Back at GenCon 2015 driven by my love of Call of Cthulhu and fanboy excitement of meeting Sandy Peterson, I hopped on the Cthulhu Wars bandwagon. He talked me into buying the $200 base game which he graciously signed. By then the game had a good reputation as a board game and was obviously striking from a components perspective.
CW was also in the midsts of their Onslaught 2 Kickstarter campaign. This campaign went on to raise over $1MM and I jumped in, after much deliberation, to an amount close to $800. Add in the $200 I spent on the base game and I was in for close to $1,000 on a game I had played maybe twice in total.
Clearly, I failed my SAN roll.
A year and a half later my items arrived and they are piled up in my office. There is no way I will ever get the play value out of these items and I think I need to unload everything including the base game. It is simply too much and goes against a bit of a minimalist kick I have been on recently.
It is too bad in a way. The quality of the product really shines and the few times I played the game was really fun and a nice change from the wargames I normally play. However, I’m just not going to have the opportunity to play.
Looking to get my money back without too much effort.
TIL: Don’t get caught up in the hype of Kickstarter that catches your fancy; Don’t bite off more than you can chew; An unplayed game isn’t worth the price of the physical and mental space it takes up.