Your Most Played Game (and more): January 2010
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First month of the decade! No? Ehm....






What game did you play most in January?

BGG Top 50 Statistics : from 01 Jan 10 to 01 Feb 10
New to you Jan 10 => Best new game you played this month and why

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1. Board Game: Block Off [Average Rating:1.00 Unranked]
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BGG Totals for January 2010

By Plays:


Game Qty Unique users
Block Off 10000000 1
Dominion 8306 1694
Race for the
Galaxy 4017 865
Magic: The Gathe
ri... Hmpf. Grmblgrmbl....


Think I'll just stop this. And only list by unique users.

By Unique Users:


Game Qty Unique users
Dominion 8083 1660
Agricola 2657 1096
Pandemic 2566 944
Small World 1570 909
Race for the Galaxy 4051 852
Carcassonne 1826 683
The Settlers of Catan 1566 585
Stone Age 1059 562
Power Grid 842 558
Endeavor 879 553
Puerto Rico 940 529
Dominion: Seaside 2028 523
Power Grid Factory Manager 791 509
Ticket to Ride 1277 502
Dominion: Intrigue 1927 479

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2. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:28]
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Played 6 solo games of Agricola in the first days of the year. But - more importantly - we finished our PBeM game of Revolution! After just 477 days! Lots of games with family on this list - only 1 real game night - January is a difficult month for gaming with the group. And: TAMSK for the first time since idontknowhowlong!

Agricola 6
Traditional Card Games 4
Funny Bunny 3
Met nijntje op stap 3
Pandemic 3
Abalone 2
Attila 2
Le Havre 2
Hey! That's My Fish! 2
Mega Mindy: De ontsnapte boef 2
TAMSK 2
Times Square 2
Yahtzee 2
Chinatown 1
Ingenious 1
Maharaja: Palace Building in India 1
Memory 1
Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568-1648 1
Rummikub 1
Samurai Swords 1
Thebes 1*
Ticket to Ride: The Card Game 1
Tri-Ominos 1


Total: 45 games

*New to me

New Game of the Month: Only one, but it was quite good: Thebes.

New Game(s) in the Collection: -

Number of plays by month:



How Many Times On My Most Played List:


Ticket to Ride googoogoogoogoogoogoogoo
To Court the King googoogoogoogoogoo
Agricola googoogoogoogoo
Chinatown googoogoo
Ra googoogoo
Saint Petersburg googoogoo
Times Square googoogoo
Traditional Card Games googoogoo
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3. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:224]
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New to me games are with bold. It's been a month when I tried to play as much with our own new games as possible.
37 plays with 21 games including 3 expansions.


5x Hive
- Played it in the hospital. It's portable and you can play it in bed.
4x Finca - My wife just loves this game. I knew she will, so she got it for Christmas.
3x Unpublished Prototype - a very good abstract.
2x Aquaretto - A lot better than Zooloretto.
2x Blue Moon City
2x Mexica
- I thought it would be like Tikal but it has a lot more conflict - we like it!
2x Palazzo
2x Ra
2x Ticket to Ride: Europe with Ticket to Ride: Europa 1912

1x Assyria - Great new Ystari!
1x Blue Moon City: Expansion Tile Sets 1 & 2 - The game is just better with these.
1x Dixit
1x Egizia
1x FITS + FITS official expansions
1x Ingenious
1x Lost Cities
1x Priests of Ra
1x Samurai: The Card Game
1x Ticket to Ride: Märklin Edition - Interesting, more thinky but not necessary better than the other entries in the series.
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4. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:50]
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*=new to me. Of these, my favorite by far was Antiquity. This month is also the most game plays I've logged in a month.

