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April W
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Hi, my name is April, and it's been- *checks Amazon order history* -11 days since I bought myself a game. Oops, I forgot I picked up a cheap game the other day. Never mind. It was two days ago. laugh

Anyway, this is where we talk about how long (or short) it's been since we last purchased a game.
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Soleia wrote:
Hi, my name is April, and it's been- *checks Amazon order history* -11 days since I bought myself a game.


11 whole days? That's a long time...
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mutton_chops wrote:
Soleia wrote:
Hi, my name is April, and it's been- *checks Amazon order history* -11 days since I bought myself a game.


11 whole days? That's a long time...

I know. I'm getting twitchy. Probably time to buy a new game...
 
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Todd McMurray

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Soleia wrote:
mutton_chops wrote:
Soleia wrote:
Hi, my name is April, and it's been- *checks Amazon order history* -11 days since I bought myself a game.


11 whole days? That's a long time...

I know. I'm getting twitchy. Probably time to buy a new game...


Hi, my name is Rich. I have been clean for over three months, and have a two year badge for net positive monies related to board game sales versus acquisitions.

I'm willing to sponsor.
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Ian Williams
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I wanted to go through November without buying adding anything new to the collection. Two kickstarters have arrived in the past week. I guess it's money already spent, but still...
 
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Andrew J.
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It's been 11 days for me as well! Kingdom Builder on November 3rd. Trying to stay clean until the end of the year, maybe even through January. Christmas presents, of course, don't count ninja
 
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darthhugo wrote:
Soleia wrote:
mutton_chops wrote:
Soleia wrote:
Hi, my name is April, and it's been- *checks Amazon order history* -11 days since I bought myself a game.


11 whole days? That's a long time...

I know. I'm getting twitchy. Probably time to buy a new game...


Hi, my name is Rich. I have been clean for over three months, and have a two year badge for net positive monies related to board game sales versus acquisitions.

I'm willing to sponsor.


You're a brave man, sir, given we just had Essen...you may have your work cut out for you!
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Robert Wesley
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Did you ever 'soak cork' for a GAME? Yeah, THAT's when you know you're "addicted"!

googoo ~"I SEENS HIM! along with possibly some 'Mermaids'!"
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April W
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darthhugo wrote:
Soleia wrote:
mutton_chops wrote:
Soleia wrote:
Hi, my name is April, and it's been- *checks Amazon order history* -11 days since I bought myself a game.


11 whole days? That's a long time...

I know. I'm getting twitchy. Probably time to buy a new game...


Hi, my name is Rich. I have been clean for over three months, and have a two year badge for net positive monies related to board game sales versus acquisitions.

I'm willing to sponsor.

You're an inspiration to us all!

I have plans to buy only one more game this year...let's see how that goes.
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Brandon Sharitt
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I got really bad at buy games that I would have tough chance getting to the table last year, but I've done much better. I've only bought a few games this year, and all of them easy to get to the table. Now my addiction has switched to filling out my Star Trek Attack Wing collection.
 
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Soleia wrote:
darthhugo wrote:
Soleia wrote:
mutton_chops wrote:
Soleia wrote:
Hi, my name is April, and it's been- *checks Amazon order history* -11 days since I bought myself a game.


11 whole days? That's a long time...

I know. I'm getting twitchy. Probably time to buy a new game...


Hi, my name is Rich. I have been clean for over three months, and have a two year badge for net positive monies related to board game sales versus acquisitions.

I'm willing to sponsor.

You're an inspiration to us all!

I have plans to buy only one more game this year...let's see how that goes.


Good luck. Remember that each day is a new one.
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mutton_chops wrote:
darthhugo wrote:
Soleia wrote:
mutton_chops wrote:
Soleia wrote:
Hi, my name is April, and it's been- *checks Amazon order history* -11 days since I bought myself a game.


11 whole days? That's a long time...

I know. I'm getting twitchy. Probably time to buy a new game...


Hi, my name is Rich. I have been clean for over three months, and have a two year badge for net positive monies related to board game sales versus acquisitions.

I'm willing to sponsor.


You're a brave man, sir, given we just had Essen...you may have your work cut out for you!


With Grognads leading the weekly meetings, we have a fighting chance.
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bsharitt wrote:
I got really bad at buy games that I would have tough chance getting to the table last year, but I've done much better. I've only bought a few games this year, and all of them easy to get to the table. Now my addiction has switched to filling out my Star Trek Attack Wing collection.

Nice job reigning in the addiction! I will say this: every game I buy we play. If I don't think it'll make it to the table, I don't buy it. Also, I buy almost all of my games at a discounted price. So while I'm running out of space, I'm not quite running out of cash.
 
