2017 Challenge: Play 10 Games 10 Times Each
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Goal of the Challenge:
As a counterpoint to the Cult of the New, this challenge encourages people to play each game several times to explore and experience them in depth. There is no rush to find the optimum strategy on your first play, or read all of the cards beforehand. Instead, each play reveals something more and something different, you get to try various strategies, and everyone's strategies evolve with their understanding and learning of the game. If you are tired of constantly learning new rules when running after the latest hotness, never really learning various strategies to any game, and needing to relearn the rules of old games because it's been too long since they were played, this is the challenge for you.

Previous Year's Challenges
2014 Challenge: Play 10 Games 10 Times Each
2015 Challenge: Play 10 Games 10 Times Each
2016 Challenge: Play 10 Games 10 Times Each

The Challenge: Play 10 games 10 times each in 2017
-Anyone can join at any time in 2017.
-There are 2 versions of the Challenge, Normal & Hardcore, which will be explained below.

Note 1: All Normal and Hardcore lists are separate challenges, so a single play can appear in only one list. You can include a game on more than one list, and even have the exact same list for both Normal and Hardcore challenges, but you'd need to have 10 plays for each list the game appears in.
The key difference with the Hardcore challenge is that you are not allowed to change your mind on the 11 games once you have created the list. However, you can downgrade your Hardcore list to a Normal list and freely change listed games. You could even start a new Hardcore list, but you could only include plays done after creation of the new Hardcore list.

Note 2: If you want to do both a Normal and Hardcore challenge, you may put both lists into one entry. Just make sure to add a comment with your Hardcore list.

How to join the Normal Challenge:
1. Add an item to the geeklist, either a game from your list or create your own Geeklist and enter its ID.
2. In the text field for the item, indicate in big bold letters that you are doing the Normal Challenge and then write down your ten games, if you've decided. You do not have to decide your 10 games ahead of time. You could even wait until you've finished playing 10 games 10 times each before posting to the challenge.
3. You may swap out games as you like. As long as you play 10 game 10 times by the end of 2017, you've succeeded at the challenge.
4. For each game, use whatever method you like for tracking the 10 plays.
5. You may include any plays that happened in 2017, even if they were before you joined the challenge.
6. When you have completed the challenge, played your 10 games 10 times, send the 10x10 BG Admin a GeekMail with a link to your item on this Geeklist. (Click on the number of your entry and it will give you a permanent hyperlink.) We must get a Geekmail by February 1, 2018 for you to be eligible for Microbadges.
GeekMails will be processed once a month. You will only get a GeekMail informing you of the Microbadge award. Do not send follow-up messages unless more than 2 months have passed.
7. If you have any questions, please send the 10x10 BG Admin a GeekMail or post in the comment section at the very bottom of this Geeklist. We may not be able to keep up with all the comments on the individual entries.

How to join the Hardcore Challenge:
1. Add an item to the geeklist, either a game from your list or create your own Geeklist and enter its ID.
2. In the text field for the item, indicate in big bold letters that you are doing the Hardcore Challenge and then write down your ten games including one alternate.
3. Comment on your item and copy the list of 11 games into it. Do not edit this comment. We will compare this unedited comment to your final list of games played to see if you changed anything or not.
4. To complete the challenge, you must play 10 of the 11 games you've specified at least 10 times. You may not swap in/out any other games.
5. For each game, use whatever method you like for tracking the 10 plays.
6. You may not include any plays that happened before you joined the challenge.
7. When you have completed the challenge, played your 10 games 10 times, send the 10x10 BG Admin a GeekMail with a link to your item on this Geeklist. (Click on the number of your entry and it will give you a permanent hyperlink.) We must get a Geekmail by February 1, 2018 for you to be eligible for Microbadges.
GeekMails will be processed once a month. You will only get a GeekMail informing you of the Microbadge award. Do not send follow-up messages unless more than 2 months have passed.
8. If you have any questions, please send the 10x10 BG Admin a GeekMail or post in the comment section at the very bottom of this Geeklist. We may not be able to keep up with all the comments on the individual entries

Challenge Assistants
Since Sarah has trouble keeping up with the challenge, she will be having people help her out. Please be respectful as these people have volunteered their time.

