Quoted from Charger500:
Not sure what you mean about the Barb Wire game. She has some nice assets, but I'm not drawn to a game because of that.
I tried joining the two leagues here in town, but they are full and have a waiting list. I will seek out more games in the wild to play.
And when you say the three categories, you are referring to what three categories?
Regarding the categories. Each game has it's own fundamental attributes. There are maybe 15-20 attributes. I'm just saying that a good small collection should have games that are fun but different enough from each other that you won't get bored. For example, a collection of No Fear, the Getaway and Fish Tales for me would be miserable because they are very similar to one another.
I started out believing the hype about games because I really didn't have a lot of personal experience in the hobby. So I chose some of the highly rated games and tried it out. It became not a lot of fun because I discovered that there were a lot of overlapping attributes and the recommended games, for twice the price were really nowhere near twice the fun. My experience has led me to believe that a lot of new players own a lot of the same games because they are "highly rated" and they don't have enough experience to actually know what they want in a game. The longer, older collectors usually have the most exciting lineups.
When I choose a game these days I am looking to fulfill some need that blends with the rest of my collection. Does I need a fast game, a game with a lot of ramps, a game with cool toys, a tournament game, a game kids will like, a game my wife would like, underplayfield ramps, multiple levels, fun games, serious games, drop targets, balanced scoring, etc etc. No single game has all of the attributes so it takes a long time to mix and match.
Good luck with your search...