Race for the Galaxy 15
Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm 15
Race for the Galaxy: Rebel vs Imperium 14
Dominion 7
Dominion: Seaside 7
*10 Days in Asia 5
Bohnanza 4
Dominion: Intrigue 3
Siena 3
*10 Days in Europe 2
*Alhambra 2
Assyria 2
Brass 2
Erosion 2
Escalation! 2
Le Havre 2
Jamaica 2
Lost Cities 2
San Juan 2
*Thunderstone 2
*1960: The Making of the President 1
Agricola 1
Agricola: Farmers of the Moor 1
Amyitis 1
*Antiquity 1
Balloon Cup 1
Canal Mania 1
La Città 1
Cleopatra and the Society of Architects 1
Coloretto 1
Galaxy's Edge 1
Ghost Stories 1
*Imperial 1
*Key Harvest 1
*Metropolys 1
Middle Kingdom 1
*Mykerinos 1
Oltre Mare 1
Pandemic 1
Race for the Summit 1
*Roads and Boats 1
Saint Petersburg 1
Thebes 1
Tikal 1
Tribune: Primus Inter Pares 1

I should've realized we weren't done for the day. For a total of 130, to the above list add:
Race for the Galaxy 1
Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm 1
Race for the Galaxy: Rebel vs Imperium 1
Escalation! 6
Small World 1
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5. Board Game: Power Grid: Factory Manager [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:819]
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Power Grid: Factory Manager is my only game with multiple plays this month, at 4 plays, therefor it is my most played game.

There was a host of 1 play games:
Axis & Allies Naval Miniatures: War at Sea 1
Carcassonne 1
Dominion 1
Finca 1
Nexus Ops 1
Pacific Typhoon 1
Priests of Ra 1
Race for the Galaxy 1
The Settlers of Catan 1
Taj Mahal 1
Ticket to Ride 1
TransAmerica 1
Tulipmania 1637 1
Twilight Struggle 1

There were several new to me games as highlighted. As you can probably guess by number of plays Factory Manager was the best new to me game. It is possible that Tulipmania may have challenged it for best new game if I had gotten it before the last week of the month.

New acquisitions:
Agricola: Farmers of the Moor, The Republic of Rome (VG reprint), Tulipmania

I will come back later to update with links
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6. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:50]
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Race for the Galaxy 5 *
Ghost Stories 3
Cardcassonne 2
Ligretto 2
Acqua Dolce 1
Coloretto 1
Dixit 1
Junta 1
Notre Dame 1
Oregon 1
Sieben Siegel 1
Steel Driver 1
Taluva 1

Total: 21 plays
I only play f2f.

*New to me

New Game of the Month: RftG, I have long kept away from this one because of the comparisons to San Juan which is just a bad game. Got to end a couple of gaming nights with this and liked it. At the moment it's an 8, more likely to drop to 7 than to rise to 9.

New Game(s) in the Collection: -
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7. Board Game: WWE Raw Deal [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:5960]
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151 plays of 14 different games, bold is new.

WWE Raw Deal 60
Warhammer: Invasion 30 (all with Skavenblight Threat BP, 18 included Path of the Zealot BP as well)
Warmaster 10
Conan Collectible Card Game 9
Arkham Horror 8 (all with CotDP, BGotW, KiY, DH and IH expansions)
Marvel Heroes 8
Spider-Man 8
Spellfire 6
Talisman 4th Edition 4 (all with Reaper, Dungeon and Frostmarch expansions)
Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit 3
Lord of the Rings 2 (both with Sauron expansion)
Call of Cthulhu LCG 1 (with Ancient Horrors AP)
Doom: The Boardgame 1 (with expansion)
Space Crusade 1

Most played, no change. But January at least feels like the Return of the Board Game month. Card games tend to get more plays, as their play time is shorter, but board games certainly made a comeback after the card-heavy couple of months. One of the reasons for this resurgence was sleeving Arkham Horror, Marvel Heroes and SW: QG of the games I already owned, all games where the cards had started to show bit more wear than I was comfortable with.

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for hooking me up with Spider-Man, now I have another outlet for my Marvel fix cool .

Also went really old school this month, one Sunday's initial plans got changed due to paint fumes (don't ask whistle ), so we played a game of Space Crusade instead.
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8. Board Game: Keltis: Der Weg der Steine Mitbringspiel [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:2619]
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36 plays, 30 unique games. Among the games new to me, Zoowaboo is a pretty children game. After the Flood and God's Playground are the two "3 player's only" from Wallace. The first is more streamlined and "german", the second is clever (I enjoy the pseudo collaborative trick to solve the 3 player wargame issues) but it is really complex and random. Day and Night is a good cross between a classical abstract boardgame and the new pseudo CCGs (such as Blue Moon). Duck Dealer is a rather complex logistic game, while Erosion is a weird themed simpler take on the "multiuse cards", as already seen in Glory to Rome.
Tumbling Dice is a funny dexterity game, Goko no Saikoro is a serviceable PnP dice game. Ice flow is a strange racing game (with good materials and not perfectly clear rules). Origins is an experience game: long and chaotic, but entertaining in a different way.