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We have a centralized account for all communications for this challenge since Sarah is having difficulties keeping up. If you have any questions about the 2017 Challenge or when you complete the 2017 challenge, please contact this account:

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A big thanks goes out to a very talented Microbadge designer Jonna Hind (Kattvippa). She's designed all five of the Microbadges below.

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Completed Hardcore Award: This one will be awarded by the admins to all those who succeed at the Hardcore challenge. mb

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Details of what does and does not count:
--If you play a game multiple times in a row, each completed game counts as a play. Partial games do not count, but can be added together to count as whole games.

--Feel free to include expansions in your games. It is suggested that when playing expansions that cannot be played on their own, list the entry under the main game. No need to specify the expansions used at any point. Unless your goal is to play an expansion 10 times then list the expansion as the entry.

--For expansions that can be played on their own as well as games in a series that can be mixed, you have two options:
1. List them as separate games, count their plays separately.
2. List them together as one game, count their plays together.

--Any games in a series that cannot be combined count as their own game. For example, the Tempest line of games are distinctly different, even though they are in a series.

--Feel free to play your games in any order that you like. You don't have to start with #1 and play all 10 games before going to #2. Unless that is how you want to do it.

--Role-playing games count. Each session counts as a play. So if you meet 10 times, that's 10 plays.

--For games that have scenarios, playing through a scenario counts as a play.

--Since a war game scenario can last hours, much longer than most board games, a play is counted for at least a two-hour block of time. It is up to each person to decide what a play means to them because this is a personal challenge, so you can make a play of a war game a longer period of time, up to a completed scenario.

--Online/digital games count regardless if you are playing against a person or the computer AI. The digital and physical games have to have the same rules (thus the same components) It also must have the same name as the original. It can't be a differently named game with similar game-play. "Normal" video games do not count for this challenge.

--Solo play counts.

--CCGs/LCGs count as they're tabletop games. Anything classified as a tabletop game counts for this challenge.

--If you participated in the challenge in the past, feel free to include any games you played then in this year's challenge. It's a new year, a new start.

How do I do...
If you are unsure of how to do something to join this challenge, please check out these handy how-to links.
FAQ for the Play 10 Games 10 Times Each Challenges
Overview of Geeklists
How to add an entry to a Geeklist

Discussion Thread
For any and all conversation about the 2017 challenge, please check out: 2017 Challenge: Play 10 Games 10 Times Each discussion

Other Gaming Challenges to Check out:
MetaList for GeekList Challenges
The 2017 Solo and Coop Unpossible Challenge
2017 Family Choice Challenge: Get Your Family Involved!
2017 Extreme Numerology Challenge

Support Sites:
NemeStats - A site that allows you to track your plays and get stats about how you're doing.
BG Stats Challenge Expansion - BG Stats is a great app that helps you keep track of your plays. Recently, they added an expansion so you can also track challenges. And we have heard that the app will soon be coming for Android, so keep an eye on the site.
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1. Board Game: Lanterns: The Harvest Festival [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:560]
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I will be doing the Normal Challenge.

Not sure exactly what I'll play, but Lanterns for sure since it's amazing on iOS.

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COMPLETED! YAY! meeple
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2. Board Game: Rising Sun Form 10s [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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My 2017 Hardcore challenge entry!

See my progress here:
DraedGhawl's 2017 10X10 Hardcore Challenge
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3. Board Game: Tokaido Collector's Edition [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked]
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In for a penny, in for a pound - here are my lists for 2017:

NORMAL CHALLENGE

01) Century: Spice Road
02) Chrononauts
03) Android: Netrunner – Terminal Directive
04) Between Two Cities
05) Sushi Go!
06) Just Desserts
07) Skull
08) The Game (Plays 11-20)
09) Splendor
10) Biblios

HARDCORE CHALLENGE

01) Tokaido Collector's Edition
02) Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
03) Chess
04) Tsuro
05) Hanabi
06) The Game
07) Mysterium
08) Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
09) Sushi Go Party!
10) Parfum
11) Android: Netrunner
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4. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:10]
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I'll be doing the normal challenge again.

The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game

The Castles of Burgundy

Spexxx

Ebbe & Flut

Dice Stars

Avenue

Port Royal

Skyline

Oregon

Starving Artists

Done. (Some time in March.)

