Wow, page 2 already.
This might be quite hard but I want to give it a try. I will fill out the games as I play them but am going to choose the animal now.
1. ... set in a country you have never visited
2. ... with no colours (only black and white)
3. ... where the title rhymes with another game title in this list.
4. ... based on a book
5. ... about/in war (because it is 2018, if you manage WW1 even better)
6. ... about/in peace (or where you can reach an armistice)
7. ... for only two players
8. ... where you can play another colour than the classic green, blue, red or yellow (even better, if you play that other colour)
9. ... where you can play a robot or android
10. ... where the title contains at least 3 letters of your first name (if your first name only has two letters use all of them)
11. ... with a woman on the box cover
12. ... with a man on the box cover
13. ... where the main colour of the box is green.
14. ..., card or dice, based on a board game.
15. ... where the box is exactly! as thick as one of your thumbs.
16. ... from 2018.
17. ... with or about painting.
18. ... with a draw bag.
19. ... based on a real person.
20. ... with a colour in the title (even better if it is your favourite colour)
21. ... with an alliteration in the title.
22. A classic game you have never played.
23. ... you meant to play 2017 but never managed to.
24. ... tied to your ancestry.
25. ... focused on an animal (Bear)
26. ... with 2 rulebooks.
27. ... played outside.
28. ... from a BGG design competition.
29. ... with a day of the week in the title, or with a word in the title related to a day of the week
30. ... where weather plays an important role.
31. ... where you play a(nother) hobby of yours.
32. ... by a designer whose games you have not played before.
33. ... with custom faced dice.
34. A roleplaying game (can be either a game, with strong roleplaying characteristics or an RPG, like D&D etc.) - D&D
35. ... with a pronoun in the title.
36. ... with a double sided board.
37. ... that takes less than or exactly 10 Minutes.
38. ... where the lowest score wins.
39. ... where you can lose points.
40. ... with a theme you encounter every day (e.g. cooking)
41. ... with a witch or a wizard.
42. ... that involves any aspect of STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Mathematics).
43. ... with teams of two or more players.
44. ... with asymmetrical player powers
45. ... published in the first half of the 20th century
46. ... published befor 1900.
47. ... set in a dystopia.
48. ... that is beautiful.
49. ... with an anthropromorphic character.
50. ... with fabric.
51. ... you have seen played in a film/series.
52. ... you love.
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Now then, can we finally get started with my top 20 games?
Not quite... I noticed I've only used 4 geeklist items so far, and there's 25 spots on a page, so let's take a look at the total collection these alleged favorite games will be coming from! Excluding 49 expansion, and 11 unwanted gifts and leftover CCGs from before I played modern boardgames, I own 108 modern boardgames. There's some absolute crap in there which I haven't yet managed to get rid off, and some fair few pretty mediocre games, but also lots and lots of things which I expect I'll continue to enjoy playing for many decades to come. Looking at when all of these games were all released, here's how many I own for each year, along with my favorite from that year:
Owned games by year: 108 total, h-index: 6
pre-1900: 3 - Chess - I'd like this to say Go, but for the moment I don't even grok Go enough to be able to rate it.
1995: 2 - El Grande
1997: 3 - Tigris & Euphrates - however, massive honorable mention for Turn the Tide, which we play much more often, and is an absolute overlooked gem.
1998: 1 - Samurai
1999: 4 - Torres - however, another honorable mention for Ra, which we play much more often.
2000: 3 - Blokus - a pretty weak year, this; I don't even own Blokus, and yet it's my favorite, edging out La Città, which I do own. I should track down a copy of The Princes of Florence to see if that might improve things.
2001: 5 - Medina
2002: 4 - Puerto Rico
2003: 2 - YINSH
2004: 3 - Power Grid
2005: 5 - Fjords
2006: 6 - Yspahan
2007: 6 - Agricola
2008: 9 - The Princes of Machu Picchu
2009: 5 - Endeavor
2010: 9 - Glen More - this was such an absolutely amazing year for boardgames, with so many of my favorites being released.
2011: 9 - Lancaster - but an honorable mention for the criminally underappreciated Fealty.
