Tuesday, April 07, 2009

BGG Top 100

So, out of the top 100 games on the BGG, how many do you own now? Um, before I answer that - why are we doing the whole inner monologue thing again? Probably because your style of writing isn't interesting enough by itself. You really need this extra superfluous crap or the whole thing becomes a series of monotonous drivel and your readers will give up on you. Well, first of all, I really only do this for my own amusement - its not like I'm part of a larger site that has to regularly publish stuff. True Dat boooooy! And secondly... ok, I don't have another point. Forget it, I'll answer your question. After a quick spot check, I show that I have 49 of the top 100 games. I used to own another 11 of those but I traded them away. WTF?!? You traded away highly ranked and well thought of games? If you don't watch out, there is going to be a picture of you on the FailBlog with something like "Game Collection Fail!" Whatever. Of those 11 I had only played 5 (Tigris and Euphrates, Race for the Galaxy, Memoir '44, Arkham Horror, Amun-Re, Ticket to Ride:Marklin). The other 6 were games I didn't really care about and mostly got for trade bait in the first place. Dude, there's something not right about that. Ok, I have to ask. How many of those 49 have you not played yet? Dude! You are me! Why do you have to call me out like that? Eight. Well, that's not as bad as I thought it was going to be. That's only like 16% of your "Top 100" collection. Yeah, that was lower than I thought it'd be for sure. I'll probably get a few of those knocked out in the coming month, what with the Geekway 2009 less than three weeks away. Oh? Like what? Well, I'd like to try and get Le Havre played both before I go and at the con. I'd kinda like to play Die Macher at some point. And of course, there is Shogun. Gotta play that. But that's really more of a "play my un-played stuff" thing than play the top 100 thing.

7 comments:

Jason Maxwell said...

Dude, you suck for trading Race for the Galaxy and Memoir '44. ;)

sourwyrm said...

I hope this other personality wins the battle over your current one. Then we can play fun games that aren't sahara desert dry.

sourwyrm said...

How many of the top 100 have you played? I've played 73, and only rate 37 of those 7 or above (which is typically the minimum rating for buying/keeping a game).

Charles Hasegawa said...

I've played 51 of those

Bobby said...

I did a check and...

Of the BGG top 100, I own 49 and they all have been played at some point, though not necessisarily my copy.

I have previously owned 11 of them and only one of those was unplayed.

Seven of them are one I've played and have never owned.

sourwyrm said...

I think the other thing that's interesting is my perception of your priorities. You seem to care about owning a game first then playing it second. I'm the opposite. I rarely buy a game these days that I haven't tested out, first.

Charles Hasegawa said...

For certain games, I willing to buy the game first based on what I've heard or read, knowing I may not play it for a while. If I don't like it, I can trade it or sell it.

The main reason to do this, is if there is a worry that I might not be able to find the game again if it goes out of print. An OOP popular game doesn't necessarily mean a reprint anytime soon and typically means if I do want it later, it'll cost me more (Antiquity, Princess of the Renaissance).

I'm ok trading for a game I haven't played, because I figure I'm not worse off getting something I haven't tried and might like vs something I don't care for.