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Andrew Drummond
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So I took a look today and noticed something about my Game Collection.

Before this year's WBC (my first) I owned 9 games that were WBC tournaments. Since then I have acquired (some through the auction store):

BattleLine
British Rails
Carcassone
Dominion
Puerto Rico
Roborally
Small World
Elk Fest

to bring my total to 17. Does anyone else do this? Or am I the only one obsessed enough to base my new games on what I might play at WBC next year?
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Glen Pearce
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I am the reverse... I based what I might play at WBC on what I own.
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Curt Collins
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I do it too, though I tend to get the games I intend to play before the con. I think I have 50 or so games that were tournaments this year.
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Frank McNally
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Added Roborally after playing it at con.
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Christopher Yaure
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Works both ways for me - I buy new games I learned at WBC and enjoyed, and buy games I want to play/practice before next year's WBC.

This year, though, only 1 of my 3 purchases/gifts at/since WBC have been WBC events:
Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit - Joe and I split this Auction purchase
Lost Cities: The Board Game - bought this at the Auction Store
Space Alert - received from Deb as my 54th birthday gift!
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robert kircher
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My spring purchases are influenced by the new tournaments that are announced. This year I picked up Concordia, Cinque Terre and Piñata.

Also picked up Boxcars so I would have a version of Rail Baron.
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Michael Hyland

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Been doing the same. I've got a good collection of Euro games, but I've been picking up some wargames.

After seeing Sekigahara on the table with those awesome stacks of blocks, and then reading about how innovative it is I had to pick up that one.

I also got Twilight Struggle, and War of the Ring in a trade.
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Grant LaDue
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I have been deliberately picking up long time WBC tournament games for some time, even though many I may never play. I figure if the tournament is popular enough to survive, the game must be pretty good. Age of Reason and Dune were one's I got this year for that reason. It is a bad habit!
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Glen Pearce
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More like an expensive habit...
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Grant LaDue
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Even worse when the kids start liking different games and I have to hunt them down as well. cry
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ladue wrote:
Even worse when the kids start liking different games and I have to hunt them down as well. cry


Hey, at least that means they like games...
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Post con I tracked down Ra: the Dice Game. Also, picked up Memoir '44: The Equipment Pack who's release had somehow escaped me.
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Christopher Yaure
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MD1616 wrote:
ladue wrote:
Even worse when the kids start liking different games and I have to hunt them down as well. cry


Hey, at least that means they like games...


... snd it makes it easier to do your birthday and holiday shopping.
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Amost everything I own and play is purchased because I played a game at a con, and WBC exposure figures heavily into selections. If I were a game designer, I'd strive mightily to get my game played there.
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Eric Engelmann wrote:
Amost everything I own and play is purchased because I played a game at a con, and WBC exposure figures heavily into selections. If I were a game designer, I'd strive mightily to get my game played there.


I am pretty sure just about any board game can be a tournament for $500 or something like that.
 
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Dweeb wrote:
Eric Engelmann wrote:
Amost everything I own and play is purchased because I played a game at a con, and WBC exposure figures heavily into selections. If I were a game designer, I'd strive mightily to get my game played there.


I am pretty sure just about any board game can be a tournament for $500 or something like that.


Sponsored events do run, yes. I actually GM'ed one a few years back. Not sure how much it affected sales, but the company did run a booth that year and they seemed happy that the event had run.
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