2014 Challenge - 10 games 10 times
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Here is the challenge 2014 Challenge: Play 10 Games 10 Times Each. I accepted this challenge at the very beginning, meanwhile the list grew pretty big.

In this list I will try to keep track of my progress with some thoughts or mini-reports.

Total progress: 48%
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1. Board Game: Cave Evil [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:2988] [Average Rating:7.94 Unranked]
Board Game: Cave Evil
One of my favorites, but it´s not played as I would like. Problem is that game is quite language heavy. Regardless of that problem I hope I will get this gem to the table more often.

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2. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:134] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
I played this game only solo so far. I have only base game, first AP and Khazad-dúm deluxe expansion, but I´m planning to buy more AP´s this year. Also I want to try 2-player game. I suppose there will be no problem to play 10 times.

1) January 19th - January 26th. Because it is some time since I played LotR for the last time I decided to play first scenario from core set "Passage through Mirkwood" with every mono deck to recall cards abilities and synergies. With Leadership and Spirit decks it was piece of cake, but I had some difficulties with Lore deck (beat scenario on 3rd try) and with Tactics deck I had really hard times... it took me multiple tries to finally beat the scenario. I count it as one play, because I consider it only as exercise. I probably will continue with Journey Down the Anduine and skip Escape from Dol Guldur to the first AP. Today (January 27th) I bought another two APs and I´m eager to try new cards abd scenarios.

2) February 16th - after several tries I finally beat Journey Down to Anduin. I had no problem with this scenario in the past with my 3-color deck. This time I tried something different and I struggled a liitle bit.

3) May 21th. Hunt for Gollum.

4) June 26th. Conflict at Carrock.

5) June 29th. Conflict at Carrock.

6) August 5th. Conflict at Carrock.

7) August 7th. Conflict at Carrock.

8) August 11th. A Journey to Rhosgobel.

9) August 12th. A Journey to Rhosgobel.

10) August 14th. A Journey to Rhosgobel.
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3. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1102]
Board Game: Titan
One of biggest challenge. I´m planning to play 2-player only and I hope it could be done.

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4. Board Game: Ascension: Storm of Souls [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:745] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
Board Game: Ascension: Storm of Souls
Nice filler with great artwork. Played it quite a lot with my GF and we both like it. No problem with challenge here.

1) January 6th. We were playing with slightly more honor crystals than is suggested in rulebook for more lenghty game. There were a lot of monsters in center row. In one moment there were only mosters. So I went with power strategy. I also have managed to get all expensive and VP valuable Mechana Constructs. I won with 84 points over my GF with 73 points.

2) January 12th. Quite long game. I lost with 96 points against my GF with 104 points. I managed to get good combo which allowed me to buy cheaply Heroes with high rune cost so I had good amount of cards with relatively high VP value. My GF went with strategy to collect honor crystals and in the end she had more than twice crystals than me. I had Construct which gave me 2 Power each turn almost from begining, but I forgot to punch Cultist for one honor crystal almost whole game. This probably cost me victory.

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5. Board Game: Space Empires: 4X [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:500] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
Board Game: Space Empires: 4X
One year in my collection and still unplayed! This have to be changed! I´m planning to play first few games solo starting with Doomsday Machines scenario, then Allien Empire scenario and then try 2-player.

1) August 18th. Solo Doomsday Machines.

2) August 20th. Solo Doomsday Machines.

3) September 2nd. Solo Doomsday Machine - large map, easy diff - lost!

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6. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:73]
Board Game: Dominant Species
Great game. Played mostly 2-player. I want to introduce this game to my friends, but I need to play more 2p games first.

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2) August 1st.

3) August 2nd.

4) November 8th.

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7. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.10 Overall Rank:27]
Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game
Played it solo and 2-player co-op. One of our favorites if we have enough time.

1) January 19th. Played with my GF. We decided to play "shorter" scenario (still 3 hours long) so we chose Mines Liberation. Although it´s competitive scenario we love MK for its co-op nature. We played without dummy player and we discussed our moves, combat resolutions and so on. We tried to liberate every mine and we succeed in the end. So it was mix of co-op and competitive play.

