2019 Challenge: Play 10 Games 10 Times Each
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Self-Moderated Challenge:
Just like last year, the challenge is a self-moderated challenge. MicroBadges will no longer be awarded. They will be available for purchase sometime in the first part of 2019 and will be linked below once available.


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
2017 Challenge: Play 10 Games 10 Times Each
2018 Challenge: Play 10 Games 10 Times Each

The Challenge: Play 10 games 10 times each in 2019
-Anyone can join at any time in 2019.
-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 2019, 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 2019, even if they were before you joined the challenge.
6. When you have completed the challenge, played your 10 games 10 times, you may purchase the Normal MicroBadge, which will be available sometime in the beginning of the year and will be linked below once available.

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.
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, you may purchase the Hardcore MicroBadge, which will be available sometime in the beginning of the year and will be linked below once available.

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

Participant Microbadge: This one is purchasable and is not specific to the year. mb

Hardcore Participant Microbadge: This one is purchasable and is not specific to the year. mb

Completed Normal Award: mb

Completed Hardcore Award: mb

If you're a fan of the 10x10 Challenge, then you can buy this Microbadge: mb

Courtesy of Miche, should you have failed a 10x10 Challenge at any point, you can buy this Microbadge: mb

Don't have the GeekGold?: Anyone who has completed the challenge, but can't afford the badge or has very little GeekGold, please post here: 2019 Challenge: Play 10 Games 10 Times Each discussion and ask for help.

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 2019 challenge, please check out: 2019 Challenge: Play 10 Games 10 Times Each discussion

Other Gaming Challenges to Check out:
MetaList for GeekList Challenges
Connected Circumnavigation Challenge 2019

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. They have an expansion so you can also track challenges. It is available for both iOS and Android.
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1. Family: Dominion
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I will be doing the Normal Challenge.

Not sure exactly what I'll play, but Dominion for sure as I want to play all the expansions and rank them for the podcast I'm on, Our Turn! Women on Gaming Podcast.

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2. Board Game: Near and Far [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.91 Unranked]
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Normal Challenge

I'm doing the normal challenge, as I'm sure that they will be mostly new games. I don't have ten games that I would like to play ten times in the next year. I chose Near and Far as my entry because Above and Below is by far my most played game in 2018 (30 plays), and I'm really looking forward to this sequel. But it all depends on how soon it will be released in Brazil.

Shifting Realms will probably be on my list, too. I've been enjoying it very much and it shall get an expansion with new realms soon.

Dungeon of the Mad Mage is another serious candidate, if it is released soon enough. I went through the campaigns of Temple of Elemental Evil and Tomb of Annihilation pretty quickly and expect this to be no different.

The games so far:

1. DinoGenics - 19 plays
2. Thunderbirds - 12
3. Nemeton - 12
4. Comanauts - 10
5. The Castles of Burgundy - 10
6. Solenia - 10
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3. Board Game: Let's Go [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Zach Davis
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What the heck, let's try both!

Hardcore Challenge
I'll be attempting a hardcore Kickstarter challenge to force myself to play these games.

01) The 7th Continent
02) The City of Kings
03) Escape the Dark Castle
04) Unbroken
05) Quodd Heroes
06) Deep Space D-6
07) Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden
08) Black Sonata
09) Space Explorers
10) Sprawlopolis

Alt) Getaway Driver


Normal Challenge

These will most likely change throughout the year but these 10 are some I'm hoping to get to the table more.

01) Mint Works
02) Bowling Solitaire
03) The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
04) Pandemic: Fall of Rome
05) Arkham Horror: The Card Game
06) Carthage
07) SEAL Team Flix
08) Ambush!
09) Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom
10) V-Commandos


Wish me luck!
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4. Board Game: Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1576]
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In for a penny, in for a pound - here are my lists for 2019:

NORMAL CHALLENGE

01) Terraforming Mars
02) Pairs
03) Pente
04) Can't Stop
05) Kingdomino
06) Wingspan
07) Churrascaria: A Cutthroat Game of Gluttony
08) The Game
09) Sushi Go Party!
10) Cryptid

HARDCORE CHALLENGE

01) Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game
02) Azul
03) Alhambra: Big Box
04) 7 Wonders
05) Tsuro
06) Century: Eastern Wonders
07) Everdell
08) Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
09) Reef
10) Splendor
11) Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game

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5. Board Game: Cinque Terre [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:1474]
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Thank you, Sarah, for hosting this once again ... at least for me, it's the Cornerstone of probably-too-many Challenges.