I dusted off 2 games: Puerto Rico and Mexica.


3 Keltis: Der Weg der Steine
2 Automobile
2 Dominion
2 Peloponnes
2 Zoowaboo
1 After the Flood
1 Alcazar
1 At the Gates of Loyang
1 BasketBoss
1 Day & Night
1 Dos Rios
1 Duck Dealer
1 Erosion
1 FITS
1 God's Playground
1 Goko no Saikoro
1 Hansa Teutonica
1 Ice Flow
1 Indonesia
1 Last Train To Wensleydale
1 Mexica (last played 49 months ago!)
1 Origins: How We Became Human
1 Power Grid - Factory Manager
1 Puerto Rico (last played 12 months ago)
1 Reiner Knizia's Decathlon
1 Sushizock im Gockelwok
1 Thebes
1 Tumblin-Dice
1 Unpublished Prototype
1 Vasco da Gama




I only log F2F games.

Bolded games were new to me.

Games in Red had been gathering dust on my shelf for no less than 12 months.
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9. Board Game: Neuroshima Hex! 3.0 [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:240] [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
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This month has far and away the most plays of any month since I started logging: 180 plays! New Years weekend was jam-packed with games, basically several days of nothing but playing games and eating (and a small amount of sleeping).

Neuroshima Hex! 3.0 wins for this month, getting to make great use of the Duel expansion board and armies and the fantastic bags that
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made for me by playing 23 times. For everyone who's played Neuroshima Hex but didn't like the luck of the tile draws, play with the Duel board - it will change your mind.

My game Malta! gets second place, with 16 plays, mainly late night sessions after New Years. Fun quick light game, playable when tired.

Third place has three titles: the great word game Bali, the ultra-quick abstract Inversé, and Race for the Galaxy, each with 8 plays.

On the Underground, a Christmas gift, gave me 7 plays, many of them 2-player. It's tough to manage 4 lines, but doable.

Germany, France, and the Czech Republic make up the trio at 6 plays: Agricola, Metropolys, and Space Alert.

At 5 were .hack//ENEMY and Galaxy Trucker.

And a bunch at 4 or less:
4: Catch Phrase, Dungeon Lords, Taboo
3: Betrayal at House on the Hill, David & Goliath, Day & Night, Nexus Ops, Beat the Buzzard, Starfarers of Catan
2: Agora, Der Elefant im Porzellanladen, Bunny Bunny Moose Moose, Chrononauts, Dash, Dixit, Dominion, Katzenjammer Blues, Password, Pisa, Prophecy, San Juan, Sticheln, Witch's Brew, Wits & Wagers
1: Arkham Horror, Carcassonne: The City, Cribbage, Homesteaders, Inklings, Jambo, King's Breakfast, Mamma Mia!, Mit List und Tücke, Netrunner, Nexus, Nicht die Bohne!, No Thanks!, Puerto Rico, Rook, Runewars, Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, Tower of Babel; Trump, Tricks, Game!; Vikings, Was Sticht?, Yspahan
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10. Board Game: Dominion: Seaside [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked]
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38 games played this month, a lot of new ones, my husband got a gift certificate for Board & Bits as a prize in a contest here on BGG...

Bold = new to me/us
Bold Italic = new in our collection


Dominion: Seaside 5
Dominion 3
Dominion: Intrigue 3
Guillotine 3
Camelot Legends 2
Sushizock im Gockelwok 2
Tichu 2
Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Vol. 1 2
Agricola: Farmers of the Moor 1
Bohnaparte 1
Cannes - Stars, Scripts and Screens 1
Day & Night 1
Galactic Emperor 1
Genoa 1
HeroCard Orc Wars 1
La Isla Bohnitâ 1
Khronos 1
Kung Fu Fighting 1
Middle-Earth Quest 1
Mwahahaha! 1
Niagara 1
Oraklos 1
Set 1
Web of Power 1

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11. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:771]
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My brother Patrick's visit wrapped up with a whirlwind fo gaming in January. PnP Secret Santa's delivery brought new game goodness. Games in bold are new to me.

