Monthly Archives: September 2016

Board games – 3rd Quarter 2016 review

Total plays: 130 (124 in 2015, 97 in 2014 and 71 in 2013)

Distinct games: 52 (43 in 2015, 39 in 2014 and 28 in 2013)

New-to-me games: 15 (15 in 2015, 13 in 2014 and in 9 in 2013)
(Lancaster, Circus Flohcati, Too Many Cinderellas, Karuba, Incan Gold, Homeland, Dawn of the Zeds 3rd edition, Yinsh, In a Grove, Adventure Land, Maze Racers, The Voyages of Marco Polo, The Ravens of Thri Sahashri, Yunnan, Super Motherload)

I want to significantly decrease the number of Distinct and New-To-Me games. Less game tasting.

Ten+ times (1 game): Flash Point: Fire Rescue

Five+ Times (9 games):
Dawn of the Zeds (3rd edition), Shakespeare, Castellion, Circus Flohcati, Too Many Cinderellas, Food Chain Magnate, TriesteBaseball Highlights: 2045, Onirim

I’m glad to see a few great games in there like Food Chain Magnate, Dawn of the Zeds and Baseball Highlights: 2045.


Acquired: 15
(One Zero One, Too Many Cinderellas, Sticheln, Elevenses, Sushi Go Party!, Shakespeare: Backstage, Cry Havoc, Mare Nostrum: Empires, Amun- Re, Deadfall, Gloobz, Targi, Soccer City, Medici, Flash Point: Fire Rescue Dangerous Waters)

Removed: 41
(Cards Against Humanity, Battlestar Galactica, Wir Sind Das Volk, The Builders: Antiquity, Mess Machine, Battle Sheep, Die Portale von Molthar, Onward to Venus, Dawn of the Zeds (2nd ed.) , Dawn of the Zeds: Director’s Cut (2nd ed.) Fury of Dracula, Letter’s from Whitechapel, Sly Dice, Bang! The Dice Game, Oh My Goods!, Spookies, Canal Mania, Keyflower, Musee, Panic on Wall Street, Madeira, Mombasa, Fleet, Fleet: Arctic Bounty, Valley of the Kings: Afterlife, Queen’s Necklace, Gloobz, Lifeboat, Funemployed, Homeland, Long Shot, Churchill, Asara, Lancaster, Between Two Cities, Completto, 6 Nimmt!, Mafia De Cuba, Samurai, Cry Havoc)

Wow, what a month for the collection. Games getting added and removed in the same quarter. Ridiculous but i’m trying to rectify mistakes i’ve been making in the past few years.

I’m hoping to do even better in the last quarter, especially in the Acquired part. Next target is to have new games acquired down to single digits within a quarter. At the same time i plan on removing quite a few more. The target is to have around 100 games in the collection.

Owned: 206 (228)

Unplayed: 67 (86)

Best New to me: The Ravens of Thri SahashriCircus Flohcati, Adventure Land, Yinsh, Dawn of the Zeds (3rd edition)

Let’s start with the games i own. The Ravens of Thri Sahashri is a unique two player gaming experience. I only played it twice but i enjoyed my second play even more than the first. I need to find a regular partner for this one.

Circus Flohcati is a delightful push your luck game with art that i love. I know the art puts many people off but i i actually love it. The gameplay is also excellent. Simple, short and exciting.

Yinsh is competing with The Duke as the best 2 player abstract game i own. You can teach the rules in less than 5 minutes and start playing. The fact that the opponent can get a ring is a great motivation and form of encouragement for people who are new to the game. The fact that the pieces are lovely is a bonus. I hate the box though. Too much empty air.

Dawn of the Zeds (3rd edition) is an outstanding update to the already excellent 2nd edition. I might even try it as a coop game with other people.

Finally, Adventure Land. This is a game i sold and i have added it back in my wishlist. Once again, very simple to teach and play. I can see me this getting played with the girls and the rest of the family.

New 10s: n/a

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