Here are my HARDCORE picks, for which I hope to accomplish an 11x11:

Barenpark (11 total)
Between Two Cities
Caverna: The Cave Farmers (11 total)
Cinque Terre
Cottage Garden
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
Macao (12 total)
Nations
Ora et Labora
Sagrada (12 total)
Trajan

On April 13 Chuck's Mom would have been 100, so in her honor I'll add a SOFT Challenge for another after-the-fact 10x10=100 (or perhaps two of them):

Bauer Klaus und die Maus (10)
Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game (13)
Codenames Duet (10)
Doppelt so Clever (10)
Ganz Schön Clever (16)
Illusion (14)
Jump Drive (12)
On Tour (10)
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 (14)
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 (13)

Pandemic: State of Emergency (11)
Qwinto (10)
Qwixx (10)
Race for the Galaxy (13)
Reef (10)
Thirty Rails (12)
Welcome to ... (13)
Zoo Break (30)
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6. Board Game: 1856: Railroading in Upper Canada from 1856 [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:995]
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So I always fail the hardcore challenge... but that's no reason to stop trying! This year, I'm going to lean on online plays to fill this out... and rely less on poor Lucas (for whom only three of these games... maybe 4 will rely on)... With online plays, I nearly got to 10 of '89 and '49 AND those were in the second half of the year (when I started playing on Board18) so I think both of those are certainly doable for 2019.

Looking at my previous 10x10 challenges, I thought it was interesting to see how my gaming tastes have shifted:
2016 - in 2016, I failed to complete my hardcore challenge, but successfully converted to a normal challenge. 2016 highlights - getting 21 plays of Terra Mystica and 14 of Mage Knight.
2017- Didn't complete hardcore OR normal. I did however get 13 plays of Age of Steam (alas, never to be repeated... yet), 8 of Tramways and - most importantly - 8 of 1846.... You guessed it - 2017 was the year of my first introduction to 18XX!!
2018 - At this stage, there is literally no likelihood of making either challenge for 2018. This year I discovered Board18 and upped my 18xx plays (though 50%+ of my recorded 18xx plays are face to face... actually probably closer to 75%+ but I have not counted). Highlights - 9 plays of '89, 7 of '49 (and another underway) and 5 of 'Mex. I nearly made an 18xx 5x5, but need one more play of '22CA and '17...). I also played Azul 24x - it is currently the Husband's favourite!

Notable returning titles in 2019 are Forged in Steel (which has been incomplete on my 10x10 in 2017 and 2018), The Great Zimbabwe (which also appeared in 2017 and 2018) and Tramways (which I got 8 plays of in both 2017 and 2018 (this would have definitely made it to 10 this year if I hadn't been sick this weekend). Sigh... Switching out The Great Zimbabwe for Heaven & Ale -> finally convinced Lucas to play TGZ again and he says he hates it and never wants to play again...

In 2019, I am actually quite confident I can complete my 18XX 10x10 titles... How funny would it be if those were the only ones completed? :S

MY AGGRESSIVE/OPTIMISTIC HARDCORE CHALLENGE

1) 1849
2) 1856
3) 1889
4) 18Mex
5) Tramways
6) Reef Encounter
7) Heaven & Ale
8) Brass: Lancashire
9) Forged in Steel
10) Clans of Caledonia

Alternate
11) Azul

HARDCORE STATUS: 41% COMPLETE!!!


NORMAL CHALLENGE

What will I play here? I don't know! Maybe Snowdonia, Import/Export?

1) Import/Export x1
2) Food Chain Magnate x1
3) MetroX x7
4) Indonesia x3
5) 1822 and derivatives x10 (1822 x 3, 1822CA x 2, 1822MX x 4, unpublished x 1)
6) 1832 x7
7) 1817/18USA x2
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10)

NORMAL STATUS: 31% COMPLETE!!!
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7. Board Game: 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:2121]
Chris Smith
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Last year I loaded up my list with a number of 18xx titles. I simply can't find the time to play them outside of online or PBEM games. Just waiting for the kids to move out of the house to free up my weekends. Another twelve to fourteen years in counting.