2012: 10 - Terra Mystica
2013: 7 - Bora Bora
2014: 7 - ZhanGuo
2015: 4 - The Voyages of Marco Polo
2016: 1 - Terraforming Mars - no, I don't really participate in the whole "cult of the new" movement, why do you ask?
Half of these made my top 20; which half? Read on...
Gudjon Torfi Sigurdsson
Huh, that's a surprise! When I was picking the game for item #2 on the list (above), this was actually one of the games that popped up on the search list.
Anyway, for this item on the list, I just chose game with ID #1972, the year I was born. Please add a link to the game with your birthyear as ID in the comment below!
And tell us, what interesting thing happened the year you were born? Locally, globally or in any way you feel like is interesting, doesn't matter!
Every game I own gets played at least once a year. If I have trouble doing this or especially wanting to do this it's on the trading block.
it's like an accident that we keep on knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting...
I will be participating in the 365 play challenge. Most likely just the regular one, as I can't see myself playing 365 unique games. We'll see though!
And again I'm in for 365 plays! Last year I had it easy to complete it, let's see how it goes this year.
Currently at [updated 01/01]:
WEEKEND CHALLENGE JANUARY 2017 #1 - THE BIG CHALLENGE
Completed at: The Moderately Big Level (12/10 plays)
January 2017 - Weekday Challenge #1 - The Lonely Challenge
Completed at: The Red Solo Gamer Level (8/6 plays)
January 2017 - Weekend Challenge #2 - The H-Index Challenge
Completed at: The Index Card level (11/9 plays)
My H-index is now (13/1) 11, but I've only been logging plays since a year.
January 2017 - Weekday Challenge #2 - The Blue Challenge
Completed at: The Blue Bell Ice Cream Level (4/4 plays)
January 2017 Monthly Challenge - The Big Monthly Challenge
Completed at: We're Gonna' Need a Bigger Boat (65/50 plays)
January 2017 Weekend Challenge #4: The Lunar New Year Challenge
Completed at: the PIG (2/2 plays)
January 2017 - Weekday Challenge #4 - The Alphabet Challenge
Completed at: The Unalphabetized Level (4/6 plays)
February 2017 - Weekend Challenge #1 - The Groundhog Challenge
Completed at: The Zoophobic Level (5/8 plays)
February 2017 - Weekday Challenge #1 - The Publishing Challenge
Completed at: The Published Level (4/4 plays)
February 2017 - Weekend Challenge #2 - The Competitive Challenge
Completed at: 9 plays
February 2017 - Weekday Challenge #2 - The Lovely Challenge
Completed at: The S.A.D. (Single's Awareness Day) Level (5/6 plays)
February 2017 - Weekend Challenge #3 - The Winner's Challenge
Completed at: The Winner Level (4/4 wins)
February 2017 - Weekday Challenge #4 - The around the world challenge!
Completed at: Backpacker level (3/3 countries)
February 2017 Monthly Challenge - The Double Take Challenge
Completed at: The Recomplete Level (8/9 challenges)
January 2017 Monthly Challenge - The Big Monthly Challenge: The Grande Level (66/40 plays)
Weekend Challenge January 2017 #1 - The BIG Challenge: The Texas-Sized Level (66/20 plays)
January 2017 - Weekday Challenge #1 - The Lonely Challenge: The More Solo than Han Solo Level (26/10 plays)
Weekend Challenge January 2017 #2 - The H-Index Challenge: The Agents of Shield Index level (56/12 plays)
January 2017 - Weekday Challenge #2 - The Blue Challenge: The Papa Smurf Level (19/10 plays)
January 2017 - Weekend Challenge #3 - The Party Challenge: None (1/3 plays)
January 2017 - Weekday Challenge #3 - Soleia's 1,000 post celebration treasure hunt challenge: Completed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12. First Mate (11/12)
January 2017 Weekend Challenge #4: The Lunar New Year Challenge: the ROOSTER (18/10 plays)
January 2017 - Weekday Challenge #4 - The Alphabet Challenge: The Librarian Level (17/12 plays)
March 2017 - Weekend Challenge #1 - The Time Traveller Challenge
Completed at: The Generation X Level (6/6 years)
March 2017 - Weekday Challenge #1 - The Aggressive Challenge
Completed at: The War is Hell Level (3/4 plays)
March 2017 - Weekend Challenge #2 - The Shape-Shifting Challenge
Completed at: The Still a Square Level (5/8 boxes)
March 2017 - Weekday Challenge #4 - The Creative Challenge
Completed at: My best mate(s) level (3/4 people)
March 2017 - Monthly Challenge - The Mechanics of March a.k.a. March Needs Mechanics
Completed at: The Particle Accelerator (25/30 mechanics)
Area Control / Area Influence
Pick-up and Deliver
Point to Point Movement
Secret Unit Deployment
Variable player powers
17 unique games used for March monthly challenge:
Labyrinthe: the card game
Legends of andor
Stier zoekt bier
Ticket to ride
Village in a box
April 2017 Weekday Challenge #1 - The Unrelated Challenge
Completed at: Basic level (3/4 games)
Monthly Challenge for April 2017 - The Kindness Challenge
Completed at: One of a Kind (4/3 acts)
1, 12, 14, 20
Didn't find the time to look into this. I'm sorry.
