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UPFRONT EDIT: Sweet Merciful Mary and Joseph the response has been fantastic. Look at all that GeekGold. I'm Scrooge McGeek over here. I'll distribute all of it to this list. Thank you.

If you take the challenge, here are microbadges for it: mb(for taking it), and mb(for completing it).

There's a trend on BGG that pleases me: a push for more in-depth analysis of games. Three notable manifestations can be seen in doubtofbuddha's long and now famous essay calling for deeper reviews, qwertymartin's Voice of Experience reviewing contest (now in its second year), and NateStraight's delightful discussion of Roads and Boats.

I get immense pleasure from deep thinking about games, and so I want to support the trend. But how?

For various reasons, I have a pact with myself: when I buy a game, I must play it at least 100 times before I buy another.

With my most recent purchase (Finca), I've gone a step further: not only am I recording my 100 plays on BGG, but I'm making comments about each play. I record my evolving thoughts about the architecture of the game as well as my strategic/tactical understanding.

Doing so has been unexpectedly awesome. As I write comments after each play, my understanding grows, and I bring it with me into subsequent plays. And then my head swirls with interesting thoughts that I don't think I would've otherwise had.

Having stumbled onto such an enjoyable activity, I want to bring others in on the fun. Here's the challenge of this geeklist.

Resolve to play a game 100 times and to record each play.
Post the game to this geeklist, and link to your list of plays/comments, so we can all enjoy them as they slowly and gloriously accrue.
Write comments about your developing understanding after each play or session.


There's no time limit and no rush. If it takes you 5 years to complete the challenge, great. This list isn't going anywhere.

This is a long-term geeklist/experiment, so I'll support and comment on it regularly over time.

Note: your comments needn't be as long as mine (I'm enjoying this exercise so much that I'm going a little overboard).

[EDIT] I'll give out gg in some manner to provide a little incentive. I've got 21gg 27gg 33gg 43gg 47gg 59gg 68gg 168gg A LOT at the moment (thanks for the donations, donators, and especially to Captain Qwyx, who donated 100gg. You read that right: 100gg. Who is this guy? The Howard Hughes of BGG, evidently), all of which I'll happily part with to promote this challenge, and I'll add to it any gg which is donated to me in the meantime.

I'll give in 5gg or 10gg or 20gg increments to award the contributions to, or activities related to, this list that I like most. I'll give away all the gg I get between now and whenever at least 5 people have completed the challenge, and possibly longer, and I promise not to spend my gg on anything else. I'll list the recipients below because recognition is fun.

GG Awards

5.00gg to JesterPoet for being the first to accept the challenge.

5.00gg to Typpo for posting an already-in-progress play log for Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game wherein he summarizes the stories resulting from each game. Funny.

5.00gg to alfonzo54 for Unbridled Ambition: Alfonzo's tracking his plays for Mage Knight Board Game, which is the longest game among among the 27 that have been posted to this geeklist (well, except for the one for The Campaign for North Africa, which must be a joke, because really that's gotta be a joke right?) Not only that, but he already has 28 carefully commented games in his play log, which suggests that this isn't just empty bluster. The man's an animal.

5.00gg to Cody Coeninger, winner the Presentiment Award, for having completed the challenge before it even started. Cody has already completed and commented on 138 games of Warmachine Prime Mk II. He even has his own separate blog for it.

5.00gg to Canales for two things: creating a geeklist to track his games, which is pretty cool, but then also for posting the most detailed comments I've seen for a play here so far.

5.00gg to Tidalick's randomly selected entry because you beautiful, generous souls keep dumping GeekGold into my account and I've got to get rid of it somehow. Also Nina Simone's on the radio and it's making me feel magnanimous.

10.00gg to jmanders85, half of it for being the first to commit to tracking 2 games at once, and the other half for including a progress bar in his entry, a practice which has been subsequently adopted by many other participants, including yours truly.

5.00gg to dam the man so that he can afford to pay for treatment for repetitive stress issues related to his extensive-to-put-it-lightly comments on his Arkham Horror plays.

