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Time for some self-indulgence!

This might not be that interesting to most out there - it's really a wish list for the wife to see (*wink wink*), but it still might be fun to share this with the 2 readers I have!

With the economy the way it is, a previous 9 months of unemployment, an unexpected tax bill and my current job being one more of necessity than a big money maker, my game purchases have dropped way off the map this past couple of years. I am pretty much regulated to my birthday, Father's Day and Christmas and even then it's toned way back.

That doesn't mean I'm still not drooling over every new thing that comes out - as well as some classics that I need to finally add to my collection. There are quite a few games that have been on my radar for awhile and I thought it might be fun to not only list them, but to prioritize them as well (the wife DOES read this Blog mind you!).

SO here we go... What am I drooling over the most?

1. Vinhos

This has got to be in the top spot I think. It's got a great theme (who doesn't love wine?), seems really deep and involved and looks like it will reward those that take the time to get into it (like Agricola does - we are now playing Farmers of the Moor on the level 3 dificulty, using the complex decks and the Through the Seasons mini board with no problems). Is it out already? I don't know - I have buried my head in the sand until I can afford it!

2.The Great Fire of London 1666

This was on my wishlist last year for Christmas but unfortunately wasn't out in time to make the wife's Christmas order from Thoughthammer. I believe it has since been available, but again - it's a big luxury item right now so I am hoping it stays in print long enough to eventually allow me to snag a copy. I love the unusual mechanics in this one (I've downloaded the rules and could probably play immediately without refering to them I've read them enough!). I'm thinking this will be a great 4-5 player game with more people meaning more chaos in how the fires spreads.

3.Catacombs

Another 2010 Christmas List game that turned out to be not available at the time of her game order. There is a reprint coming soon - and I hope to grab one of those copies before they are all gone as well. I think this game will be really fun - the premise alone is enough to make me want it, but I think it will really shine with the kids as well as the adults. Of course the expansion is coming out too...!

4.Galaxy Trucker

I missed the boat on this one when it first came out and basically passed by it without a 2nd thought. I then saw Dungeon Lords and was very intrigued - enough so to buy a copy based on the theme alone (no recommendations or convention playings to help me to decide to get it). After playing it ONE time - I knew that I had to try Galaxy Trucker too as the design was just too inspired to think it was a flash in the pan. Now Galaxy Trucker is on my wishlist and it's a game I MUST HAVE!

5.Twilight Imperium: 3rd Editon

Here's a game that I own the original edition of. A friend of mine has the 3rd Edition and I can get my fix of it whenever I want, but FFG has pushed me over the edge to get my own copy with their recent announcement of another expansion for the game: Shards of the Throne. I've downloaded the rules and printed them up (as I do for most games I am wanting to buy), and I have been salivating over all the new feaures for the game - new races, new tech, new systems, new cards and new ways to play. This is the type of gaming that I wish publishers did more often - offer me lots of variety and optional rules and let me tailor the game to my liking! Naturally I need all the expansions too!

Discussion Points:

What do you think of my choices? Are they games on your wishlist too? What game(s) am I not including that you think I should be considering too? Do you own any of these games and if so do you agree or disagree with my choice to include it? Do you think I have a good shot at winning the Lottery?!
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