Monthly Archives: July 2018

Top 5 new-to-me of 2018 (so far)

So, the first 6 months of the year have gone by and I’ve learned 20 new games. This is my top 5 in descending order of plays.

The Mind (30) – This game is such a breath of fresh air. Whatever i say about this won’t do it justice. You need to play it.

Azul (7) – Very solid, fast and beautiful abstract game. Plays well with 2-3 players, yet to play it with 4.

Gloomhaven (6) – The best dungeon crawler I’ve played. Almost lived up to the hype. Almost.

Quartermaster General: 1914 (4) – This is what i wanted from the original QMG. Each power to be controlled by a different player. A lot easier to do that with 5 players compared to the 6 players of the original. Great game!

Fog of Love (3) – Still trying to wrap my head around what kind of game this is. But i am enjoying the process quite a bit.

What’s your Top 5/10?

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Posted by on July 2, 2018 in Board games


Board games – 2nd Quarter 2018 review

Total plays: 105

Distinct games: 24

New-to-me games: 9

The Mind, Azul, Fog of Love, Shadowrift, Legends of Andor, Schatz-Rabatz, Go Cuckoo, Through the Desert, Two Rooms and a Boom

Ten+ times: 2

The Mind (30), Spirit Island (16)

Five+ times: 4

Shadowrift (8), Azul (7), Too Many Bones (6), Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 (5)

Acquired: 11
Fog of Love, Illusion, Menara, 878: Vikings – Invasions of England, Sentient, Tyrants of the Underdark, QMG:194, Schatz-Rabatz, Go Cuckoo, Dominion, Kashgar

Removed:  16
Gloomhaven, 7 Wonders: Duel, Railways of the World, Homesteaders,  Mangrovia, Pi Mal Pflaufmen, Rolling Freight, Looney Quest, Barenpark, Jeju Island, Dr Microbe, Om Nom, Nom, Oh Schrek der Speck Flieg Weg, Dominion, Palaces of Carrara, Ortus Regni.

Owned: 179

There is something wrong with my data. I need an inventory check this quarter.

Unplayed: 31

Best New to me:

The Mind was a breath of fresh air. Strongly reminds me of Hanabi but this can be played a lot more casually.

Azul and Fog of Love were also excellent.

Legends of Andor and Through the Desert were pleasantly good to play.

New 10s: n/a

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Posted by on July 2, 2018 in Board games