My appetite for a constant influx of games ratcheted to its highest point last year and has significantly waned this year, although the string of Kickstarter games still headed my way is long and frankly depressing. Pretty much everything on my incoming list I’ve lost interest in along the way.
The past few months, it’s been a running joke here: remember game X? Why don’t we play that any more? When you have a couple hundred games on your shelf, of course you can’t play them all. Every game is now a game we don’t play any more. How wasteful.
I haven’t pulled Dungeon Petz off the shelf in maybe a year but it’s still maybe my favorite Vlaada worker placement game. Ridiculous name and theme but it’s wall to wall tough choices and logic puzzles. Had a small board game night tonight but this old favorite was sure satisfying.
It’s got me looking at the library with some concern: I’d planned to do a big ass purge and replenish my slush fund, but how could I ever part with old favorites? Or games that never got a fair shake? Or games that are sublime but only with precisely these three friends in a long weekend in an empty house? Or games that will be great with my daughter in five or six years?
I’ve got good taste in games, so I don’t really stumble into total losers any more. This purge is gonna be tough. But I think I need to do it just so I play what’s left.