Your "uh oh" moment after getting into the hobby

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When did you first experience that "uh oh" moment after getting into the hobby? And what did you do??! 

Uh-oh = That moment when you realize you're already knee-deep into the hobby (or starting to slip into it further and further...)

I'll post mine in the comments later :)

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3 months ago

My uh-oh moment was when my wife said, "Another game?!?! Where's that one going to go?"

Of course, I found room and room for many more.

Owner3 months ago

Lol how many games are you at currently?

Premium User3 months ago

When I started getting (an playing) too many games from Kickstarter that I didn't enjoy. Once I got my FOMO in check, things got better.

Owner3 months ago

What was hands down the BEST Kickstarter you backed? Which was the worst? :D

Premium User3 months ago

Best was probably #Village Pillage or #Bites, both fun games, delivered early, by great companies.

Worst board game kickstarter I've backed? I don't know, probably something from Indie Boards and Cards or Mayday.

Owner3 months ago

I like those turnips lol

For Mayday, was it their Crokinole board?

Premium User3 months ago

nah, the board was fine, all their kickstarters have been fine. I think that's the problem, nothing really stands out as amazing, or great, especially their service.

Supporter3 months ago

My biggest one is right now.  I have games in exile in our Storage Building because I'm out of indoor space so I have to prioritize what stays in the house (ie, what's going to get played).

3 months ago

I'd say there were a couple. One was when I got an Amazon gift card for my birthday and used it to get like 5 games in one order.

Another was when I bought my first pack of sleeves. Uh oh... I'm really into this...

Owner3 months ago

I assume they were all small-ish games? I still haven't gotten sleeves yet because I like the feel/look without them. But, I am pretty careful with my games, at least the ones that are worth more than $40. And especially the ones that aren't readily available like #Pax Pamir (Second Edition). Also, I'm sure I'd feel differently about this if playing in a group (especially with strangers) had been a regular thing for me.

3 months ago

Yeah I think it was a $150 card (pretty cool!) so they averaged around $30. I think #Carcassonne and #King of Tokyo were in there. I don't remember what else was.

I like sleeves - shuffling is easy and I don't worry about my cards nearly as much. A couple of games of #Evolution: Climate watching my friends eat Doritos then lick their fingers then touch my cards I was like...yeah I can't handle this. The only issue with sleeves is that cards often no longer fit in the game's insert. I trash a lot of inserts.

Owner3 months ago

Yeahh..... I don't know how I'd response to that one lol

I've yet to encounter someone's game with sleeves so I'm just not familiar at all with how they impact the feel and the shuffling. Sounds like a nice upgrade though especially if it helps you enjoy the game without getting distracted by those kind of things happening haha

Owner3 months ago

Most games are better with sleeves since it's so easy to shuffle. It just takes a ton of work to do it plus that insert issue. Wayland sleeves most of his games. #Dominion: Second Edition in particular is waaaayyyy better with sleeves.

Owner3 months ago

Gotcha, I've never seen them in action so in my head, I thought it would create more friction between the cards. Now, with the sleeves, is it typically completely clear to the point that it doesn't hinder the artwork?

3 months ago

It depends on the sleeves you buy. The Mayday Premium ones I usually use are 100% clear. I have some that have a slight frosted effect to them, but it still looks good and you can see the art and text perfectly well. I can take a couple pics if you'd like.

Honestly the time it takes to sleeve isn't a chore to me... It's kinda relaxing to get in the groove, and usually my wife and I will put on a TV show and do it together.

Owner3 months ago

Hmmm sounds like I should maybe consider ones for my favorite games...

3 months ago

I mean it's only a few bucks to try it out, and if you do it for a game with not too many cards then you won't need very many sleeves. I buy the Mayday Premium sleeves in packs of 50. The standard sleeves come in packs of 100, but I'd strongly suggest premium.

3 months ago

Yeah I personally like how they feel, as long as you have nicer ones (most of mine are Mayday Premium sleeves).

Supporter3 months ago

I think mine was when I bought #Scythe. I think I paid $60-65 for it. At that point it was the most I had ever paid, or had dreamed of paying for a board game. I have since broken that record. But, that does signify the moment that I realized that this hobby could get more involved than I had any ability to forsee.

I don't know that I would say that I am into Kickstarters. But, I have backed a few this year, and that is something that I would have said, even a year ago, that I would never engage in something like that.

Owner3 months ago

Hahhaha that reminds me, I had the same thought when I started considering getting #Too Many Bones. It's like my threshold for $ spent on a single game just keeps on rising..

I'm just glad I haven't gotten into Kickstarters yet. Has there been any on your radar recently?

Supporter3 months ago

I was mightily tempted by #Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles.  And, there are a few more that have been somewhat tempting. But I am trying hard not to do any more until Cole Wehrle runs his Kickstarter for the second edition of #John Company.

So, considering your love for #Pax Pamir (Second Edition), and Cole Wehrle...... coupled with the fact that Werhligig games is likely to release all their games through Kickstarter.... Do you think you will back John Company 2E? Will that be your first KS of all time?

Owner3 months ago

I'd say no mostly because John Company seems to be a more complex and involved game than Pax Pamir 2E in terms of rules and gameplay length. I know nothing about it though haha

Supporter3 months ago

Last I heard, Cole was thinking 2e was going to be lighter in terms of rules. Who knows though. 

Owner3 months ago

Hmmm that's true, if it's anything like the kind of transition that Pax Pamir went through for 2E, then I'd definitely check it out at least.

Supporter3 months ago

If he can produce it with the same care and attention to detail as he did with Pamir2 it should be worth a look. And, I expect it to be hot.... You might want the BGA to get a copy either way. 

Owner3 months ago

It was about 35 purchases in (which was at the 4 month mark or something??) I had been playing #Magic: The Gathering for years and loved the strategy and variety in the game play. However I kept running into the issue that I only had 1 friend who'd play with me and we often had conflicting schedules so for a long time I would just buy cards and watch videos to enjoy the hobby which wasn't that enjoyable.

Once I stumbled into board gaming I realized I was getting a lot of the same feelings of enjoyment but it was a hobby that I could share with nearly all my friends (as long as I picked the right kind of game) and that I was getting so much more from each purchase. It's been a fun journey and my buying habits have certainly slowed down but still worth it in any regard!

I do feel myself slipping into a new type of "uh oh" moment with upgrades.... #Iron Clays (200)

3 months ago

Oh man those Iron Clays look sooo nice though

Owner3 months ago

"35 purchases" lol

We really need to get through some of them...

And yeah, upgrades are going to be my main thing in 2021. Not so much in terms of new games, but upgrade the ones Anna and I already love.

Owner3 months ago

Here are my uh oh's...

Future big uh oh... getting into Kickstarters. Hasn't happened yet!

Supporter3 months ago

If I ever add upgraded components that'll be an uh-oh moment.  Although I think that might not be for a while... might turn into a later in life aspect of the hobby.