20.00gg to veenickz for being, as far as I can tell (my infrequent checking and the unwieldy size of this list makes it hard to tell) the first player to complete the challenge. If this were a race (it's not), he'd win. The game he chose for the challenge was Race for the Galaxy, so maybe he thought it was a race.

10.00gg to Mo for turning his 100 play challenge into a geekblog.

10.00gg to SirHandsome and his entry for a) laying out some goals for his 100 plays which are more thoughtful than just "play a bunch of times", and b) for keeping a breakdown of color-coded win stats for the factions of Chaos in the Old World, broken down further by number of players. I like color coding.

5.00gg to Petroski because Star Trek.

10.00gg to Scott Douglass for being, as far as I can tell, the second player to finish the challenge. Secondarily, the award is for playing Puzzle Strike (Third Edition), which is on my short list for my next 100 Play Challenge game, so reading his game remarks was interesting.

10.00gg to Lebotin for three reasons: 1) he also turned his challenge into a geekblog; b) Every time I open BGG I see a new entry in Lebotin's 100 play challenge blog. Every time. It's like he's monitoring me; and 3) jmanders just dumped another 40gg into my account to distribute to participants. Every time I think I'm starting to get the geekgold situation under control here, some exceptionally rich user comes along and tosses like 12 metric tons of geekgold at me.

20.00gg to Taibi for adding the 100th game to this list (Kingdom Builder). I remain shocked by the number of the participants and the enthusiasm here. The 100 Play Challenge even made it into BGG's top geeklists for 2012, and we're still going strong in 2013.

10.00gg to dr.wheatie, because his 100 Play Challenge entry got featured at Victory Point Games. I'm a sucker for publicity.

20.00gg to Stasia Doster for deploying the best playcount ticker yet used for the 100 play challenge, which subsequent entrants have also used. The ticker comes from a website called the tickerfactory that does nothing but provide tickers. There truly is a website for everything. I'm giving Stasia a lot of gg because I still have a *ton* in my account and it's been a while since I've given any out.

20.00gg to Mark Saya for completing 100 plays of Onirim in exactly 100 days. Round numbers will get me every time.

30.00gg to ohgrande for marshalling not one but two official 100 Play Challenge GeekBadges into existence (one for taking the challenge, the other for completing it: mbmb). Biggest single GeekGold award here yet, because nothing I've done in my decade here on BGG has had honor of a badge before, and I'm blissfully happy. Never thought a few pixels could have so much meaning.

5.00gg to swampers for being the 400th person to thumb this list and because who cares why not.

5.00gg to A.J. Porfirio because, after Mikolaj Laczynski decided to take the challenge with A.J.'s game Hostage Negotiator, A.J. offered to send him the latest version of the game for free.

5.00gg to myself for completing my own challenge in a mere 469 days.

10.00gg to rayr for seeing that I was looking for Metropolys for my next game for the challenge, and remembering me when he saw a new copy of it for a very reduced price at his FLGS, and then asking me if I'd like to purchase it through him. To which of course I agreed post haste.

10.00gg to FauxSloMo for taking the challenge with Slither, my favorite game in the whole wide world.

8.00 to bouf alaxx because he wrote me to say he wanted to purchase a 100 Play Challenge Microbadge now that he's participating, but lacked the funds. How could I not provide them? Anything for the cause. Note: I can't promise I'll do it again if someone asks again. But I might. Or I might not.

10.00gg to Chris Flood for the neato idea of employing natural selection to choose his game for the challenge. In a kind of meta-aspect, Dominant Species is one of the games competing for survival.

20.00gg to Severin Larche for turning the 100 Play Challenge into his own personal 10x100 Play Challenge, wherein he attempts to play 10 different games 100 times each. Making the commitment to do that would be impressive by itself, but halfway through 2014 he's actually managed to play 4 games 100 times each, which is surely the most impressive completion rate on this list, regardless of whether he meets his overall goal.

5.00gg, belatedly, to Patrick Wager, for being the 200th entrant into the 100 play challenge.

10.00gg to Jeremiah Dwyer for playing Rory's Story Cubes 100 times to invent bedtime stories for his 5-year-old. There's no way to avoid giving gg in response to such high levels of adorableness.