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Balloon Cup

Can't Stop

Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers

Just4Fun

Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

Attika

7 Steps

Autumn

Fearsome Floors

Winter

Second batch finished May 21.

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Carcassonne: South Seas

Langfinger

To Court the King

Just4Fun Colours

The Rose King

Zooloretto: The Dice Game

Keltis: Das Würfelspiel

The Lord of the Rings: Journey to Mordor
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5. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:67]
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I'm in! Had a great time in 2016.

NORMAL CHALLENGE

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
Viticulture Essential Edition
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
Gears of War: The Board Game
Limes
Rallyman
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Carcassonne Big Box 5
Zombicide: Black Plague
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6. Board Game: Agricola (revised edition) [Average Rating:8.30 Overall Rank:267]
James C
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First time I'll give this a try. It should be straightforward for us because we tend to play a few games a lot and not a lot of games a little.

It'll be the Normal Challenge.

Don't know which games we'll play, but certainly Agricola.

Agricola (revised edition)
Suburbia
San Juan (Second Edition)
Targi
Patchwork
Blood of an Englishman
Kingdom Builder

Should be fun!

EDIT: I've started a SuperGLS's 2017 10x10 Geeklist to keep track of the fun.
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7. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:2036]
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Here is my first list of HARDCORE challenge games. Picked them with the kids.


Tentative list of games for second HARDCORE challenge. This set was intended to be my first and only hardcore list. To meet my extra goals, I'll need to revise this list and may need to revise it further later in the year so that it is just a standard challenge list.

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Previous lists: 2016
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HARDCORE CHALLENGE

1. A Study in Emerald (second edition)
2. BattleLore (Second Edition)
3. Chase
4. Concordia
5. Feudality
6. Forbidden Stars
7. Gnostica
8. Kingdom Builder
9. Luna
10. Runebound (Third Edition)
11. Summoner Wars
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9. Board Game: Epic Card Game [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1268]
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Well, after talking it over with my son, looks like Epic Card Game is out, unfortunately. But we did come to a consensus finally, and here they are.

Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game
Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game
Munchkin Conan
Castellan
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Pandemic
DungeonQuest Revised Edition
Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
Ogre
Mage Wars Arena
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10. Board Game: Arkwright [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:617]
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Last year I failed the hardcore challenge in a big way. I banked on liking games that I'd ordered, but never played, and that turned out to be a big mistake (I'm looking at you Blood Rage). I also put BSG on my list (a game that really shines at higher player counts... and also one that my game group despises).

This year, I'm (hopefully) better at knowing what games I am going to like, so there are still a couple games on here that I've never tried. Soooooo..... Let's try again for the HARDCORE CHALLENGE

So many great games to choose from. It was really hard to narrow down this list. Maybe I'll attempt a normal challenge too. We'll see how things go!

1) Myrmes
2) Aeon's End
3) Forged in Steel
4) The Great Zimbabwe
5) Vinhos
6) Scythe
7) Terra Mystica
8) Tramways
9) Arkwright
10) Gingerdead House

Alternate
11) Puerto Rico

HARDCORE STATUS: 47% COMPLETE!!!

My hope is to get Mage Knight (which I'm still agonizing over leaving off the Hardcore challenge), Sekigahara, Indonesia, Chaos in the Old World and Polis on my normal list... Maybe Age of Steam too (means I need to invest in a good 2 player map...). We'll see!!!

NORMAL CHALLENGE

1) Villages of Valeria X 10
2) Akrotiri X 6
3) Saint Petersburg X 6
4) Factory Fun x8
5) Oh My Goods x7
6) Through the Ages x4
7) Too Many Bones x8
8) 1846 x7
9) Reef Encounter x3
10) Age of Steam x8

NORMAL STATUS: 67% COMPLETE!!!
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I am attempting the Normal Challenge.

I think it will be very difficult for me and don't imagine I'll make it, but I'd like to at least try as it will hopefully help me play some of my favourite games more times that I otherwise would.

I would imagine that Glory to Rome will end up being one of the games on here. I am also about halfway through Pandemic Legacy: Season 1, so there should be a few plays of that as well.