HARDCORE CHALLENGE

1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways
1889: History of Shikoku Railways
Cataclysm: A Second World War
Chicago Express
Food Chain Magnate
The Great Zimbabwe
Napoleon's Triumph
Neue Heimat
Reef Encounter
Roads & Boats
Twilight Struggle

NORMAL CHALLENGE

Age of Steam
Azul
Blokus Duo
For Sale
The Fox in the Forest
Santorini
Antiquity
Rolling Stock
Tigris & Euphrates
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8. Board Game: SET [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1304]
Jessica Eccles
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I'll be doing the hardcore challenge and one or more normal challenges.

Hardcore Challenge

SET
Noria
Fabled Fruit
Fabled Fruit: The Lime Expansion
Blokus
The Lord of the Rings
Race for the Galaxy
Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm
Race for the Galaxy: Rebel vs Imperium
Dominion
Dominion: Intrigue

Normal Piecepack Challenge

Fujisan
Hanging Gardens
Speedy Towers
Piecepack Soccer
Piecepack Cooking
PieceGaps
Relativity
Epic Fun House



Last edit includes games played up to and including 8 August (last played rummy).
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9. Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 [Average Rating:8.63 Overall Rank:2]
ROBERT PRICE
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I would say this is going to be easy, but the kids yell at me when I say that in coops because that's when things go sideways! I also would like a challenge, so I don't just want to put games that I'm pretty sure about. I decided on 5 we have and are very likely and 5 others that we don't yet own and must do extra work to pull off. I'm also going to do the NORMAL CHALLENGE because I don't need the added stress.

Pandemic Legacy S1 (1 game into the season right now means this will likely work)
Betrayal at House on the Hill (70 scenarios to go, with Widow's Walk, so we're good)
Dominion (New expansions to try)
Legendary Marvel (Same as Above)
Carcassonne (Now that my mom likes it, this will be easy)
Plus 5 I don't own and don't know anyone near me that owns:
Five Tribes
Camel Up
Colt Express
Scythe
Alhambra

Maybe this will motivate me to acquire these soon. Hopefully next year I'll be daring enough to try some New Release/ Cult of The New titles on a list like this.

7/6/19 = Time to start adding some back-ups:
King of Tokyo
Zombicide: Black Plague
Blood Rage
Quarriors!
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10. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:42]
Benson Wolfe
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HARDCORE CHALLENGE

Including a mix here of heavier games I want to solo more frequently, and others that will require some friends to play along.

10x1 - January 20, 2019
1x10 - February 5, 2019


1. - Deep Space D-6
2. - Star Realms
3. - Onirim
4. - Girl Genius: The Works
5. - Forbidden Desert
6. - Keyforge: Call of the Archons
7. - Helionox: The Last Sunset
8. - Race for the Galaxy
9. - Terraforming Mars
10. - The 7th Continent
11. - Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

NORMAL CHALLENGE

These are games with my kids that I don't usually even log, but it'll be nice to keep track for the challenge.

1. - Century Golem
2. - Pass the Pandas
3. - Tak
4. - King of Tokyo
5. - Sleeping Queens
6. - Monza
7. - SET
8. - My Little Scythe
9. - Imperial Settlers
10. - Schotten Totten
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11. Board Game: Encore! [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:1100]
Will Shaw
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Normal Challenge (99% complete)

2019 Five and Dimes

That's Pretty Clever
Encore!
Star Realms
Twice As Clever
Patchwork
Illusion
Paperback
Deep Space D-6
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Heroes of Terrinoth
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12. Board Game: 2019: The ARCTIC [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:5733]
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13. Board Game: Pax Porfiriana [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:426]
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HARDCORE :-/

01. - Pax Porfiriana
02. - Catchup
03. - 1889: History of Shikoku Railways
04. - Age of Steam
05. - Fresh Fish
06. - Neue Heimat
07. - Root
08. - Reef Encounter
09. - Kemet
10. - Chicago Express

[extra hustle]

11. - Cataclysm


29% COMPLETED

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NORMAL CHALLENGE


1. - Throne and the Grail
2. - Emu Ranchers
3. - Blooms
4. - Tash-Kalar
5. - Lost Cities
6. - ???
7. - ???
8. - ???
9. - ???
10. - ???


