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What games has BGA made you acquire?

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So, I thought it might be time to spread some guilt.... What, if any, games have you bought from interacting with others on these forums. I am not talking about GAW wins. I am not talking about games that were merely acquired while you were a member of BGA. I am talking about games that you acquired because of interactions you had on this forum. You can have bought them, traded for them, asked for them for Christmas..... Also, it would be interesting if you would give a brief rundown of why you got the games, who is to blame?

I'll post mine in the comments below.

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Premium User2 months ago

The only games I think that somwhat falls into this category for me so far are:

#Res Arcana. But only mildly. I heard about it first through a podcast then did some research on the forum where I found 's lovely thoughts on the game and then I picked it up.

#Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion - thanks to that Amazon sale posted by I decided to take the plunge. I had already played regular Gloomhaven so I didn't need any convincing tbh.

I will admit that I've added quite a few games to my wishlist from people talking highly about them on here. #Clans of Caledonia and #Circadians: First Light immediately come to mind but I know there are many, many more. 

2 months ago

Oh wow! That's me! Now I'm self conscious...I will feel really bad if people buy something on my recommendation and don't end up liking it...

Supporter2 months ago

I hear you. I worry about the same things. However, if it is any help to you..... When I buy something based on the recomendation of someone else, I don't do so without further research into it. And furthermore, when it doesn't click wtih me, I never think to blame the person who recomended it. I know they liked it, it isn't as if they were the owner of the publishing house and were making money from it. They did like it, and my not liking it doesn't make their recomendation a bad one.

Premium User2 months ago

Yes this! You can't help it if a game doesn't click with someone. Especially if they researched it themselves after getting the recommendation. And we all for sure do that

Premium User2 months ago

That is you! Don't worry like I said you just sealed the deal of the purchase I was already going to make. It's a great game and I love it so far!

2 months ago

no purchases so far due to BGA; ...but I'm pretty new.

Many seem to like #Pax Pamir (Second Edition) ... one of that series might be the first one day :D 

Supporter2 months ago

Do it! Do it! Do it!

2 months ago

So this is how you get so many posts;shameless and with a lot of force, pushing people into purchases. The most explicit peer pressure imagineable in a vulgar display of ordering around! :D

You'll have to do more to convince me...
Do a Charm roll for that!

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Supporter2 months ago

Natural 20!!!! LOL

Great pic BTW. 

2 months ago

Welp, #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion. You know who you are hahaha. 
Still can't believe it really only took me a day to take the plunge. I'm WEAK. To be fair, I was already looking at it for about a week before that though! And there was a sale I was able to take advantage of, so why not? 

I also bought #PARKS. It looks pretty....

Supporter2 months ago

So pretty 

Supporter2 months ago

I'd say was instrumental in influencing my choice to go with #Dune for my giveaway win last time.  I was on the fence but all his talk of it had me go for it.  Still haven't played it, but hopefully soon(ish).

Also, I always had an interest in #Pax Pamir (Second Edition) but didn't think I'd be able to afford it. 's solo review brought it back to life for me (and the fact that I was able to preorder it for $60 from my FLGS) so I gotta give credit there too.

2 months ago

😁

Hope you're able to play soon!

Owner2 months ago

Hmm I can point to a number of users for sure:

2 months ago

Glad I could help. And yes, here I am with Clank! Legacy STILL unplayed. I might as well just play it with my wife as I don't think we'll be getting two more players anytime soon, unfortunately. You said it was still really good at two?

And I'm going to go ahead and blame for a lot of purchases made from here haha At least, games I now really want to purchase and just haven't gotten around to yet. In particular, #Star Wars Imperial Assault, which I have always wanted, but he just made me want it more

2 months ago

The solo mode is really good for Empires! It almost feels like a solo game anyway haha

Supporter2 months ago

I'm glad to have a positive influence... for some reason I just thought we both like the game a lot.

Supporter2 months ago

I'm so proud! 

Supporter2 months ago

Quick, hurry and buy stock in FFG.

Premium User2 months ago

Wow Phil I'd think someone with your impenetrable will of steel you wouldn't be so easily swayed by us peasants haha. Those are some great pickups though. Which ones of the couple you actually picked up as been your favorite? Remember this does not mean the user who suggested it is your favorite user, though it could be perceived as such and the rest of us will surely be disappointed 😜

Supporter2 months ago

I didn't know that you were interested in JC2E. Did you watch Cole and Drew's latest stream about from a day or two ago? I wasn't able too, but I want to watch it when on YouTube sometime.

2 months ago

wow, this site has had a lot of sway on you

2 months ago

Root for sure, also Gathering Storm

Premium User2 months ago

All the #Root talk in the world still only makes me want to play it. At least I'm smart enough to know it wouldn't go over well for me to own

2 months ago

it is good, but hard to get to the table with new people since theres at least two videos you should watch prior

Premium User2 months ago

And what two videos would those be? Or do you just mean in general the entry point for rules is two videos?

2 months ago

Basically a general rules video and then a video for how to play the specific faction!

Premium User2 months ago

Gotcha that makes sense. How many factions are there?

2 months ago

So Base game is 4 but I believe there's 4 more in the expansions!