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Games You Regret Trading or Selling
When we got ready to move to the Philippines, I sold off about a third of my game collection. There were a few brutal choices made in that process, and I regret almost none of them. But the one game I do regret is Pirate's Cove. It's very much MY kind of game, filled with double-guessing, bluffing, and dice-rolling. That's my style exactly. I especially regret getting rid of it now, because my son is getting to the age where he could play the game easily, and it's the sort of thing that would have been PERFECT right now. Unfortunately, while I can replace some of the games I've moved on, this particular one is difficult. I don't regret much in this hobby, but I do regret letting go of this one.
I actually sold it and held on to Merchants & Marauders. I really regret that now, because if I want to play that kind of game Merchant of Venus and Outer Rim are much stronger options. Would that I had listened to my heart and kept Pirate's Cove instead.
For the unfamiliar, it's a Level 99 joint that's essentially a tabletop skirmish game. Terrain setup, dedicated move and attack actions, loads of special unit powers, the works. It's also a dexterity game.
I got rid of it because we barely played it, but still really enjoyed the handful of times we did. Now it's out of print though still semi-available. May track a copy down if this feeling sticks.
There are some things I've traded that hold some sentimental value, like Descent 1st Ed. and Arkham Horror. We spent many, many hours wrapped up in both of them. But I couldn't see wanting to play them again; in part because of those many, many hours. It was time to move on and try new things.
A close friend was disappointed to hear about the sale and told me that he would have paid more for Black Morn Manor, even though he had only played once. He did pay more to buy a used copy on through BGG, and then got it out for us to play the next time he hosted board games. And the game was a disappointment, for the exact reasons I knew that it would disappoint. I don't believe that my friend ever played it again, and it seemed to have disappeared from his collection by the next time I helped him move. I still don't regret selling my copy to someone else, because that guy was a big fan of the Chill rpg that provided the setting for Black Morn Manor. Despite the flaws of the game, I am confident that his rpg group would enjoy it more than my friend did. Somehow that matters to me, that the person receiving my game will enjoy it more than I did.
I guess in the Kickstarter era, never say never.
charlest wrote: I think it's OOP again but a new company acquired the rights from FFG and released a new edition with slightly clarified rules.
According to the database at BGG, the 2007 FFG version was the only English-language version. Currently going on Amazon for $250! Guess I'll be waiting for that Kickstarter after all. :|
Really just a 1.1 instead of a new edition.
However the one thing I do regret getting rid of is............A La Carte. I got it when my kids were little and really too young for it. Now, they bug me about getting rid of it, I think they remember playing it more than any other game when they were smaller. They call it “the pancake game” and ask me to get it again all the time but now it’s OOP. I had the expansion too. :-/