I’ve been thinking about expansions lately.  For me, it’s very hard to resist an expansion to a game.  I hate feeling like I don’t have the “whole” game. On the other hand, there have been some expansions out there that CLEARLY were just tacked on, and I’ve been able to pass them by.

It seems over the years that expansions have become more and more prevalent. It feels like almost every game has an expansion, or will soon have one.  When a great game comes out, people are already asking and speculating about an expansion. They just expect there to be one.

I’m not saying we shouldn’t have expansions. Heck, I released 3 expansions to my own game, and initially had plans for a 4th. Sometimes it feels a bit forced, though.

What are your feelings on expansions? What are some of your favorites? What are some you thought were completely pointless.

Let’s try to keep this conversation varied, as we all know it could totally be taken over by talking about Carcassonne.