Why Do I Own This? - Part 1

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08 Jul 2019 00:00 #299379 by san il defanso
 15 Dias: The Spanish Golden Age
How did I get it?...

At some point every gamer looks at their shelf and finds a game that makes them say, "How do I own this?" Maybe it's because there's an interesting story to how they got it, maybe it's a game they haven't played in a while (or at all), or maybe it's the leftover cruft of fads and collections long past. After several moves I wanted to take the opportunity to look at every game I own, and to really reflect on why I still own it, and whether I have much reason to.

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08 Jul 2019 16:04 - 08 Jul 2019 16:06 #299380 by Gary Sax
This was great! Love the series idea.

The juxtaposition of argent and Agricola is interesting. Agricola never really caught on at all with me... it's such a limited play space worker placement, with the variety in those cards which tell you to go this Branch or that branch. I've always been much more into really open scoring, open space worker placement. Of which Argent is the king since it's thematic as hell and adds in brutal direct thrust and counter thrust aggressive power plays.

So when/if you come back from your overseas time, do you think your collection will remain as constrained as you cut it down to?
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08 Jul 2019 20:26 #299396 by san il defanso
I definitely got into Agricola at exactly the right time. I was all in on Euro design, but I hadn't yet been exposed to games that thematic or complex. It was the right game at the right time, and I got swept up in the cultural moment in the hobby. I kind of regret that the hobby so rarely produces moments like that anymore.

Not sure when our time in the Philippines will be done, but I don't really have much interest in another purge. I left like one or two games back in the US, but everything else was sold off. I've acquired a couple of new games since moving here, but it's much harder to move used stuff here.
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