1. Did you come into the hobby through a friend? Which game was your first?
2. Also, what have you been learning about yourself recently that showed you've already come too far and there's no turning back? :)
1. Anna and I bought Ticket to Ride after we got married, but it wasn't love at first sight and it didn't pull us into the hobby (we played maybe 2-3 times total). @trentellingsen is the one who really pulled me into it and he introduced me to #Azul, #Love Letter, #Viticulture: Essential Edition, #Santorini, and #Root all in about a month
2. I'm starting to entertain the idea of buying games strictly for solo. That's it, really. And they tend to be the more expensive games too.
#Too Many Bones will likely be the first one, but I'm still hoping to play that one with Anna once I'm 100% comfortable with the teach. The really dangerous ones are games that have some of these qualities: (1) heavy on theme and provide an immersive experience, and (2) high production value.
Since I was little, I've had a fascination for learning new concepts/worlds/ideas, and frequently read books featuring famous quotes by people, kids books teaching science, history, and other subjects in cartoon form, folktales, and I've also read dozens (probably closer to 100 by now) of comics that are rich in worldbuilding. Because of this, #Pax Pamir (Second Edition) went really well for me and it placed all other Pax games on my radar. Still nowhere near pulling the trigger on any of them, but I'm going to have a hard time looking past the upcoming 2nd edition of John Company by Cole Wehrle. I'm attracted to the idea of playing a game with a backdrop of history that I'm not at all acquainted with. On the worldbuilding side of things, I've had my eyes on games like #This War Of Mine: The Board Game, but it still appears too much for me in terms of setup. And then there's #Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile, another game by Cole that looks absolutely amazing. I'm glad I'm still not crazy enough to buy a $100+ game that I don't even know I'd play more than once 😆