Adventures in Restricted Game Buying

My dad and I have made a pact to buy only one new game a month for the next year. This pact will last from September 2015 until September 2016. We both buy a LOT of new games, so we both have a huge backlog. We want to take the year to try to catch up on our backlogs, and we figured that if we did this challenge together, it would be a lot easier. The other rule is that we can’t save up games – for example, if we miss our September purchase, we can’t buy two in October. I’ll write about what we’re up to every month, and what we choose to buy that month, over the next year.

[I’ve reformatted this page to make it easier to read than the diary-style I was using.]

My Steam count: 626 (4 of those are software)
My GOG count: 384
Dad’s GOG count: 692

September 2015
Dad: World in Conflict: Complete Edition
Me: Dragon Age: Inquisition – Trespasser

October 2015
Dad: Europa Universalis 3 + all DLC
Me: The Jackbox Party Pack 2

November 2015
Dad: Gratuitous Space Battles 2
Me: PS4 with Disney Infinity 3.0 and some random PS2 Star Wars games

December 2015
Dad: Rebel Galaxy
Me: Pathologic Classic HD

January 2016
Dad: Star Trek: StarFleet Command: Gold Edition
Me: Lego Marvel Avengers

February 2016
Dad: X3: Terran War Pack
Me: Oxenfree

March 2016
Dad: Sword of the Stars Complete Edition
Me: Fallout 4 Season Pass; pre-ordered Shardlight [This was approved by Dad]

April 2016
Dad: Railroad Tycoon bundle from GOG [Approved by me]
Me: Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear AHHHHHHHH

May 2016
Dad: Kerbal Space Program
Me: Day of the Tentacle Remastered

June 2016
Dad: SimplePlanes
Me: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe (PS4)

July 2016
Dad: Balrum, Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition, SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Me: Balrum, Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition, Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked
Okay, we had a small setback this month, but I really wanted my dad to get those, so he said he would as long as I bought two things too.

August 2016
Dad: x
Me: Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4)