April 2017 - Weekday Challenge #4 - The Print and Play Challenge
Completed at: The Print But Don't Play Level (2/2 plays)
May 2017 - Weekend Challenge #1 - The Star Wars Challenge
Completed at: "Why you stuck up, half'witted, scruffy looking nerf herder!!!!" (4/3)
Play a game of good versus evil.
Play a game of light versus dark.
Play a game with stars.
Play a game with war.
Play a game that was popular in the 1977-83.
Play a game that was popular in the 1999-2005.
Play a game that was/is popular 2015-now.
Play a game with miniatures.
Play a Star Wars game.
Play a game in space.
Play a game with smugglers.
Play a game with a Princess.
May 2017 - Weekday Challenge #2 - The Timely Challenge
Completed at: The On Time Level
May 2017 - Weekend Challenge #2 - The Motherly Challenge
Completed at: The Mama Mia Level (8/8 items)
May 2017 - Weekend Challenge #4 - The Teamwork Challenge
May 2017 - Monthly Challenge - The Game Time Challenge
Completed at: The Time Flies When You're Playing Board Games Level (26.5/20 hours)
Item for Geeklist "52 Games Challenge: 2017"
This looks like a great way to expand my gaming horizons! Let's see how far I can go!
1. a game with an App or another electronic device
(Descent: The Road to Legend)
2. a game designed by a person of colour
(Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, Deception: Murder in Hong Kong)
3. a game by multiple designers
4. a political game Twilight Struggle
5. a game with an animal on the cover
(Guildhall, Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers)
6. a game from a genre you usually do not play
7. a game published 2017
(Nemo's War (second edition))
8. a game involving a mythical creature
9. a game involving travel The Voyages of Marco Polo
10. a game with a subtitle
(The Resistance: Avalon, Eight-Minute Empire: Legends, Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game)
11. a game that always makes you happy
12. a game including food
(Caverna: The Cave Farmers)
13. a game set in a steampunk world
14. a game set during wartime The Grizzled
15. a game with a bad rulebook
16. a game where you can play a character with a different ethnicity than yours
(Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, One Deck Dungeon, Burgle Bros.)
17. a game set around a holiday other than Christmas
(Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, King of Tokyo: Halloween, Mascarade)
18. a game to take on a trip
19. a language independent game
(Keyflower, Small World, Dixit, Mysterium)
20. a game from a genre/subgenre you have never heard of
(Age of Reason - Rococo, Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy, Post-Napoleonic - Sherlock, CoMKL, Territory Building - Carcassonne, Scythe, Small World)
21. a game based on mythology
22. a game from a licensed franchise
(Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game, Star Trek: Catan, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle)
23. the first game you see in the game store/game café
24. a game that takes place on an island
(Friday, Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island)
25. a game for which at least five expansions have been published, using one of those expansions
(Small World, Sentinels of the Multiverse)
26. a game with a pun in the title
27. a game with a snowy theme
(Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, Snowdonia?)
