JamesReid860

Which Publisher do you own the most

Which publisher's games control most of your shelf (or floor) space? 

3 points by JamesReid860 - updated 7 months ago | 50 comments | report | subscribe

Theegravedigger 7 months ago | 2 points[-]

Petersen Games, because Cthulhu Wars is Huge. Garphil games, because Shem is a great designer.

Fowers games, because his stuff is always unique and interesting. 

Red Raven Games, because Laukats art is pretty awesome. 


Those are the major ones I can see on my shelves. 

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Great Selection!

BenjaminK 7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Floor space, it would have to be Renegade Game Studios. As for actual number of games from one company, it's a close race between Gamelyn Games and Renegade Games.

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

:O you put Renegade games on the floor! How dare you! ;) 

BenjaminK 7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Well this is awkward...haha Actually, they're all on shelves. No, wait, that was a lie... Proving Grounds is on the floor because I'm out of room. Trust me, I don't like it being there, but I don't have anywhere else to put it. And everything is organized in such a way that replacing it with something else would throw off my groove, and I simply cannot have that.

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Hahaha! It’s ok. I’m not judging you too much ;) 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Without looking, I think it would have to be Mayfair, I bough a number of their games when they went out of business.

Skurvy5 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Why did they go out of business? Weren’t they fairly successful?

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

They were but if I remember right, I think that they were bought up in the Asmodee purchasing spree and instead of keeping the company they were absorbed by one of the others. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I might have it in mind wrong. But I thought the owner retired and didn't want to sell the company. He had built a name he was proud of and didn't want anybody messing it up. He did obviously sell rights to many/most of his games though. 

I might be way wrong, but that was my impression. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I regret that it looks like the story I had in my mind was wrong. I regret not looking it up more before posting. It does look like Asmodee did buy them, and it was up to them whether or not they used the Mayfair name. 

Of course, maybe I am wrong again. But this is what five minutes of Google searches has given me. 

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Sigh. Oh well. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

When I have time I will look into it more.

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I like that story better so I hope I’m the one who got it wrong lol

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Ah! Good old Mayfair. I remember them. 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yep, I was sad to see them go. 

Skurvy5 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Fantasy Flight Games, no question.

Rebellion, Imperial Assault, X-Wing, Outer Rim, XCOM..

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Nice! I wish I had a few more of theirs. Rebellion is high on my list and I'm going to have to get TI4 one of these days. 

sdirrane Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'm trying to watch some more Outer Rim videos to see if it might be up my alley.  I wish I had liked X-Wing but I just didn't.  I also think I'd actually like Armada even though it seems to have similarities to X-Wing but no way do I have the money to get into that.  Also, I don't think I'd care much for Legion.  Correct me if I'm way wrong but to me it sort of looks like X-Wing with ground forces.

Edit: I'm watching Outer Rim videos in anticipation of my $60 board game win, haha!

Skurvy5 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

But Outer Rim is really cool! I played a single player game and we will play it 3 player tonight at my game group. 

sdirrane Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

How was it solo?  Solo (no pun intended) is something that attracts me to games.  One thing I haven't seen in the videos I've watched so far that I think would add to my interest level is a bounty that is up for grabs among all players.  Creating some tension trying to fulfill the bounty first.

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I agree that would help. I can't decide if this one is good for my group or not

Skurvy5 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

It’s my turn to repeat with the $60 win!

BenjaminK 7 months ago | 1 point[-]

haha! Well, if you do win, you'd better get Outer Rim, or all those minutes watching Outer Rim videos will have been for naught! 

Yeah, I think Legion is ground-combat X-Wing. I decided not to look too heavily into it just in case I caved. Prevention is the best medicine, after all! 

Skurvy5 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I would agree with the Legion/X-Wing comparison. I would totally get into Armada if I had someone to play with enough. Ben, when are you moving up here?

BenjaminK 7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Considering we just moved here a year ago, chances aren't good for another move anytime soon haha Of course, you could always move down here :) 

Skurvy5 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Sorry, we can’t move. My girls have a pediatric nephrologist that is here at Mayo Clinic that we have to see once a year for their kidney disorder. Plus both of our parents are right here too. So... that leaves it up to you!!

BenjaminK 7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Well, considering we moved here to help out my wife's mother who has an autoimmune disease and her brother with down syndrome and autism, we're gonna be here a while. So...I guess we're hosed haha

BenjaminK 7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Gosh, with my X-Wing, Destiny, and Outer Rim, FF might actually win for floor space. Curse them and their wonderful games anyway haha

philryuh Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I don't own many games. If I were to buy a lot of the games that I'd like to have, then my guess would be either Stonemaier Games or Ledger Games (assuming that they keep coming out with expansions for Root). I could also see Garphill Games getting lots of love because I'm very interested in their lineup of trilogies (North Sea, West Kingdom, and future ones)

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

All good choices. Those are my kind of games too!

trentellingsen Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Stonemaeir for me at this point.

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Right on! Which one is your favorite of theirs?

sdirrane Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

If I'm only counting base games then Stonemaier, but with expansions it'd be FFG.

Skurvy5 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

FFG gets me. Every time. 

sdirrane Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Haha yeah.  It's only because of IA for me.  But I have like 3 - 4 mini expansions and 2 big expansions which is why it jumps to the top of my list.

Skurvy5 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yup. Plus the board for Rebellion is massive. 

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

FFG is an expansion machine. And I'm all about expansions lol

sdirrane Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I am as well.  As long as it adds to my playing experience.  Sometimes I want to just get all the IA mini expansions just because.  Gotta watch that wallet though.

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah its expensive but I'm always down for an expansion

Skurvy5 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I’m a huge completionist so getting into IA was a bad idea for me, but getting all of those allies and villains will be quite fun. Eventually. 

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I'm wanting to get my Brother In Law, who's a gamer and doctor into IA so he can get everything and at least I can play it lol

BenjaminK 7 months ago | 1 point[-]

That was me when X-Wing first came out. I made sure to get one of each ship, just because. Then Wave 2 released, and I did the same thing. Once wave 3 came out, I began to realize the tactics behind the releases and became more conscientious about which ships I bought. Good thing, too, because there are a lot of them now.

Skurvy5 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I’m glad I didn’t get into X-Wing beyond the core set. I know I would love the game but I don’t have anyone that I could consistently play against. 

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

This is what makes me nervous about getting into Xwing. I know that I'll want it all. 

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Renegade games for now. Zman is close behind. 

BenjaminK 7 months ago | 1 point[-]

What are some of your favorite Renegade titles?

Skurvy5 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

I would be curious to learn as well. 

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

World's Fair 1893 Is a good gateway game as well

JamesReid860 Supporter7 months ago | 1 point[-]

Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure hands down. Clank! In! Space! is great too! I keep saying that I own the full line but they keep coming out with expansions and I'm falling behind!