Somehow, I managed only to moves games out in June and reduce my collection. No new games acquired! (ok, technically there is a trade or two here, but I received the games in July, so you have to wait till next month). Here is the list of things that left the collection and why.
- Pow Wow - I think I played this game once in the 8 years I owned it. It is something of a party game with bluffing and deduction. I'd rather play Liar's Dice, so sold it.
- Panamax - I traded for this, but realized I wasn't likely to do much more than have it take up space on the shelf, so it was sold without ever playing it.
- King of New York - I like King of Tokyo and liked New York a hair better, but even the kids (who liked it) never asked to play it. Again, just another game taking up space on the shelf, so I sold it.
- Bottle Imp - this is a nasty little trick taking game for three players. I only played a couple times and never really figured out how to be good at it. It was selling for a reasonable price, so I sold it since it wasn't going to get play (especially not over Chimera).
- Eclipse - I had acquired an extra copy of the game in a trade and was able to put together a trade with Eclipse as part of it.
- Time's Up! Title Recall - Time's Up! might be one of my favorite party games. This was also part of the trade (along with Eclipse). I gave it up because I don't really get to play a ton of party games and also because I have the app on my iPad, which actually works pretty well.
- Get Bit! Collectors Edition - this was an entry from me in a math trade - I'd get the game in return in July.
- Merchant of Venus (2nd ed) - IIRC, I acquired this in a trade and played it. It was pretty fun, but a little long and Ameritrashy (which is not a bad thing). I just couldn't see it ever getting played in my household, so I sold it (plus the box is huge, so I made a good chunk of space).
- Blood Feud in New York - I hate to say it, but I sold this and it took me forever to get shipped. I lost track of it when I moved and by the time I found it, I couldn't believe I had forgot to get it shipped out. Thankfully the buyer was understanding. This was a game that I heard compared to Samurai Swords, which sounded good to me (again, Ameritrash isn't a bad thing). The reality though - I was never ever going to get it played.
Next month - I acquire a few games (don't worry, I have things still going out the door in the quest to bring the collection down to a reasonable level).