I have two 2020 challenges;
- buy less board games
- play every game I own OR sell/trade the unplayed games away.
one is easy. I don’t plan to buy many games this year! There are only three games I am looking out for and I hope to acquire at least one of those by trade:
- The Captain is Dead
Two is a challenge indeed! I currently have 72 games in my collection and playing every one of them would mean on average 1.5 games a week which sounds easy. However, then factor in most of them aren’t solo games and I don’t currently have a regular group to play with and it gets a lot more difficult.
But that why its a challenge! Plus it also means I’ll thin out my collection of the stuff I’ll never play even though I might really want to, or the stuff I simply dont play or don’t want to play – we all buy games on a whim that we either quickly realise was a mistake, or exhaust through over playing, or sometimes simply never get round to playing. This exercise is to get my collection down to those I like to play and not just have some popular current/previous fads or bargains I thought I couldn’t do without.
If you fancy giving me any advice, my collection is live on BoardgameGeek.com so please feel free to check it out.
Here is my first draft of games I’d being willing to trade;
I think we all have a tendency to hold on to things much longer than we need too because we like the idea of having these things, or like reminiscing on good times we associate with them even though we no longer actually want/like/play/use those things.
A clear out can be good and lets be honest; there is only so much room you can allot to gaming space*! (for us mortals!)
its good to have goals – even if I don’t get rid of anything, I should at least be able to say I’ve played my entire collection this year – and it’s been a very long time since I could say that!
* or whatever your personal hoarding vice is