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Board game resolutions 2019

These are the resolutions that will guide me through board gaming year 2019.

  • Will not buy new games until I’ve played all of the ones i already own. I don’t kid myself. I am unlikely to enforce this 100% but the aim is to get my unplayed board games number down to less than 10 by the end of the year. This number is currently 26.
  • Will not sell a game until I’ve played it at least once. The collection is at a size where it’s no longer the burden it was in 2018 so i can take more time making sure that the games i’m selling do not interest me before selling them.
  • Rotate my board game groups more regularly to play with other people too. I have 2 regular groups which meet on Mondays and Wednesdays. I don’t want to increase the number of days where board games take up my evening so 1-2 times a month i will skip those nights in order to make time for others.
  • Reduce collection to 100 games. According to my BGG collection, which might be inaccurate, i am currently at 157.
  • Spend more time and effort articulating why i like and/or don’t like the games i play. Ideally this would be done together with my board game buddies.
  • Improve my teaching of board games. This past year I’ve felt demotivated and unwilling to teach games to people and it showed.  I did not like it. I used to pride myself about the care i took when teaching board games.
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Posted by on December 31, 2018 in Board games

 

Board games – November highlights

CYPRUS BOARD GAMERS ALL DAY EVENT

We held our ALL DAY Board games event this month and it was broadly a success. For the 2nd time during an all day event there was a tournament, this time of Hanamikoji. It’s a wonderful game.

There were a few new people attending as well which was nice. I think we could have had a few more people coming though.  Overall, i think it was a success so i can’t complain and I was very happy to play games with a few people i hadn’t played for long time.

NEW TO ME

Twilight Imperium – Indifferent

One of the most well known hobbyists’ games. It’s ok. The actual gameplay is more robust than expected. I only played it once of course so take my opinion with a grain of salt. My main problem with the game is that everything revolves around combat. It wants you fight or at least build fleets. I prefer trading, having technologies etc. This is not it.

FF: Fortress – Indifferent/TBD

We played a few rounds and i was quite disappointed with it. I also found it a bit difficult to understand how to play without reading a rulebook. Will try it again probably but too discouraged to bring it to the table soon.

Factory Manager – Indifferent

Even though i respect Power Grid’s design nowadays i avoid playing it. It’s too mathy for me and these are no longer games i enjoy playing. FM has similarities at its core with PG but is a lot faster, more streamlined and less mathy. Solid game.

Blue Lagoon – Indifferent/TBD

The gameplay is true Knizia. You can do 1-2 things on your turn and that’s it. A lot of player interaction with some meanness. These are things that i like. However, what i’m not sure about is the scoring. There are too many ways to score points which reminds me less of Knizia than Feld.

CLEAROUT CONTINUED

This continued from the previous month. Lots of games out. Even games such as Eldritch Horror which i played a lot (34 times) but i’m now tired of its length and with some of the design issues it has (i.e. action phase).

A few more board game purchases in the month of November than i would liked but it’s difficult to control the urge when i’m so involved in a hobby.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2018 in Board games