I’ve decided that I’m not going to start blinging my games until they are something I know I want to keep.
Not an expansion, not an insert (unless set up really needs one) not an upgraded resource. I will probably go ahead and sleeve a game after one or two plays to keep the cards nice if I’m liking it. I also need to take a good hard look at games I’m keeping and see if there are any that could be sold or traded and free up shelf space.
This doesn’t mean that I’m going to have a mass culling and get down to my favorite 10 games (what would those be, even?) but I am going to look at the games I have once I’ve played them at least twice (for things I’m really not liking). If, after 10 plays, I still want to play the game, it stays.
I’m not going to say I’m not going to buy or back any games- there are still several I want quite a lot- but I am going to make an effort to get the ones I have played and see if I actually like them. I have some very highly rated games that I have not even started to learn to play. Once I have a game out, I’m going to play it 10 times (not all in one day, of course) and if I find myself dragging about setting it up and playing, examine why.
Do I not like it very much?
Am I bored?
Am I frustrated?
Am I just tired and the idea of playing excites me but I just don’t have the energy to set it up? (Examine if a good insert would solve this)
Would I rather be playing something else? (Sell the game- play something else)
And, again, no blinging until the game has hit the table several times!
I should also see about giving away or selling my extra bits- components that I have upgraded that I don’t want any more. There are certainly people out there who could use replacements or extras!
In the meantime, I am going to finish the blings I have started and work on getting more games to the table.