2018 Collection & Purchase Tracking
Colin Orr
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In 2018, I'm really trying to dramatically reduce my game purchasing and ideally drop my overall collection size. That said, I know myself and I don't think I can realistically go cold turkey. So I'm going to try to define some rules and then use this geeklist to track my success.

d10-1 Limit of +12 games (net) in 2018 - +1 per month seems like a reasonable place to start. That said, I'm just going to focus on the yearly number because games might be purchased in spurts due to OLGS sales, pooled purchase for free shipping, etc. "Net" because I'm OK with trades and at least some degree of replacing sold games.

d10-2 Order/sale date is the key consideration - This means my outstanding preorders and Kickstarters placed before Jan-1 don't count. Similarly, any Kickstarters backed in 2018 count even if they are expected to deliver after Dec-31.

d10-3 Expansions, promos and escape room games are excluded from consideration - My primary concern is completely new rule sets and new boxes on the shelf so I'm less concerned about more going in an existing box. Standalone expansions are still considered expansions (and therefore excluded) if I own the base game.

Note: For although I'm not formally counting items in #2 & #3, I will attempt to track them here for accountability of some kind.

Last updated: 2018-04-23
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1. Board Game: Mangrovia [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:1121]
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JANUARY

01/12:
+Mangrovia - Picked up from Mark since he was purging and I couldn't let this leave our group.


Monthly Status: +1
Yearly Status: +1



Exempt acquisitions this month:
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2. Board Game: Seize the Bean [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:8462]
Colin Orr
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FEBRUARY

02/14:
+Seize the Bean - Backing on KS as I'm a coffee snob who loves deck builders and nice components.

02/20:
+Spirit Island - After Lucy's birth, Rachel decided she wanted to recognize how helpful and support I'd been so she surprised me with this.



Monthly Status: +2
Yearly Status: +3



Exempt acquisitions this month:
+Snowdonia: The Siege of Petersburg / The Channel Tunnel 1881, Snowdonia: Rolling Stock #1 - Ordered last fall and finally delivered this month. Growing the collection of one of my all time favorite games.
+The Cousins' War, The Cousins' War: Events - Ordered last fall and finally delivered this month. Bit of an impulse buy after Tony Boydell's blog comments.
+Drachenturm - Ordered last fall and finally delivered this month. Hoping this is a fun kids/family game, especially after hearing Eric Summerer's praise.
+Heaven & Ale - Ordered last fall and finally delivered this month. Big fan of Michael Kiesling and love the beer theme.
+Spirit Island: Heart of the Wildfire & Serpent Slumbering Beneath the Island Promo Spirits - Ordered after a solo play of Spirit Island and I realized how much I was going to like this game.
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3. Board Game: The Fox in the Forest [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:694]
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MARCH

03/17:
+The Fox in the Forest - Loved this game at a recent con and was able to arrange a large 3-way trade of small games and expansions to get it.
+Art of War - I've always had my eye on this and was able to add it to the aforementioned trade.
-Dracula's Feast, Dracula's Feast: Cthulhu & Friends - A bit of an impulse Kickstarter back. I never play social deduction so it became trade fodder.
-Mr Lister's Quiz Shootout - Picked it up on Target clearance and just never got into it. Traded as part of an effort primarily to get The Fox in the Forest.
-Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper - See previous. Rachel and I tried it once or twice and it didn't click.

03/24:
+Terraforming Mars - Picked this up for a pretty great deal with expansions via the ConnCon auction. I was underwhelmed on the first play but new I needed to play it more.


Monthly Status: +0
Yearly Status: +3



Exempt acquisitions this month:
+Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 4 – Nederland - Acquired as part of the trade mentioned above.
+Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium, Terraforming Mars: Venus Next - Acquired with base game.
 
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4. Board Game: Captive [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:5143]
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APRIL

04/22:
+Captive (including the other 4 books) - I tried to stay away, but I was too intrigued by this bundle of 5 book/games/choose-your-own adventure puzzle/whatevers on Kickstarter. I almost called this a book (or even an escape room game) and ignored it for this list, but I didn't think that would be right. So I'm calling it one entry.


Monthly Status: +1
Yearly Status: +4



Exempt acquisitions this month:
+Exit: The Game – The Forbidden Castle - Couldn't resist a sale on Amazon.
 
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