Buying Spree

Which games have you bought on impulse only to return it (or regret about it) few days later and why? Is there some sort of monthly budget you keep to?

6 points by philryuh - updated 19 days ago | 13 comments | report

remaat 2 months ago | 4 points

The thing about collection boardgames is that you'll never have enough :). I don't really return any games, cause I always think I will play them again and might like them in the end. For example, I bought Smallworld and I really didn't like it. I still don't, but you never know :) And getting rid of games is so hard :D #emotional. I don't really have a budget for my boardgames though, whenever I see an interesting game, i just buy it. If it is more than 20USD, I go to youtube and decide to buy it or not. 

R0land1199 2 months ago | 4 points

Does it count if I've done this with Kickstarters many times? 

Quite a few times I've pledged for game X then realized that:

  1. I'm tying that money up for months and there's a good chance a game I might like better might be on the shelves during that time and I won't be able to buy it.
  2. I hate waiting months and months and then a few more months due to the almost inevitable delay.
  3. I am getting caught up in the hype and didn't actually want that game/expansion/accessory that badly.
  4. I'll likely end up paying more to get the extras and the kickstarter shipping when I can buy a more reasonable version later for cheaper.

As usual, if you like Kickstarter this is nothing against you.  I just find it doesn't work for me.  

philryuh 2 months ago | 3 points

Oh that definitely counts, and I'm sure a lot of the splurging happens through KS haha. It's like looking at a very well-polished ad that is still attractive because of the human factor put in. 

philryuh 2 months ago | 2 points

Was there a particular game you backed and received that you ended up regretting/feeling like it wasn't worth it?

R0land1199 2 months ago | 1 point

I did pretty good in that I didn't get any real stinkers.  I got a couple of mediocre ones but nothing I regretted.


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trentellingsen 2 months ago | 3 points

I don't regret buying it but I do think I'll sell Dice Throne: Season 2 - Gunslinger vs. Samurai now just after 1 play. It didn't really capture my interest.

philryuh 2 months ago | 3 points

Reviews seemed pretty split on it. A lot of the cons I read were related to how it's very RNG/dice luck dependent and that the choice of which player you could attack was dependent on the dice as well. Haven't played the game myself so I wouldn't know if that's true.

trentellingsen 2 months ago | 3 points

We could play it sometime but it feels like a mashup of Magic the Gathering and Last Stand. I'd rather just play one of those games, haha.

philryuh 2 months ago | 2 points

When it comes to fighting games I did appreciate the simplicity behind Ultimate Fighters: Creatures of Titan. I think it does well what it was meant to do.

trentellingsen 2 months ago | 3 points

Let's play it on our next game night. I think you'll really like the updates by the way.

philryuh 2 months ago | 2 points

Sounds good!

1nf1n1ty 2 months ago | 1 point

I've bought dozens of games that I never played and then sold. I owned Through the Ages twice I think. I like the game, but in the two times I played it (not my copy) we didn't even finish because people were to burnt out to finish it.