1) Terraforming Mars (10th play on 25 March)

2) Santorini (10th play on 8 July)

3) FUSE (10th play on 30 September)

4) A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King

5) Glory to Rome

6) Hanamikoji

7) Las Vegas

8) Carson City

9) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle

10) Quartermaster General

In addition to the 10 x 10 challenge I am also doing the 100 x 1 challenge. I think that challenge will be easier as there tends to be a lot of cult of the new in my group (and I am definitely guilty of that myself).

As part of my 100 x 1 challenge I have set myself a secondary goal of playing games with 100 different people. So I thought, why not do something similar here, so I am going to have a second goal of 10 plays with 10 different people.

1) Ollie M (10th play on 7 January)

2) Iain B (10th play on 17 January)

3) Dean T (10th play on 21 February)

4) Roger A (10th play on 7 March)

5) Kevin S (10th play on 22 April)

6) Mark S (10th play on 23 April)

7) Mike W (10th play on 23 April)

8) Ben W (10th play on 16 May)

9) Kim G (10th play on 27 May)

10) Andy O (10th play on 31 May)



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12. Board Game: Fabled Fruit [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:675]
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Hardcore Challenge

My third year! Maybe this year, I won't smoosh all the plays till the end of the year and then freak out that I haven't played anything. Once I master that, I'm sure I can take on the Hardcore Challenge.

My better half has convinced me that we're on top of this one this year... we're going to take on both challenges after all.

Fabled Fruit
Patchwork
En Passant
Village in a Box
100 Swords
Onitama
Rat Hot
Architekton
Dice Bazaar
Lost Woods


Normal Challenge

Potion Explosion
NMBR 9
Carcassonne
Herbaceous
Tsuro
Bowling Solitaire
Elevenses for One
Onirim
Parade
Aztack
Friday

Normal Challenge completed as of 06.28.17!


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13. Board Game: 20th Century Limited [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:3833]
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Hi, Sarah (and Friends who support you) - -

Thank you for hosting once again, and adding even more fun to this already-wonderful hobby! I plan to take on your Hardcore Challenge myself, and several others; all except (4) below in combination with Betsy. We'll record plays by either of us alone, but if we both play that's still only "1" play.

(1) 10x10 HARDCORE CHALLENGE in 2017 (along with several other Challenges I'll describe below). Here are my 11 games. As last year, I'll try to play all eleven at least eleven times each.:

20th Century Limited (12 total)
Alhambra
Amerigo
At the Gates of Loyang
Blue Moon City
Castles of Mad King Ludwig (11 total)
Cinque Terre (12 total)
Concordia
Notre Dame
Quadropolis (13 total)
Thurn and Taxis (13 total)

99% complete


Also (2A) 100 x 1 Challenge This is an enhanced version of Daphne & Francois' idea, with the bar raised as they suggest: "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing HARD!" Chuck only is working on the 10x10 above, but Betsy and Chuck together are doing the following Challenges. If either of us plays a game, it counts; if both of us play together, it counts only once. Our 2017 Goal is to play at least:

100 games once each
80 of these 2 times
60 of these 3 times
40 of these 4 times
20 of these 5 times
... for a total of 300 plays. Here is our progress:

By July 31: 100 + 80 + 50 + 38 + 20 = 288
96% complete


First-time-in-2017 plays (in alphabetical order):

Favorites in bold.

