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Angelo Curatolo
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2000 euros for me...blush
And I'm just a little european clerk...
 
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Probably under $100.

I get anything else gifted to me or traded.
 
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250-300 Euros... 400 if it's a busy year.

(For the currency-challenged among us, 1 Euro = 1.4 Dollars - roughly)
 
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I think I notched up close to £500 of games in 2005... I have a spreadsheet of purchases, but it's not to hand. I am preparing to spend less on games this year as I need to tighten my belt a little..
 
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Please Aldie erase this thread it makes me uncomfortable. laugh
 
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Probably between $1000-1400 last year. The thing is I sell almost as much as I buy, so my net outgoing cash is usually only a couple hundred dollars each year. And it keep parts of collection in flux.
 
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I try not to think about it. Just started buying in2005 after a long, long absence. Maybe $600.00 or more, I really must think of trading some games to finance all this.
 
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Lyle Williams
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In 2005 I spent between $2,000 and $3,000. Started gaming groups with my reading students. My largest class is eight students. Many of the games are great for reading instruction.
 
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I wanted to be reassured about my behaviour with this thread... It's not the case for the moment.... Please help me to convince my wife that it's normal...
(Sorry for my english)
 
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I just sold my house. I bought a few EAGLE games and made a new and bigger house out of the gameboards.

I built another shelter for my games from the remaining EAGLE board pannels.

I am very happy with my new house but it is warping a little.

I am spending 100 € every months on games.
 
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Why trade games when you have other posessions?

Erm, I started buying in August after a long bout of mental illness.

August: Euphrat & Tigris, Munchkin (for a friend who specifically picked it out in the shop even after I tried to dissuade him ): £50

September: LOTR:TC, Evo: both gifts.
October: Mare Nostrum Mythology Expansion: £30, played 7 times so far at about 2hrs a game.
November: Tempus: a prize in a competition, so free, although it hasn't arrived yet.
December: Order with GMT games for Twilight Struggle, Unhappy King Charles, Winds of Plunder and Here I Stand. This will probably end up costing about £75 I reckon, assuming all of those get released. Tikal and Carcassonne the City for Christmas.
January: Ticket to Ride Europe and Gipf (as birthday presents for the same friend, hopefully he can move on from Munchkinmeeple ), £45. Also received Carcassone: H&G, Louis XIV and Arkham Horror for my birthday.

Febuary: nothing yet!

Ok, so total there is £210. Hmm. Well I spent about £300 on D&D acessories over a rather longer period (2 years or so).

I haven't included the donations to BGG. You can add in what you like for those. (not to mention my internet bill should probably be split 25% to BGG!)

 
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Ummm...lots? I'm sure I could dig through my E-mail, add up all the Boards and Bits invoices, and come up with a total, but I'm afraid that the number might be so large that it would collapse upon itself, creating a black hole that would suck in the known world (including my beautiful games).

And it would get even worse if I added in the little jaunt to Essen.
 
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Thank you for posting this.

Let´s just say that a substantial part of my collection was bought last year.
 
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You guys are missing the whole point! He asked what we spend in games, not on games!

I probably spend about 1,000 in games a year, or 30,000 Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers from Wendy's if you want to put it that way.
 
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I get two or three games a month. I think it's more fun if you get them slowly. I'm up to about forty games now and I don't regret a single purchase. Then Secret Santa comes along and I get a third game. Bonus! I love the geek!
 
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Well... I SPENT over $2,000. But I also MADE (by buying and reselling) over $1,000. So I guess about $1,000 last year. Will probably be less this year as I am close to having completed my "baseline" - my "entrance" into the hobby, where I was essentially buying all the games that have been produced already that I thought would be of interest to me. From now on it's mostly new releases (there are still a few oldies I'm looking for, but at least some are coming out as reprints soon, like Goa and El Grande).
 
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Let me see, I gained about 50 loyalty points with my local game store and that would roughly equate to about S$1000 plus some others I bought else where .... my estimate would be around S$1500 to about S$1700 last year spent on games.
 
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Spent about $150-$175 in 2005 (started buying Eurogames in June), not counting games I bought as gifts for people outside the family. 2 orders so far in 2006, worth a total of $125. I'm going to try for one more big order around July, then some xmas gifts, for a total of maybe $250 this year.
 
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Hmmmm...

If the question is referring to expenditure on games, let's not go there.

AT ALL. ninja

I'm not ready to take that important step just yet. shake

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You guys are missing the whole point! He asked what we spend in games, not on games!

If however I hypothetically spend $10,000 in 12 months, that would be the equivalent of say, 50 Dark Towers, or perhaps 20 000 Ungames per year.



DISCLAIMER: I understand the use of the numeral '20 000' next to the word 'Ungame' may be distressing for some readers. I apologise for any semi-permanent damage that may have resulted.
 
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I refuse to answer this question for two reasons:

1. It's like asking how much I spend on fast food every year; it's one of those things I SIMPLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW.

2. My wife may read this thread.

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Well at least I'm not the only one.

In 2005 I've been recovering from my addiction.

And Isaac's point about the wife is why I'm not saying more.
 
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Verkisto wrote:
1. It's like asking how much I spend on fast food every year; it's one of those things I SIMPLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW.


Agreed. I went from about 20 - 270 games since last summer. I REALLY don't want to know the total. I'd imagine its that nice big HDTV and new surround system I was drooling over.
 
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Since July of last year, I've been running about $150 to $300 per month. shake

December was pretty bad for me due to Christmas. My wife should not let me buy my own presents.

Right now, thank god, games are my only vice.
 
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I would say I buy about $200~$400 a year. but then again there are the impulse buys that could easily push that up to the $600 range

Oh yea forgot to add this for the wife,

If you are reading this relax there is nothing on order for this month... yet
 
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Last year I would peg it probably between $600 to $800. It was my "surge" year where there were just so many games I needed to have. I anticipate it to drop to half that this year. Thank heavens...

 
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