It is strange to think that we are in an age where it takes no time at all for a collectible for the future to gain value.
Board games are such an investment.
They are sold to be played with so sealed copies in a few short years after the initial print run can command big money.
Days of Wonder recently produced a 15th edition of the globally popular Ticket to Ride Europe.
It is easy to see why a celebratory edition of the board game will be in high demand.
The aesthetics of the game are stunning.
The small plastic train carriages have been converted into different train types.
They look amazing and each set come in their own tins.
The game board itself has grown to be a real table hogger of a board game with stunning artwork that really pops from the table.
Every card produced for the Ticket to Ride Europe base game, 1912 Europa expansion and even the promo Orient Express expansion cards are included with glorious new artwork.
However buying two copies, one for playing and one for future investment, seems like a popular thing to do.
Is that a selfish thing to do? You be the judge.