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At this point in the hobby - eighteen months and counting - I don't have any (well, many) grail games, but I've already missed out on a couple that I could easily have picked up. ("I had it, Marcus... I had it in my hands.")

So, a little list (and if I had any restraint it would have been larger) of the games I let slip - and regretted - and the games I was determined weren't going out of circulation without my help.

Please feel free to add anything that slipped through your net (or you sold, only to regret). (Although this sounds like it's going to be the commiseration channel, if we're not careful).

Would love to hear some success stories too. Has anyone really found an intact Space Hulk in a charity shop, for less than £2.50?
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1. Board Game: Claustrophobia: De Profundis [Average Rating:8.13 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.13 Unranked]
 
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I honestly don't want to be the kind of person who buys expansions for games I haven't yet played - if you do, then you're a gambler on a level that I can't begin to fathom. That said, I'd had the base game sitting on the shelf for about a week, was so stoked to played it, knew that I would love it when I did... and then I saw this expansion, on sale, online, for £20. Everything lined up, sitting nicely at my pick-up-price. Put it into the basket, ran right through to the one-click-and-it's-yours page. And hesitated. Was I really sure that I would love the base game? And love it enough to warrant expanding it so soon?

Common sense prevailed and I cancelled the sale. Felt very good about myself. Two days later we played the base game. It was stunning, better than we could have hoped.

Went back for the base game (did the internet equivalent of running to the shop - which is basically clicking to the page before making my morning cuppa. Yup, game was gone. Game is gone everywhere (shipping from the US is insanely expensive, it may as well be coming from bloody Pluto). No word of a reprint. Possibly ever. Lesson learned.
 
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2. Board Game: The Great Zimbabwe [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:343]
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Saw it available in a couple of places but it was only after I'd investigated a couple of play-throughs from trusted reviewers that I realised this was something I would love to get behind. I haven't played a Splotter game before, but anything made with this much love (quirkiness?) belongs on our shelves. Really hoping we see it getting a reprint this year. (Anyone care to guess how likely that is?)
 
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3. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:157]
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This was a success story, as I found a damaged copy in sale for a slightly reduced price online. Picked it up, in part due to the theme, but also as a way of throwing some training wheels on Twilight Struggle. I picked up TS for Christmas back in 2012... and I'm embarrassed to admit we still haven't learned it. That said, this is getting more and more play - and it's one of the few games in my collection that fascinates my wife. It's gone over very well with new-gamer pals. Took me forever to win as Kennedy...

I really don't understand why this has resisted a reprint; I'm constantly seeing people inquire after it. The fact there's a copy on Amazon UK that some charmer is hawking for &300 seems obscene.
 
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4. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (second edition) [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:398]
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Found under six inches of dust in our local FLGS. I'd say they didn't know what they had, but the slightly inflated price suggests they did. This is a phenomenal game, made with the typical lavish presentation and gorgeous components I've come to expect from FFG. Never seen the original, and this was the first deduction game I played. I'm a huge fan of the horror/supernatural/gothic genre in literature (it's the basis for my secondary, fledgling writing career) and the way the novel is alluded to with flavour text, etc, in this just made me fall in love with it. I have no problem with the combat, or any of the mechanics - it's length is the only thing that stops it coming out to play more often.

Last year I picked up the reprint of Letters from Whitechapel, which is a simplified form of FoD, sans the grisly warfare. It's become a favourite, plays well and tightly with two in an evening. I'm just hoping we don't neglect old Dracula in the meantime. Again, no plans for a reprint seems utterly baffling to us.
 
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5. Board Game: High Frontier [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:782]
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I only learned about this one through Rahdo... and I was fascinated by the hard science of it, and how daunted everyone was by the coarseness and detail of the rules. I've only played Pax Porfiriana, by Phil Eklund, prior to this, and I was completely blown over there by the implementation of theme and the incredible attention to detail.

Had to have it; found three places apparently selling it, online. Every time I ordered it, it was cancelled the next day and I received an email apologising for stock errors. The last place on the list accepted my order, sent me a despatch note the next day... and I'm sure I didn't believe it until the box was in my sweaty palms. Was so excited that I went straight back online and ordered the High Frontier Colonization expansion, the same day.

I've check the components, marvelled at the board, and printed off the living rules... Now I just need to man up and sit down with it all. Truly excited to have this one in the collection.
 
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6. Board Game: Galaxy Defenders [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:874]
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I thought long and hard about backing it on Kickstarter, and in the end decided not to. Now I wish I had parted with the money, because from what I've seen on videos, that game looks amazing!
On the other hand, getting it would've meant missing out on a lot of other things, because I probably wouldn't have resisted getting the metal minis and all extras. That would've ramped the cost up to some 500 dollars or so, which is three times more than my current largest game purchase - that happened when I bought Eclipse and its expansion for about 160 dollars).
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