Favorite thing about opening a new game?

Everyone is getting a ton of new games right now and it is AWESOME. Besides actually playing the game, what is your favorite thing about opening a brand new game for the first time?

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Supporter11 months ago

Punching and setting everything out. That new game smell! 

11 months ago

So good! I just did that with a few of my games and it was GREAT.

Supporter11 months ago

I didn’t get to do that this Christmas but I did get to punch out new games that others got lol. So I got my fix in.

10 months ago

Haha that’s hilarious.

11 months ago

I love exploring the components and reading the rule book and getting a feel for the game. Of course, playing it is fun too, but first things first. :)

11 months ago

I know it’s a ton of fun when you see all that’s included! I especially like it when I find something I wasn’t expecting, like nice inserts.

11 months ago

Nice inserts are a luxury it would seem haha It’s always a pleasant surprise when a game has a good insert. A number of companies have started joining forces with Game Trayz in their production, which is super nice. 

11 months ago

Though I have yet to get one of those games, I’m sure that has been super helpful, killing two birds with one stone haha

Supporter11 months ago

I fully support this trend. 

11 months ago

Haha my full support as well!

Supporter11 months ago

I really enjoying punching the components. My first time opening the Gloomhaven box on Christmas Day was pure magic. So many bits to punch! It was glorious. 

Supporter11 months ago

I was wondering when you would start talking about gloomhaven. When do you think you will be able to start playing it? 

Supporter11 months ago

Here is my plan for my solo gaming:

1. Finish Rise of Fenris Scythe campaign. I played the first episode today. 7 more to go. 

2. Start Gloomhaven. I’m currently in the Learning Rules phase of my Gloomhaven prep.

3. Sprinkle in a few plays of Paladins, Everdell, and Spirit Island. Spirit Island is in the “Learned” phase. Everdell is in the Learning Rules phase and Paladins is still in the unboxing phase.

I estimate I’ll start Gloomhaven in the next 2 weeks.


Supporter11 months ago

How did you find the first play of fenris. 

11 months ago

That’s what I call a plan!

Supporter11 months ago

Oh boy..... Sounds like so much fun!

11 months ago

I know that’s the first thing I do! I always get nervous I’m going to tear them though. Even though I prefer solid components, I’m always a little sad if I don’t get to punch something out lol

Supporter11 months ago

There is something just so satisfying about holding all the components and thinking about all the fun you are going to have. 

Supporter11 months ago

Yep. 

11 months ago

Right? I’ve been dying to do it with one of my new games but i had exchange it since it was damaged, so the wait is killing me haha 

Supporter11 months ago

That is too bad. What game was it? 

11 months ago

Cry Havoc, but now I have two because amazon let me keep it! Haha 

Supporter11 months ago

Wow, you ought to see if you can trade one of them away or something. 

10 months ago

Haha I know right? 

Supporter10 months ago

I'm serious. If I were you I'd see if someone here on the forum wants it and is willing to give you something you want. 

10 months ago

Should I just post something about it?

Supporter10 months ago

I would make a post describing what happened, and what the damage is. Say that you might be interested in trading it. 

Supporter11 months ago

Just being able to feel the components.  As anyone who has read my post before I’m really into the ascetics of the game.  Also, one of the things I love about board games is that they are tactile.

Supporter11 months ago

Yes. That is nice. 

11 months ago

I’m huge on that too! I’m really big on theme and that I think adds a lot to that experience.