10 Days in Africa (5/3)
20th Century Limited (2/3)
6 nimmt! (2/22)
7 Wonders (3/1)
7 Wonders Duel (6/17)
Above and Below (6/15)
Agricola (8/26)
Agricola: Family (6/16)
Airlines Europe (6/2)
Alhambra (1/6)
Amerigo (1/20)
At the Gates of Loyang (2/19)
Atlantic Star (2/20)
BANG! (1/19)
Barenpark (6/25)
Blitz! (Spit!) (6/4)
Blue Moon City (1/6)
Bob Ross (10/11)
Bora Bora (2/21)
Carcassonne: The Castle (4/21)
Careers (6/7)
Castles of Mad King Ludwig (1/13)
Caverna (3/30)
Century: Spice Road (6/16)
China (1/3)
Cinque Terre (1/15)
Coal Country (6/15)
Codenames: duet (6/14)
Concept (3/29)
Concordia (1/20)
Connections (6/7)
Costa Rica (2/22)
Cottage Garden (1/2)
CV (6/6)
Decathlon (Knizia) (4/17)
Dig (9/6)
Dominion (3/6)
Downforce (9/30)
Dungeon Lords (6/15)
Dungeon Petz (1/7)
Eclipse (6/15)
El Grande (1/7)
Elfenland (3/8)
Elk Fest 9/13)
Evolution: The Beginning (6/16)
Fake Artist goes to New York (4/12)
Feast for Odin (9/15)
Fields of Arle (1/7)
Fields of Green (6/17)
Food Chain Magnate (8/29)
For Sale (1/25)
Forbidden Desert (3/11)
Forbidden Island (2/20)
Freedom (1/12)
Friday (1/21)
Ginkgopolis (6/17)
Goa (3/17)
Gold West (1/9)
Golden City (9/17)
Great Western Trail (9/10)
Hanabi (9/6)
Hansa Teutonica (1/13)
Happy Salmon (6/17)
Hawaii (3/1)
Herbaceous (8/13)
Hey, That's My Fish! (5/3)
Hick Hack in Gackelwack (3/21)
High Society (9/20)
Hollywood Blockbuster (9/17)
In the Year of the Dragon (3/5)
Ingenious (3/21)
Isle of Skye (1/6)
Istanbul (5/12)
Jamaica (3/22)
Joraku (1/25)
Jotto (9/13)
Jump Drive (6/14)
Just Desserts (1/19)
Karuba (1/27)
Keyflower (10/11)
Kill Doctor Lucky (8/26)
Killer Bunnies: Magic Carrot (6/21)
King of Tokyo (6/15)
Kingdom Builder (6/21)
Kingsburg (3/24)
Land 6 (4/19)
Lanterns (4/5)
Las Vegas (1/25)
Le Havre (5/13)
Lignum (6/17)
Lost Cities: Board Game (6/21)
Lost Cities: Card Game (5/3)
Lost Temple (3/26)
Love Letter (7/29)
Luchador (3/22)
Macao (6/2)
Machi Koro (7/8)
Mafia (Werewolf) (3/29)
Magic Maze (8/23)
Merkator (1/27)
Mexican Train Dominoes (8/9)
Modern Art (3/29)
Moose in the House (5/3)
Myrmes (3/27)
Mystic Vale (6/16)
Nations (2/1)
Nations - Dice (1/31)
New York 1901 (6/24)
Niagara (3/29)
NMBR 9 (9/30)
Notre Dame (2/18)
Oceanos (6/24)
Olympos (2/1)
Ora et Labora (4/7)
Orient Express (6/14)
Orongo (8/23)
Pairs (8/26)
Panamax (3/3)
Pandemic (5/11)
Pandemic: Chthulhu (6/17)
Pandemic: Iberia (4/25)
Pandemic: State of Emergency (1/5)
Pandemic: The Cure (4/9)
Paperback (5/3)
Pickomino (6/7)
Pizarro & Co. (2/5)
Power Grid (4/5)
Power Grid - Stock Companies (2/22)
Princes of Florence (2/5)
Puerto Rico (4/12)
Quadropolis (2/5)
Qubic (4/12)
Quest for El Dorado (9/13)
Qwirkle (2/20)
Ra (2/5)
Race for the Galaxy (4/16)
Robinson Crusoe (2/10)
Roll for the Galaxy (1/25)
Rummikub (3/6)
Saint Malo (4/21)
Saint Petersburg (7/12)
Samurai (2/5)
San Juan (3/31)
Say Anything (6/30)
Scoville (10/4)
Scrabble (5/1)
Skunk (5/21)
Spoons (6/4)
Spot It (7/29)
Stone Age (7/25)
Sushi go Party (9/30)
Take Two (5/15)
Terraforming Mars (9/10)
That's a Question (6/14)
Thurn & Taxis (2/17)
Ticket to Ride - Europe (5/15)
Ticket to Ride - Nordic (2/28)
Tokaido (1/11)
Trajan (1/30)
Trans America (5/3)
Travel Blog (1/6)
Tsuro (1/25)
Tzolk'in (3/10)
Ubi (8/2)
Uchronia (4/30)
Union Pacific (2/6)
Village (3/1)
Viva Java (2/6)
Voyages of Marco Polo (7/7)
Walnut Grove (2/10)
Wasabi (8/23)
World's Fair 1893 (5/15)
X nimmt (5/31)
Xenoshyft (2/7)
Yeti Slalom (2/18)
Yggdrasil (5/31)
Yspahan (2/18)
Zero (5/31)
Zimbabwe (3/11)
Zock 'n' Roll (2/18)
Zombicide (6/10)
Zombie Dice (8/30)
Zooloretto (3/20)

