I like the way the guy in the foreground has, in addition to being the owner of too many games, seen fit to dress himself in a stylish jumper while his family subsist in rags :)
Ha ha! You really did it...the shoeless child brings it all home.
He really doesn't care his family is in rags, what he's really agonizing over is "should I stack horizontally or line up vertically!?!? What have I done!?"
Oh, Eugene! The Cult of the New extracts a horrible price, does it not? All those 30-minute fillers and no food in the cupboard ...
And he lost all of his family's savings when the bottom fell out of the GeekGold market. It turns out that those GeekBonds weren't AAA "money-good" after all.
"Daddy, do we have to eat Meeple Sandwiches again tonight?"
Maybe thats why agricola is so popular, the lifestyle approximation
The cartoon was pretty funny, but the commentary is awesome. Nice job, everyone!
HA! I just noticed the Alea games all shelved together. Good job Eugene. Maybe someone on Ebay will buy them as a set.
I just noticed how huge the shelves are. Assuming the woman is, say, 5-foot-6, that's like 11 feet of shelves.
Oh, Eugene, you just had to have the complete Kosmos line, didn't you ... ?
Eugene does not Ebay. Maybe trade on BGG, though.
Yeah, but trading for a copy of LE HAVRE isn't going to put a chicken in the pot, is it?
He hates paper money, so he's going to trade off his duplicate copies for poker chips. 13.5g only, please.
Excellent -- and horrifying -- cartoon.
But at least this guy has a moment of truth. More unsettling for me would be a picture of a gamer who is in complete denial and compulsively hoards and fusses with his games while everything that makes life worth living is in shambles, though he can't bare to face the fact.
The real problem Eugene is facing now, is that after his wife left him (she already packed her suitcase), he'll never be able to play TI3 (see cartoon #2). He'll also lose half of his collection in court.
I am so stealing Eugene for an avatar over at the BGG. Don't worry, though, I change up all the time there. I'll see something else that's shiny in a couple of weeks and change to that.
You could link to the cartoon from your BGG profile view, that would be cool.