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It's in quotes because I didn't feel like rigidly defining everything. However, I did want to leave this question more on the open side


For me... red text explains why this won't work...
1) Get ALL of my groups together for a game night/weekend
I've played board games in several regions in the nation, and had met many groups. I would love for all of them to get together under one roof to play games. This ain't necessary for any of them to enjoy the hobby, but I'm certain they'd all get along just fine and have more fun. Plus, their combined preferences, not to mention game libraries would be sweet.

It can be hard to get people in the same area for a game night, let alone with thousands of miles to deal with. Plus, getting a venue, who'd pay for flights, travel, food. People have kids, jobs, spouses, other obligations.

A convention would be the closest thing, but some of the members didn't bother with their local conventions, and I'd like to do this as an event more on the private side




2) Get some games I'd like into digital format
Roll For The Galaxy, Race For The Galaxy with the Xeno Invasion expansion, Roll Through The Ages: The Iron Age w/Med. exp, and Pandemic The Cure for some

No kidding, I'd be willing to pay $50 for each of these implementations (needs to have AI, and I'd have a minimum set of requirements in that case). However, it probably won't make financial sense for the publishers, and wouldn't be projects they'd want to pursue



3) Come up with a plan so that all desired games get played enough times
I've gotten to know some of the games certain people would like to try, and try again.

Many of my groups do open format, so an organized play wouldn't jive with them. Also, I'm too lazy to put in a whole "math trade for getting games played" system to try to figure the logistics out anyways.
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Four player game of Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection where everyone knows the rules.
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I would love to get an all day game session in with 2-3 of my board gamer friends who enjoyed more than light weight games. And no wives or children to worry about.

Doesn't sound like an impossible feat but hitting all of those points is impossible. Usually my once a week session is 3 hours long which allows 1 game, maybe 2. Or it's all light weight games. Or someone brings their kids which interrupt. i like kids but dang, sometime I just want some grown up time.
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In increasing order of difficulty:

1 Get every one of my grail games. thumbsup

2 Stop identifying new grail games to yearn for... shake

3 Accept that I will *not* get every member of my household to embrace board gaming. soblue

4 Beat my younger son at Monad. Once. Once is all I ask. zombie

5 Discover exactly what this all means for Up Front. (Hey, if I'm going for the impossible, I might as well shoot the Moon!) aristocrat


Great topic, ackmon!

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Complete an integrated game of Space Empires: 4X + Talon.
 
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Great idea for a thread!

1) STOP buying new games.

Me. Though seriously, I will do it. Somehow!

2) Nearly always beat my wife at Star Realms.
There should be some law, that when one of you loves a game much more than the other (she hates Star Realms), that person should usually win! Likewise I am ahead in her favourite game, CO2, though I do really love that one, just that it is not in my top 10 quite.

The way the universe is.

3) Get all my cards sleeved.

Muscle ache, sore elbows, lack of supply to UK, lack of funds, lack of the months required. Sleeves sometimes being just a little too tight. See also 1.

4) To buy a version of Monopoly that I love playing.
For nostalgic reasons. They did it for Risk (Risk Europe - really like it!).

A kabillion sales. See also 1.


5) To have played every single possible combination of Dominion cards.

Putts wrote:
Assuming an average American lifespan of 78.37 years (from Wikipedia), you'll need to play around six million games per second from birth until death. And that number is only going to go up with Guilds.
Better hurry up, you're behind already.
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Win a game, I guess?
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Smart A.I.
 
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I can't remember where I saw/heard/read this but a few months ago I got a pad of yellow sticky notes and wrote this on them:

August 2016
Play me before
August 2017


I put this in all of my games that I profess to LOVE and if I don't play them at least once before the expiry date then I promised myself I would sell them.

Since then I have played a lot of my other games (with no sticky note) and only one of them with a sticky note. Solo play doesn't count for this task.

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Try out the dozens of chess variants that interest me.

I've got For the Crown (Second edition) and can't imagine a future point in which I'll prefer to play a different chess variant in its stead.
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Play Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) with 2 people since I only know 2 people who'd play it.
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Get my wife to put down her electronics and play more games with the family. My daughter and I are always begging her to play but she very rarely says yes.

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