Sunday, August 06, 2006

Games Were Meant To Be Played

I'm a game collector. I'm sure you are all aware of that by now. Most of what I have is pretty easy to find, but I've got some games that are a bit pricier.

I was given a gift, today.

A good friend of mine who is getting married the weekend after GenCon gave me this game, which I've been looking for for a while.

The amazing part is that he gave me this and this, as well. One of them is even unpunched.

I almost turned him down - the last time I looked, the expansions were in the $75 each range - even as a collector, I have no desire to rip off my friends or accept extravagant gifts.

"It's okay," he said, "I know you've wanted these for a while, and they're just gathering dust on my shelf. And I know you aren't going to sell them."

Later that afternoon, I did some reasearch and learned that the expansions had more than doubled in price since last I'd checked.

"Again, Eric, I know you aren't in it to sell them. I know that you believe that games were meant to be played."

And it's true.

Games Were Meant To Be Played.

I own a fair number of games - My collection on the 'Geek is woefully behind on the updating - I've got a bunch of games which I haven't rated or registered as being owned, yet.

I try to keep every game which is rated over a 5 in regular rotation, and I like to drag out the 5's from time to time, as well. Because games - even mediocre ones - were meant to be played.

Sometimes, I guess, that philosophy pays off.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you accepted it. I have a 7 year old around and I knew what I was like when my Dad had games with a lot of cool, colorful pieces. lol I have been a huge fan of Herbert's Dune universe in all of it's forms for some time, but that game belongs with ya. :-) Now that I am closer, hopefully we can actually play it.