What's the shortest amount of time a game has been on your wishlist before you bought it?

What's the fastest turnaround time you had on a game from "hmm this looks cool" to "add to cart?"

I'm generally not too impulsive when it comes to buying games, so if I'm interested in a game, it usually sits on my wishlist for at least a month, and most often much longer than that. I think the quickest purchase I had was #Everdell. I watched a couple of videos about it and thought "wow this is really pretty. It also has a nice theme and seems like a friendly game." After I showed it to my wife I bought it pretty much straight away. No regrets with that one!

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Supporter3 months ago

I got #Skulk Hollow about a week after initially adding it to my "look into it" list. I was looking for a 2 player quick game and couldn't find #7 Wonders Duel at the right price. Still not convinced it was the best decision for me but I'd like to get more plays in to confirm. 

2 months ago

Definitely #This War Of Mine: The Board Game, which was recommended personally by the designer of my favorite game (#X-ODUS: Rise of the Corruption). Ended up snagging it two days after he suggested it.

2 months ago

Haha, that's awesome.

3 months ago

I think #Cry Havoc was probably my quickest turn-around from identifying a game I want to actually getting it. That was probably about 3-4 months and I got it quicker as a really good deal popped up on eBay (that no one else bid on) so I got it for a fraction of the retail cost.

Generally it's a fair while longer than that

3 months ago

oo nice when you can snag a deal like that

3 months ago

For sure, I bid the minimum assuming someone would outbid me but no one did, happy days

Owner3 months ago

Similar to R0land, I tend to be pretty patient and good about resting on any games that suddenly pop up. #Marvel Champions: The Card Game was one that for some reason seemed absolutely irresistible and I just kept thinking about buying it. I guess it was the idea of having a non-pandemic like co-op game where we could really team up and fight some baddies together with a theme that we'd both love. I cooled off on it after a week so I knew it wasn't a necessary buy.

I think the closest one for this cateogry is #Atlantis Rising (second edition). It looked good! And I liked the idea of a co-op game that's different from Pandemic and one that has a familiar mechanic (worker placement). I had heard several reviewers raving about it so I decided to add it to the cart along with two others games after watching 1 or 2 videos. Got free shipping! xD

Supporter3 months ago

I am usually not too impulsive but every once in a while I'll just pull the trigger on something that I maybe hadn't thought about too much.  

So fastest time would be...see it on shelf, thinks it looks cool, pick it up.  

But if we're talking something I actually put on a list then fastest is maybe a week.  Longest is years waiting for something to come up at a reasonable price.

3 months ago

Yeah, occaisionally in charity shops I will quite spontaneously pick something up even if I've never heard of it before. Will usually look it up quickly online and if it sounds half decent I will take a chance. Worst case scenario I have given a few pounds to charity, best case I have found a fun game.

Supporter3 months ago

Exactly.  I often try to trade games rather than sell and buy and I've gotten some great deals that way too.  Usually it's a win win for both parties.

3 months ago

I've never really traded games but it's certainly something I imagine I will do now that my collection has grown. Yeah, it's great that the games get to circulate to the people who will enjoy them most!

3 months ago

I just did my first trade the other day. Kinda fun!

3 months ago

Nice, what did you get and what did you trade away?

3 months ago

3 months ago

Have you managed to try the game yet, looks like it has some pretty fun choices with how you are trying to score, either through direct score from the card or from set-collection. Plus the dice manipulation looks pretty novel

3 months ago

Nope, haven't gotten the chance yet. I imagine it will be a couple of weeks before we can get to this one, just based on our schedule. It does look pretty fun and puzzley to me; I hope it's not too abstract and mathy that my wife won't get into it.

3 months ago

Please do write a review if you get the chance to play it. I feel like the theme is probably a little pasted-on as non of the mechanics seem reliant on the AI construction aspect of the game but still looks like it could be fun puzzler

3 months ago

I will! I don't know when I'll get to it but I'll definitely write down my thoughts, even if they're more in the form of of a first impressions post rather than a full review.

3 months ago

Yeah, either would be great as this one occaisionally pops up as a 'underated gem' of a game but I've never known anyone who has a copy.

Supporter3 months ago

Yeah, once you hit a certain point and sort of have learned exactly the type of things you like there's usually enough games that you would be willing to trade that you can work something out with the other party.  Depends of course if they want a trade as sometimes they want the cash instead.

I've never had a problem with a trade or used purchase.  I think most board gamers keep their stuff in good shape.

3 months ago

For sure, most of my collection is second-hand and I've never had a bad experience or felt like I lost out because of it (sometimes I've even benefitted as a game has arrived sleeved or with an expansion in the box that I didn't know about)

Supporter3 months ago

Yup.  My two best examples are getting #Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game with both expansions for $20 and I traded #Love Letter: Premium for #Keyflower.  

The person wanted something lighter and I was happier with regular love letter so it worked out!

3 months ago

Nice, those are some sweet deals, I really like #Keyflower 

Supporter3 months ago

Yeah it’s one of my favourites too. 

3 months ago

Melts my brain a little though with all the possibilities 😅

Supporter3 months ago

Honestly, I have to say that I was lucky to have #Root be on there for a short time.  I knew I wanted it and was lucky enough to grab the last copy at my local FLGS before they were impossible to find.  In fact, they had the #Root: The Riverfolk Expansion that I picked up then too.

Owner3 months ago

Ugh yeah, that's the tough part about liking games from small but super popular publishers. It's hard to keep the FOMO in check when you know their games almost always sell out and won't be available for more than 6 months.

I feel that way about Leder Games, Chip Theory Games, and a little bit toward Mindclash Games. 

Supporter3 months ago

For sure.  The only thing that helps with that right now is my one game limit this year.  Otherwise I'd be dying that I couldn't get #Inis

Supporter3 months ago

WIll it get a reprint? They released the expansion not too long ago so it would make sense.

Supporter3 months ago

I do believe it will get a reprint, especially as you mentioned they did come out with an Expansion.  Maybe it'll be my game of 2021.