Hey! That's My Fish! 5 plays
Commands & Colors: Ancients 5
Chase 3
The Settlers of Catan 3
Stone Age 3
Clans 2
Commands & Colors: Ancients Expansion Pack #1: Greece & Eastern Kingdoms 2
Commands & Colors: Ancients Expansion Pack #2: Rome and the Barbarians 2
Condottiere 2
Discovery 2
Fairy Tale 2
Ingenious: Travel Edition 2
Razzia! 2
San Juan 2
Blue Moon City 1
California 1
Cartagena 1
Citadels: The Dark City Expansion 1
Dixit 1
For Sale 1
Island Trader 1
Jambo 1
Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot 1
Lost Cities 1
Mr. Jack 1
Taluva 1
Thebes 1
Ubongo 1
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12. Board Game: Thunderstone [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:625] [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked]
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It was a good month with 58 total plays. Thunderstone topped the most played list for the month. My wife who hated Dominion really liked this one and it has hit the table almost once every night for the last two weeks. Infinite City was a close second, it probably would have topped Thunderstone but we prefer it with three or more so we tend not to play it 2 player very much and doesn't see play unless we have company or are attending a game night elsewhere. The game is great with three and up which is where it really shines.

Thunderstone 10
Infinite City 9

Liar's Dice 7
Last Chance 3
Ca$h 'n Gun$ 2
Carcassonne 2
Cardcassonne 2
Deadlands: The Battle for Slaughter Gulch 2
Merchants of Amsterdam 2
New World: A Carcassonne Game 2
Reef Encounter 2
Yspahan 2
Big City 1
Blue Moon City 1
Can't Stop 1
Carcassonne - Wheel of Fortune 1
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers 1
Fish Eat Fish 1
Goa 1
Power Grid 1
Revolution! 1
San Marco 1

The Settlers of Catan 1
Straw 1
Valdora 1

A lot of new plays for the month; all of which are in bold. The new to us games we had bought were Thunderstone, Infinite City which seemed the obvious favorites. Me and my wife really enjoyed these both a lot. Infinite City was a real pleasant surprise, the tile interactions in this game are a lot of fun. I do not see us growing tired of any of these games.

We got a hold of Cardcassonne (the Carcassonne card game) which was actually good. I think it is best with 5 players since there is always that chance that the one person in the round is going to get hosed and not get any good cards.

Reef Encounter was a neat visually pleasing game. There is a lot of strategy here with what colors to devour and how to manipulate which ones are dominant.

Deadlands was the last of the new purchases and was the disappointment for the month. It had the feel of the Deadlands CCG but just feels like it's missing something. It seems wrong to play the game with dice and not with deck of cards. I played it with the group that I used to play the CCG with and we still have fun, but just really missed the poker mechanic of the original game.

Thanks to a pair of game nights at cdefrisco/Chris's house we got to learn how to play: Ca$h n' Gun$, Goa, Revolution!, San Marco, and Valdora. All of which were great games. I would have to say San Marco would be my favorite out of the batch with Revolution and Valdora being a tie for second.
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13. Board Game: Hacienda [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:853]
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Trying to learn Hacienda online - have yet to fully develop a strong game, but I'm enjoying it at least.

Entered an online Tikal Tournament, so a lot of games there as well.

Bold = new

Hacienda 9
Tikal 9
Stone Age 8
Caylus 7
GoLong Football Dice Game 3
Amun-Re 1
Campaign Manager 2008 1
Catan: Seafarers 1
Gene Pool 1
Handelsfürsten: Herren der Meere 1

Havana 1
King of Chicago 1
March Madness 1
Power Grid 1
Union Pacific 1
Vikings 1
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14. Board Game: 2nd Fleet [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:2481]
 
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Went back to some old wargamer roots with 5 plays of this Cold War North Atlantic struggle. Good month overall with over 56 plays the most I've had since December 2008. My wargaming buddy Thad and I played the five intro scenarios to this game with Thad's Soviets winning the match 3-2.

