2015: 10 Games-10 Plays
Steve Kennedy

New Hampshire
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Last year I entered the fray a bit later with a look at what games were the first to reach 10 plays for the year. (2014 10 x 10) There were plenty of solitaire games on that list (4 of the 10 actually) many of them new-to-me VPG games. Those might crop up here again as five have already made it to the table several times this year already.

My one goal was to try and get Navajo Wars to the table 10 times in time to actually make this list this year. I love the game, but getting some good down time for it can be rough and that was certainly the case.

So here are the games that first got 10 plays in 2015. There are several games that hovered at 7-9 but a couple abstracts jumped ahead in the end.
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1. Board Game: Pandemic: The Cure [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:265]
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My wife loves Pandemic so it was no surprise that this also connected. The dice mechanism is an interesting one and it tends to make the game a bit harder sometimes. Ten games in and we've won only twice. Now, I am beginning to feel like I'd like to move on from this, even to return to the original. I do like that it can play very quickly and it sets up fairly fast as well.

The game made it first with a combination of a couple solo plays but, mostly as a 2-player experience.
 
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2. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1102]
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A little March Madness and we played this while enjoying the basketball games. Good to have a classic abstract amongst the list this year.
 
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3. Board Game: Sylvion [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:799]
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Well, the third game to make it to this list for 2015 is also less than a month old in our collection and another new release. All the plays have been solitaire and I'd say that most games were right at the indicated 30-minute play time, though a couple have been a wee bit longer.

This game is a lot of fun, though some may find the shuffling to be too much, but that is part of the game anyway. Though it takes up more room than Onirim, the gameplay is different and I have not even dared take on the 3 little expansions yet.
 
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4. Board Game: Nations: The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:719]
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Most of these were solitaire plays again but as simple as this game is essentially, it is still fun to play. The dice element makes it interesting and it is pretty easy to explain to people as well.
 
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5. Board Game: The Duke [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:405] [Average Rating:7.49 Unranked]
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This has to be one of my new favorite 2-player games. It plays fast, but the musketeer expansion adds some length and more interesting decisions to the game. Overall glad to have had this make the list!

So far it is my most-played game of 2015.
 
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6. Board Game: Splendor [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:120]
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After not playing this game all year, we introduced it to our exchange student and within days surpassed the 10 plays mark. It was great to try this with 3 people as well!
 
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7. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:391]
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We brought this out to try now that we have a third person around and it did not take long to play ten games over a couple of nights. Great filler and nice to see it in what is becoming a very varied 10x10 list this year.
 
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8. Board Game: Hapsburg Eclipse [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:3050] [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
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This States-of-Siege game always adds a bit of variety with a few interesting additions to the "all sides" coming at you experience. This one had hovered around the 10 plays and an afternoon of insanely short disasters made it appear here. The last few game attempts were like watching a 3 Stooges war short.
 
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9. Board Game: DVONN [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:361] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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A modern classic abstract that just arrived last week. It got opened and made it to this list within a couple of hours. Everyone agreed that this was a great little game that was also quite fun.
 
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10. Board Game: Abalone [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1412]
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My friend loves this game and it took no time to quickly get this over 10 plays.
 
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