10.00gg to William A because (this is a bit complicated), I commented on his entry (for Caverna: The Cave Farmers) that someone had recently taught me the game and I didn't hate it (in sharp contrast to other Uwe games). Then he commented back to me that he was surprised to learn *I* was the person in charge of this geeklist, implying he knew me. Then my dim lightbulb suddenly went off and I realized not only that I do know William, but he was the very one who taught me Caverna a couple of weeks earlier, in a random encounter between strangers at a con many states away from where I live. So bizarre.

10.00gg to haslo for completing his challenge in under a month. Blazing speed.

10.00gg to Chris LeSka because of the huge number of scenarios he's trying to play for his challenge, for the game Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game.
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1. Board Game: Finca [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:393]
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My post-game comments

There's way, way more to this game than most people realize. Three reasons: a) the theme and physical presentation dissuade players from looking deeply; b) there's a BGG tendency to assume that games with simple rules can't be, or usually aren't, deep; and c) only the 2-player game has profundity. When 3 or 4 play, it's not nearly as good but many people don't know this.

My experience with this is making me wonder how much I've missed in all the other games for which I haven't done this exercise (i.e. all of them). There are layers upon layers here.

The ratings don't do it justice, because the quality of the game varies wildly with player count. For 2 players, knee-wobblingly good. But it's not nearly as good with 3 and especially 4. Since the ratings are an average and some raters have played it only with 3 or 4, and some have only played with 2, the ratings underrate the game for two and overrate the game for more.

We're now playing this with a terrifying intensity. Losing is like having my liver eaten by a vulture. The more I play, the more I think Finca is one of the hidden masterpieces of BGG.

Also, here's my progress:

Progress:
[___________________|] 100%

...and done. (it only took 469 days).

Now I get to a) buy that other microbadge (done); b) buy another game; and b) join the challenge all over again.

Also, at some point I'll write a retrospective/thought piece on the challenge now that it has been so popular for so long, so look out for that.

In the time since I started this challenge, there are two other games I've played 100 times: Catchup, and Ascension: Deckbuilding Game, but that was because I was playing them in rapid succession with digital versions, which means I didn't comment on them or even reliably record them. Too bad. It's ALOT easier to get to 100 plays using an app than F2F.
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2. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:30] [Average Rating:7.78 Unranked]
Todd Walden
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I will do this with Dominion, with the following expansions:

Dominion: Base Set
Intrigue
Prosperity
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as of 5/27/2012. We may add an expansion or two before we get to 100. If we do, I'll update.

My Dominion Plays w/ Reports
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3. Board Game: London [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:170]
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I love this idea. To me, gaming is about exploring the depth of a few games I love.

My wife and I have a few games that'd already qualify for the experiment if plays were the only criterion: Jambo, San Juan, Ingenious, YINSH, Biblios, and probably Stone Age.

But I'd like to put a twist on it. Sitting at my brother's house is my long-awaited copy of London. Two things I've read about this game suggest that we will love it:

1. it's San Juan complexified
2. it demands a long-term engagement to appreciate. (i.e. 5+ games to 'get' it, 10+ to love it, many more to really get into the multiple strategies.

Based on that, I think there's a good chance London could be our next 100-player. If it is, I'll join in here. If it isn't I'll swap it out for another game.

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4. Board Game: Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:920]
Jaren
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Columbus
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I would love to participate. Once Upon a Time is an extremely light game, but there are still some very prevalent trends in the game, both on how the stories are told and the different ways people play the game. I already try to record the stories when I remember them, but adding some analysis wouldn't be much more effort.

Assuming Once Upon a Time is an acceptable game for this sort of thing, I will start recording with more analysis.

My Plays of Once Upon a Time


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5. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:6]
Jarvis
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I love this idea. I've had similar discussions recently about how important it is to have a substantial number of plays into some games for them to truly shine.

I've been working towards 100 plays of Agricola - 66 recorded plays as of this moment. I've been light with the comments lately, as many of the recent plays have been online games. Now that I'm participating, I'll improve the quality of my comments on plays.

http://boardgamegeek.com/plays/thing/31260?userid=338117

*Edit - First play recorded with more in-depth comments. I'll start at from zero again!