50% COMPLETED
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14. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:26]
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Normal Challenge:

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Hardcore Challenge:

1. Agricola:
2. 1849:
3. 1830:
4. The Great Zimbabwe:
5. Brass: Lancashire:
6. Food Chain Magnate:
7. Indonesia:
8. Through the Ages: A new story:
9. Rolling Stock:
10. Race for the Galaxy:
11. 1817:



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15. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:256]
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Hardcore Challenge
This year, I've chosen games that are a good fit for the weight and style that MechDaddy and I enjoy playing in the evenings, but that either are new to us (Gizmos, Reef, Azul: Sintra, Forbidden Sky, Indigo) or that just didn't get as much play time last year as I expected.


Current Hardcore Progress: 57/100 Plays
0/10 Games Played 10 Times Each



1. Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra 5/10 Plays



2. The Castles of Burgundy 5/10 Plays



3. Century: Spice Road 6/10 Plays



4. Forbidden Sky 5/10 Plays



5. Gizmos 5/10 Plays



6. Indigo 8/10 Plays



7. Potion Explosion 8/10 Plays



8. Reef 8/10 Plays



9. Santorini 5/10 Plays



10. Thurn and Taxis 2/10 Plays




Alternate: Kingdomino 10/10 Plays







Normal Challenge
I will add titles as they get to, or close to, 10 plays. These are likely to be our favorite after-dinner games, such as Azul, Sagrada, Don Quixote, Karuba, Wit's End, Lanterns, Kokoro, Flash Point, Splendor, and FUSE.


Normal Challenge COMPLETE: 100/100 Plays
10/10 Games Played 10 Times Each

Completed August 5



1. Karuba (10/10)



2. Kokoro (10/10)



3. Penguin Book of Patience - Decades (10/10)



4. Zangle (10/10)



5. Forbidden Island (10/10)



6. Sagrada (10/10)



7. Pairs (10/10)



8. Retro Loonacy (10/10)



9. Wingspan (10/10)



10. Wit's End (10/10)


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16. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:77]
Mike van Doorn
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Calgary
Alberta
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Hello and welcome to 2019

My 2018 challenges failed miserably; but I have learned from my mistakes. Time to make a set of new ones

Excited by the near certain probability of a Pandemic legacy season 3 this fall; I am determined to usher it into reality with a Mayan-like sacrifice of this geeklist item. BEHOLD

Hardcore

1) Pandemic - Pandemic


2)Pandemic with On the brink - Pandemic: On the Brink


3)Pandemic with In the lab - Pandemic: In the Lab


4)Pandemic with State of emergency - Pandemic: State of Emergency


5)Pandemic Iberia - Pandemic: Iberia


6)Pandemic: Rising tide - Pandemic: Rising Tide


7)Pandemic: Fall of Rome - Pandemic: Fall of Rome


8)Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu - Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu


9)Pandemic: The Cure - Pandemic: The Cure


10)Pandemic: The Cure - Experimental meds - Pandemic: The Cure – Experimental Meds



6/2/2019 I feel like I should be doing updates; play by plays; session reports or something; given that most of my list is one game. A half a year report will have to do for now. The vanilla pandemic plays were great as always; just what we tend to look for in the system. The expansions were neat; but I have a feeling I’ll be moving all three to trade column. With so many games on my shelf; I’m finding less that I need a tweek on a certain system; when it gets to the table I’d much rather enjoy the system purely. The base game alone really does have a lot to offer without additional chores. I think I’m in the minority on this one though; in particular I have heard people rave about On the brink. But I could live without. I was excited for In the lab; but in the end it’s just unnecessary complication. I am looking forward to State if emergency; so we shall see.
Iberia; again; great. This version is possibly the one I’d keep if I could only have one. You got so much in one box; it’s gorgeous. 10/10.
Rising tide and Fall of Rome are also keepers; love the cubes in rising Tide. These games are different enough to warrant inclusion; say if you like the system but want a change. The water mechanics are neat in rising tide and fall of Rome has that marching spread of foreign armies.
Cthulhu is waiting for October. You know; Halloween. We have only played it once before and hated it. Got a brutal smack down. But it’ll have ten chances to prove its worth soon... (not to soon, loving summer!)
And lastly the cure. Yeah; it’s gonna get traded. Not bad I mean but; random dice don’t get my adrenaline going. Just annoying and bursty; you can loose fast. I would always rather play base pandemic. To me this whole series is about that co-op puzzle solving; dice games feel like my choices are linear. I say this as we start a game of Roll player at work that has me hooked before setup ends. THAT is a dice game. I’m predicting Experimental meds to add... more classes. Or something.
So; yeah! All in all; going well. About half way done.
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17. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:21]
Matthias Mahr
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I'm in again. Last year was my first time and I fulfilled my 2018 Hardcore Challenge, which was tremendous fun.

