Derek recently posted about not resisting a good discount, and I'm no different. My FLGS had sales last week, and offered Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion for 29 euro. I wasn't in a rush to buy the game, but since the price was right...
... it had to come with me. 😏 The only problem is I just started working at a new job. Yesterday was my first day. I had to wake up at 5:30 in the morning, and came back home at 18:00. I was in a state of disintegration. So I just unboxed the game to see the contents, and that's it. I will still try to stick to playing my older games although it will get significantly harder from now on. Anyway. The box is chock-full of stuff and heavier than I thought. Hopefully it's not difficult to learn. I'll let you all know. 🦁
I like the way you have the box strapped-in, so it would hopefully survive a collision, or just a quick stop.
If you don't mind revealing it, what's your new job? Hopefully, full-time Play-Tester! The one-hour commute kinda sucks. If Athens is like other huge metropolitan areas, the traffic probably super-sucks. Me and traffic don't get along. I'm a bit of a road-rage oriented person (I wouldn't shoot anyone, though - unless they intended to shoot me 🙂). When I lived in San Antonio, TX, I flipped-off an unmarked police car. That didn't go well. 😄
Waking up at 5:30am? Gruesome! When I retired, I beat the piss outta one alarm clock with a rubber mallet (so I had to strike it several times to kill it), while wearing Safety Glasses, of course, and ran over another one in the driveway with my car. It was wonderful! 😄
I always say, "'Work' is the original 4-letter word", 'cause here in the U.S. our primary cuss-words are mostly 4 letters (in no particular order): Shit, F**k, Hell, and Damn - all 4-letter words.
I'm sad your gamin' is gonna be cut-back, but, when you do play, it'll probably be better, 'cause you're missin' the former frequency of it.
I generally like punching out the cardboard bits and arranging them into baggies but I'm facing what Zerbique says: I find it difficult to fit them back in the box, even though it's a deep box. I hate taking out the insert but I may have to resort to that. 🙄
It's an 8 hour job, but I need one hour for transport, so 10 overall, plus one hour to get ready. There goes most of the day. I think it's impossible to learn a new game on a work day. At least it's convenient that I've reduced my games purchasing... Unplayed games make me sad and guilty!
Yay! Welcome to the world of Gloomhaven, Athena. And congrats on the new job!
Don't you find that the act of unboxing a game, can be as relaxing as playing a game? Maybe it's just me. 🤣 After a long day like that, I could see how unboxing a new game to check it out a bit would be equally as satisfying. 🙂
Keep me posted how you like JotL. Supposedly it's a good entry into Gloomhaven mechanics and world, but somewhat lighter. And you can use the JotL characters in Gloomhaven as well! So cool!
Congrats for starting the new job! I hope it's not too taxing... Are these crazy long days a norm? Was it for the first day only?
Learning new games after a long working day can be exhausting and discouraging. So I guess I would only look at all the components until blinking with sleepiness as well!
But it's such a great deal! I would have jumped on it as well! Congrats! Juicy deals are so cool!