I just updated my board game collection on the geek by adding the games I have recently traded for (and not so recently acquired that slipped through the cracks of being added to my collection) and those party games and card games that everyone seems to own (like Cranium, Balderdash and Rook).
My collection sits at 271 games (and expansions). WOW! While this may not be huge by some people’s standards it is large by mine. I wonder what my 300th game will be and when I will acquire it??? I am not purchasing any games retail this year – only games that have been bought for me as a gift, that I have traded for or that I have acquired at garage sales or thrift stores will be added to my collection this year.
I believe that playing as many games as possible – good or bad – helps me be a better designer.