190% complete


And (2B) 100 Day Challenge at the same time. As they suggest, we'll play games on 100 different days during 2017. It will be a pleasure!

Days we played games:
22 in January: 2-15, 19-22, 25, 27, 30-31
19 in February: 1, 3-10, 16-23, 25, 28
21 in March: 1-3, 5-6, 8, 10-11, 13-15, 17, 20-22, 24, 26-27, 29-31
16 in April: 5, 7, 9-10, 12, 14-21, 25-26, 30
26 in May: 1-7, 9-17, 19-22, 24, 26-27, 29-31
27 in June: 1-12, 14-17, 19-22, 24-30
20 in July: 1-4, 6-9, 11-12, 14-17, 21, 24-26, 28-29
22 in August: 2, 4-7, 9-10, 13, 15, 17-23, 25-27, 29, 31
23 in September: 1-2, 4-6, 8-11, 13, 15-18, 20, 22-27, 29-30
October: 1-2, 4-7, 10-11, 13-15

207% complete


Also (2C) 1x100 Challenge. If Pandemic-Legacy Season 2 comes out, we’ll likely play it at least 100 times (though maybe not 260 like we did for Season 1 in 2016 ... but who knows?!). The game we've played most so far this year: Travel Blog 35


Plus (3) Off-the-Shelf Challenge that Sarah introduced a few years ago. Among the plays above, we want to open and learn and test-play these twenty games and expansions, most of which we got in 2016:

51st State
Airlines Europe Not sure we see how this is different from (nor better than) Union Pacific, and the colors are tough to distinguish; might give it a new home after another try
China Decent well-designed game, good instructions, but maybe a little attacking for us ... need to play a few times
Coal Baron
Costa Rica Nice to have a harder variant of Incan Gold
Cottage Garden Easy to learn and pretty, more forgiving than Patchwork, and plays with 3 & 4 as well.
CV About the same as Nations Dice but too much down-time; we don't like the artwork or waaay-too-big box.
Dungeon Lords Clever bidding mechanism; we don't like as much as Petz. but will play several more times.
Gold West Wonderful! The mancala-caused actions are better linked than in Trajan ... great game!
Lost Temple Love Letter in Line; not a terrible game but mostly short-term tactics versus strategy. Want our copy?
Myrmes Hmmm ... a little futzy for us perhaps; too much cube counting to plan a single turn. But a nice theme ... we'll give it more chances.
Panamax Down-time & cat's-game grid-lock; we'll pass this one along.
Pandemic - Iberia Wonderful variant, even with only the pure water & RRs. At least as good as the original.
Pandemic - State of Emergency Yet more clever enhancements ... the animals are Big Fun!
Saint Malo Clever mechanics but the marker pens are messy; maybe this hurt the game's popularity. Real logs & coins and paper+pencil for other parts works better.
Scoville Seems like the fields get grid-locked, even with only three farmers, but maybe that's part of the fun ... we need to play more.
Steam
Steam Works
Uchronia Certainly nothing to do with dinosaurs; similar to Glory to Rome ... need to play both more to decide
Voyages of Marco Polo Certainly a clever game, but we felt like we "couldn't do anything" ... need to try again!

80% COMPLETE

PS: Other first-time plays of games we own:
Agricola: Family
Barenpark
Century: Spice Road
Great Western Trail
Happy Salmon
Herbaceous
Jump Drive
Just Desserts
Land 6
Lignum
Magic Maze
Mystic Vale
NMBR 9
Qubic
Say Anything
That's a Question
Tokaido - Crossroads
X nimmt
Xenoshyft
Yspahan
Zock 'n' Roll

(4) Basic ABC Challenge. Chuck will do a slightly-stiffer version, but not all the way to hardcore. I'll play only board games with multiple players and will play them in ABC order, but will also count them even if they overlap with my several other challenges.

