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Boardgame maniac

Moderation is my nemesis.

It is, truly, I’m not even exaggerating this time. Because whether it’s food, or drink, or other pleasures. And whether it’s books, or rubber ducks or boardgames – I have all the makings of a true addicted hoarder.

Which – if you find some way of moderating your lack of moderation – can totally be managed. I have a hole in my hand the size of China, and my not-too-modest salary usually evaporates before I even fully register how lucky I am to make said paycheck. But if I were to succeed in budgetting my various endeavours…I should have no troubles whatsoever in living large. Sort of. I think. I suck at numbers.

After the breakup – a load of budget I previously spent was freed for other purposes. As of last month, and since my new boo ALSO likes boardgames…my attentions have shifted to acquiring new games to play and working towards a to-be-purchased new bookcase to be filled with to-be-purchased boardgames.

Thing is…

There’s just SO many of them. And that’s coming from someone who already has quite a lot of ’em!

So, after ordering 7 new games last Monday – I find myself once more needing to limit my own madness. Aka – not spending more than xxx amount on boardgames every month. But I have roped in my grandma to keep her eyes open for sad abandoned games at Goodwill when she has her shopping sprees there. Because if she buys em on my command..that dun really count…do it…

Show of hands as to who believes I’ll keep to it (hint: mine is not in the air).

But honestly…on the grand scheme of things…there’s worse things to be spending money on than boardgames…right?

I mean…I could be purchasing poor little baby goats as sacrifices like they do in the Frankenstein Chronicles which I’m currently binging. Goat sacrifices are way worse than wholesome innocent boardgames. No?

(I’ll take any excuse to soothe my current need for moooooore!!)

44 thoughts on “Boardgame maniac

    1. River Dragons was actually alot more expensive…and yet a lot less fun to play. Honestly, I can have more fun playing a simple cardgame like Go Fish than something complex like Catan and the likes.
      They just look more imposing when on a shelve tho πŸ˜‚πŸ€­

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  1. Fun, lesser-priced card games: Kittens in a Blender and Exploding/Imploding Kittens. (Imploding is an add-on).

    Yeah, my six cats are less than amused by the titles.

    Munchkin is fun if you can get at least three people to agree on it.

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    1. Lemming Mafia is a deliciously morbid game xD

      These Mafia Lemmings wanna sleep with the fishes and it’s your job to get them there in the order that you’re betting on by making sure they have enough concrete on them before they drop into the water πŸ€­πŸ˜‚

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  2. You might find this interesting. In my city there is a restaurant that has board games for people to come and play. We also have over 200 board games available to borrow from our public library.

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  3. Zoe, my Simon was seriously into board games. He converted his double garage into an office/games rooms and he has floor to ceiling shelving along the walls full of games and gaming manuals.
    He loves playing them, reviewing them, buying them, selling them, designing and making them. I was amazed that board games could be so interesting! I thought they were just good for a night in with friends – I had no idea the could incite such devotion!

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    1. My most hated game is by far ‘Hoogspanning’ (Power Grid). A game with budgets, and having to buy resources to supply towns with electricity with a lot of Risk-esque territory-conquering. Way too dry. Way too complex. Way too impossible to win for someone with no future insights.

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  4. You can never have too many board games. I keep saying that we need to do something about the fact that we ran out of space some time ago and our ever-expanding collection is now taking over the living-room floor.

    Also, what is Lemming Maffia? The name alone is enough to appeal to me.

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    1. Haha – it IS an awesome name, isn’t it.
      As I commented to Robin:

      Lemming Mafia is a deliciously morbid game xD

      These Mafia Lemmings wanna sleep with the fishes and it’s your job to get them there in the order that you’re betting on by making sure they have enough concrete on them before they drop into the water πŸ€­πŸ˜‚

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  5. Board games RULE. We keep trying to get rid of a few, but we just end up with a smaller collection of brilliant games – that slowly grows. Settlers of Catan, Carcassone, Hogwarts Battle, Exploding Kittens, King of Tokyo… I can go on πŸ™‚

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  6. A friend of mine is the UK Sales & Marketing Director of a large boardgame distributor which operates across Europe. Chances are, you have some of the games they sell!

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    1. There’s a farming game called Agricola, where you have to feed your family each round. In dire times you can sacrifice a sheep for some food. It’s not a goat, but it’s close!


  7. Less is More!
    OR, like Exupery Said: β€œPerfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

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  8. This is a tough topic, because I can’t help myself. What’s worse is when I play a great board game, I’m not like – I want to continue playing this great board game. My mind goes to – this is fantastic, what else is out there that I haven’t played?!

    Sweet merciful board game gods save us from ourselves!

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