We chose our characters at random. I had Arythea and my GF had Tovak. I was more careful first day and first night (2 rounds). I attempted to liberate two mines and both took me two tries. I had only 2 or so wounds, but it significantly slowed me down. My GF was more agresive and she plundered two dungeons for artefact and spell and liberated one mine, but she took a lot of wounds.

Second day and night (last 2 rounds) I captured good positioned fortress which gave me one more card in hand most of the turns. For liberation of last mine I had to overcome one rampaging dragon. I handled him quite well, but last battle in mine with another dragon and one more monster was disaster. I beat them, but I suffered a lot of wounds. My GF was luckier. She managed to get rid of most wounds from earlier rounds and her spell, which gave her ability to evade enemy´s attacks for unused movement points, prevented her from taking more wounds.

Each of us liberated same amount of mines, but my GF collected almost every achievement. I collected only two, from which one was for most wounds in deck shake. I had 61 points and my GF had 91. We both won, but my GF won more

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8. Board Game: Berserk: War of the Realms [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:6318] [Average Rating:6.32 Unranked]
Board Game: Berserk: War of the Realms
My first and so far only KS game. I´m still waiting for my package. I love the artwork, but it seems that rulebook is very bad. Regardless of all issues with rulebook and KS campaign I still have high hopes for this game.

1) February 4th. Near the end of January I finally recieved my KS copy. We tried two beginners games with Knights and Villains decks. I liked it very much and am eager to play full game.

2) February 8th.

3) February 8th. Again Knights and Villains. I lost both game. It seems taht with more games under the belt the game is much more quicker.

4) February 9th.

5) February 9th. Lost first game and finally won second .

6) February 16th.

7) February 16th. We tried new decks. This time it was orcs against elves. I lost quite badly first game, but I won second.

8) March 15th.

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10) March 16th.
 
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9. Board Game: Mush! Mush!: Snow Tails 2 [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:4000]
Board Game: Mush! Mush!: Snow Tails 2
Played it with my family (all non-gamers) during Christmass. Easy and very enjoyable racing game. And it looks beautiful on the table.

1) January 3rd. 6-player game, all newbies and non-gamers. We were drinking before and during game and I chose slightly more difficult track with a lot of trees. Not much good idea. 3 players got it eventually, but 2 other players were struggling till the end. It was quite chaotic. Next time I should be more careful.

2) January 10th. 6-player game again. 4 newbies, but this time they were more used to play games. Not exactly gamers, but rules explenation was much more smoother and quicker. And race was pretty tense. I was on last place few rounds before race end and quite far away from others. I squeezed out last forces from my dogs, balanced my sled (got bonus 6) and moved 14 spaces forward. I had one tree on my way, but I catched up others. Bad thing was that I ended up with 0,0,1,1 and dent card in my hand. Next turn 4 other mushers ended their turns just before finish line. My GF was 5th at that time, but she cleverly used her bonus and crossed finish line. I was still on 6th place so I had chance to speed up and finish on better place. But my dogs were exhausted and I finished last. Great race!

3) April 4th. 3-player game.

4) April 4th. 3-player game.

5) April 9th. 3-player game.

6) April 9th. 3-player game.

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10. Board Game: The Duke [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:588] [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
Board Game: The Duke
Christmass gift. Played it twice so far and I loved it.

1) January 4th. Played with my GF. It was tense, 30 minutes long, great game. I lose

2) January 4th. Second game I won in about 10 minutes.

3) January 4th. Third game I was luckier with tile draw and won that game too. Assassin is badass .

4) January 8th. Originaly I wanted add pieces with advanced abilities, but my GF was tired and didn´t want to learn new rules, so we proceeded with basic rules. This time my duke was traped and assassinated.

5) January 8th. In second game my GF did several mistakes and I won.

6) January 8th. I was luckier with tile draw and also my GF´s weariness turns to restlessness. I won that game too.

7) January 9th.

8) January 9th. Another two plays. This time we were much more focused and both games was longer than 30 minutes. Also we finally used pieces with enhanced abilities although none comes in play for enough time to use ability. My GF drew Oracle once, but I captured her in my next turn. I won both games. It seems I finally found game in which I can win on regular basis over my GF. Usually I´m the one who is beaten .

9) May 18th.

10) May 18th.
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