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The Game Before the Game

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11 Apr 2023 00:00 #339048 by oliverkinne
There are things most of us in the board game...

Everyone in our hobby loves playing board games. That's by definition, of course. Additionally, there are a lot of board game adjacent hobbies that many of us enjoy, such as miniature painting, card collecting or trading, finding wonderful and usual dice and so much more. However, I think there is something else that many of us really enjoy doing and that is to do with the game before the game - but let me explain.

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18 Apr 2023 15:41 - 18 Apr 2023 15:43 #339049 by southernman
You've just described my life in the acquisition of a game :ohmy: ... :pinch: ... :lol:
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19 Apr 2023 09:36 #339062 by Shellhead
Replied by Shellhead on topic The Game Before the Game
I actively dislike the kickstarter process, even though I have sometimes been very happy with the results. My ideal game acquisition experience is to buy a game at a store or convention booth, show it to my friends, skim the rules, and sit down to play within an hour of acquisition. I used to do that every year at GenCon, until finding open table space became a problem in the mid-'90s due to all the CCG players. It was great when GenCon finally established a large dedicated play area (Game Bay Seven or something like that).

Kickstarting a game is the opposite of immediately playing a new game. You spend your money, you wait to see if the minimum goal is reached for the game to even go into production. Then you wait a long, long time to see if they manage to make the game, and then there is the wait to find out if there will a shipping problem. Finally, you (maybe) get the game, and if you are lucky or wise, the game might turn out to be good.

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