Where do you even buy all these weird games everybody has posted about?
You're pretty much limited to online sites such as Funagain and Boards & Bits unless you live in a city big enough to have a game store. Even then, the best prices are online.
My current favorites are 7 Wonders and a game called "Glory To Rome". There are also a number of good games available for IPad and IPhone; if you have one of those devices that would be a cheaper way to find out if you like this sort of thing.