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Version: English first edition (2015), Language: English, Publisher: Rio Grande Games
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Condition: Opened - Played twice - very good.
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We will only bring games to convention if they sell by Thursday night. Find me in Open gaming just about any time in the red power chair. Flat sale no auction.
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Opened but unpunched
Note- has library copy sticker on it
2015 Rio Grande-English
Played Twice; Has BOGA library sticker on it
Kiadás: Rio Grande
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A little light relative to a lot of these games, but still looks worth trying.
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EN 1st, Rio Grande, in shrink
Raujour likes train games, we played this at GenCon in 2015, I liked it so I recently purchased it.
Condition: Good. Minor shelf wear. Unplayed. Components in original packaging.
Edition/Publisher: Rio Grande 2015.
Never really digged much into the train games - but they seemed to be popular, so I picked up a few of them. One of them is 20th Century Limited which looked really beautiful!
Picked up November 1st
Betsy & Chuck Berry
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 (11 total)
Amerigo (11 total)
At the Gates of Loyang (11 total)
Blue Moon City (11 total)
Castles of Mad King Ludwig (11 total)
Cinque Terre (12 total)
Concordia (11 total)
Notre Dame (11 total)
Quadropolis (15 total)
Thurn and Taxis (13 total)
COMPLETE 10/22 Now to play a few more to finish 11x11. Complete 121%
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 November 10: 100 + 80 + 60 + 40 + 20 = 300
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: Family (6/16)
Airlines Europe (6/2)
At the Gates of Loyang (2/19)
Atlantic Star (2/20)
Blitz! (Spit!) (6/4)
Blue Moon City (1/6)
Bob Ross (10/11)
Bora Bora (2/21)
Can't Stop (11/1)
Carcassonne: The Castle (4/21)
Castles of Mad King Ludwig (1/13)
Century: Spice Road (6/16)
Cinque Terre (1/15)
Coal Country (6/15)
Codenames: duet (6/14)
Costa Rica (2/22)
Cottage Garden (1/2)
Decathlon (Knizia) (4/17)
Dungeon Lords (6/15)
Dungeon Petz (1/7)
El Grande (1/7)
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)
Gold West (1/9)
Golden City (9/17)
Great Western Trail (9/10)
Hansa Teutonica (1/13)
Happy Salmon (6/17)
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)
Isle of Skye (1/6)
Jump Drive (6/14)
Just Desserts (1/19)
Kill Doctor Lucky (8/26)
Killer Bunnies: Magic Carrot (6/21)
King of Tokyo (6/15)
Kingdom Builder (6/21)
Land 6 (4/19)
Las Vegas (1/25)
Le Havre (5/13)
Loopin' Louie (11/8)
Lost Cities: Board Game (6/21)
Lost Cities: Card Game (5/3)
Lost Temple (3/26)
Love Letter (7/29)
Machi Koro (7/8)
Mafia (Werewolf) (3/29)
Magic Maze (8/23)
Mexican Train Dominoes (8/9)
Modern Art (3/29)
Moose in the House (5/3)
Mystic Vale (6/16)
Nations - Dice (1/31)
New York 1901 (6/24)
NMBR 9 (9/30)
Notre Dame (2/18)
Oh, Hell (11/8)
Ora et Labora (4/7)
Orient Express (6/14)
Pandemic: Chthulhu (6/17)
Pandemic: Iberia (4/25)
Pandemic: State of Emergency (1/5)
Pandemic: The Cure (4/9)
Pizarro & Co. (2/5)
Power Grid (4/5)
Power Grid - Stock Companies (2/22)
Princes of Florence (2/5)
Puerto Rico (4/12)
Quest for El Dorado (9/13)
Race for the Galaxy (4/16)
Robinson Crusoe (2/10)
Roll for the Galaxy (1/25)
Saint Malo (4/21)
Saint Petersburg (7/12)
San Juan (3/31)
Say Anything (6/30)
Splendor: Cities (10/28)
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)
Times Square (11/8)
Trans America (5/3)
Travel Blog (1/6)
Union Pacific (2/6)
Viva Java (2/6)
Voyages of Marco Polo (7/7)
Walnut Grove (2/10)
World's Fair 1893 (5/15)
X nimmt (5/31)
Yeti Slalom (2/18)
Zock 'n' Roll (2/18)
Zombie Dice (8/30)
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
18 in October: 1-2, 4-7, 10-11, 13-16, 19, 22-23, 25, 27-28
November: 1, 3-4, 6-12, 15-16, 18
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 36
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:
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
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 Okay, but is it better than (or even different from) Age of Steam and Railways of the World? Maybe we don't need all three.
