Congratulations on finally coming to the party over five years after the game was originally released. Maybe five years from now, you can finally learn that Netrunner died.
Wait for the plot twist, folks…
These two statements directly contradict each other. You seem to fail to grasp the fact that the things you read from the Internet and Twitter come from other people, so in fact, someone else is telling you which board games to play.
Still not fully tidy, but things got more organized with these shelves. Two people with an active interest in different games living in one space = 300+ boxes after a few years. And that’s with active upkeep and regular culling. I just killed 20 games yesterday.
Since games almost never get played in my apartment, I now only buy games that I will take to a gaming event and play there. Even then, it has to be a game nobody else owns or will bring. Even a game I like a lot, like Between two Castles, I have no reason to own.
This is also why the card games are kind of attractive like a Netrunner or a Keyforge. Every player owns and brings their own stuff.
Definitely… if there’s a game I enjoy but 1) I only ever play it with one group of people, and 2) they already have a copy, then it’s probably gone. There was actually a lot of turnover this year because I’m just more interested in economic and political games recently.
I mostly play those 18xx games with a specific group (and there are multiple copies of 1830 etc in that group) but I actually bring them out at cons and such.
Between conventions and holidays, I’ve pretty much given up trying to organize a game night between mid-November and early January. After New Years though, things calm down enough that I can start hosting and going to regular game nights with my friends.
I’m not at “that level” with board games, but with RPGs I think I’ve got like 28 years of experience at this point so I do know what I want. I feel weird watching a lot of reviews because the reviewers and even the product seems pretty amateur hour a lot of the time.