Gaming on a Budget 2017
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With my first kid coming in less than 5 months, and my wife and I likely switching to be a single-income household, I have been looking at places to save some money. We're already pretty frugal, but the one place where I splurge is gaming (both board and video), and I end up with a never-ending backlog of video games to play and a bunch of board games that sit on a shelf and collect dust.

I am challenging myself in 2017 to only buy board games and video games with money I receive as gifts, from selling and trading in games, or anything else I wouldn't consider "taxable income". Basically, as long as I'm not spending money from my job or investments, it's fair game! Also, if my wife requests I buy something, then only half of the cost comes out of my personal game budget.

The challenge starts now, December 26, 2016!
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1. Board Game: Christmas Chaos added by Slyght on 2016-12-25 16:16:23
2. Board Game: Subdivision added by Slyght on 2016-12-26 11:43:31
3. Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster added by Slyght on 2016-12-26 23:59:05
4. Video Game: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number added by Slyght on 2016-12-30 13:27:52
5. Board Game: Mechs vs. Minions added by Slyght on 2017-01-04 17:07:17
6. Board Game: Terraforming Mars added by Slyght on 2017-01-05 00:13:47
7. Board Game: Dragoon added by Slyght on 2017-01-06 18:12:39
8. Board Game: Fabled Fruit added by Slyght on 2017-01-06 19:58:45
9. Board Game: Trade In added by Slyght on 2017-01-08 19:16:45
10. Board Game: Alchemists added by Slyght on 2017-01-09 15:58:30
11. Board Game: First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet added by Slyght on 2017-01-11 20:29:15
12. Board Game: Big Points added by Slyght on 2017-01-12 05:45:17
13. Board Game: Amazons added by Slyght on 2017-01-13 02:46:02
14. Video Game Hardware: Nintendo Switch added by Slyght on 2017-01-13 02:48:12
15. Board Game: Android: Netrunner – Terminal Directive added by Slyght on 2017-01-17 09:52:57
16. Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster added by Slyght on 2017-01-25 13:25:18
17. Video Game: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard added by Slyght on 2017-01-29 08:40:27
19. Board Game: Mythos Tales added by Slyght on 2017-02-01 14:25:34
20. Board Game: Unlock!: Escape Adventures – Squeek & Sausage added by Slyght on 2017-02-03 15:36:57
21. Video Game: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard added by Slyght on 2017-02-06 08:49:04
22. Video Game: Dishonored 2 added by Slyght on 2017-02-06 08:50:40
23. Video Game: South Park: The Fractured But Whole added by Slyght on 2017-02-06 12:48:25
24. Board Game: Big Five added by Slyght on 2017-02-08 11:04:48
25. Video Game: Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin added by Slyght on 2017-02-11 12:58:01
26. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game – Blood on the Altar: Mythos Pack added by Slyght on 2017-02-12 09:07:11
27. Board Game: Charterstone added by Slyght on 2017-02-12 09:09:59
29. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: Xeno Invasion added by Slyght on 2017-02-19 11:31:07
30. Video Game: LEGO Dimensions added by Slyght on 2017-02-19 13:19:45
31. Video Game: Zero Time Dilemma added by Slyght on 2017-02-28 23:47:31
32. Board Game: Power Grid: Taxes added by Slyght on 2017-03-02 08:55:47
33. Board Game: Forbidden Stars added by Slyght on 2017-03-04 09:43:42
34. Video Game: Sorcery! added by Slyght on 2017-03-07 08:27:19
35. Board Game: Sword & Sorcery added by Slyght on 2017-03-07 08:31:09
36. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Beneath the Sands added by Slyght on 2017-03-09 00:01:45
37. Board Game: Unlock!: Escape Adventures added by Slyght on 2017-03-22 23:07:34
41. Board Game: Unknown added by Slyght on 2017-03-22 23:15:25
42. Video Game: World of Goo added by Slyght on 2017-03-22 23:17:14
43. Board Game: Codenames: Pictures added by Slyght on 2017-03-22 23:20:10
44. Board Game: T.I.M.E Stories: Lumen Fidei added by Slyght on 2017-03-22 23:22:20
45. Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 added by Slyght on 2017-04-01 09:55:48
46. Board Game: Crappy Birthday added by Slyght on 2017-05-01 11:17:53