A bit of board game backstory, here: I’ve been loosing weight for more than a year, now. Part of what helps motivate me (among other things) is something we set up quite recently. Every week, I choose a sub 50 dollar “wellness win” to help motivate me with a non-food reward. Many of these wins have been almost entirely board games.
I own quite a few board games. It is a problem some would love to have. I enjoy many of them, and some I haven’t even been able to play, yet. Despite this, I keep looking for my next “fix”. Right now, it’s roll and writes and print and plays.
So, should I do with these games? I am planning on pulling out every game from our overstuffed closet and evaluating the need/love of a game, sorting it into piles. Essentially, I need to weed out the cremé of the crop, and sell/donate the rest. Honestly, though, I never thought I’d be in one of these guys shoes, so early into my adventures in the world of board gaming.
New Board Games Rules
- The game must be a up to five player game. This allows for everyone in my immediate family to play at once
- This rule is relaxed for print-and-play, solitare-style games
- The game must have a general “complexity” score of 2.2 or less at BoardGameGeek
- Games with expansions either need to have good storage mechanisms (Wingspan) or be small enough as to not have that issue
- More “fiddly” games with lots of peices are to be purchased less in favor of more travel appropriate games (we often transport games to grandma’s house, I hate loosing parts)
With this initial set of rules, I will be able to weed out games that may be fun, but difficult to manage. Storage is at a premium, and we have plenty of games to pick from. The onus is on games that we really enjoy, versus learning new mechanics.