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Board games – 2nd Quarter 2016 review

Total plays: 100 (221 in 2015, 98 in 2014, 78 in 2013)

Distinct games: 37 (39 in 2015, 41 in 2014, 32 in 2013)

New-to-me games: 9 (12 in 2015, 12 in 2014, 10 in 2013) – Subdivision, Quadropolis, Tobago, London, Stockpile, Baseball Highlights: 2045, Leo, Food Chain Magnate, Qwinto

Dimes: 1 (2 in 2015, 0 in 2014, 1 in 2013) – Baseball Highlights: 2045

Nickels: 2 (6 in 2015, 5 in 2014, 4 in 2013) – Maria, Race for the Galaxy

The 2nd Q of 2015 was abnormal. I played a ton of Sentinels of the Multiverse solo during that time.

Collection

Acquired: 27 (Victory or Death, Baseball Highlights: 2045, Archaeology: The New Expedition, Karuba, Saint Petersburg, Time Stories: Under the Mask, Mexica, Maze Racers, Night of Man (+ Solo expansion), SotM: Celestial Tribunal, Wir Sind Das Volk, Darkest Night, Galaxy Trucker: Missions, 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, Queen’s Necklace, Lords of Scotland, Port Royal expansion, Haggis, Dawn of the Zeds 3rd edition, Haggis, Circus Flohcati, Eldritch Horror: Signs of Carcosa, Trick of the Rails, Potato Man, Leo, Completto)

Removed: 34 (Gold West, Formula D, Mow, Wizard, Chinatown, Memoir 44, Terra, ZhanGuo, Blueprints, Viktory II, Three Little Pigs, Ghost Fighting Treasure Hunters, Kemet: Ta-Seti, The Staufer Dynasty, Sheriff of Nottingham, Animal Upon Animal, Say Anything, The Resistance, Skull King, Cacao, Imperial Settlers (+ Why can’t we be friends expansion), Archaeology, Kamakura, Steam Donkey, Planet Steam, Triumph & Tragedy, Voila, Lanterns, Rattus Cartus, Adventure Land, Yunnan, Night of Man, Friedrich, Mafia De Cuba)

Disaster. It was a a great quarter in terms of getting rid of games but i acquired almost as many. Still working on it…

Owned: 228

Unplayed: 86  (ούφου)

Best new-to-me: Baseball Highlights: 2045, London, Food Chain Magnate

I’ve only played BH: 2045 solo but i would love to try a two player game and also try a tournament with friends. London is quite good. One of the few Wallace games i actually enjoy.

New 10s: Food Chain Magnate

FCM is a magnificent game. It’s not a game i will ever be good at (too calculating and unforgiving for me) but it’s one of the best games i’ve played in recent years.

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Posted by on July 2, 2016 in Board games

 

Board games – 1st Quarter 2016 review

A quick look at what i’ve been playing and buying in the first quarter of 2016 compared to previous years.

Total plays: 173 (136 in 2015, 108 in 2014, 64 in 2013)

Distinct games: 51 (41 in 2015, 36 in 2014, 28 in 2013)

New-to-me games: 26 (9 in 2015, 17 in 2014)

Dimes: 2 (1 in 2015, 3, in 2014, 0 in 2013) – Red7 (16), Castellion (15)

Nickels: 12 (2 in 2015, 5 in 2014, 3 in 2013) Bomb Squad (8), Between Two Cities (6), Chicken Cha Cha (6), Abluxxen (6), Quartermaster General (6), Tragedy Looper (6), Fields of Arle (5), Navajo Wars (5), Patchistory (5), Snowdonia (5), Sylvion (5),Pax Porfiriana (5)

The increase in the number of games played over the year is quite clear. I have more groups to play with now and I’ve also been playing more and more solo games. However, the new to me is more than i would like and i’d prefer to increase the Dimes and Nickels i.e. play games i’ve already played more times.

Acquired: 10 (SotM: Villains of the Multiverse, Time Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons, Qwinto, Wings for the Baron, Good Cop Bad Cop, SotM: Chokepoint Villain, Mess Machine, Funemployed, Nemo’s War, SotM:OblivAeon)

Removed: 1 (Bomb Squad)

Yeap, it’s a bleak picture which continued from 2015. Too many purchases. Working on it.

Best new-to-me: Navajo Wars, Red7, Castellion, Snowdownia,

New 10s: 1 – Navajo Wars

Navajo Wars is an outstanding solitaire experience. I need to be in the mood to play it as it requires time and effort but it’s well worth it.

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2016 in Board games