What games (or mechanics) are missing from your collection?

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Do you ever take a step back and consider the games in your collection? Do you have a goal in mind with your collection? To that end, what games, or specific game mechanics, are missing from your collection?

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Supporter5 months ago

I don't own a copy of Monopoly.

5 months ago

Ha, you are really missing out

Supporter5 months ago

I basically just want a bit of everything in my collection. Some holes that remain include:

5 months ago

I can absolutely recommend #Arkham Horror: The Card Game and of course #Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 as legacy games that are well worth your time. From what I can tell Arkham would player better at 2p than Pandemic (I played both at 3p) but both are a great journey to go on with some friends

Supporter5 months ago

Is there such a thing as a light financial game?

Supporter5 months ago

Depends on you call light.... 

I'm thinking along the lines of #Stockpile or #Raccoon Tycoon for light. 

Supporter5 months ago

Ah yes. Raccoon Tycoon is a good choice. 

5 months ago

I don't have a trick taking game that I enjoy in my collection outside of normal 52-card deck games. I also have been really itching to find a mid-to-heavy weight style game with drafting mechanics at the forefront.

5 months ago

I really like #The Fox in the Forest. It's a neat trick taking game for 2 players.

5 months ago

Auction! I have no auction games and I think it's something I would love.

my first choice is #Ra but it's way out of print from what I can tell. #Modern Art and #QE also looked fun and are ?maybe? lighter games my family might actually want to play with me. 

Supporter5 months ago

Hmm! This is one I forgot about. But I don’t think I’d really enjoy it. 

Supporter5 months ago

I always look for something new when it comes to acquisitions. Doesn't have to be an entirely new mechanic, but it needs to have a strong hook or a twist that sets it apart. The games I have in mind for next year are:

  • #Keyflower - This is just a unique game in general and I like auction, tile placement, and other things going on that aren't in any of my games.
  • #Too Many Bones - A strong solo game with lots of dice, campaign, and premium components that I'd likely want to get out more than just playing on some app. It would be a co-op experience that my wife and I haven't had too.

My current goal for my collection is to keep things tight. Limit too many purchases and make sure I'm giving the games I own plenty of plays before I move on too quickly. In the past 2-4 months, gaming with my wife has gone way down to maybe twice a month, so I'd rather focus on getting in our favorite games (and even upgrading them) rather than jumping from one game to another and making her learn new rules every time.

5 months ago

#Keyflower is a gem, I've never tried it at 2P and imagine it would become very tight and you'd have to pay much closer attention to your opponent (not that those would be bad things). At 4P though I had a great time, the bidding vs using mechanic is excellent and I love that whenever you upgrade a tile your opponents always get to utilise it first/most efficiently.

Supporter5 months ago

Is your wife busy with her YouTube channel Phil?

Supporter5 months ago

She's been taking a break but when she gets going, it takes a lot of her time!

Supporter5 months ago

I imagine that her channel would be quite time consuming. What else are you guys up to if your gaming time has decreased?

Supporter5 months ago

Ah, so it's not that there's less time, it's just more of a phase where she didn't want to play as often as once a week. And she also gets easily tired when learning new games so I limit it to 1 or maybe 2 in a month.

Supporter5 months ago

My wife flat out refuses to learn new games. 

5 months ago

Phil...I think we are Board Game soulmates lol. Those two games are game I am looking into heavily...I am even looking into #Too Many Bones: Undertow because it is a lower cost of entry and more readily available. 

Supporter5 months ago

Lol I can see that. I mean, I got some games because of you after all

What if we fall into the pit of Chip Theory Games and never come back? Next would be Cloudspire, and who knows what they'll tempt us with next.. (sure helps that I'm not interested in getting Cloudspire though :D)

One thing though--I feel like if I were to pull the trigger on Too Many Bones next year, then it'll open the doors for me to entertain the idea of getting other games in that price range, and I've never gone past the ~$60 mark....

Supporter5 months ago

There are so many good games past the $60 price point! You just can’t pick them for BGA contests...

Supporter5 months ago

Just gotta get to using gift cards some day. But that will also come with some tricky parts to think about haha

Supporter5 months ago

Yeah. Nothing at all wrong with the current system!

5 months ago

I have lost interest in Cloudspire and Too Many Bones as emreged as my Chip Theory game of choice...and I can see it being a money pit for sure...

You do get spoiled by spending more on games lol. the quality of components gets better for sure (obviously) the more you spend. The main example I think of is the poker chips for Brass! I am very happy with those. 

Supporter5 months ago

I'm getting mixed messaged here... lol xD

I'm still very interested in Brass too! It'll just have to come later.

5 months ago

Sorry! Two different statements, Lost interest in Cloudspire, I am now interested in Too Many Bones!

Supporter5 months ago

Ahh now I get it! Yeah, for me Cloudspire just seemed way too much for me. Lots of table space needed, teaching the rules seemed like a nightmare, and it would make me feel like I should just try playing League of Legends after all these years hahah. I'm sure it probably isn't that bad but I'm good having just one premium game to think about acquiring (Too Many Bones).

5 months ago

The more I learned about it, the more I realized that it would be a bear to teach. Each faction functions completely different, there is a lot of one off rules, and it is a game that I see working better as a video game. Too Many Bones is a game that functions like a video game too BUT I do not have interest in playing a turned based video game...Board game though? Yes please. 

Supporter5 months ago

Now that I think about it, if we ever go with gift cards for the giveaways, it's "just" $60 more for Too Many Bones! :D

5 months ago

I have a logistical question, what is holding back a giveaway winner from just selecting a giftcard as their prize? Is it a legal issue?