Games I do not know why are still on my Wish List

I have grown a lot in my game taste and what really interests me over the past couple of years. There are some games that I added to my wishlist that are still there and I do not know why I put them on there in the first place, OR I have learned about myself and the people I play with and realized they would not work well. Here they are!

1.      #Great Western Trail – This one just has not inspired much excitement from myself or the group. Plus it has been harder to find so it just is not a good fit anymore

2.      #Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King – This was early on in exploring the auction style games, I have realized other games have take over this realm of my interested (ie. The Estates, Age of Steam)

3.      #Dinosaur Island – Just a lot that I don’t like in this game anymore. Not much interaction, the visitors mechanic is a little too random, not having placement of your exhibits matter (this fixed with expansions). I would rather play other worker placement and spacial puzzle games.

4.      #Hive Pocket – Learned that chess like games do not work well with my wife and myself, she is my main 2-player partner!

5.      #Lisboa – this one pains me to put on this list. I would love to own and play this game, it just is too heavy and complex for it to realistically get played ever. One day I might be a millionaire and can afford it just for solo, but here we are.

 

What are some games you had on your list that made your question your life choices??

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Supporter2 months ago

I just removed #Undaunted: Normandy from mine.  I really really like the look of this game and think it would be a lot of fun... but I pretty much have no use for 2P games.

2 months ago

I have heard good things about that game! Bummer you dont have the partner to play it with!

Supporter2 months ago

The bigger problem (if you can call it that), is that I always play games with more than 2P.

2 months ago

Lol that is definitely not a problem!

3 months ago

I think #Stronghold Second Edition is a game that has been on my radar for a while. While I love the concept and it looks very cool I am not sure I will ever actually pull the trigger on it: just not sure I would get it out that often

3 months ago

I have never heard of that! What is the concept for this?

3 months ago

It is a highly asymmetric seige game, two player only. The attacker has this huge force and resources but the defender has better logistics so can force-multiply easier (and has a bunch of tricks up their sleeve). The attacker just has to break through in one place to win. So lots of tension and maneuvering, with I think basically zero chance to the game. My only hang up is the fantasy theme doesn't appeal to my partner who is the person I play 2P with

2 months ago

Huh, interesting! Sounds like you and your partner enjoy those war type games?

2 months ago

My partner has really enjoyed games based on historical events: 13 days and 878 Vikings being a couple of our favourites. It is part of the appeal of #Freedom! over Stronghold but have yet to get either.

2 months ago

That said we tried #Android: Netrunner the other day and really enjoyed it

2 months ago

I tried that over quaratine and did not have the best experience. It felt very un-intuitive! But play what you dig!

2 months ago

That's a shame, I think there are a lot of terms ot learn and the asymmetry can take a bit to sink in. But I loved how different each side felt to play, the kind of fluidity and bluffing of the game

2 months ago

I like the bluffing, but the rules overhead is rough for me. It is also really hard to know the right play if you do not know what each side is capable of. I feel like it would take atleast 5 plays just to get to that point!

2 months ago

Yeah, it's definitely a game designed to get better with plays, more like MTG, rather than a blast straight out the box.

2 months ago

It was my first experience with a game like that and it did not grab me quite like I thought it would!

2 months ago

That's very fair, I know I am not a huge fan of MTG, and I doubt I will ever by anything past the core box of Netrunner, but it comes with 7 prebuilt decks so there is plenty of replayability just in that.

3 months ago

Great Western trail (a.k.a. the cow game) is great (in my opinion) but I can absolutely see it not clicking with everyone. I played it before really hearing anything about it, I wonder what my reaction would have be been if someone had tried to sell me on it 🤔

3 months ago

I almost got it for my first giveaway win back in December, I am sure I would have enjoyed the game but knowing what I do about myself now I do not think it would have lasted long!

3 months ago

Yeah, that's absolutely fair, do you tend to cycle your games quite often? If you do get the chance though I would recommend giving it a one off play as it is a bunch of fun

2 months ago

I do not cycle games in my collection a ton, but I can see myself doing it more in the future potentially. I am not totally against playing it, like if someone had it I would be down for sure!

Supporter3 months ago

This is one of several post titles I saw in the feed today that gave me nice chuckle xD

I cleaned up my wishlist about 2 months ago so I'll have to remember them. But also, your post is making me curious what kind of a shelf a hobbyist millionaire would have. I suppose we probably don't even have to look at a millionaire's shelf for that... but it'd be amazing to see premium everything!

Here are some of the games I recently purged:

#Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 - We already have #Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated that only got a single play so far. Great game and I just want more but finding my wife's time has been difficult. So definitely no room for another legacy game!

Every directional kingdom game from Garphill Games ("directional kingdom" coined by CourageousBob) - I used to have Raiders, Architects, Paladins, and Viscounts all in my wishlist. I got Architects so far. As for the rest, perhaps I'll get to them in the future, but I think it was more of the collector's side of me starting to come out imaginging them side by side on my shelf.

#Hive Pocket - I like chess-like games but in the end, I know I won't find a gaming partner for that one. Ended up downloading the app to try it out.

#Mechs vs. Minions - Awesome production value at a relatively okay cost ($75). Having dabbled in League for a year, it looked tempting but I don't think it's the right type of game for us.

Lacerda games - #The Gallerist and #Lisboa were on my list for the longest time, probably close to a year. I took it off knowing it won't happen for at least a year. I highly doubt it would come to the table often enough to justify the purchase.

3 months ago

Haha, copyright pending on 'Directional Kingdoms', Architects is my favourite of those games by a decent margin. 

3 months ago

Haha Glad I can make you chuckle a bit! I got a chuckle on your comment about the directional kingdoms games lol.

such a sad reality that Lacerda games seem so appealing but the interest outside of ourselves is just not there...I think I have said it before but I think I could get a single play in but the rules overhead would just make it hard to get out consistently. 

Supporter3 months ago

Good idea for a list. I think all of those, except for Lisboa, would be games that would be in a similar category for me. 

3 months ago

For sure, I feel like we have similar interests (you are diving a little deeper in war games than I probably ever will) but I was young and naive when I put most of these on my list!

Supporter3 months ago

Yep... We do seem to have similar tastes, except for COB... LOL

3 months ago

Haha, nice. I have a few games that are still on there that either have lost some appeal to me or are somewhat redundant in my collection. #Abyss is somewhat the latter. It looks like a fun game with a neat theme and art, but I just feel like I have games that feel similar and don't really need to be spending money on it. If it was super cheap I might snag it, but otherwise I should probably just take it off.

There's another category - the strictly mechanical game that is so dry that no one would be drawn to play it. Examples: #Tikal and #Blue Moon: City

3 months ago

I have tried and tried to look into Abyss but it just never hooked me, I am learning most games that are SUPER heavy on card play do not appeal to me. 

I have never heard any call a mechanic dry, just theme or art!

3 months ago

Yeah I was applying "dry" to the game as a whole, not a mechanism specifically. Like Concordia could be considered dry since the theme is just kind of whatever and the art is okay at best, but the mechanisms work well together and make for a great game. I think the two I mentioned are even more dry than Concordia, haha.

3 months ago

Should we start describing other games as 'damp' or 'sodden'?