I’m getting frustrated with having to move boxes to access boxes in my collection, so I’ve decided to remove some games from my big box shelf.
The problem is I can’t decide which ones. As the title suggests I have room for about 15. My big box count currently stands at 24, so I need to lose 9 games. But which nine? I’m coming here for everyone’s thoughts as you’re a friendly bunch.
Current seven that are staying due to nostalgia/availability/best game ever
I don’t have strong feelings about most of these games (i.e. they aren’t really my sort of thing, or I haven’t played them at all). I would certainly keep Rallyman GT since it’s one of my favourites and good both as a gateway game and for long-term play. For Modern Art, have you considered switching to the Oink Games small-box version?
I am throwing in my 50 cents… I’d probably get rid of the ones easiest to reacquire, in case you change your mind, or that other people close by have a copy of that you can access with relative ease (gaming group, relatives, close friends, etc)
And also, I don’t think my copy of Brass: Lancashire is that big.I know there are two sizes going around, maybe trade for the smaller size?
Great Western Trail (2nd Ed)
Hansa Teutonica Big Box
Quest for El Dorado
I really like BTS. If you’d culled it in the summer you’d have made a fortune. That and Rallyman go because they’ve both got good adaptations on BGA.
GWT is my favourite game, Quest is fantastic and can be played with anyone. Brass and Hansa are all time classics. Only played Ra online, but am very keen to get the reprint. Modern Art is a game that always has us in stitches. Not played Junk Art (forgotten I’d kept it on the list tbh!) It’s supposed to be good though. Also not played The Estates, but those that like it really like it.
However, looking at that list…Pan Am, GWT, Babylonia, Beyond the Sun, Hansa Teutonica, Faiyum and Wavelength must have all been bought within the last 2 years or less so I think I’d buy more shelves!
I won’t weigh in on a full portfolio, but I will say that:
Beyond the Sun
Quest for El Dorado
These seem like games that have dozens if not hundreds of plays in them. If you are Cutting down and looking for a collection that has the most life possible, these seem like the ones that will give your collection as a whole the most mileage (kilometerage? Is there a European version of that?)
Modern Art: Can you replace it with a smaller Box version?
Great Western Trail: I really enjoy this game, but every time I play I have a sneaking suspicion that the next game won’t be as good. That hasn’t come true yet, but I feel like like there’s something not quite right. In fact I get this with all of Pfister’s titles. (Except Isle of Skye)
I find myself agreeing here almost exactly. I am not sure if I wouldn’t keep Babylonia over Ra. I have not even played GWT but I hear good things. Get the Oink version of Modern Art and rebox The Estates into a smaller version Glass Road is hard to cull but I have only ever played once at SPIEL so it goes.
“If I find someone else, preferably several people, who already love this game as much as I do, and we put it in a weekly rotation along with all the other games I love just as much, and play them all with all our endless free time, under these ideal circumstances, do I want to keep this game?”