Welcome to “What’s on your Shelf.” This series features the analog games of those who send in pictures of their shelves to firstname.lastname@example.org. Today we feature this image sent in by reader Rick Koeppen.
“I’ve been seriously collecting modern and vintage board games for the past seven years, beginning in 2009 with the tabletop miniature rule set ‘Hordes of the Things’. I had grown up with Magic: The Gathering and Mage Knight (the collectible miniature skirmish game) and after several years of not doing much gaming at all, I had the itch to see what was out there. Hordes of the Things was a great, simple ruleset and upon discovering it I fell into the gaming pit of no return. I suddenly wanted to seek out older and older fantasy themed games, as early on as I could, in some attempt to have my own personal collection of the history of fantasy gaming. I gathered several Avalon Hill titles like Wizards and Dark Emperor. Some of my favorites that I sought out were Barbarian Prince, Divine Right, Swords and Sorcery, and just recently I found one of my grail games, Kings & Castles from Athena Games circa 1980. Eventually my collection took a modern turn as I discovered designer board games like Agricola. I haven’t looked back.”
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