So here is my new Hardcore list:

1) Brass: Lancashire

Apr 20; Apr 21; Jun 16; Jul 27
2) Brass: Birmingham

Jan 21; Jan 24; Mar 18; Mar 31; Apr 17; May 12; Jul 2
3) Churchill

Apr 1; May 4; May 5; Jul 14; Jul 19
4) Mage Knight Board Game
(+10)
Feb 15; Feb 24 (x2); Feb 26; Feb 28; Mar 2; Mar 3/4; Mar 14; Mar 27; Mar 29/31 (
); Apr 6; Apr 7; Apr 15; Apr 19; Apr 30; May 11; Jul 13; Jul 15; Jul 21; Jul 22
5) Gloomhaven
(+4)
Jan 15; Jan 22 (x2); Feb 12; Feb 26; Mar 12; Apr 9 (x2); May 7; May 14 (
); May 21; Jun 4; Jun 18; Jul 9
6) Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

Jan 12; Feb 17 (x2); Mar 10; Mar 31 (x2); Jun 23
7) Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

Jan 5; Jan 6; Jan 30; May 15; Jun 17; Jun 18; Jun 23
8) Gaia Project
(+1)
Feb 2; Apr 14; May 20 (x2); May 23; May 31; Jun 1; Jun 3; Jun 9; Jun 19 (
); Aug 10
9) Concordia

Jan 23; Apr 10; May 13; Jul 17; Jul 28; Aug 1
10) 18Lilliput

Jan 6; Mar 7; Mar 15; Apr 30; Jul 4; Aug 13
(11) Age of Steam

Mar 29; Apr 5; Apr 22; May 9

72% complete

I want to share d10-5 with Gibmaatsuki, as he owns the game and put it on his list and do d10-3 (min. 5 Conference games), d10-6 and possibly d10-2 in part together with Candacis' 20x5 Challenge. "Robinson Crusoe" is in particular about time, as a new expansion is coming, and I own but have never even attempted trying the campaign of Voyage of the Beagle, so I want to play it with Katharina & Klaus and some one shot scenarios with other people.

I'm particularly curious about d10-4, as I don't own this game and have not even played it, but want to buy it early 2019 in the new "Ultimate Edition". (Probably German, but English, if it gets delayed.) This might be foolish and in spite of the "anti-cult-of-the-new" spirit of this challenge, but when I planned my 2018 HC list, a gaming buddy (not on BGG) mentioned "Through the Ages" to be his favourite game, and he was the main source for plays of this awesome game I had last year. When he mentioned, that he likes "Mage Knight", too and would love to play this more as well, and I later found out about the upcoming reprint, I was confident to put that on the list, and he was just freaking out in joy, when I told him about this proposition. I just trust him, this game won't disappoint me!

Like last year, I won't include online or solo plays. Possibly I'll do normal, too, but I prioritise HC. 2018 I missed this goal by just one game of Keyper.
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18. Board Game: Twice As Clever [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:697]
Olaf Slomp
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Normal Challenge

I am only doing a normal 10x0 challenge in 2019, as I will be doing a 20x5 as well, to celebrate 20 years of living with my wife.
(And when having to choose, I prefer the normal challenge)

Progress: 92/100

Current ideas, but list can still change during the year:
Illusion
Dominion: Dark Ages
Onirim (second edition)
Fast Forward: FORTRESS
Doppelt so clever
Zoo Break
Mastermind
Encore!
Twilight Struggle
Welcome To...