To be truthful, the game I played the most this past month was backgammon but, as I am first and foremost a wargamer, I listed 2nd Fleet instead. I did range all over the place with wargames, football, and classic games like backgammon.

The breakdown for the month:
Backgammon- d10-2 d10-8
Ten Days in Africa- d10-1 d10-0
2nd Fleet- d10-5
Where There is Discord- d10-4
Crazy Eights- d10-2
Pizza Box Football- d10-2
Poker- d10-2
Red Dragon Rising: The Coming War with China- d10-2
Axis and Allies Pacific 1940- d10-2
Chess- d10-1
Rummy- d10-1
London's Burning- d10-1
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15. Board Game: FITS [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1460]
Monica Rehaug
Norway
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Not so many games played in January, but I got to play some new games that I really enjoyed. Mostly shorter games were played and FITS is topping the list again. Don't think I will get bored of FITS yet. Each game is different.

I only log F2F.

FITS 15
Loopin' Louie 7
Cardcassonne 2
Castle Panic 2
Court of the Medici 2

Das Magische Labyrinth 2
Pack & Stack 2
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery 1
At the Gates of Loyang 1
Endeavor 1

Fairy Tale 1
Ghost Stories 1
Mission: Red Planet 1
On the Dot 1
Pandemic 1
Peloponnes 1
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age 1
Rum & Pirates 1
Snow Tails 1
Straw 1
Sushizock im Gockelwok 1
Tumblin' Monkeys 1
Ubongo 3D 1
Zoowaboo 1

Total: 49
New to me

New Game of the Month: A though one. Both At the Gates of Loyang and Endeavor was great.
New Games in the Collection: At the Gates of Loyang, Birds on a Wire, Dungeon Lords, For $ale (my 2nd copy), Gem Dealer, High Society, Incan Gold, Looting London, Masters Gallery, Money, Roll Trough the Ages (my 2nd copy), Sumeria, Vasco da Gama
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16. Board Game: Power Grid: Factory Manager [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:819]
Joe Huber

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Played 5 times. One of the rare months when Race or Bridge hasn't been my most-played game.

First game played in 2010: Advanced Civilization
First game played twice in 2010: Der Prestel Kunstmarkt
First game played three times in 2010: Vasco da Gama
Factory Manager was the first to 4, and so far the only to 5...

I have to say - I was concerned about the replayability of Factory Manager, but it has held up really well for me. While it will inevitably start to be played less, I'm now sold on the game remaining in the rotation for the long haul.
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17. Board Game: Sorry! Sliders [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1758]
Jason Lott
United States
Cheverly
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Easy winner this month, as it's one that can be played a number of times in rapid succession.

Bold = new to me this month

Sorry! Sliders 9
Arkham Horror 3
Alhambra 2
Mr. Jack 2
Quiddler 2
Ticket to Ride 2
Ticket to Ride: Switzerland 2
Before the Wind 1
Dominion 1
Gloria Mundi 1
Ingenious 1
Modern Art 1
Pandemic 1
Pandemic: On the Brink 1
Phoenicia 1
The Pillars of the Earth 1
The Pillars of the Earth Expansion Set 1
The Settlers of Catan Card Game 1
Thurn and Taxis - Power and Glory 1
Time's Up! Title Recall! 1
Vegas Showdown 1
Vikings 1
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18. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:265]
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At the Gates of Loyang 26
Can't Stop 7
Lost Cities 5
Agricola 3
Doubles Wild 3
Take it Easy! 3
Jambo 2
Before the Wind 1
Euchre 1
Hisss 1
Sharp Shooters 1
Shogun 1 (not THAT one, the abstract)
Stone Age 1
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization 1

TOTAL: 56

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Thrift find
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19. Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:2177] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
Andreas Johansson
Sweden
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Not much of a gaming month this. New in bold:

De Bellis Antiquitatis 4
De Bellis Magistrorum Militum 2
Agricola 1
Britannia 1
Monsters Menace America 1
Struggle of Empires 1
Tsuro 1
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20. Board Game: Go Away Monster! [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:3267]
Tim Stellmach
United States
Arlington
Massachusetts
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The 2.5-year-old has only recently discovered this, so she has been wanting to play quite a lot.

