I was so close but I caved.
Here's the culprit:
I was so close to sticking with my budget until the end of 2020. Alas, I've failed and acquired #Star Wars: Rebellion after my wife was down to give it a go in December. No idea if we'll manage to find the time, but she's willing to break it into two sessions if needed to finish. Here's hoping that our son will sleep peacefully in all of those nights and naps. And I might need more table space. Can't say that I feel sad at all about breaking my resolution though. I'm quite happy!
Now, I still plan to stick to my budget in 2021, and this is going to put in a big dent. My budget for 2020 was $250 and I was pretty close. Next year, I think I'll go for less than $350. For now, my plan for 2021 is:
- #Star Wars: Rebellion (~$85)
- #Star Wars Rebellion: Rise of the Empire (~$40)
- #Too Many Bones (~$150 with tax and shipping)
- #Nemo's War (Second Edition) (I'm hoping the publisher will send us a review copy lol)
- New 2 player focused #Root expansion (on Kickstarter in Q1 2021 so it'll likely fulfill 2022. Hopefully I can afford it with what remains. Let's see if I end up buying Nemo's War saying that the Root expansion should come from 2022 budget xD)
- I might also get #Chicago Express or #Flip Ships for family game nights
This actually works nicely because I've been planning to keep 2021 acquisitions either solo or "event game" focused. My wife is my primary gaming partner and we play 0-2 times a month these days so rather than getting another multiplayer game, I'd rather get more plays in on the games we have and enjoy. And every 4-6 months, it'd be nice to experience an epic game night together. I have a feeling she'll like it a lot but it'll be a matter of stamina. Our two year old is only becoming more of a handful and we're still wanting a second!
Now it's your turn. Is there a game acquisition (or future one) that came way out of left field recently?