Progress: 27/100
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6. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:409]
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I'd like to participate with this one. It takes relatively short time to play one game, but is deep enough that it holds up well to the 100 plays I think. Also playable from 1 to 6 players, it gives the game even more variety.

I'll probably play this with different expansions. I'll mention that in the comments every time I use one.

Great idea!

http://boardgamegeek.com/blog/1736/the-100-plays-challenge-s... (New link to Geek Blog!)

Progress: 63% - UPDATED June 11th 2013

Current Wins/Losses: 26/37 (Won 41,27% of the games)

NEW!

I hereby challenge myself to get a win-ratio of over 50% before the end of the challenge. Not an impossible feat, but surely hard to achieve!
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7. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Kevin Garnica
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Well, if it's going to be an "ongoing" thing, with no particular deadline, I'd like to humbly try my hand at it with this game - which I believe should prove to be VERY interesting.

As this is one of my favorite "party" games (from someone who doesn't like "party" games), I think the rabbit hole goes pretty deep with this one.

I love your idea about deeper exploration of games. I hope this one is okay. *Takes a deep breath, as I can't believe I'm about to embark on such an endeavor*

Side note:
Naturally, I"m including Dixit 2 and Dixit Odyssey.
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8. Board Game: Star Wars Miniatures [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1065]
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So far at 21 plays, but I will be going back and adding comments to the plays and will post the link to my plays once I do.

Why I think it will last 100 plays:
-There are enough different maps you can print out, plus official maps to have enough maps for a different one every other play.
-I own enough miniatures from all the sets, plus the virtual sets, to have a wide variety of units for any game. (1,000+ figures)
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9. Board Game: Ascension: Deckbuilding Game [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:353] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
Tom Verzijl
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I'm really a fan of the Ascension deck-building game on the ipod/iphone/ipad. I currently have 270 completed online games (across all available expansions) and 4 more in progress. I never thought about making an in-depth analyzation, but I do have a favorite strategy. This list seems like a great idea, and I'll gladly participate in this (I'll need to finish all my current games first though).
Some w/l stats so far (I'll update these):
2p: 112/131
3p: 13/32
4p: 12/15

Edit 2: although it is possible to play against the Ai, I decided against it. This will only contain games against other people through multiplayer.
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10. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:8]
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I just logged my 28th play last night. Most of them are solo, and will continue to be. There are some 3-4 player games mixed in there and I've been writing my brief thoughts and pseudo-summaries down already. No two player yet, sorry.

Here are my plays logged so far. http://boardgamegeek.com/plays/thing/96848?userid=215453

Oh, for anyone reading I bold what character I played so I can do a quick scan and count them up. That's all it means.

Current play count: 73
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11. Board Game: Summoner Wars: Master Set [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:56] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
Aeos James
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100? Bahh! I intend on playing this at least weekly for eternity. I Love this game! Of course, all of the expansions included.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/plays/thing/93260?userid=156301
Great idea for a list

Edit: Still out of town at work, but will update when I get home next week
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12. Board Game: The Campaign for North Africa [Average Rating:5.34 Overall Rank:9823]
Paul O'Connor
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This may take some time.
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13. Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:168]
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Great idea for a challenge! I will attempt to do this for Flash Point: Fire Rescue, since I am at 28 plays now and have commented on all of them. So far, I have come to the understanding that I would make a poor firefighter, but by the time I get up to 100 plays, I should have a better understanding of the game too.

My Flash Point: Fire Rescue Plays
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14. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:83]
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I'm at 93 plays to date (and I played it tonight). This game has definitely held up over time. I find myself trying new strategies each time.

Tonight, I let my 5 year old pick which of my route cards I kept. It made for a much more interesting game.

This was my first Euro Game since my childhood. The game has gone from a nice train themed casual game to one where my family members and I have gone after each other over and over again trying to edge one another out. The games have gotten much closer as time has gone on and I can't say enough about how much I enjoy it.

Edit:As of tonight, I have 100 plays. I didn't log each one, as I should have, but I passed the 100 mark!
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15. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:133]
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Phoenix
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I've already got 23 logged plays of this, so it won't be quite as difficult. I'm also lucky in that it solos well, and my wife and the person I game with the most often both like it.

