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Subject: What percentage of your game collection have you played? rss

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Judd Vance
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I'll start:

Including expansions, I have played 110 out of 160 games (2 of the games I list are pre-order):

Percentage = 68.9%
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I don't track expansions, but for the 309 games in my collection:

* I've played 100% of them at least twice.
* I've played 80% of them at least five times.
* I've played 51% of them at least ten times.

(All since I started recording the data; the number I've played 5+ and 10+ times would be slightly higher if I had a record of the plays prior to 1996.)

I decided two years ago that I wanted to keep up with my acquisitions, and I have. I decided last year that I wanted to get in a timely second play as well.
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Alfred Wallace
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198/384, 51%, which isn't too horrible by my standards. It was pitifully low before I sold most of my collection off--in the teens.

Now, what percentage of my copies of these games have I played on? Don't even want to think about it.
 
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Let's see I own about 136 games so far and I'd say over the past 12 years I've played about 60 of them, 66 or so if you count the ones I own but have not played my own copy. So I'm not even batting %50 yet.
 
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Including expansions, I have played 153 out of 155:

Percentage = 98.7%


EDIT: And, since it seems common to own games that people have only played someone else's copy, I'll note here that I have played my own copy of those 153 games. Some of my games show no plays (e.g. Guesstures, Chess) but that is just because I haven't played them since Jan 2007 when I started recording plays.
 
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100%. I acquire games slowly, and only when I really think that I can get them on the table. Some of them have only been played a few times, but they've all had a fair shot!
 
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Using a very liberal scoring method, meaning that I'm counting games I've gotten to the table, read the rules, and at least partially played - I'm at 48%. If I count only those actually played start to finish, it's lower than 20%. shake
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I've been aggressively "Improving" my collection (dumping games I won't play often, buying much more carefully, although still willing to take risks, just not as many). By my count I've played 173/177 games (not counting expansions). So about 98%.
 
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I wanted to happily claim 100%, but then I remembered I own Risk. Damn it, Risk. Bought it on my college meal plan leftover money so it wouldn't be wasted, but never played it.
 
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Not counting expansions: 67/76 or 88%. I have played my current copy of all but maybe two of those. The nine I haven't played were mostly acquired more or less accidentally, as gifts or part of a multi-game math trade item. (Actually, thinking about it, there are another couple of those I never bothered to list as "owned".) The exception is Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers, which I traded vanilla Carcassonne for, but have not been terribly motivated to play.
 
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165 of 208 = 79%
 
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Jason Martin
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I have played 84.21% of my games.
 
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I've played all of them. I see no point in owning a game and never playing it. At most I'll own a game a few weeks before getting to play it....if I'm not going to get it to the table at least once within the first few weeks after purchase I simply won't buy it.
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97% -- I had played pretty much everything, and then a recent acquisition of a bunch of Cheapass games means I have new unplayed games.
 
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Well if I include games I demoed prior to purchasing and games I played when I was younger and then bought again recently. I would say 50%.
 
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90%
Picked up a few games via thrifting over the past few months & hadn't got around to playing them all. So last week was 1 or 2 unplayed games each night with the wife..
Of the unplayed few, I'm waiting for the right group- 1 was picked up deliberately for her non-gaming friends & 2 will have to wait for the next get-together with the brother in law & 2 nephews (they've been out in South Africa for the last month)
 
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8/26 - 31%

Looks worse than it is as over half of my collection is in the mail. Pretty new to the whole hobby.cool
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14/19, 74% with expansions.

 
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265/326 =81%

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73/80 (91%). However, if you exclude games that were gifted or obtained some 10-20 years ago, I'm at 73/75, which is a healthy 97%. The two unplayed ones are recent acquisitions that have not yet gotten to the table but will soon.
 
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Charles Bame
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100%
 
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Keith Carter
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100% I do not buy it till I have played it.
 
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118/121 = 97.5%. The games I own that I haven't played number 3 - 2 of which I bought just to get the parts for prototypes and the third I traded for and can't seem to get to the table. That probably tells me it will go on the trade pile itself.
 
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100%! And at least twice each one.
At least until Tuesday when I get the games I ordered (have to buy games every time I get to travel!)

Granted, not that big of a collection (around 25), but I started playing less than 2 years ago, and living in Argentina, getting your hands on a good board game can be quite a challenge! Luckily I've been traveling often and managed to get quite a few games

Just to add something curious, opposite to a lot of people (and probably opposite to common sense as well ), I've never played a game before I bought it!
Haven't been disappointed so far with the choices I've made, hope it stays that way!
 
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Out of a collection that numbers 268 games (give or take a few) including expansions, I've played 160 of them at least once, for a percentage of nearly 60% (59.7%). Actually better than I expected, but then lately I've both made it a point to:
a) try out games I haven't yet played, and
b) slow down on my purchases of new games.

I'm quite certain my percentage is higher now than it was two or three years ago, and I expect it to continue to climb. I'm just not buying that many new games these days - I've got plenty to last me for a long, long time!
 
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