Apologies, I thought Benkyo has started a thread like this, but I can’t find it.
A lot of responses to Gaming Goals for 2021 involved buying fewer games, or in my case not buying any at all.
I thought having a space to talk about what we’re not buying might be helpful.
So this isn’t a space for Hype, it’s a place for calm, rational discussion about why we’re not going to splash out.
To start, the game I am not buying at the moment is Beyond The Sun. Oh my this has got rave reviews from SUSD, SVWAG and Board Game Barrage. A lot of talk is that it has similarities to Innovation, which I am a big fan of.
There is no online implementation unfortunately.
The reasons I’m giving myself for not pre ordering are a) I’m not buying new games b) I’ve disagreed with all of those reviewers before c) I’ve not played anywhere near enough Innovation yet and d) it’s published by Rio Grande and a reprint, plus the first expansion is being discussed.
I’m hoping I will get a chance to play this, either with an official TTS mod, or in person post Covid. I’m hoping that Rio Grande will keep the print runs large enough that if I love it, I’ll be able to get hold of it next year.
Or I can ask for it for my birthday
Seriously, on that last bit - I’m still going to ask for games for gifts, but if I’m only going to get 4 games this year I’d better make sure they are the right ones.
So what are you not buying? Anyone got good strategies?