Geographical distribution

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Curious where y'all are from. Of course you don't have to answer but I get a kick from looking at distribution in our hobby. 

I imagine that many/most of you are from the US. I used to live the US as well. Currently I am living in rural El Salvador. 

For those of you living outside of the US how do you get your games. International shipping is a bear. Right now when I buy a game I send it to my house I still own in the states then either pick it up when I go up for business or to visit, or I'll have a family member bring it down when they are visiting us. Of course this means that sometimes I have stuff sitting for several months before I get it. This does help me fight against the need to get all the hotness while it is hot though. 

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Supporter13 months ago

I'm in Maryland. I typically don't get the new hotness... usually games discount after they've been out a year and/or others are more willing to trade. I get FOMO bad but don't buy lol

Supporter13 months ago

FOMO is a real thing. I get it too. 

Supporter13 months ago

I’m in Rochester, Minnesota! It’s fun to learn where everyone is from. Major props to those who have to get games at great cost and effort. 

Supporter13 months ago

And, major props to those who live in places that are cold right now. LOL. 

Supporter13 months ago

Ehh it’s only 32F right now. That’s not bad at all. Wait until January when it’s -40F. That’s pretty cold. 

Supporter13 months ago

I've always felt that temps below 50 are extremely disagreeable. 

Supporter13 months ago

I’ve always felt that temperatures above 80 were extremely disagreeable. 

Supporter13 months ago

I hear you. But, I don't agree 😁. Different strokes for different folks. 

Supporter13 months ago

Lol. You can only take so many clothes off. But you can always add more layers! Plus I hate being sweaty. 

Supporter13 months ago

No matter how many layers I had I could never stay warm when that North wind was blowing 30 miles an hour in 0 degree weather while I was working outside.

But I do hear you. 

13 months ago

Ha! I hear ya on the high temps! I wear shorts year round and people think I’m crazy. I mean yeah, I wear a hoodie to keep my upper body warm, but I’ve never really considered the last few states I’ve lived in to have cold winters. Summers, however, can be dreadful haha

Supporter13 months ago

If I lived in the south I’m sure I’d be doing the same thing. I love living up here. We have 4 real seasons and the snow is delightful. 

13 months ago

I do miss the snow. And skiing. And an active NHL community haha But it’s also nice not having to worry about freezing my nickers off haha It snows half an inch here and the whole place shuts down.  And I’ve NEVER had a day off school because it was “too cold” haha

Supporter13 months ago

Gotta love the school closed because it’s too cold days up here. Seriously epic. 

Supporter13 months ago

4 seasons - definitely something I miss about being in Korea

13 months ago

I used to live in the Philippines and according to them, they had two seasons: hot season and hotter season. And they weren’t wrong haha

Supporter13 months ago

I sort of miss 4 seasons. But, I would want 1 day off winter (Christmas) 2 days of fall, a month of spring, and Summer the rest of the year. So I do not feel like I miss a lot. 

Supporter13 months ago

Fall is the best season. Crisp mornings warming into pleasant afternoons. Windows open. Leaves turning colors. Best time of the year.  

13 months ago

I live at Ecuador, and importing games is simply impossible. The shipping fees and the taxes make a game 300% more expensive. What I usually do, I scan for good offers and prices at BGG hot deals forum  and send them to my brother's house. My new games seat there until he comes to Ecuador for visit. Is not the best, but it is the only way.

Supporter13 months ago

Oh man. I feel for you. It usually ranges from 150%-200% for me. There are some games that could be worth that. But I have a hard time seeing me ever paying 300%. Glad your brother can bring stuff.

Supporter13 months ago

That's too bad :( How often does your brother visit?

Do you ever back games on Kickstarter? (probably not based on your comment--outrageous shipping fees I assume?)

13 months ago

Fortunately he comes to visit a 2 times a year, then I have new games every 6 months. It is not that bad, I´m used to it. I don't really back games at Kickstarter. For me is already expensive enough to buy games as they are, some kickstart version are very expensive.

It is not only the shipping fees, but rather the taxes charged for importing games. That is just stupid!

13 months ago

I reside in Riverside, CA. Got a good group of gamers out here!

13 months ago

Canada, West Coast.

Thinking of moving to the East Coast, given how unlivable it's become here. 

Supporter13 months ago

I've visited SW British Columbia once. Spent only about a week there. Man is it pretty, and man can I see why some wouldn't want to live there. Any particular area in the East you like the sound of? 

13 months ago

It's pretty, but expensive on a scale that is hard to comprehend. 

Kinda leaning towards Dartmouth, as I think I'd prefer to stay near the water. 

13 months ago

The Maritimes are beautiful. I've only been to New Brunswick, so not even that far out, but it's a beautiful part of the country. Well, the whole country is beautiful, so I digress haha

13 months ago

This last summer and the summer before, I drove from Vancouver to Halifax and back. 

13 months ago

You’re crazy. Haha I don’t think I could ever do a drive that long! We drove from Utah to Kentucky last year, and I never want to do a drive like that again! At least you get to see the country that way. More power to you if you’re able to do that. You’re a better person than I am haha

Supporter13 months ago

I love roadtripping. I've not been to Utah but I keep on dreaming of visiting the Uintah Mountains.