My Current Shelf of Shame
Pete Martin
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So I am feeling pretty good about the current state of my "Shelf of Shame" as I am down to only about 14 titles. Still hoping to get that down to below 8 soon. To help me in that goal, I've promised myself that I won't purchase any more games until it is under 10, although we all know how that goes.

There are a variety of reasons that these games remain unplayed. For some games, I just haven't found the time to invest in a longer game. Some games are a bit on the heavy side and I just haven't found the motivation to teach them to my wife and daughter (my usual gaming group). Some games, like the couple of escape room games we have, are 1 and done kind of games and just haven't wanted to break the seal on them yet. Others, I just haven't been in the mood to try. And others, I picked up because I got them for a great deal, but I'm not really sure that they interest me.
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This was given as a gift by a relative who lives a few states away. We were made to promise not to play it until we could all get together.
 
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Not sure why this hasn't made it to the table, other than most often we only have 3 people playing and this game seems like it would be more fun with a larger player count.
 
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After checking out the rules I am thinking that I might have been better served purchasing the regular Spyfall as most of my family and friends are not big DC comics fans.
 
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Not really sure why this one hasn't hit the table. Going to try and get it off the list in the next week or 2.
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Another one that I am not sure why we haven't played it yet, other than we are enjoying the current titles we have in regular rotation.
 
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To be fair, I just picked this up at Goodwill last week and haven't had time to read through all the rules and teach it. Looking forward to getting this on the table.
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This was another gift. The concept just doesn't excite me. Need to get it out and play it though. Who knows, maybe it will surprise me.
 
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One of those games that I got for a really great deal. As it requires the use of my more creative, artsy side, I've got to be in the mood to pull this out and try it.
 
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Another gift. It sits on my game shelf, and I have to admit, I kind of forget it is there. The title and the box doesn't really excite me, but should pull it out anyway and give it a chance.
 
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I really am not sure why this hasn't hit the table. It seems like it would be right up my family's alley, but for some reason it just keeps getting passed over for other games.
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We love TTR, but really just enjoy the "vanilla" versions of this game and the various maps. Really need to break out of that routine and expand upon it with this expansion.
 
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This is one of those games that will really stretch the limits of what my wife and daughter like, both in terms of length and weight, although both love the whole gothic horror vibe, especially my daughter. It will make it to the table one day, but not sure how soon as between me trying to teach it and play time it is going to be an all day affair.
 
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13. Board Game: Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:1018]
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Again, another one that I have intentions of playing all the time, but just seems to get passed up for other titles.
 
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This is one of those "one and done" type games, so as much as I want to play it, it pains me to know once played, its done for. That makes me keep passing it up as I am waiting for just the "right" time to pull it out. Yes, I know, I am a little odd!
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15. Board Game: Farlight [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:3572]
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Another that was purchased for a great deal. Game seems a little on the "dry" side for my wife and daughter, so not sure how it will go over with them. Need to try it once though to know if I should keep or get rid of.
 
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