The list of exciting new from Gen Con in the comic is only partial, of course. There was a lot.
As time goes on, however, I find I have gotten better at buying games. Or more to the point, not buying them. It’s not that I’ve become more discerning necessarily, more that I can better navigate the tricky waters of board game releases. I can browse, watch videos and read press releases with less chance of getting caught in a vicious undertow of hype and surfacing with a large dent in my credit card sustained while pre-ordering a large box of tiny wooden pieces I won’t get for another 2 months.