2014 Fives and Dimes (Avron)
- Gareth Reynolds(Avron)New Zealand
This is the games I played at least 5 times throughout 2014.Recommend
My gaming continued to be spread across the week this year, with more gaming at the weekends than I had been prior years. And far less Wednesday night gaming than was common for me for a five year stretch.
I got into modern games near the end of 2004 with my introduction to Settlers of Catan by an individual at the church I was attending. That didn't go far beyond me getting a copy of Carcassonne and then quite a bit later, Ticket to Ride.
The first "group" I joined was the Christchurch Euro Gamers (a group that meets on Wednesday nights), I started going there at the end of January 2008. We had three locations hosting in a rotation for most of 2013 which was part of the reason I ceased being as present about half-way through the year. Hosting split even more in 2014 with one of the hosts heading back to the UK at the start of the year and a couple of others starting to host. I basically attended at only the closest of those locations throughout the year, so maybe once a month.
The second group I joined was SAGA (the local University game group), that I've been a member of since early 2010. The group starts meeting at the end of February, coinciding with the Uni year; with very few exceptions I was gaming there on Tuesday and Thursday nights. And there were a few weekend events throughout the year as well.
The last of my regular weekly game sessions was Monday Night Social at the flat of a couple of friends. Both of whom I met at the CEG group a few months before they started hosting regularly in 2011. Games there usually happened to be lighter games as many of the attendees aren't "gamers".
Another group, the Irregulars, has sessions on Friday nights, but the majority of those are even further from me than the Wednesday night group, so I attend only the closest.
After six years of heading to Hanmer Springs for a long weekend in November I stayed in Christchurch this year, and tried to manage 48 hours of gaming with SAGA at a charity event. I lasted 36 hours.
My prior Five & Dimes. 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
As I don't record plays of games that use a computer AI this list doesn't include as much Race for the Galaxy games as it might. There would also be more of quite a few other games if I included BSW, BGA, Yucata, etc.
All games with background shading on the first play date were new to me this year. The first comment to the geeklist as a whole lists those games that I played less than 5 times for the year with the shading there having the same purpose.
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