Looking at my write-ups, I really need to start varying how I report on each game. Many of them read very similarly. In my own defense, I don't usually look at my prior logs before logging each new play.

Update: I'm now 35% of the way there! I won another game, yesterday, again at the introductory level. My next big goal is to try to win at 'normal' level. I'm hoping, by the time I get to the end of this challenge, that I'll be winning a little less than half the time at 'nightmare' level. We'll see! Wu-Feng remains a worthy adversary!

Second Update: I'm now at more than 50 games played and have only recorded one more win. I've switched away from using the Yellow Taosit, as I feel I've explored playing solo with him as much as I can. However, my theory that he and his bottomless pockets are the strongest of the four seems to be in danger of being validated. I've been losing steadily ever since I started experimenting with green! I'll be moving along to red and blue in my remaining plays. I also need to get some multi-player games in before I finish this.

Third Update: Going through the capstone for my B.S. and moving across the country slowed my progress with this, but I did manage to get in another play last month, which was my first ever play with the Guard House expansion. In this particular game, it saw light use, and didn't seem to help much when it was, as all four choices were equally horrendous. I now have less than thirty plays to go to complete the challenge, and I still love this gem of game!

Fourth Update: I am now 75% of my way through the challenge! Since I've begun, I've obtained my Bachelor's Degree, moved across the country, and won a copy of Ghost Stories: The Guardhouse Expansion in a Games for Geekgold lottery! It's been quite a journey, and I'm starting to be forced to conclude that strategy can mitigate luck in this game, but it can't completely overcome it. One key is to rely on the dice as little as possible, but even with that, there are times when you still have to have those one or two successes and they just will not appear for you. Even with that, I love this game, and I think the uncertainty just adds to the excitement. I know this is a game I will continue to play and enjoy long after I've completed the challenge.

Fifth Update: I am 83% of the way through, and I realized I've been missing a key rule this entire time! In the solo game, you -start- with one of every color of tao token besides black; not just one of your own color. It makes a huge difference, which is not surprising. Ghost Stories is always a game of narrow margins. It's remarkable how big a difference one little line of text in the rules can make!

I've been playing on ultra-hard mode all this time without ever knowing it!
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16. Board Game: Ascension: Deckbuilding Game [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:353] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
Ed G.
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Real life plays, all sitting across the table from my wife: 48

Here is my log of those plays:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/plays/thing/69789?userid=126739

It's our favorite game, so making it to 100 plays should be no problem. I'm also running an event at a convention this fall during which I'll be teaching the game to and playing with whoever signs up or shows up!
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17. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:71]
Wojtek Wojcik
Poland
Kraków(Cracow)
Malopolska
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I recently acquired this game and I am really enamored with it. I already have 40 plays logged (mostly solo, with only one core set).

So far I only made brief notes on each play (which spheres I used and which scenario was played) but from now on I will try to keep them more extensive and include thoughts on the game and on a particular adventures.

Link to Wojo's plays of LOTR LCG
You can also find categorized comments and additional LOTR:LCG content in my blog on BGG: Lord of the Rings:LCG - reviews and general thoughts

I also traded for the second copy of the core set and two of the expansion and should be receiving them within a week. I will try to answer the following questions:
- How the increased pool of cards changes the game experience?
- Is it necessary to buy more stuff in order to enjoy the game for a longer time? (after 40 plays I can safely answer: no)
- Are the new scenarios bringing something really new to the game experience?

I am curious will other question like this pop-up during this challenge and how will my view of the game change after completing it. For now I expect my plays to continue beyond 100 and I also expect occasional 2 (and more) player games.

I decided to only count plays after joining the challenge for the purpose of this statistic:
PROGRESS: 100/100 CHALLENGE COMPLETED!
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18. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:130]
Will Moller
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Lincoln
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This is a cool idea for a geeklist, so I think I'll give it a go.