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19. Board Game: The Top 10 Game [Average Rating:4.74 Overall Rank:15835]
Lori MacKenzie
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Regina
Saskatchewan
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I decided to lock it in as Hardcore for now. I can always switch to normal later if it's not coming together with my other challenges. The others all promote diversity so this one is the odd-man-out.

Hardcore: 80%
01. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb The Rise of Queensdale
02. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Castles of Burgundy
03. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Terraforming Mars
04. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Scythe: Rise of Fenris
05. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb KeyForge

06. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Kingdom Builder
07. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Pandemic: Fall of Rome
08. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
09. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Battlesheep
10. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Teotihuacan


Normal: 84%
01. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Ticket to Ride: New York
02. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Wingspan
03. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Doppelt so Clever
04. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Jaipur
05. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Sprawlopolis

06. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Ganz Schon Clever
07. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Agricola: All Creature Big and Small
09. mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Tiny Towns
08.mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmb Power Grid
09.mbmbmbmbmb mbmbmbmbmbJust One
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20. Board Game: Space Alert: The New Frontier [Average Rating:8.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.50 Unranked]
Siegfried Steurer
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First timer, so
normal challenge .


Status: 63%


1.) Space Alert with New Frontier Expansion


2.) Scythe with all Expansions


3.) Gloomhaven together with Susumu


4.) Vinhos Deluxe Edition


5.) Lisboa


6.) Dungeon Petz with Dark Alleys Expansion


7.) Madeira with Ambassadors Expansion


8.) Near and Far


9.) Brew Crafters


10.) The 7th Continent




Replacements if needed:

Spirit Island

(for the record:
)

Spirit Island with Spirit Island: Branch & Claw

(for the record:
)

Spirit Island with Spirit Island: Branch & Claw and Spirit Island: Jagged Earth


ok, I admit the addiction (printed this exp and started on my own spirits: )

Spirit Island with Spirit Island: Branch & Claw and self-produced spirits

(for the record:
)


Gaia Project


Terraforming Mars with Prelude Expansion


Blackout: Hong Kong


1775: Rebellion


Aeon's End: Legacy


The Boldest


Project: ELITE




Ideas for 2020

Bridge in the club
Spirit Island with everything
Space Alert with Exp
Gloomhaven
Dungeon Petz with Exp
Root with Exp
Project Elite (new version) with everything
Euphoria with Exp
Vindication
Campaign Trail
Dominant Species
Mechs vs Minions
Concordia Venus
XCOM
Arcadia Quest with Exp
Kemet with Exp
Xia with Exp
Burning Suns
Duel of Ages II
Robinson Crusoe with Exp
Archipelago
CO2 2nd chance
The Phantom League

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21. Board Game: Jaipur [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:118]
Bhuvi
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Mumbai
Maharashtra
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First BGG challenge ever!

Normal Challenge

01 Jaipur
02 Carcassonne
03 Star Realms
04 Kingdomino
05 One Deck Dungeon: FoS
06 Schotten Totten
07 Castles of Burgundy
08 For Sale
09 7 Wonders Duel
10 ???????????
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22. Board Game: Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:4893]
Cathy Ford
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Antelope
California
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I think I'll try just the normal 10 x 10 challenge. Lets see...

#1. Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture

#2. Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) & Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 Edition) combined coolcoolcoolcool

#3. Herbaceous cool

#4. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 I'm determined to get this played all the way through!

#5. Mechs vs. Minions Again, I'm determined to get this played.

#6. Gloomhaven I didn't pay for this game to just sit on my shelf!

#7. Tak coolcoolcoolcoolcool

#8. Terraforming Mars coolcoolcoolcoolcool

#9 Dice Forge

#10. Sagrada coolcoolcool

#11. Bonus: Flash Point: Fire Rescue I stumbled onto a deal for this game + all expansions for $30. I want to explore this game and each expansion. cool
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23. Board Game: A Feast for Odin [Average Rating:8.18 Overall Rank:27]
Dana Tillusz
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Regina
Saskatchewan (CANADA)
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2019 10x10 Hardcore!

01. A Feast for Odin
02. Azul
03.