Thursday, March 22, 2018

First acquisitions of 2018

I’ve given myself permission to buy games in 2018 and, over the last couple weeks, I have gotten a couple of games. Albeit in ways that wouldn’t have counted against the rules I set for myself to not buy games last year. (And doesn't count Print-and-Play, which I’ve made about forty, so far. I may have a problem)

I got a used copy of Impulse... basically because it is a Carl Chudyk design and I was able to buy it for store credit. Hilariously, it’s not even the next Chudyk design I’m hoping to get to the table. (That’s Uchronia because I think it will be a gently introduction to his work and easy to play on a work night)

However, based on Glory to Rome and Innovation, I think Impulse has a really good chance at being a game I will enjoy.

 And the other night, Carrie surprised me by bringing home a copy of Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game. (So I technically didn’t buy it myself but that’s definitely a technicality)

It’s been on my interest list since it sounds like it is a tribute to Bob Ross that still manages to be a real game. (To be brutally honest, I’ve never watched much of his stuff but I really like the _idea_ of Bob Ross) Plus, I know that family weight games that can be played on a week night is my current Platonic ideal.

And Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game, with a decent helping of Ticket to Ride but also with a Bob Ross timer and some different forms of bonuses, looks like a good family game. It might be light and a bit random for ‘serious’ gaming but I think we will have a lot of fun with it.

This isn’t how I saw my game acquisition for the year starting off this way but I think it’s a good start.

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