I've been wanting this game for so long to play with my wife. We don't play games together a lot, and she "doesn't get" many of the games I/we have. She'll always play Lost Cities with me, though. I think we have over 40 plays. But Battle Line is currently en route and I love the idea of tracking my thinking and logic, and hers as well, over time. It'll be nice to do this from the very beginning too with a game neither of us have played and yet everyone seems to say will be a sure hit for couples.

i don't often add comments to my games (or even remember to record every play!), but I'll certainly be making the effort with this. Once I have something to link, I'll do so.
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19. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:6]
Chris Willett
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Minnesota
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I do not yet own my copy of Agricola, but once I do I will add my link here and get this ball rolling. I'm pretty sure 100 games of Agricola will be easy to rack up.

It is too late for me on games like Race for the Galaxy, Dominion, and 7 Wonders. I'm already pretty high on plays there, so I picked a new game for me.
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20. Board Game: Onirim [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:724]
Rex Moore
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Woodbridge
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I'm in with this solo gem. Considering there's a base game and three mix-'em-in-however-you-like expansions, it will easily stretch to 100 plays.

Here's my log so far:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/plays/thing/71836?userid=5698
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21. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:95]
Pete Grey
United States
Portland
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RA! RA! RA! RA! RA! RA! RA! RA!

Makes sense for me personally to choose Ra. Thank you for those who suggested it.

I rate Ra a 10. It's a well respected game that I can also easily teach to new gamers. Plus, the girlfriend likes it, and perhaps more importantly- requests it. And it rocks for two players.

I've about 25 plays in already. I'll be very interested to see how I feel about it after another 75 or so plays.

Link for progress-
http://boardgamegeek.com/plays/thing/12?userid=110635

Maybe getting balls deep into Ra can help shed some light on a question that's been nagging me Uberplay's "Fun Factor" rating 10! . I just created this geeklist today.

SUPER HIGH TECH PROGRESS O'METER
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22. Board Game: Ascension: Deckbuilding Game [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:353] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
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I also started my 100 game log for Ascension yesterday. I would have prefered to choose a game nobody else chose but Ascencion is just the perfet choice for me. And this is why:
1.) I played it for the first time yesterday.
2.) I liked it a lot.
3.) My girlfriend likes it, too. (Otherwise I would never think that 100 games were realistic.)

Here is the link:
http://boardgamegeek.com/plays/thing/69789?userid=495984
(This will only include offline games since I don't like apple and do not own an iWhatsoever.)

Edit:
I decided to include the expansions. Here is a link to my Ascension - Return of the Fallen plays:
http://boardgamegeek.com/plays/thing/95064?userid=495984
And here is the link to my Ascension - Storm of Souls plays:
http://boardgamegeek.com/plays/thing/108784?userid=495984
And here is the link to my Ascension - Immortal Heroes plays:
http://boardgamegeek.com/plays/thing/122294?userid=495984
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23. Board Game: Cube Quest [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:1132]
Behrooz Shahriari
United Kingdom
London
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I bought this last year at the UK games expo. My best friend loves it and is near-enough my only opponent. I grew weary of it and 'lent' it to him so we'd play it at his flat.

I don't think I could possibly comment every single play, but I will comment on each session. (Usually 3 games. Sometimes 5.) I hope that I'm still allowed to be on this list.
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24. Board Game: Quarriors! [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:443]
Avri Klemer
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New York
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This could take a while . . .

There are a number of games I have played around 100 times, most of them AbStrat titles. I couldn't initially think of a game that I am likely to play 100 times that I have not already put a hefty dent in.

Then I remembered Quarriors.

I have one play to date. I traded for it the next day. I haven't played it since.

Call it synchronicity. A game I want to play a *lot* more + a reason to do so.

Interested in the shape the history of these comments will take since Quarriors is a dice based game, not likely to see a steady learning curve the way my AbStrat favorites do . . .

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Game Log.
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25. Board Game: Utopia Engine [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:2193]
Josh Hawks
United States
Ft Worth
Texas
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I'd like to participate with this game. I think there's a ton of depth to be explored in this game, and I think that even if I figure out how to best play the game that the game is so brutally hard I'll never be guaranteed a win.

Plus, every now and then, I'm going to write one of the playthroughs from Isodoros' point of view. Tell the story of the end of days. Will he survive, will the apocalypse consume us all? Only time will tell!


http://boardgamegeek.com/plays/thing/75223?userid=457592
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