Weekly Challenge #1 - Collection

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Our collection, or most of it. There's a 5-shelf bookcase with games for trade, and a smaller set of shelves with card games and dice games. 

In the hobby (logging plays, researching games) about 12 years. For collecting interesting games, I remember looking at the Mindware catalog way back when, and picking up a few things now and then. I had a copy of ZERTZ early on, and I knew about games like Qwirkle. 

We mostly play city-building/development type games with low player interaction, and some press-your-luck games. 

Favorites are always hard, but Antiquity, Agricola, At the Gates of Loyang, and Magnate all come to mind.

We tend to sell/trade games that don't work for us. 

I don't have any big must-haves on my wishlist right now. If I were to win a game, I'd probably pick #PARKS


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4 months ago

Mama Mia!! This is what 12 years of collecting looks like!! Color me jealous!

Supporter4 months ago

We have about 3 times as many that are previously owned, because we used to live closer to good thrift stores and the Ithaca Friends of the Library Book Sale, and found all sorts of fun stuff.

4 months ago

I love hunting through charity shops for the gems!

4 months ago

That is awesome! What was your best find?

Supporter4 months ago

Tumblin Dice for $3.50 was one of my favorites.

Supporter4 months ago

Woahhh that game is usually on the expensive side too. Nice!!

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4 months ago

Wow, cool pic, but you can make your own post to share it and talk a bit about your collection!

https://www.boardgameatlas.com/forum/Tim5UV6489/weekly-challenge-1--share-your-collection

4 months ago

That is quite the collection, do you have a particular method for organising them?

Supporter4 months ago

Mostly box size.

4 months ago

#PARKS is big at our house and very zen play experience in my opinion.  I back #PARKS Expansion: Nightfall and look forward to adding that to the experience.  This is my first year logging game plays.  I am curious how that will look at the end of the year as far as stats go.  Very nice collection :)

Supporter4 months ago

Thanks!

Supporter4 months ago

Wow! It’s so fun seeing how everyone stores their games. 

4 months ago

Looks like a great collection! Do you have a higher resolution photo? I can't really read the titles for the games I don't recognize.

4 months ago

The shelf holding #A Feast For Odin looks like it's bending under the weight XD

4 months ago

So does the one with Agricola on it, it wasn't built to withstand so much game!

Supporter4 months ago

Nice to see all the RPG material. :)

Supporter4 months ago

Here's more of the RPG shelves 

4 months ago

Dang, that is whole library of worlds to explore!

Supporter4 months ago

So sweet!

4 months ago

How does Cytosis play? I love the themeing but have never had a chance to play it?

Supporter4 months ago

I would say that Cytosis had a worker placement style that reminded me of #Viticulture 

4 months ago

I have not played #Viticulture either but I have heard very good things 

Supporter4 months ago

It really wants 3 players.

Supporter4 months ago

More games:


Supporter4 months ago

How's #Coimbra? I looked into it when I was trying to decide between that and #The Voyages of Marco Polo. Ended up going for MP even though the overall presentation is sooooooo much nicer on Coimbra. Also, are you interested in #Alma Mater?

Supporter4 months ago

Voyages of Marco Polo didn't work for us at 2p. Coimbra fit us better. My comment after trying it was: "needs a fair amount of table space, and I wouldn't play with AP-prone players."

and after more play I said, "This game fits us because we can both be doing different things, and we see which plan shakes out better in the end.

While there's a little bit of getting in each other's way in dice placement/card selection, much like taking a worker placement spot in Agricola, generally you're not doing something just to block someone, but to further your strategy."
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