It's time for the monthly list of new games that you acquired in September 2013. These don't have to be new games that came out, but games that are new to your collection.
Feel free to list what games you acquired this month. How you obtained them and if you think it was a good deal. Let us know if they sit unopened, have been played many times, or you traded away after just one play.
"Just get that sucka to the designated place at the designated time and I will gladly designate his ass...for dismemberment!" - Sho Nuff.
I don't remember how I learned of its existence, but it always captured my imagination. Most games on such a topic suck. This one looked like something more than your typical Walmart-type of game. The artwork looked really good, and the comments were better than I expected. Problem is, it is HARD to find. I had an automated E-Bay search set-up that I checked daily and only saw it listed once. I came THAT close to getting it and got sniped in the last SECOND. I tried to trade for it, buy it off of people that had it rated lowly. Finally I offered a trade, and he turned it down and offered to sell it, instead.
I got it set up and walked through it. Yep, there is more here than a Spider-Man game has any right to have. I have to say that I am fairly impressed.
Bruges is our most played and top pick from this months acquisitions. Feld fans. It did not disappoint as a 2p or 4p.
Suburbia is the only other acquisition that we've played thus far. A frustrating start for my wife who was having a rough day when we tried learning it. She just struggled with the "adjacent" triggers. We'll try again on a better day. This is the new acquisition that my game group is most excited about trying.
Guildhall is the most likely next acquisition to get played next month. I hear it is a bit confrontational which makes it a bit risky for my wife and I, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Love Letter is a game that I am the only one in my gaming circle knows anything about or has played. However, I hope to find a casual occasion to bring it out and see what they think.
eBay pick up for under $50.00. It was complete and in fact had extra vehicles. Best part is all the models were painted! Score! I have wanted this silly game for years but refused to pay over $50.00 for it. Patience finally won here.
Having only recently gotten into really playing board games (the last few years I only bought board games occasionally and whimsically), I discovered BGG. Since I don't have that many friends I could play games with (about 0), I was looking for solo play. Being a fan of thematic games, especially fantasy or Lovecraft, this site eventually brought me to Mage Knight.
I looked at the pictures, I read reviews and posts, I read the rules available for download from the official site - and I simply fell in love with the game. I ordered it at my local store, but it turned out that I have to wait for the next reprint to get my shiny English copy of the game. After waiting for a month with no hint of Wizkids games backing up their announcement of a reprint with some real meat, I couldn't stand the waiting and to satisfy my longing, I bought the German version as a gap-filler to be used until the real one arrives.
That purchase happened in early September, and while I am still anxious to get that English version (at which time I will also order the Lost Legion expansion so as to get Wolfhawk), even with the gap-filler I have been having a real blast.
I loved the game when I read about it, and the truth of it is just as good as what I imagined.
I purchased Atlantic Star in a BGG auction, had a co-worker in the KC area pick it up locally. I had to wait a while before he was in the office before I finally got it. Looking forward to trying it out.
Another co-worker in the St. Louis area picked up Abandon Ship for me from MM when it was the daily deal. He also picked up a kickstarter edition of D-Day Dice for me locally from a BGG auction. Last week when he was in town, he brought the all the goodies for me except... wait for it... the base game for D-Day Dice. Now he's sending me pictures of it sitting on his shelf at home just taunting me! So, I've got all the expansions that came with the KS edtion, just not the base game to play them with!!! The next time he's in town will be January.
I acquired two games in September at the FallCon auction. I picked up Merchants & Marauders for $42, and The Princes of Machu Picchu for $18. Both games are in perfect condition and look like they have only been played a few times so I think they were a good deal.
Picked up a few games this month, nothing earth-shattering. Garden Dice - now punched, stickered, rules read, waiting for time to play it. Sucks that the girlfriend is now in full marking mode (English teacher... bleh!). Will pick up the expansion when it's released, play with both the base and expansion for first games.
Love Letter - Picked up the new edition. Played it once. We were all very... underwhelmed? Was getting interesting as we were playing faster, which is what it's designed for, however, we were still too slow. Overthinking is not the name of this game!
Qwixx - Played this as a solo to see how it goes - very simple, very fast. Like it!
Geistesblitz / Ghostblitz 2.0 - This game is just evil. Picked it up after trying it at a friend's cottage. This game is truly vicious after a bottle of wine, more so when someone turns it into a drinking game (I thought I was too old for drinking games?)
Dungeon Roll - Not really counting as "buying", but does as "arrived" - 6 pack took a tour of Sweden en-route to Canada. Solo game, should be fun little challenge!
I finally caved and bought both the base game with the Android: Netrunner – Creation and Control expansion. I've been playing this game with my friends and finally had the urge to start creating my own decks. I love the cyberpunk theme, having played many hours of Shadowrun back in the day.
I received this in a mathtrade a few weeks ago and have already played it a few times on Family Games Night. It's a hit for us, as we enjoy the "push your luck" aspect combined with the dice. The extra heroes from Dungeon Roll: Hero Booster Pack #1 add to the variations in player powers which is something that I enjoy.
I finally had the opportunity to add this light filler to my collection. I've played it a few times before buying it and I think it'll fill a hole in my collection. I love that it's so portable and I'm already thinking of ways to pimp it.