Santa brought my eldest some out-of-print WizKids Star Wars Pocketmodels as stocking-fillers, having (apparently) located them in a bargain shop for buttons (a starter set and 5 booster packs for under a tenner, that's about 50 models plus cards, the hairy old skinflint).
It seemed innocent enough.
Now however, after days of building gorgeously tiny plastic models and hurling them into battle, the whole household is hopelessly addicted to a collectible card game they don't even make anymore.
Bargain shops have now been scoured and stripped bare of their meagre 99c-a-pack holdings, and worse, in the process the wife has discovered the Pirates of the Carribbean Pocketmodel game at similarly daft clearance prices, so when my son has finished obliterating my lovingly-assembled Star Destroyer she is using Zombie Jack Sparrow to sink my four-master. If this family must fall prey to such ridiculous collecting addictions, can they at least be ones I'm any good at playing!
Curse you Santa, and the crack-filled sleigh you rode in on.