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Usually my family doesn't know what to get me for Christmas so I end up with some kind of gift certificate and/or license to take a trip to the FLGS. I've been wondering what to pick up this time. Games, obviously, but which ones?
One idea was a game to fit in our couple game slot. We played a lot of Parade last year and while it will see some play in 2012, something else in the short but thinky game slot would be nice. I was almost set on this, with Jaipur and Biblios popping up on a lot of 2-player lists and both seem to offer the short but interesting game play I was looking for. But then I get to reading the latest New-to-you Geek List and start seeing some other titles: PAX? Maybe that?
Then in the longer game category, there's the game I have gone back and forth over the most: Ora et Labora. I have followed the news on this game for a long time. The videos filtering back from Essen looked intriguing. But then some folks said it was disappointing so I thought I might pass. Then others said it was amazing. And then people said the components were an issue, but others said it wasn't that big of a deal. Did I decide yet?
And then there is the new hotness, Eclipse. The theme, mechanics and play time all seem great to me. A bit of luck by the look of things, but I don't think that will bother me. Can I get my wife to play it? Well, she plays Race for the Galaxy with me often and occasionally Agricola and it sounds like everything works smoothly in the game. But then, I have procrastinated too long already so I am waiting for the reprint anyway.
I actually have one on the list that I am sure about. As a big big Pratchett fan, Discworld: Ankh-Morpork is surely a must. I think I've convinced myself I don't need any collector or special edition. Pretty sure anyway.
I just realized I have Analysis Paralysis over deciding which games to get. How will I cope with playing the things?
Am I alone in my indecision?