.  We are still working on quests from the #Gloomhaven: Forgotten Circles Expansion and doing a few side quests that we cut off from our choices during the game.

3 months ago

Wow, that's impressive! I'm not sure I know anyone else who has managed to actually complete the game. Do you have a concept of how many hours you played?

3 months ago

200?  Hard to say. Probably more. 1.5 to 3 hour sessions about 1x/ week for a little over a year. 

3 months ago

Nice, that is some serious gaming. Did it stay as excellent the whole way through?

3 months ago

It certainly did!  There is so much that changes in the game over the coarse of play.  From new abilities are your character levels, to obtaining new characters (I played with 4-5 over the timeframe we played), to working through the main story line while chasing occasional side quests, to the long-term side quest of unlocking town records, to the wife array of monsters, unique challenges from scenario to scenario, and different powers monsters obtain as you level of the prosperity of Gloomhaven...

The game levels as you do and things change enough through the course of the game that it never gets old.  

We only stopped playing due to corona and are looking forward to getting back to it again as soon as we can.  

3 months ago

Arrgh, it does sound so good! I just know I would never get/make the time to play it enough to do it justice. I may well give #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion a try some time though

3 months ago

The time commitment makes it a tough call.  I decide not to get some games for that very reason.  

2 months ago

Yeah, my partner enjoys games but not enough to dedicate 200 hours on something this heavy :D

3 months ago

100%

If one of the people I play with regularly has expressed interest in a game I've had interest in, I'll probably drop it down mine in case they buy it.

3 months ago

Are there any games that you have enjoyed so much that even though one of your friends already owns it you wanted to get your own copy?

3 months ago

It hasn't happened yet, but I could see it happening if there was a game I thought my wife and I would really enjoy playing together

3 months ago

Fair

Supporter3 months ago

This sounds reasonable if you have people in your game group who buy games 

3 months ago

Is this not the case for you?

Supporter3 months ago

In the only one who buys games for us to play. It's not their fault or anything, it's just what it is. 

3 months ago

For sure, and that could change one day too

Supporter3 months ago

Other people's lists may inspire me to research certain games.... But I don't think I would ever add a game just because I saw it on someone's list. 

3 months ago

What about the opposite? Does someone else you play with owning a game make you less likely to buy it?

Supporter3 months ago

Yes, that does make me much less likely to buy it.

3 months ago

Gotcha

Supporter3 months ago

Unless it was on mine of course

Supporter3 months ago

Oh, but of course.... How could I forget??? LOL

3 months ago

I guess I am always curious as soon as a certain hype level emerges but i'm not triggered by lists. This will only happen when I would chack a list of someone I know has -very- similar taste.

I'm not easily triggered by other people wishlist and many other people nodding they agree but as soon as a reviewer refers to a mechanic from another game they love; I'm triggered to investigate :)

Supporter3 months ago

I like the usage of triggered. Usually that's a negative connotation but here it seems positive