How Many -Auction- Games Do I Need? Help please.
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How many auction games do I need?

I don't have a huge game collection by BBG standards, pretty small actually. And I'd kind of like to keep it that way. But as I still want new games on occasion, some of the old ones will have to go. So I'm attempting to create a more efficient game collection.

Today I'm asking the question, "How many auction games do I need." (This question could be asked about a lot of different kinds of games, and maybe it will be later.)

Here are the games I have that are primarily auction games, not just games that have a bidding element among other things going on. I was hoping the BBG community would help me in my thinning process. But in making the list it's become pretty clear to me what I need to keep and get rid of. But maybe I'm missing something in these games, or maybe there are games that should be on the list and aren't.
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1. Board Game: Dream Factory [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:575]
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My most recent addition and the one that made me think, hmm, I have a lot of these games. I thought my wife would like it, but she's pretty lukewarm about it. This game seems like it should be more fun than it is.
 
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2. Board Game: Industria [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1781]
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I've only played this one once, so of course none of us were quite sure what we were doing, but I kind of liked it (I won). I think the board looks cool, and maybe it's just a straight auction game with little theme, but the board makes me think there is a theme and that I'm traveling through time.
 
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3. Board Game: Landslide [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:7136]
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Old school. I could happily get rid of these one, but every time I break it out (about every 4 years), people really enjoy it. Maybe I could give it away to the winner next time I bring it out.
 
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4. Board Game: Medici [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:442]
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One of first, got the rules off the game cabinet. No theme here, and it's kind of mathy. I used to play it a lot, but not so much lately.
 
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5. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:227]
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I like this one a lot. This is a keeper. One of my favorites. The different kinds of auctions and the table talk this game produces are great.
 
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6. Board Game: Santiago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:522]
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One of my favorites ever. One of the few auction games I win regularly. I'm keeping it.
 
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7. Board Game: Trump: The Game [Average Rating:4.40 Overall Rank:15265]
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I haven't played this one, but I'd like to.
 
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8. Board Game: Vegas Showdown [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:412]
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Don't know whether to include this one or not, as the building of the casino seems to make this more than just an auction game.
 
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9. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:133]
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goo If you could own only one, it should be this one. Best of the "pure" auction games. goo
 
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10. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:261]
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For some quick auction fun that doubles as an intro-game, this is a great choice. Ten bucks well-invested for any gamer.
 
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11. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:288]
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Does the 'two phase game' better than For Sale for 3 to 4.
 
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