Gorfinger's 2018 Board Game Adventures!
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A new Geeklist for a new section of life!

Join me as I run the gauntlet of games on my BRAND NEW Game Topper *if it's arrived yet* This list will be picture heavy and personal thoughts heavy, some of my thoughts ramble and can be very... narrow. So if you are sensitive and see a big ol' trashcan next to your game, know that I don't think its terrible in general *most of the time*, just terrible for me!

Games that are on the list: Is not attempted is in progress is completed heart is kept trash is a game sent packing.

Century Spice Road
Dice Forge
Fields of Arle
War of the Ring 2nd Ed.
Above and Below
Near and Far
Too Many Bones
Root (Assuming it arrives!)
Patchwork
Roll Player
Fox In The Forest
Seasons



Gauntlet Complete List:


Games Slain From Collection List:



I am going to try something new, in my previous geeklist I attempted to move completed or axed games down the list and it got extremely messy. So, great epiphany moment, I'm going to leave the games in the same order as the main Games on the list above!

Finally, if you want to see my previous personal train wreck look no further! Gorfinger's 2016-2017 Solo n' Such

P.S. I want to thank the constant community of gentlemen and ladies that keep me motivated to play the things I buy!
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1. Board Game: Alfreds Other Game [Average Rating:5.11 Unranked]
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So I thought I'd create a running List of other games I have played that I am not trying to make goals for, just to show how distracted I can be!

2018


Dead Man's Draw 3
Pandemic Legacy Season 1 3 Finished, Nov. and Dec. were anticlimactic.
Mystic Vale 2
One Deck Dungeon 2
Dinosaur Island 2
Clank 1
Eldritch Horror 1
Kingdomino 1
Pandemic 1
Small World 1
Castles of Burgundy 1
King of New York 1
New York 1901 1
The Resistance 1
Terraforming Mars 1
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2. Board Game: Century: Spice Road [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:219] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
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I saw the art, heard the reviews, and decided to pick this up. A gentleman was actually interested in a few promo's that I had collected over the years and I traded them for this gem and the playmat which adds significantly to the game.

The Plan:
Play ~20 games of this d10-0d10-0

Gameplay Thoughts:

Assemble some thoughts of it at different player counts

Final Thoughts:
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3. Board Game: Dice Forge [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:352]
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So, I love dice, this game has dice where you can change the faces, how cool is that?!?! In truth I got to try this game out at Grandcon 2017 and fell in love, even other players who did not like luck enjoyed the game.

The Plan:

Get 10 Game in for judgement

Gameplay Thoughts:
Spoiler, the first game was a major success so, I bet we will continue to love it. Time tells all however.

01/13 - Got our first game in the other night, I love this game but it does get bullied to the light games list which tends to be dominated by Patchwork currently. Still, it's one play of 10 already and we are still in January!


Final Verdict:
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4. Board Game: Fields of Arle [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:55]
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What am I doing with this?! It plays 1-player and it's a super think game, hopefully if I can figure out the rules I will play it with my player-2. It seems pretty amazing and I am really holding out hope that I won't hate it. The hope is that, if this goes as well as Glass Road, the GF and I will dive face first into it!

Game Plan:

Try 5 Games Solo -

Try with 2 players -

Thoughts and Pics:

01/13 - Got our first in of Fields of Arle for the year, man we love this game! There's just so much to do and each game I have played of it I have tried totally different paths and the point's still stick close together. This one is going to be a keeper for sure. Gotta get some solo in though...

01/23 - Speaking of getting a game in solo, this was actually really fun! I enjoy the relaxing nature and the millions of avenues I can run to try and get good point totals. I nabbed an alright 95 points where 110 is considered really good so I feel fair about it. Let the game set up on the table to play again tonight or tomorrow depending my mood and brain power.


01/24 - Played another game, tried some new avenues but spun my wheels a bit. It did not help that I'm not feeling well so my strategy was poor but I still got 90 points! This game is far better with my other half trying to slay me.
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5. Board Game: War of the Ring (Second Edition) [Average Rating:8.40 Overall Rank:12]
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My love wants a hardcore 2 player game? Oh I'll give her a two player game! So we both love the theme, she wants something she can really sink her teeth into that isn't a total luckfest. I present the great undertaking of 2018, will we love it? Time will tell! If yes, then my Sauron-like gaze will fall upon Star Wars Rebellion!

