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Dark Films & Burritos

Not related to gaming. Not related to stressing over time spent online or having too much stuff. I'm just here to encourage you to watch more great films and eat more great food. Do it.
Noirvember 2: How does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?
BurrEato 2020 - A Challenge to Eat 30 (or more) Burritos in 30 Days!
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Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:52 am
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100 Ranked

I did 20 two years ago.
50 last year.
I figured I'd finally go for the 100. The ranking is almost arbitrary, but it is based on desire to play again right now and not some notion of how objectively great the game is. Yes, this year I once again include games that I haven't played in a decade, but I think I'm getting better about this. They're on the list to prompt me to play them. If I repeatedly don't play them, they'll likely leave the collection and leave the list.
The Compleat Gamester - trawlerman's Top 100 Games, May 18th-19th, 2020 Edition, to be completely revised on the morrow, weather permitting, and if he gets out of bed.
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Tue May 19, 2020 10:06 pm
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Solitaire Freebie

Hey all,

This is just a quick post to point you to a new Jason Tagmire (of Button Shy) solitaire design. I received it in the January "Board Game of the Month" shipment. You can get it FOR FREE. I've only played it once (on May 1st, sadly my only play of anything so far this month), but that play was enjoyable. Solitaire gaming is not my thing, but I found this one quick and pleasant with some tough decisions followed by agonizing, disgusting card draws of the exact card not needed right then. It's called Nytelyfe Solitaire. It's played with a traditional deck of cards. On your turn, you draw a card, then place it in one of five spots, noting that playing in certain spots may result in having to place a card facedown (which is bad). Once all five spots are filled, you start a new round and do it again, adding cards to each row. Just watch out for vampires. Keep doing this until the deck runs out, then check your score. Simple and fun.

Check it out FOR FREE here: https://www.pnparcade.com/products/nytelyfe

Then go buy a copy of Hierarchy from Button Shy because it's so good.

(Thanks to Travis Morton for pointing to this print n play version. I wouldn't have known about it otherwise.

Jason, if you're reading this, do me a favor and upload Adder and Earthshine somewhere online so that I can rave about them and share them! Pretty please!
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Fri May 8, 2020 12:15 pm
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Expertise? Bah.

Peer pressure is a thing. I made a geeklist because someone else did.

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/265621/following-bootleby...

I think the list may be more about BGG than it is about me.

The geeklist could be titled, "Many games I haven't played in ten years yet somehow my few plays have not been surpassed in the intervening years."

Enjoy.
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Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:57 am
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If you like Through the Desert, you might also like...

...Doom: The Boardgame

The 2004 FF 'Silver Line' reprint of Through the Desert featured a thick multilingual rulebook that had some space for a Fantasy Flight ad on the back cover.

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Also inside the back cover are adverts for Twilight Imperium: Third Edition and Arkham Horror.
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:31 pm
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Knizia - "because a game opens the door to other people"

Video Game Publisher: Ravensburger

(I'm shamelessly stealing this "heads up" feature from Mat's Progresiv Gaming blog.)

I spent several hours putting together a "Meta Geeklist" listing all other geeklists related to Reiner Knizia. I did this for myself, because after the recent flurry of Knizia Top 10s I was interested in the Knizia lists of the past, but I also mainly did it for others, to provide a convenient list for others so that they wouldn't have to hunt down the old lists as I did.

There is a lot of good content here on BGG that gets buried by newer content. Cult of the New applies to new BGG threads and new BGG lists as much as new games. It's good to turn back and see some of the really great contributions from the past. And why not comment on a list that hasn't seen activity in ten years?

But it wasn't until after I put the metalist out there that I realized that a geeklist linking to other geeklists will not alert anyone subscribed to games notifications. Someone who would normally see a list with Tigris & Euphrates on it would not see this list because T&E isn't actually listed on it, despite T&E photos showing up in quite a few of the listings.

So, I'm featuring the list here because here I can tag many of Knizia's games, alerting others to the existence of the list. I'm not doing this to grab thumbs or praise or whatever. I'm only trying to get the attention of other Knizia fans because I honestly think that the list will be of interest. I hope it is both useful and pleasurable for you.

Reiner Knizia Geeklists Metalist
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Sat May 25, 2019 2:13 pm
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