Cole's 10x10 challenge
Cole Wehrle
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With one of the goals for this year being a pretty dramatic cut in the game collection, I thought I'd hop on the bandwagon and try to get in a 10x10.
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1. Board Game Designer: Phil Eklund
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This one shouldn't be too hard. I've already clocked a game of Origins and a game of Pax Porfiriana. I'd like to get Lords of the Spanish Main to the table again and maybe even the Artifact.

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2. Family: 18xx
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Though I've got a couple groups that play these titles, this one will be harder to get. I'm hoping to get some repeat plays here too. I'd love to do 3 or 4 games of 1860, for instance.
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3. Board Game Publisher: Winsome Games
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I'm embarrassed to say that there are still games from last year's set that I haven't played. Let's try to fix that.
 
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4. Board Game Publisher: Splotter Spellen
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I don't think this will be troublesome. I've already clocked one game of R&B this week and a couple of their games, like Great Zimbabwe and Cannes, are pretty short.
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5. Board Game Designer: Martin Wallace
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I imagine this will be the easiest to get. There are just too many options and I'm pretty sure I could do this on Brass or Age of Steam alone. Still, I want some pressure to explore his "lesser" titles like Perikles and try to get Struggle of Empires to the table more.

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6. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:39]
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The best CCG I've ever played and it begs for a deeper engagement. I play this one in sprints. Last year I got about 10 games in, but I think they all occurred in one month. I'd love to get something more regular going.
 
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7. Board Game: Neue Heimat [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:1537]
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This was one of my big surprises from last year and I'm eager to play it more. I think we managed nearly ten plays in December when I brought it with me to Christmas with the family. I haven't played it much with the Austin crowd, but I think there are certain folks who would eat it up.

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8. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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Of all of the games in my collection, this one has probably gotten the most steady play. I've had it for 8+ years and I think it gets to the table two to three times per year. Still, I'd love to explore it a little more.
 
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9. Board Game: The Castle of the Devil [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1716]
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I thought I should put at least one "light" title. This one has already gotten 4 plays and I'm looking forward to playing it more. It is, by far, my favorite hidden roles game.
 
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10. Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:1007]
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Despite having seen considerable play, somehow this didn't make it to the table once last year. That's unacceptable, so onto the list it goes!

 
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11. Board Game: Container [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:584]
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The remaining games on this list are "bonus" games that I'd like to be able to get ten plays of as well. Container is a game that I have played many, many times, but it hasn't seen the table much since moving to Austin. That's silly and I want to fix it.
 
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12. Board Game: The Bridges of Shangri-La [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1175]
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This game wins the "most opaque" award. It got four plays last year by my count and begs for more. My wife likes it quite a bit, but it's likely a poor match for most of the groups I play with. It's not an engine builder, its deeply and destructively interactive, and it's hard as hell to read. Still, if I can find 3 other interested souls, I think we'd tear it up with this game.
 
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13. Board Game: Reef Encounter [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:489]
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When I was cutting back my collection last year, I opted to sell Breese's Keyflower (a fine game in its own way) instead of this one. Reef Encounter is just so strange and wonderful and I'd love to play it more.
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14. Board Game Publisher: Sirlin Games
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I could put this on the standard 10x10 because it would have just been too easily. With my wife and I's regular Yomi/Puzzle Strike play, I think I'm already nearly done with this one. The new Yomi characters all but make this a shoe-in.
 
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