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darthhugo wrote:
mutton_chops wrote:
darthhugo wrote:
Soleia wrote:
mutton_chops wrote:
Soleia wrote:
Hi, my name is April, and it's been- *checks Amazon order history* -11 days since I bought myself a game.


11 whole days? That's a long time...

I know. I'm getting twitchy. Probably time to buy a new game...


Hi, my name is Rich. I have been clean for over three months, and have a two year badge for net positive monies related to board game sales versus acquisitions.

I'm willing to sponsor.


You're a brave man, sir, given we just had Essen...you may have your work cut out for you!


With Grognads leading the weekly meetings, we have a fighting chance.


You speak truth, brother!
 
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It's been 3 days for me but that should be it until I can grab Great Western Trail and the next print run of Terraforming Mars. After that I'm retiring from buying games, I think.
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hmm, this seems unfair, as I feel like wondering into a AA or Gambling Anonymous where people are saying they have drinking or gambling problems respectively and when it's my turn, I tell them with a straight face I have absolutely no issues with either of them (don't get me wrong, I have other vices though :x ).

Still, this thread has got me wondering so I checked... last games I purchased were back in March of this year, so we're going on 8+ months thus far!
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Last Wednesday, so 5 days (Lost Cities). And another 2 days before that (Condottiere, original not FF).

Before that, though, it was 5th Oct, and before that, 1st Sept. So not too bad.
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Triboluminous wrote:
Last Wednesday, so 5 days (Lost Cities). And another 2 days before that (Condottiere, original not FF).

Before that, though, it was 5th Oct, and before that, 1st Sept. So not too bad.

do I count the $2 games I get from work? if so... um yeah... I don't want to play this game anymore....
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It's been 2 days since I bought Champions of Midgard after seeing it on Table Top and doing my due diligence here on BGG. It's been quite a hit, so I don't regret it at all.
 
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It's been 11 days for me as well! Kingdom Builder on November 3rd. Trying to stay clean until the end of the year, maybe even through January. Christmas presents, of course, don't count ninja

Haha, sounds like you and I caved on the Queen games Amazon sale. I got Fresco. I agree, Christmas presents don't count. whistle
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Haha, this thread. It's comparable to holding an AA meeting at a winery!

I now limit myself to a one game in, one game out policy, and I can only spend as much as I received for the sale of the last game out.

However, there is an exception to that rule. I make around $100/yr doing online surveys, so that is my boardgame money for adding to the collection. These surveys pay approx $5/hr, so it makes me really value that money and use it wisely

For instance, do I want to blow a year's worth of survey money on one game like Mechs vs. Minions, or just be happy playing another person's copy a couple times and instead use the money to buy 2 or 3 games no one else in my group has? (refer to wishlist, carefully researched and curated over several months)
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Soleia wrote:
aaj94 wrote:
It's been 11 days for me as well! Kingdom Builder on November 3rd. Trying to stay clean until the end of the year, maybe even through January. Christmas presents, of course, don't count ninja

Haha, sounds like you and I caved on the Queen games Amazon sale. I got Fresco. I agree, Christmas presents don't count. whistle


Yes, sure did. I regret not getting some escape expansions as well... cry
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djn1981 wrote:
Haha, this thread. It's comparable to holding an AA meeting at a winery!

I now limit myself to a one game in, one game out policy, and I can only spend as much as I received for the sale of the last game out.

However, there is an exception to that rule. I make around $100/yr doing online surveys, so that is my boardgame money for adding to the collection. These surveys pay approx $5/hr, so it makes me really value that money and use it wisely

For instance, do I want to blow a year's worth of survey money on one game like Mechs vs. Minions, or just be happy playing another person's copy a couple times and instead use the money to buy 2 or 3 games no one else in my group has? (refer to wishlist, carefully researched and curated over seceral months)


I loosely try to follow this as well, though I don't do the price match. I have several expansions and selling one opens up a 'slot' for me. Similarly, getting rid of a pnp card game fills up a space. I just can't fit more than sixty games on my shelf, so that's my hard cap, pretty much.
 
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I really really wish the users of BGG could get out of this mindset.
 
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I'm still waiting on a handful of Kickstarters and a preorder through Cool Stuff Inc. that should ship next month (and actually does include some Christmas gifts). While I KNOW I have games on the way and don't really need anything further, I still find myself picking up the occasional cards for Star Wars Customizable Card Game and Star Trek Customizable Card Game (Second Edition). Plus, the elusive Revolver Expansion 2.1: The Savage Guns. PlusEvolution: Gigantism Promo. So... You know. It never ends.
 
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