I am going through my games trying to decide what I am going to get rid of and what I am going to keep. It is time for a game reduction. While I was going through the shelves and taking notes I noticed that outside of fantasy adventure games, most of my favorite games are just two player games.
I think this is partially due to the fact(s) that I used to but games just for Melissa and I to play, hence the need for 2 player games, and that many of the games I own are miniatures games or are miniatures style board games. Melissa is a lot busier at work these days, and Iain keeps us running much of the rest of the time. I find that the number 1 time I have for game playing is at the monthly game day, where we are usually looking for 6 - 8 player games (I think this would be my least favorite category).
So I have a bunch of two player games that just never make it to the table anymore, but they are games I really like. Games like Hammer of the Scots and Wizard Kings are good examples of the types of games I am unsure about. I love both of these games, but they are rules intensive, and I am not the worlds best rules explainer. Should I dump games that I love just because they have not been played in a year? I recently bought some magic cards, a two player game, as a simple gaming option for when I am watching TV. I used to have a ton of cards, but I sold them because they were never getting played. Will I do the same thing with Wizard Kings in a couple years?
I do know that my copies of Traders of Genoa, LotR Risk, Attack + Expansion, American Civil War, War! Age of Imperialism (Yes my liking of Glenn Drover games seems to have waned), Industria, Lord of the Rings, and Submarine will be going up for sale. I am also thinking that some of my CCG’s will be offered up. I guess I will need to wait and see how many of my two player games get axed.