Maximizing happiness in gaming and life. Finding that elusive golden mean.
- Jeff BrownUnited States
More isn't necessarily always better.Recommend
Like many of you I often times find gaming wants continue to grow and grow. I have found how addictive this hobby can be not only in the playing of games but in the buying of them as well. It seems that no matter how many games I buy there always seems to be more I would like to get.
I've been collecting for a couple of years and being a teacher while supporting a stay at home wife and three kids I don't have tons of money to spend on games but I have collected a few through various means.
I have recently reached a point where I am getting increasingly skeptical on the point that to enjoy games more I need more of them. Sometimes I find that buying more games is fun but at the same time it takes away from the fun I could be having in further exploring games I already have. Thus while spending more money my net happiness in gaming does not really increase. What I have decided is that I want to find what to me would be a satisfying game collection and not necessarily the largest. I have found If I make my game rotation too large I really don't get to enjoy the games that I have to the extent that I want to.
This being said I still seem to want more but I'm working on enjoying more fully what I have and I think It helps me to enjoy it more.
This will golden mean will definately be different for you as some of you probably game more or less than me and could stand a larger or smaller rotation to keep things fresh.
I game in three different ways for the most part. I game with my wife in two player games. My wife and I have couples over a couple of times a month to play, and I have a school gaming club that I sponsor.
The following list represents different ways I have attempted to find that "satisfying" collection so that I don't always feel the need for more. This of course may change over time as some games may become tiresome but this is what I enjoy now.
This may be sacreligious in some ways to the philosophy I see so much that "I gotta have more". I can certainly understand that philosophy as it is so much fun to buy these games. Yet I have heard many talking on this site about keeping a more managable collection from time to time which has helped me keep my perspective. In many ways I think this is helping me to enjoy it more as well.
I would love to hear your thoughts and comments if you have any.
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