Here is my progress:

Alhambra (1/6) Atlantic Star (2/20) Airlines Europe (6/2) Amerigo (9/1)
Blue Moon City (1/6) Bora Bora (2/21) Blitz! (6/4) BarenPark (9/1)
China (1/6) Costa Rica (2/22) CV (6/7) Cinque Terre (9/1)
Dungeon Petz (1/7) Dominion (3/6) Dungeon Lords (6/15) Dig (9/6)
El Grande (1/7) Elfenland (3/8) Eclipse (6/15) Elk Fest (9/13)
Fields of Arle (1/7) Forbidden Desert (3/11) Fields of Green (6/17) Feast for Odin (9/15)
Gold West (1/11) Goa (3/17) Ginkgopolis (6/17) Gold West (1/11) Golden city (9/17)
Hansa Teutonica (1/13) Hick Hack in Gackelwack (3/21) Happy Salmon (6/17) Gold West (1/11) Hollywood Blockbuster (9/17)
Isle of Skye (1/13) Ingenious (3/21) Istanbul (6/19) Incan Gold (9/27)
Joraku (1/25) Jamaica (3/22) Jump Drive (6/20) Just Desserts (10/4)
Karuba (1/27) Kingsburg (3/24) Killer Bunnies (6/21) Keyflower (10/11)
Las Vegas (1/27) Lost Temple (3/26) Lost Cities Board (6/21) Lost Cities card (10/11)
Merkator (1/27) Myrmes (3/27) Mystic Vale (6/22) Macao (10/11)
Nations (2/1) Niagara (3/29) New York 1901 (6/24) Notre Dame (10/11)
Olympos (2/1) Ora et Labora (4/7) Oceanos (6/24)
Pizarro & Co. (2/5) Pandemic: The Cure (4/9) Pandemic Iberia (6/26)
Quadropolis (2/5) Qubic (4/12) Qwirkle
Ra (2/5) Race for the Galaxy (4/16) Robinson Crusoe
Samurai (2/5) Saint Malo (4/21) Stone Age (7/25)
Travel Blog (2/6) Trajan (4/26) Twentieth Century Limited
Union Pacific (2/6) Uchronia (5/5) Ubi (8/2)
VivaJava (2/8) Village (5/13) Voyages of Marco Polo (8/22)
Walnut Grove (2/10) World's Fair 1893 (5/15) Wasabi (8/23)
Xenoshyft (2/17) X nimmt (5/31) X-deck Agricola (8/25)
Yspahan (2/18) Yggdrasil (5/31) Yeti Slalom (8/26)
Zock 'n' Roll (2/18) Zero (5/31) Zombie Dice (8/30)

COMPLETE 2/18 + 5/31 + 8/30 ... but I might go through more times.


Finally (5) Hirsch-Index to 34. We played 30 games at least 30 times during the first five years (2012-2016) we recorded our plays on BGG. By the end of 2017 we intend to have played 34 games at least 34 times. Here's our progress:

H = 30 on January 1, 2017
H = 31 on April 7, 2017
H = 32 on July 21, 2017

88% Complete (out of 59 exactly-as-needed games)


Thank You to the many Gaming Friends who will help us complete these challenges!
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14. Board Game: The Challenge [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:10637]
Delton P.
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Entry for both normal and hardcore challenges. Details to follow.

Normal Challenge
- Arkham Horror: The Card Game
- Gloomhaven
- Agricola (revised edition)
- Terraforming Mars
- Mage Knight Board Game
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Hardcore Challenge










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15. Board Game: The City of Kings [Average Rating:8.78 Overall Rank:6573]
Frank West
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Bristol
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Normal challenge

I will be attempting the normal challenge and whilst I don't know all 10 games right now, I do know I want to play all the months of Pandemic Legacy and some other campaign games I have only managed to play a couple of times so far.


1) The City of Kings



2) Pandemic Legacy: Season 1



3) Mechs vs. Minions



4) Fabled Fruit



5) Gloomhaven



6) Terraforming Mars



7) A Feast for Odin



8) Santorini


9) TBD

10) TBD


Looking forward to the challenge!

