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Steph's New to Me List February 2019!!

Steph Hodge
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Welcome to Steph's "New to Me" List 2019!


This year I have made the goal of learning 300 games!



Steph's Awesome Spectrum Rating System!











Steph's Sad Cloud Rating 1-2.5/10
Steph's Bland Rainbow Rating 3-4.5/10
Steph's Primary Rainbow Rating 5-7/10 (Solid Play)
Steph's Super Rainbow Rating 7.5-8.5 (Keepers)
Steph's Double Rainbow Rating 9-10/10 (Top Favorites)




February List
from Worst to Best




ROLL for Your Life, Candyman!:

I am not really into speed rolling dice games. This didn't change my mind on the subject. The components are super cute, but the game just didn't do anything for me. Could be good for kids and families to enjoy though.



3/10 After 1 play (Not Owned)



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Cabo:

Luck-driven card game. You have a few choices, and you simply have to hope for the best! The artwork is amazingly cute and I hope they create more games with these characters and world. All in all a filler game that didn't really grab me.



4/10 After 1 play (Owned)



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Memo Street:

Memory meets Yahtzee. Very very simple design. Not terribly exciting and not one I want to play all the time. It was fine.



4/10 After 1 play (Not Owned)



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Lisboa:

Was very hesitant on playing this game since I hadn't been too fond of other titles from Lacerda. There is far too much going on in this game for me to appreciate it. Too many moving parts. I didn't hate it, but I won't ever choose to play it. All in all, not for me.



4.5/10 After 1 play (Not Owned)



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Ludus Senatus:

This actually reminded me a bit of Cabo. Hidden cards that you are trying to manipulate. This was faster, therefore, I liked it more. Very fast, but not terribly exciting. Could play again.



5/10 After 1 play (Not Owned)



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On Tour:

Roll n write game. Kind of hard to plan, and can easily be screwed over. Really enjoyed at the beginning, but by the end was kind of over it. Nice production and a game I could play again.



5/10 After 1 play (Not Owned)



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Intrigue:

Mean game. It is pretty entertaining though. I enjoyed it and would definitely like to play again. Really hard to gauge the situations in this game. Fun to see the final outcome.



6/10 After 1 play (Not Owned)



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DinoGenics:

Solid gameplay. One card really ticked me off which set an overall gloom for me. Would play again with fewer people, but if I had to pick a dino game, it would be Dinosaur Island.



6.5/10 After 1 play (Not Owned)



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Eye My Favorite Things:

Cute party type game with personal information. You are providing top 5 lists and people have to try and win tricks based on what they think they know about you. It is silly and fun. I had a good time playing and will definitely play again.



7/10 After 1 play (Not Owned)



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Vadoran Gardens:

Super cute card laying game. Totally drawn to the box art. I like card placement games with pattern building. A quick and clever game in the realm of Honshu. Would happily play this for a filler game. Can feel a little restrictive though.



7/10 After 1 play (Owned)



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Ab in die Tonne:

I am always up for a good dexterity game. This is fun times and plays in 15 minutes. The pieces never seem to slide in the correct direction no matter what! Lots of fun!



7/10 After 1 play (Not Owned)



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Obsession:

Love the theme. Some interesting game mechanics and hand management. I am not really a fan of the take-that element to the game, but I enjoy everything else that is happening. Definitely a game to revisit.



7.5/10 After 1 play (Owned)



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MY GAME OF THE MONTH IS: Wingspan



Love the theme and production of this game. So many cards, and I really like the different combos and strategies to go for. I'm constantly planning in this game, and it gives me a feeling of accomplishment at the end. I enjoy it.



7.5/10 After several plays (Owned)



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New to me Expansions!



Celestia: A Little Help:

Cute addition to the game. More cards that will help the active player and give player abilities. Definitely a great choice if you love the base game.



7.5/10 After 1 play (Owned)



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Welcome To...: Halloween Thematic Neighborhood:

Perfect game to put me in the mood for Halloween. Hahah just enough addition to keep it easy to understand for new players. Really love the change up in this expansion board.



8/10 After 1 play (Owned)



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Lords of Vegas: UP!:

Really great expansion. I am not sure I like playing with 5 players, but it is a good option to have either way. I certainly like building upwards. Makes it easier to get those otherwise difficult-to-gain points.



8/10 After 1 play (Not Owned)



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Dinosaur Island: Totally Liquid:

So much content added to an already awesome game. I might recommend not adding it all in at once, but a few here and there. I really enjoyed this expansion. I do have a lot of questions for Jon Gilmour though. I look forward to playing again soon!



8.5/10 After 1 play (Owned)



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The Tally


January: 12
February: 13






Total new to me games for the year: [size=24]25!
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Last year I started keeping tabs on the movies I was watching. This year I am also adding in the completed series I watch! I love TV too...









Thanks for following along! I hope you have an amazing 2019.


Happy Gaming!!!



-Steph


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