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Down in Cadet Stimpy's basement

Today for our Shelf Expression series, we're visiting Colorado, home of none other than our very own Master of Enquiries: Cadet Stimpy (we may call him Mike). His basement is as large as our country, so we mainly kept to one corner.

Well, here’s the North-West corner of my Game Room (aka finished basement), complete with Twister rug. LOL!


I’m renting, so please don’t dog me for that red strip on the wall. ☺️


I started playing modern board games about 5 years ago (I think). It was in response to a Meetup(.com) thing. There were usually 12 of us at the host and hostess's home every Wednesday afternoon. It disbanded after a year, but the hostess took a likin' to me and is the Gamin' Pal I mention in Loner's Lounge.



As this is a prized collection for me, I like to display it (for myself, mostly). I’m so shallow! 😄 Several games were gifts, but more importantly, I bought so many of these before I realized the importance of Solo Play.


Anyway, I soon realized if I had some Solo games:


(in no particular order)

  • If there was no one (other than me) to play a game with, I could still play

  • I wouldn't have to drive anywhere to play a game

  • No issues with Analysis Paralysis, 'cause it's just me, with my slow-moving brain

  • If I wanna play a game in the middle of the night - no problem

  • The only asshole I have to deal with is myself 😁

My old TV Stand is now also supporting games

I think the first game I bought explicitly for solo gaming was Onirim.


By now I also own Urbion, Sylvion, Castellion, Nautilion and Aerion. And, lemme check (starts reading from a spreadsheet):

Yes, yes, thank you Mike, I think we've got enough for a post now.
No really. It's fine.
I'm sorry, Mike, we seem to have lost the connection.
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Tina
Tina
Aug 26, 2022

Oh, what a nice game room! Can you see me turn green with envy? 🤢

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Gloomknight
Gloomknight
Jun 27, 2021

Hey, Mike. Beautiful game room. You are an inspiration to us all! 🙂

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Derek
Derek
Jun 27, 2021

Awesome!!! Fantastic post, Mike! I love the setup you have. I also enjoy these posts to show my wife that, yes I am deep into the gaming rabbit hole but my collection is not even a "dent" in others. 😀..... YET!

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Zerbique
Zerbique
Jun 27, 2021
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I'm not sure this is a very reassuring thing to tell your wife...

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Athena
Athena
Jun 27, 2021

Mike, I like how the art on your wall matches the colours of the rug and the games! And of course I've never seen such a big games room before, it looks like a games library. 😄

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Zerbique
Zerbique
Jun 26, 2021

Usually when I see other people's collections, I think "bleh". I have rather specific tastes in games and it doesn't fit those of most people.


But your collection is really appealing to me. It's a clear confirmation that we have, for a good part, similar tastes! I see many games I own (Indigo, Ice Cool), some I would really like to own (Gravwell, Ingenious), some I would pleased to try (Mission Red Planet, Spell Smashers), and only very few I would really prefer not to have to ever play (Thurn and Taxis, Stockpile).


Nice basement as well! O, how many piles of boxes I could store there! I'm already planning the path I would leave free so that everything could…

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