When You Just Have to Have Your Own Copy
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Most often I don't feel I need to buy a game if someone else in my gaming circle already has a copy.

But what if you or they move away?

Or what if you just absolutely need to have your own copy so you can play the game always and forever?

Which games fall into these categories for you?

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1. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
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Even though a friend already owns this, I can't survive without my own copy.

My favorite game of all time.

I don't play it solo, but I do want to be able to play it ALWAYS...

For a while my young kids liked to shout in unison, "You're never ever allowed to play Agricola again!"

One day I pointed out to them that one day they too might become addicted.

So now they shout: "You're always allowed to play Agricola again!"
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2. Board Game: Santiago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:526]
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When we moved away from some friends with decent games collections last year (one of them was this fellow), this was one game I really wanted to pick up for myself.

My wife kindly bought it for my birthday and it sees regular play to this day.

You can check out my review here to find out why I like this one so much.
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3. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:185] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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I think if I ever moved away now, this one might be on the list. After that it's hard to say. Space Alert is a possibility. Hopefully I won't be moving anytime soon.
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4. Board Game: Space Hulk (third edition) [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:224]
Eric O. LEBIGOT
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Limited edition. Price of used game likely to rise above the original price. Buy quickly or miss it.

I had to get it!
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5. Board Game: Gravediggers [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:8136]
David Witzany
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A friend who lives two blocks away owns this, but it's going OOP, so I picked a copy up at Gen Con this year. This game has so much Kniziathink in it, it's not even funny.

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6. Board Game: Firefight [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:10335]
John Kovacs
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Although I think my brother has an original SPI copy, I picked up a TSR/SPI copy for myself so that I could play it and teach it to my two sons, who liked playing Team Yankee after I taught it to them. I don't know when we'd be able to play my brother's copy - I'm not even sure if he has it anymore.
 
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7. Board Game: Unhappy King Charles! [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:1326]
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I had to get my own copy after playing this early this year.
 
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8. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:187]
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I played this recently and now it's on my want in trade & wish lists.
 
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9. Board Game: Antiquity [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:209]
Luke Morris
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Faversham
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Couldn't be bothered about this at all a while back.
Then recently actually looked into the game and what it's all about.
Now sadly I'm one of the masses who will either:
a) have to take out a bank loan to finance a purchase.
b) be out of luck forever.

cry
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10. Board Game: Liberté [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:702]
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A friend of mine had the game but that wasn't enough. I bought it after I've played it.

One of the specials I own.
 
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11. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1521]
Judit Szepessy
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I know it may not sound very trendy on BGG but my husband and I always had this game (long before we were introduced to Eurogames for example), and we always liked to play it with friends. Imagine how happy we were this summer when it was shipped over to us from Hungary t after three and a half years. Since then it has hit the table a lot again! Of course, we love to have ours that accompanied us throughout many years.
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