Weekly Challenge #1 - Collection

This is our collection after about 4 years in the Hobby.  I've been playing games my whole life but only recently got in the hobby in a serious way.  We have over 325 games with more on the way (21 from Kick Starter alone).  As you can see we need to get some more shelves.  

We started logging plays of games in 2018.  In our first full year in 2019 we logged 88 games with 348 plays.  Our H index that year was 10.  That's 10 games played at least 10 times each.  So far in 2020 we have played 62 games for 284 plays and our H index is 7.  It seems covid is good for some things.  If you don't log your games I would highly recommend that you do.  It's really interesting and sun to see all the past plays and wins and see who you played with.

Some of our favorite games are Mansion of Madness Second Edition, Space Base, Betrayal House on The Hill (and the Legacy versions as well) and No Thanks!  Some of our new favorites are Pan Am, The Crew, Skull King, and Blackout Hong Kong.  We play a large variety of games and really enjoy the narrative driven ones. that's part of the reason I'm looking forward to Sleeping Gods and Roll Player Adventure coming from Kick starter.

While I've only really been in the hobby a short time, I'm fortunate that this is the golden age of board games.  It's a wonderful time time to be in the hobby and be a part of this community.

Thanks

Rich


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4 months ago

WOW Your collection is enormous! For sure jealous!

4 months ago

Very nice collection.  I have a friend with a similar sickness.  Next time my wife complains about how many games we have I will show her a picture of your collection.  That should get me off the hook for a year or so...

4 months ago

Thank you.  Lol...glad I could be of help.  I'm in the process of trying to get another Kallax shelf in the dining room to make room for new games...and my wife is not going for it...we may just have to sell the house and move so I can get more room...lol.

4 months ago

Time to dig a basement for a games dungeon I think!

4 months ago

Exactly...I want Joe Manganiello's Game Room...unreal!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOgSX-qpwyI

4 months ago

That is the dream!

4 months ago

lol! I like that solution 

Supporter4 months ago

Wow. Incredible collection. Pretty sure my wife would kick me out if mine got to that point. 

4 months ago

I'm pretty sure my wife is thinking about it.  lol.

4 months ago

Don't worry, you could build a new house out of all the boxes!

4 months ago

No kidding...I dread ever having to move...imagine packing up all the games...omg.

4 months ago

Ha, maybe easier to just move the whole house

Supporter4 months ago

Seems like you might enjoy the Exit series of games. 

4 months ago

lol...maybe

4 months ago

We have played them all...lol...

4 months ago

Haha, I have been eyeing these up for a while, did you have a favourite?

4 months ago

The Catacombs of Horror, the two part one was actually a lot of fun.  Our favorite was probably Dead Man on the Orient Express.  That one played pretty differently than the others and we like a good murder mystery as well.  There are some we liked less like the Haunted Roller Coaster and The Sunken Treasure, and often time when we liked them less it was because the puzzles were a bit of a stretch, or just outright didn't work as they should.  Each escape room set of games has it's own learning curve, the sort of thing where the second you get the box, before you've even opened the packaging you are noticing things that are out of place or interesting.  I have to say Exit kept us guessing with each new game and there were a lot of innovative ways they played with our expectations.  The games run around 10 bucks each if you catch them on sale...And for that price and the hour or so of fun we had with each one I really cant complain about any of them.  

4 months ago

Wow! Thanks for sharing! What are your thoughts on #Tapestry?

4 months ago

We enjoyed it.  Didn't find any faction to be too powerful but did find that like some games you can't just have a plan going in, you need to adapt to what your given.  In Tapestry that can translate to what seems like luck but what is really circumstantial to your gameplay.  You also need to be able to react to what other players are doing.  If you just let someone do whatever they want they will most likely win easily.  I can understand why some people would be turned off after one or two games, but I think Tapestry rewards multiple plays.

4 months ago

The only issue I found in terms of 'luck' was that if two people start going up the same track they are both pretty unlikely to win, unless one changes track and then they are probably pretty far behind. So if you happen to pick a track no one else goes for at the start you have a distinct advantage (no guarantee of victory though). However, I had a great time with it both times I played. Was a very enjoyable puzzle.

4 months ago

Yes, there are certainly ways you can gain advantages, especially early,  I've found though that as you learn to play more you find the ways to score the big points late.  There's nothing like trailing by 60 or more points for most of the game and then winning by 100 at the end because you understood the strat better.

4 months ago

Interesting, thanks!

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Here is the third shelf, not as many games, but some good ones...


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