Quoted from davisjl1979:
In the style of SDTM, I thought I would do a "this or that" style post with some of the pins I'm considering.
I currently own one pin (Breakshot), and I'm looking to expand my collection. I want something that will hold my interest for a while. My options are....
Lord of the Rings (played this one and liked it. Hear that the rule set is deep)
Dr. Who + Extra cash leftover for next pin. (Love Dr Who, and this pin is in nice condition with moving Dalek)
The Hobbit Smaug SE (Used and routed)
Dialed In (The cost of this one would delay my next purchase for a while)
Having owned every one of these games, I would say FAR and away DI is my favorite. I play it every day, which I don't think I can say about any other pin I've ever owned.
2nd was TH, believe it or not. It is just really fun to play. But it can be LOOOOOOOOONG. I've had almost 45 minute to an hour games on that thing! It still has at least one remaining update to be released, too. And the price is good. Not everybody likes the layout where everything is at the edges.
I also really enjoy DW, which most pinsiders do not seem to. That's a game where you can get in a couple quick ones and it's fun every time, but there's not a long 'Story mode" to play.
The only game I never really got into that much is LOTR. It's a great pin, well integrated theme, but.. I don't know, it didn't grab me. It's fun, no question, and definitely one of the best (the best?) dry spell Stern games
PM me if you don't go for the DW, I'd really like to get that game again.