Sixth Annual Alphabetic Boardgaming Challenge
- Seth Brown(Osirus)United States
If this is your first Alphabetic Boardgaming Challenge geeklist, you can see what to expect by looking at the Fifth Annual ABC. (or, for completists, the geeklist of all ABCs). At this point my collection is approaching 300 games, so if you know anyone who lives or travels near NW MA looking to buy some used games, please send them my way. I think if I can just sell 30-40, we'll be able to sit on our loveseat again.
But true love is obviously about playing 26 boardgames with your partner over the course of a few days. The ever-expanding collection only gives us more options (including, finally, a game we don't hate for Q). The official ABC rules dictate that the loser of each round chooses the game and parameters (e.g. whether to use variants/expansions, whether victory is best-of-three or total score, etc.) for the next letter.
Usually we select the first game by matrix method, but we were talking about possible matrix strategy and I said, "You'll probably choose a column to avoid Agricola, because it's a long game. Which is too bad, as I'd love to play Agricola." And Debbie said, "I wouldn't avoid it, we haven't played Agricola in too long, and I'd love to play it too." At that point we decided to dispense with the usual A-game matrix and just start with Agricola, since the whole point of the event is playing games we like together.
As always, I'll be livegeeklisting the event so you can enjoy the gaming marathon vicariously.
- [+] Dice rolls