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Which TOADS are you SHELVING?
I don't really feel ashamed about it... they are definitely not "in the rotation" style games. But surely one day they will come back down off the shelf. Right?
Who is to blame.... I'd say the blame is equally spread among myself and my friends, for deciding at some point to have children.
I have basically no excuse not to have played Ambush!, though, except that I always fall asleep reading the rules...
Here are some toads that I haven't played even once in the 21st century:
Arkham Horror (1st edition) - This was my absolute favorite board game when it was published in the late '80s, but it has been fired by 2nd edition. However, this is a game that can be set up in minutes and played in under 90 minutes, so there is still hope that it will get played again at some point. Also, my copy has sentimental value... I loaned it to Kevin Wilson while he was working on 2nd edition. Last played in 1999.
Creatures & Cultists - My copy was an insert to an issue of The Unspeakable Oath, a irregularly published magazine about the Call of Cthulhu rpg. Mechanically, the game is based on Naval War, but the cards are humorous. Each player is the leader of a cult that is trying to summon their Cthulhu Mythos deity first, while also trying to destroy all of the other cults. It's moderately fun, but can run a bit long for a game with player elimination. Last played in 1999.
Junta - There was a nice new edition published around 2008 that I picked up for a very reasonable price, but I have never gotten it on the table. The big problem was that the one who _always_ shows up to play boardgames at my house has played Junta once and didn't like it. So he vetoed it every time I brought it out, and eventually I gave up. The game apparently runs quite long, and the combat system is overly complex. Never played.
Warhammer Quest: Shadows Over Hammerhal - I have a small local group that played through Silver Tower and some of Blackstone Fortress before the pandemic, but we never got around to Hammerhal. No reason, except that the host for this group is a military reservist who sometimes gets called away from home for months at a time, so Silver Tower took more than a year to complete. Never played.
I remembered this thread from earlier in the year: therewillbe.games/forum/15-games-catchal...ads-are-you-shelving
I'd love to see how this trend evolves and who amongst us will manage to get their toads played as time goes on. At this point my collection is very much a collection and I know a game that doesn't get played solo or online is likely to remain a toad.
If we're thinking of titles that are toading which bother me - I picked up a job lot of Arkham Horror 2e, have sorted it out and organised everything to make it easy to get to the table and printed out some handy play aids before realising that I couldn't comfortably fit it and four investigators on my table. Now I'm stuck, unsure what to do until I upgrade some furniture. It's a new enough acquisition that it may not count as a toad yet but I know what it's destined to become.
sornars wrote: If we're thinking of titles that are toading which bother me - I picked up a job lot of Arkham Horror 2e, have sorted it out and organised everything to make it easy to get to the table and printed out some handy play aids before realising that I couldn't comfortably fit it and four investigators on my table. Now I'm stuck, unsure what to do until I upgrade some furniture. It's a new enough acquisition that it may not count as a toad yet but I know what it's destined to become.
When I finally bought a house, my first piece of new furniture was a table that was large enough to fit Arkham Horror 2nd with all the expansion boards plus eight players. Before that, I had to bring out a card table to fit a couple of the expansion boards.