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we still have new games waiting to be played for the first time?
 
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A culture of consumption
 
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The fear of the obscure titles we covet going out of print forever...
 
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Addiction.
 
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Because I played WoW for 8 months and had to get the boardgame to re-live my past wasted life?
 
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Because you can never have enough wood.
 
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Too much time on BGG and not enough time playing.
 
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Because the game(s) was soo good you are afraid it will go out of print when you finally have time to play it.
 
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"he fear of the obscure titles we covet going out of print forever..."

Exactly
 
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I've been asking myself the same question recently. It's probably the same reason that I have a stack of unbeaten PS2 and XBox games (four or five of which are still in shrink).

I think we're hoarding for some imagined "snowy day" where we'll have nothing but time and friends nearby to play all these games. "Better buy them up, just in case!"
 
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The same thing that drives dragons to lay on beds of gold coin that they cannot spend. Greed.
 
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Why do we buy clothes we never wear?
Why do we buy books we never read?
Why do we buy movies we never watch?
Why do we buy music we never listen to?
 
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1.) So we can greedily say to our friends, "Look what I just got in the mail today!"

2.) So we can charge rent deposits on our games when friends want to borrow them for a gaming session.

3.) So we won't kick ourselves later for telling ourselves we should have gotten them when they were available.

4.) So we won't have to engage in bidding wars on Ebay.

5.) All the pretty artwork
 
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I wouldn't know...
 
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franklincobb wrote:
I've been asking myself the same question recently. It's probably the same reason that I have a stack of unbeaten PS2 and XBox games (four or five of which are still in shrink).

I think we're hoarding for some imagined "snowy day" where we'll have nothing but time and friends nearby to play all these games. "Better buy them up, just in case!"



Exactly. I have an ungodly amount of unplayed video games, and as I bought each one, knowing it might be forever until I played it, I had memories of the snow days and lazy long weekends of my childhood where I could sit in front of the NES all day, or get my little brother and break out Talisman and all the expansions. I've always liked to have options available for any given mood or situation. To that end my collections of most anything get excessive. The thing with boardgames is that if I had a regular group, or simply more gamers that I was aware of in my area, more games would certainly be played. I have the time, I just don't have the opponents.
 
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They are better games than the ones we have unplayed. Also they may fill different niches.
 
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Let me get this straight, many of you play boardgames and are addicted to collecting them and the same holds true for video games? Where do you find that amount of time?

Oh, I forgot, I hold down two jobs

Boardgaming is a hobby that thrives on the novel, and each new game promises (in our own minds) to be the greatest of all gaming experiences that will surely rekindle and fan the flames of enthusiasm and joy, which we then can share with others and realize geek agape.

One of my best friends that I hunt and shoot clay sports with as well has a long history of trading shotguns. It is never long before he grows discontented with what he has, but he is sure that the gun he is yet to own that has captured his fancy will be the ultimate end-all and be-all for him. It never is.

This is what bothers me most about game collecting: With each new game acquisition that is a "winner" means that I will ultimately play my older games less. There is only so much table-time, and that saddens me.

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bob_the_goon wrote:
Exactly. I have an ungodly amount of unplayed video games, and as I bought each one, knowing it might be forever until I played it, I had memories of the snow days and lazy long weekends of my childhood where I could sit in front of the NES all day, or get my little brother and break out Talisman and all the expansions. I've always liked to have options available for any given mood or situation. To that end my collections of most anything get excessive. The thing with boardgames is that if I had a regular group, or simply more gamers that I was aware of in my area, more games would certainly be played. I have the time, I just don't have the opponents.


It's the cruel trick of life. As a kid, you had all the time in the world to play games, but you had wash cars / deliver papers / beg your parents for weeks to get a new one.

As an adult, you have more money coming in than you ever dreamed of as a child. (And the chance to spend at least some of it on games!) The one thing you can't buy, however, is time to play them shake

Oh well, I get to retire in thirty years or so. Maybe I'll catch up then...
 
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ok i was in denial, but i suppose it is addiction! blush

I like getting new games because I like the anticipation of receiving a new game! I actually countdown the days until the ups guy delivers it! Then there's the OPENING factor! Taking off the shrinkwrap and discovering the compenents of the game! Ooooo fun! how weird is that??!!!
 
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Naked desire...
 
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For myself, it's a simple question of finances. Birthday $ or Christmas $ or income tax refund - guess I'll buy a game (yeah, money's tight - I only buy a few games a year).

This time around, tax refund $ coincided with Wal-Mart's clearance sale of Blood Feud in New York City for $20. I'm placing my order tonight... (while I'm on the subject, guess I should mention that I'm not all that thrilled about purchasing from Wal-Mart. Not that I'm entirely anti Wal-Mart, but I'd rather support my local hobby shop. Went to my local store yesterday and they were selling it for $50. I told the proprieter about the clearance at Wal-Mart and offered to negotiate a price with him ((I was thinking $35 or so)), but the guy wasn't interested. What do I do? Guess it all comes down to Finances...)

As far as the negative comments about buying games (greed, addiction, compulsive shopping disorder...), I think that's all a bunch of bologna. I don't consider a game purchase to be money wasted, even for folks who buy way too much. The money spent on games is, IMHO, better than dropping $50 or $100 on adult films, drinking binges, new shoes when you already have 50 friggin pairs in the closet and under the bed, and et cetera.

 
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Zordren wrote:

As far as the negative comments about buying games (greed, addiction, compulsive shopping disorder...), I think that's all a bunch of bologna. I don't consider a game purchase to be money wasted, even for folks who buy way too much. The money spent on games is, IMHO, better than dropping $50 or $100 on adult films, drinking binges, new shoes when you already have 50 friggin pairs in the closet and under the bed, and et cetera.



Well sure, when you compare it to all those things, then sure... it's a great hobby... and games are SO enjoyable and they make you laugh, think, strategize... these are all wonderful things... but the question arose from my tendancy to get new games before the current ones have been played! It is sort of an addiction - so a limit of some sort should be set... like no more games unless it's majorly discounted!!!


(p.s.- there's nothing wrong with 50 pairs of shoes in the closet!!!) hehehe
 
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I find that when I don't have time to actually play the games that I have, then I tend to buy more games.

Kinda as a substitute for playing I guess.

 
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puffinslayer wrote:
I find that when I don't have time to actually play the games that I have, then I tend to buy more games.

Kinda as a substitute for playing I guess.



That is so TOTALLY true!!!

BTW, your avatar ROCKS!!!
 
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