It’s a little late but I thought I’d post an end of year wrap-up for changes to my collection that occurred in 2013. I ended the year with a modest collection of 264 board games (including expansions). I dropped 7 games due to trades but gained 20 overall.
- 7 Wonders Cities – Birthday Gift from Tim Thorpe. Thanks Tim!
- Airlines Europe – Received in a trade
- Amerigo – Cube Tower!
- Bora Bora – Feldian VP Salad
- Escape + Illusions/Doomed/The Pit – Dicefest Fun
- Francis Drake + Spain’s & Montezuma’s Revenge – Best looking Euro evar!
- Ginkopolis – Oddly themed abstract. Difficult to teach but everybody seems to like it
- Lords of Waterdeep + Scoundrels of Skullport – One of my favorites. Fantastic expansion.
- Machi Koro + Machi Koro Plus – Print-and-Play of my own design (art).
- Nauticus – Christmas gift. Can’t wait to play again.
- Navegador + Pirates & Diplomats – Received in trade. Gerdts rondel goodness.
- Rialto – More Feldness. Didn’t sit well with some but I like this San Marco-esque design better than San Marco.
- A Study in Emerald – Kickstarted and got in early on the signed copy. Artwork is a bit busy.
- Taj Mahal – Freebie from Buckeye Game Fest
- Takenoko – Fun with Pandas and Farmers
- Targi – Great 2-player but may be too in-your-face for my wife.
- Terra Mystica – Doesn’t hit the table enough. Fun with special powers.
- Urban Sprawl – Gift from Tim Thorpe. Dude…you rock!
- Il Vecchio – Old-school feeling design but still a solid game. Not sure it’ll stay in my collection.
- Before the Wind – In-shrink freebie from Great Lakes Games. Traded
- Colosseum – Just couldn’t get it to the table and jumped on a trade opportunity
- Glory to Rome Black Box Edition – Traded in the 2013 Holiday Math Trade. It’s probably what got me the $50 GC.
- Quarriors! – Just didn’t find it fun. Traded.
- Tobago – Good enough. Cool bits. Hard to teach for what you get out of it. Traded.
- Tournay – Just didn’t feel fun. Traded in the 2013 Holiday Math Trade
- Walnut Grove – Didn’t like this one at all. Traded in the 2013 Holiday Math Trade.
Good luck in 2014 everyone. I’ve already got my eye on several more games…