I'm going to try and make a little guide as to what to buy/ask for depending on what you like to play with, look at and paint.
Alright, take a paper and a pen and let's start the test!
Question 1: What Style do you like?
a) Historical (WW2, Napoleonic, etc...)
b) Alternate History (sometimes to the point there's almost nothing recognizable)
x) you don't care about style
Question 2: What Scale of miniatures do you like?
a) Small, 1/100, 1/72
b) medium, the regular 28mm
c) bigger, 35mm
x) you don't care about model's scale
Question 3: What Scale of game do you want to play? (aka: how much money do you want to spend)
a) Skirmish (low model count 5-10, usually not that expensive to get in)
b) Medium Skirmish (from 15+ to 50 models on a table)
c) Big Battles (50+models in most armies)
d) Huge Battles (100+ models being the norm, usually with some gigantic centerpiece)
x) you don't care about game size
Question 4: How much time do you want to spend playing?
a) From 30minutes to an hour
b) From 1h to 2h
c) 2h to 3h
d) 3h+ to even days!
x) you don't care about game length
Question 5: How complicated do you like game rules to be?
a) As simple as it can get
b)With some extra rules per factions
c) With lots of extra rules per models
x) you don't care how easy or complicated a game can be
It should now give you a code, I'll try and put games I know into the code I hope fits them best and you would like most. note: ''x'' count as any letter (you were playing scrabble and didn't even realize it!).
xxxxx Santa might not appreciate that you've been this naughty! You'll probably end up like me and play most games.
Note 1:This Test is a work in progress but I'll release as is so I can get some help to make it good. Ultimately this will become a very useful tool to help people choose games.
Note 2: It is really hard to categorize most games as they try and touch as many ''style'' and ''scale of games'' as possible in order to increase their sales and boost the gaming experience they offer.
Note 3: You know a game that I haven't played (there's lot!) and would like to incorporate it in the test? Leave a comment! (thanks!)
Note 4: You think a game has been poorly categorized? Discuss it and leave a comment. (Thanks!)
On another note, I got a camera!! Expect LOTS of pictures soon!
Thanks for reading,