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!
PS: Other first-time plays of games we own:
Century: Spice Road
Great Western Trail
That's a Question
Tokaido - Crossroads
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) Oh Hell (11/8)
Pizarro & Co. (2/5) Pandemic: The Cure (4/9) Pandemic Iberia (6/26) Pandemic State of Emergency (11/9)
Quadropolis (2/5) Qubic (4/12) Qwirkle Quest for El Dorado (11/15)
Ra (2/5) Race for the Galaxy (4/16) Robinson Crusoe Roll for the Galaxy (11/15)
Samurai (2/5) Saint Malo (4/21) Stone Age (7/25) Stockpile (11/15)
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
H = 33 on November 12, 2017
97% Complete (out of 59 exactly-as-needed games)
Thank You to the many Gaming Friends who will help us complete these challenges!
Games That Stood The Test Of Time
20th Century Limited - 3 plays then, 9 plays since then - This cross between Ticket to Ride and Transamerica was a big hit with me and my wife. We played it regularly all throughout the year.
7 Wonders Duel - 1 play then, 5 plays since then - I've come down on the side of those that think this is an even better design than the original. So good.
The Voyages of Marco Polo - 1 play then, 3 plays since then - Learned it from a friend a year ago and eventually got my own copy. 2016 is going to go down as the Year of the Dice-Drafter for me. I just loved every design of that genre I played in the last year.
Dice City - 5 plays then, 11 plays since then - Another hit with my wife. We played it a lot early in the year and then a lot later in the year after I got all the expansions Black Friday weekend.
Ghostbusters: The Board Game - 3 plays then, 15 plays since then - My initial impression of this was correct a year ago. This is indeed the family dungeon crawler / campaign game I've been searching for. I under-ranked it a year ago, though, and it goes up for the consistent fun it's provided my family and me. It remains everything that I had wished Mice and Mystics had been but wasn't. I'm really looking forward to the Kickstarter sequel fulfillment later in 2017. I also ordered us the Kickstarter exclusives from the first Kickstarter as an add-on.
Games That Kind Of Stood The Test Of Time
Carcassonne: Star Wars - 2 plays then, 1 play since then - I picked this up a year ago because... why not? It's not the greatest Carcassonne spin-off, but it's got its good points. Got it to the table just once more, though. It will probably continue to see occasional play.
Games I Haven't Played Since But Want To
Rome: City of Marble - 4 plays then, 0 plays since then - The reception of others I taught this to a year ago was pretty average. No one hated it but no one has requested it since. I think this is because, while the game mechanics offer some interesting twists on area control, the experience as a whole is very abstract. I'm okay with that more than most of the people I tend to game with, so it's been a tough sell to get it back to the table. Still, I wouldn't mind doing so soon.
Saint Petersburg (second edition) - 1 play then, 0 plays since then - This was one of my Christmas games from a year ago. I had a very successful inaugural play with my wife, but we haven't played it since. It just got overshadowed by some other Christmas games. We'll have to see if we can schedule a play of it in the near future.
Java - 1 play then, 0 plays since then - I demoed the entire Mask trilogy for a Saturday afternoon a year ago. This one had a better reception than Mexica, but hasn't been requested since. It's a nother case of being overshadowed by newer games. I still need to teach my wife this one, so maybe it will be played again soon.
Mexica - 1 play then, 0 plays since then - I didn't think this one was as interesting as Java, but I'd still play it again given the opportunity.
Crosscheck - 1 play then, 0 plays since then - This might be the most interesting vintage word game I've played. But it's overly long. The next time I play, there are some house rules I'm going to implement.
Master Fox - 1 play then, 0 plays since then - This turned out to be a decent kids game, but not compelling again to inspire my son and I to play again since learning it a year ago. But I wouldn't turn down a game if he ever requests it again.
Games I Don't Need To Play Again