The Plan:

We're going to play this 10 times, or die trying! sauron

Thoughts and Pic's:

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6. Board Game: Above and Below [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:157] [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked]
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So we like adventures, this game offers less of a competition in games and more of a story. There is a lot of luck around getting the right stuff to sell at market and what Below journey's you find so I'm hoping we really get into this.

The Plan:
Play ~10 games of this d10-0d10-0

Gameplay Thoughts:

Which will reign supreme, this or Near And Far?

Final Thoughts:
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7. Board Game: Near and Far: Amber Mines [Average Rating:9.12 Unranked] [Average Rating:9.12 Unranked]
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So we like adventures, this game also offers adventures! While I have played it a bit in arcade mode with friends I am ready to try a campaign with the love of my life!

The Plan:
Play ~10 games of this d10-0d10-0

Gameplay Thoughts:

Which will reign supreme, this or Above and Below?


Final Thoughts:
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8. Board Game: Too Many Bones: Tink [Average Rating:8.72 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.72 Unranked]
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So I have this monstrosity of a game *Tink is just my favorite looking character*, many hail it as the second arrival of Christ, others see it as forgettable. I wish to find out for myself, both solo and with friend to see if it lives up to its egregious price of entry.

The Plan:
Play 10 games of this Solo d10-0d10-0
Play 10 games of this with friends d10-0d10-0

Gameplay Thoughts:



Final Thoughts:
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9. Board Game: Root [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:5183]
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Maybe this will come out in 2018, maybe it wont but my first plan is to play it once this year in the hopes that it will show up!

The Plan:
Play in 2018!!!

Gameplay Thoughts:


Final Thoughts:
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10. Board Game: Patchwork [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:56]
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Bought it for the Mrs. as a Christmas gift as it's a lighter Uwe title so I will keep a record of how many times we play over the 2018 year!

The Plan

Keep record of how many times we play this title - d10-0d10-6

Gameplay Thoughts:

01/04 - Already played it twice, it's quick, a theme she adores, and I enjoy the strategy of the title! She won, twice! gulpgulp

01/05 - Played another two games along with a game of Mystic Vale and I swept all three. This can be a really savage game but you can screw yourself over so bad in it

01/13 - Wow, six plays in already and it's only the 13th of January. We have a long haul between seeing one another again so I'm going into the solo market for a time but this game is doing crazy good.

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11. Board Game: Roll Player [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:341]
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A surprise Christmas gift from the family, rumor is that it plays well from 1 to 4. Found out that our other gaming couple is not a huge fan BUT, I don't mind as long as I enjoy it solo!

The Plan

Play 5 games solo d10-2

Play 5 games with the Mrs. d10-0

Gameplay Thoughts

01/13 - Actually got to try the game solo and I can understand why so many like it. It's fast, light, and has a few different avenues to capture points that's interesting. What I am really wondering is how replayable it really is, I'm thinking fairly high BUT, I worry that the "different classes, backgrounds, and abilities" that make this game different each time might be a little shallow. Time will tell.

02/28 - Final day in Feb and I got another relevant game in for my actual list. I found this game to be enjoyable and the solo variation actually pulled a moment where there was a card that I was highly likely to get but the a.i. die roll blocked me and discarded it which caused a bit of uproar from me. Gotta keep playing to try more variation but my Orc Rogue Narcissist got 32 points which was nice. I guess he found some of his answers after waking up from being persecuted?



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12. Board Game: The Fox in the Forest [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:701]
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A gift from the Mrs. and I love it dearly. I've already chalked up a few plays at the end of 2017 but I will really try to play this quite a bit in 2018 as I love Euchre and this is 2-player!

The Plan-

Get 10 games in d10-0d10-1

Play Thoughts:

03/05- Taught Scribbles, he enjoyed it but he is not the best at trick taking and card counting so the fact that he had fun is a testament to how nice this little game is.



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13. Board Game: Seasons [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:160]
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So I owned this game back when I lived in China and it was a classic request for our group to play when we got together. I have recently heard that it's being totally phased out and nothing will be reprinted so I jumped on a seller offering the main game and both expansions for >$50.00 and I could not help but grab it up, damned nostalgia!

The Plan

Play it 10 times to see if impulse saved me or shot me d10-0d10-1

Gameplay Thoughts

03/04 - Got a learning game in to teach Scribbles and his wife. They enjoyed it immensely, comically enough Scribbles got the Purse of Io and Balance of Ishtar mega combo. Even so, we still kept within 30 points of him, a good refresher game and everyone wants to play again!


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