Updates:

I'm going to try and update this as I play various games.

1) I have just come back from my first con of the year and got to play A Feast for Odin, it's a great game so I have added it to my list. Here's hoping I can play it 9 more times this year!

2) Santorini has just arrived and it took less than 20 minutes to open the box, read the rules and finish a game. This is a great 2 player game (3/4 player unknown) and I'm adding it to the list.

3) I had a long gaming marathon on Saturday where we played The Gallerist, Terra Mystica, A Feast for Odin and Santorini. I would like to play Terra Mystic more this year but I'm not sure it's realistic to get it out 9 more times. The Gallerist has been played 3 times already but I feel like I've had enough of it for a while so I'm not sure I want to add it to my remaining 2 slots. It's a good game but very fiddly and often players struggle to have a smooth playthrough.
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16. Board Game: Cthulhu Wars [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:205]
Simona Dostalova
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Here is my geeklist for this:
https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/218716/eseds-10x10-hardco...

HARDCORE CHALLENGE


73(+1)% complete

1) Innovation - completed!




2) Evolution - completed!




3) Cthulhu Wars




4) Neanderthal




5) Archipelago




6) Takenoko




7) Valley of the Kings: Afterlife




8) Terraforming Mars - completed!




9) Quadropolis




10) Cosmic Encounter




11) Blood Rage

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I'll be doing the HARDCORE CHALLENGE

01) Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
02) Xia: Legends of a Drift System
03) Onirim (second edition)
04) Sentinels of the Multiverse
05) Explorers of the North Sea
06) Agricola
07) Pandemic
08) Terraforming Mars
09) Scythe
10) Burgle Bros.
11) Codenames
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18. Board Game: Scythe [Average Rating:8.30 Overall Rank:8]
Christopher Boyd
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Rock Hill
South Carolina
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I had fun with this last year even though I failed miserably. I'm sticking to just the normal challenge this year.

Scythe

Anachrony

Empires: Age of Discovery

Cottage Garden

Terraforming Mars

A Feast for Odin

Inis

Santorini

Trickerion: Legends of Illusion

Gloomhaven

Here is a link to [geeklist=218553]My Geeklist[/geeklist] if anyone would like to read about my plays.
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19. Board Game: Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:135]
Thomas Boughton
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Great idea! Thanks for getting the word out via twitter Sarah.

Hardcore Challenge:

Sekigahara
Terraforming Mars
Falling Sky
Scythe
Codenames
7 wonders
Concordia
Food Chain Magnate
Twilight Imperium
Guilds of London

Reserve:
Twilight Struggle
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20. Board Game: Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:157]
john newman
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I will be doing the Hardcore Challenge. Didn't complete my challenge in 2016, plan to do better in 2017.

Most of these games will be two-player games between my wife and me. Many of the other games will be family games.

1) Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
2) Splendor
3) Sushi Go Party!
4) Cinque Terre
5) Codenames: Pictures
6) Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 / Pandemic
7) Port Royal
8) Biblios
9) Leader 1: Hell of the North
10) Viticulture
11) One Night Ultimate Werewolf
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21. Board Game: City of Iron [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:752]
C&H Schmidt
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NORMAL CHALLENGE
In for my third normal challenge -- I'm just not hardcore enough for the hardcore.
But I hope to have a run of three successful normal challenges in a row. (As of 18.12.16, my 2016 challenge is still open, but very close to finished!)

As is the tradition, my title item is City of Iron, which was in my previous two 10x10s, but always got swapped out towards the end (in fact, I haven't played it at all in 2016 and won't anymore, either).
Will it finally make it to ten plays in 2017?! Stay tuned!

1. City of Iron

2. Android: Netrunner
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3. Gloomhaven
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4. The 7th Continent

5. Evolution and Evolution: Climate

6. Oh my Goods!
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7. Coffee Roaster
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8. Near and Far

9. The Ravens of Thri Sahashri

10. Arkham Horror LCG
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Reserves:
Lord of the Rings LCG
-- meeple
Shadowrun: Crossfire

Race for the Galaxy
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Paperback


I've already added three staples as reserves (and Netrunner to the list, because there's no way I'll not play Netrunner 10 times), but I'll give the new games a shot first.