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Melody Klein
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If a game meets all of the following criteria, do you think it should be marked as "owned" in your collection?
* You like it and play it
* You have all of the components necessary to play it
* You don't own a retail copy of it
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Tricky. I could add a whole lot of trad card games to my collection because I know the rules and have decks of cards, but I haven't bothered.
I'm not sure where the line is here.
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If you have all of the parts then why not? All you would be missing is the box.
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An example, to make sure we're on the same page:
Lines of Action needs an 8x8 board and 12 pieces/tokens for each of the 2 players. Basically any Chess (or Checkers, for that matter) set has these components.
If I own a Chess set and frequently play Lines of Action on it despite not owning anything directly related to Lines of Action, is it reasonable to add it to my collection as "owned"?
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Melody303 wrote:
An example, to make sure we're on the same page:
Lines of Action needs an 8x8 board and 12 pieces/tokens for each of the 2 players. Basically any Chess (or Checkers, for that matter) set has these components.
If I own a Chess set and frequently play Lines of Action on it despite not owning anything directly related to Lines of Action, is it reasonable to add it to my collection as "owned"?
Yes. Yes it is reasonable.
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If it's not public domain then I wouldn't.
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I have a couple PnPs that I list as "owned." But they're authorized PnP files. I don't have any home brew games.

I don't think there's a set answer. It's contextual. Various others have offered up some good considerations, though.

I'd agree that adding Lines of Action is reasonable, though. I've done the same with, say, Checkers, which is on the same catch-all "game board" that allows me to play a bunch of others that I care about more, like Chess and Crokinole. For another example, if and when I get a Go set, I'll likely add another 1-2 games that can be played with the same pieces/board.
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If you want to mark a game as owned, go ahead. It's no skin off my nose. Whatever makes you happy.
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Thunkd wrote:
If you want to mark a game as owned, go ahead. It's no skin off my nose. Whatever makes you happy.
I could not agree more!
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Thunkd wrote:
If you want to mark a game as owned, go ahead. It's no skin off my nose. Whatever makes you happy.
New quest.... Acquire Bryan's nose skin.
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darthain wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
If you want to mark a game as owned, go ahead. It's no skin off my nose. Whatever makes you happy.
New quest.... Acquire Bryan's nose skin.
I'm happy to oblige. The price is quite reasonable actually. Geekmail me and we'll set up a paypal transaction.
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I'm on the same page as Brian. There's no hard rules how you use the collection function here, so do what works for you.

For me, I generally just choose owned if I do actually own the game. I have a couple of PnP on mine because I have fabricated the components for them.
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Huh.

I marked having owned Sheepshead and Spades because I play those. I did not mark Poker, even though I play that. I mark only one copy of Cribbage even though I have 8+ boards.

Don't look at me for answers.
 
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I'd say if you could trade it with a straight face to someone expecting the game then yes add it.
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