Go Away Monster! 5
Wits & Wagers 4
Dungeons & Dragons 3
Sequence for Kids 3
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age 2
Bohnanza 1
Coda 1
Colossal Arena 1
Dominion 1
Dos Rios 1
Fearsome Floors 1
Formula D 1
Ingenious: Travel Edition 1
Memoir '44 1
Pizza Box Baseball 1
Primordial Soup 1
Shadows over Camelot 1
Slide 5 1
Tales of the Arabian Nights 1
Ubongo - Duel 1
Um Reifenbreite 1
Unpublished Prototype 1

Games new to me are in bold.
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21. Board Game: Traders of Osaka [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1061]
Michael Lessard
Canada
Breakeyville
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Bold : new to me
Underline : Best games

Traders of Carthage x 5
Pocket Battles: Celts vs. Romans x 3
Carson City x 2
Condottiere x 2
Jaipur x 2
Batt'l Kha'os
Bombay
Citadels
Coloretto
Dominion: Seaside
Havana
Hive
Ninja versus Ninja
Notre Dame
The Pillars of the Earth
Planet Steam
Ra
Roma
Small World
Stone Age
Thurn and Taxis
La chasse aux montres
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My best games of the month : Twilight Struggle Deluxe and Carson City, two great games ! I can't wait to play these games again !
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22. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:232]
Marco Marandola
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Mirabel
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7 New games for me

Ghost Stories 14
Ghost Stories: The Guardhouse Expansion 5
Jamaica 4
Thunderstone 2
Agricola 1
Ghost Stories: White Moon 1
Kingsburg 1
Mr. Jack in New York 1
Sticheln 1
Wizard 1
Wyatt Earp 1
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23. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:50]
Thomas Eager
United States
Portland
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robot This month Race caught up to tie Hive as my "most-played" of all time.

Race for the Galaxy 4
Ace of Aces - Handy Rotary Series 2
Ace of Aces - Powerhouse Series 1
Caylus 1
Java 1
Puerto Rico 1
Taj Mahal 1
Wiz-War 1 robot
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24. Board Game: Pickomino [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1173]
Kyle
United States
Up Nort' Der
Wisconsin
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January came in at a respectable 36 plays, which beats out every single month of 2009 except January and July by a sizeable margin. This also puts me slightly ahead of my goal of averaging at least one play per day in 2010. I don't know if I'll be able to maintain that or not, but at least this is a promising start, and the fact that a pair of BGG members just recently moved into the area (literally, about 5 miles away) and have expressed interest in starting up a regular gaming group bodes well for the coming year.

This month included several new games, the most-played of which was Pickomino, a simple but fun push your luck game. Also of note were Stone Age,10 Days in Asia, and Piece o' Cake, all of which proved to be fun games that I would almost definitely enjoy playing again sometime. Ticket to Ride: Europa 1912 was a new expansion that added some extra variety to Ticket to Ride, and will likely be included in some form or another in all future plays of the game. Fact or Crap was new to me as well this month, and although I wouldn't call it complete crap, it's not a game I would choose to play again if there were any better alternatives available.


Formula Dé took the top spot as most-played, although this time around they were all solo plays. I did add the new Valencia/Hockenheim track to my collection, but haven't played it quite yet.


Here's the full list (new items are in red)

Formula Dé - 5
Pickomino - 4
Tsuro - 4

PitchCar - 3
Guillotine - 2
Piece o' Cake - 2
Stronghold - 2
Ticket to Ride: Europe (+Europa 1912) - 2

10 Days in Asia - 1
Chicken Cha Cha Cha - 1
Countdown! - 1
Dominion - 1
Fact or Crap - 1
Fast Flowing Forest Fellers - 1
Hive - 1
Keltis - 1
Mensch ärgere Dich nicht (Pachisi) - 1
Pandemic - 1
Small World - 1
Stone Age - 1

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