Like a woman in shoe store…
Few days ago my friend Ryu asked me if I want my Caverna back. Surprise on my face. ’You forgot I have it, did you?’ He was right. I forgot. I bought it and lent him few months ago without even playing it.
Few minutes later I posted on my Twitter.
I’ll post list of games I purchased & never played. I can’t believe how stupid I am buying all those games I know I won’t have time to play
— Portal Games (@trzewik) April 29, 2014
Just a comment about me having too many games that wait to play. I didn’t realize I’ll raise an avalanche.
@trzewik I recently gave myself an ultimatum. No new purchases until I played 10 games that have been languishing — Dave Lartigue (@daveexmachina) April 29, 2014
@trzewik story of my life. Especially the miniatures games. So. Much. Unpainted. Plastic.
— Robin Lees (@RMBLees) April 29, 2014
@trzewik @RMBLees I refuse to buy any more minis games for lack of painting. BTW, I counted my unplayed list of games & expansions. it’s 151 — Matthew Soares (@CBJ_Matt) April 29, 2014
@CBJ_Paul @trzewik @CBJ_Matt @phillier937 I have 79… 🙁
— play board games (@play_boardgames) April 29, 2014
and many more…
We are crazy.
So, back to my Caverna. I bought at the beginning of the year. Everybody was talking about how good it is and I wanted to try it. Polish edition was announced but I didn’t want to wait, I want to join community of gamers and talk about Caverna, share passion, discuss what I like about the game. So I decided to not wait for Polish edition, I decided to have it now!
It was four months ago. I haven’t played it yet. Polish edition will be published in a few weeks. Brilliant.
I counted games that wait. 72 boxes. Quite a number. What’s there?
Mexica. I played Tikal and I loved it. So I bought Mexica, second game in the series. It was hard to buy but I found it when I was in Essen. My first time in Essen. 2005… I think I should wait few months more and play it next year. 10 years after I bought it. Brilliant it is.
Field Commander: Alexander. I got it to see how it is to play board games solo. I find board games as a social experience and I couldn’t imagine that playing solo may be fun. Yeah… It was about two years before I designed Robinson Crusoe and its solo variant and spent so many hours playing solo. Yeah, I know solo games can be fun too. Still haven’t played Alexander though.
Battue I bought because of Bruno Faidutti’s review in 2008. I think publisher was from Korea or something close to this region, game looked both interesting and unique. Recommendation from Bruno helped me to make a decision and purchase it. Who knows, perhaps I am the only one gamer in Poland who has it! It strokes my inner geek! Pitty, it all ended only having the game. Not played it yet.
Goblins Inc. is a funny one. I really mean it. You know, I don’t purchased it. I borrowed it to play it two years ago! Didn’t happen. How stupid I am to borrow games although I have 70+ my own titles not yet played?!
The list go on. MicroMutants, 1st&Goal, El Capitan, Fallen Lands, Bushido, Magestorm…
I am crazy. And as my Twitter feed proves, I am not the only one…
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