28. a game with a theme based on a movie Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit
29. a game with a month in its title
(Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar, Red November)
30. a game ranked in the BGG top 50
31. a game that was one of the first 50 added to the BGG database
32. a game that uses at least 10 dice
(Panamax, One Deck Dungeon, Troyes)
33. a game that uses an hour glass Mechs vs. Minions
34. a game with seven or more words in its title
(Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island, Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game)
35. a game by a designer who only published one game
36. a game that features a map of the world (earth) on its board
37. a print and play game
38. a game you got as a gift
(Rococo, Burgle Bros., Paperback)
39. a game you bought yourself
40. a game owned by someone else
(Star Trek: Five-Year Mission, Sentinels of the Multiverse)
41. a game that has won the Golden Geek award for best board game of the year
42. a game with a beautiful board
(Fresco: Big Box, Rococo, Yggdrasil)
43. a game with at least 100 different cards in it
(Sentinels of the Multiverse, Guildhall)
44. a game you have owned longer than 2016, but didn’t play in 2016
45. a game depicting itself or another game in the game
(Castles of Mad King Ludwig)
46. a mass market game
(Risk, Clue, Battleship)
47. a game with a character, that has your occupation
(Suburbia, Castles of Mad King Ludwig)
48. a game with the main colour blue on its box
49. a game with a year number in its title
(Ticket to Ride: Europa 1912, Fief: France 1429)
50. a game based on a graphic novel/comic
(Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game)
51. a coop game you have played but not beat before (alt.: beat your old high score)
52. a game including a river. Carcassonne
Number of games played: 489
Unique games: 94
Days played: 191
H-index 2017: 10
2017 was a great gaming year. We completed a hardcore and normal 10x10 challenge with some fantastic games. We played more games in 2017 than we did in 2016, and we acquired some lovely new ones at Essen. The hardcore 10x10 was a bit difficult, we had to play a lot of games still in December. We'll do this better next year. Our 2016 Essen games that we played 10 times (Colonists, GWT and Odin) did not disappoint. They're all very different from each other, but I'm really happy to have them all in our collection. I think my favorite from the hardcore list may be Oh my Goods!! When we first played it in 2015, it was 'almost a great game', but the expansion made it shine, and we still have a lot of the second expansion to go, which is really nice. Sherlock Holmes is lot of fun, but perhaps a bit too much to play it 10 times in a year, especially since we also did so in 2016. We'll probably relax that a bit in 2018. Blue Moon was a nice surprise, and I'm happy to play that some more. Hostage Negotiator was also difficult for me in the end, and I realized that I don't like to play it too much. But as a more relaxed solo game, I'll pull it out every now and then.
We've got a nice list lined up for 2018, and I want to try and get to 500 played games this year.
Codenames Duet x58
Star Realms x33
Jump Drive x27
A Feast for Odin x14
Ticket to Ride x11
Blue Moon x10
Great Western Trail x10
Oh My Goods! x10
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases x10
Small World x10
The Colonists x10
The Staufer Dynasty x10
Tybor der Baumeister x10
A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King x8
Lost Cities x7
Port Royal x7
Terra Mystica x5
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small x4
Heaven & Ale x4
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King x4
Fabled Fruit x3
Fields of Arle x3
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 x3
Power Grid x3
The 7th Continent x3
Würfel Bohnanza x3
At the Gates of Loyang x2
Captain Sonar x2
Carcassonne: The Castle x2
Castles of Mad King Ludwig x2
Commissioner Victor: The lost painting case x2
Dixit Odyssey x2
Isle of Trains x2
Joking Hazard x2
Kodama: The Tree Spirits x2
Legends of Andor x2
Russian Railroads x2
Secret Hitler x2
Sushi Go! x2
Terraforming Mars x2
The Cousins' War x2
The Name of the Rose x2
The Palaces of Carrara x2
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)
A Nice Cup of Tea
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
Carcassonne: The Discovery
Catan Dice Game
Dead Cat: A Quantum Physics Card Game
Fast Forward: FLEE
Food Chain Magnate
Lords of Scotland
Merchants & Marauders
Monopoly: Milk Chocolate Game
Omen: A Reign of War
Ora et Labora
The Castles of Burgundy
The Palace of Mad King Ludwig
Tides of Time
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Don't fall in love with me yet, we only recently met
And how about your annual routine? What are your seasonal patterns? Events in the calendar that you look forward to? Holidays you always take?
In 2015, I recorded 445 plays of 235 distinct games, 108 of which I played for the first time in 2015. These figures are all up from 419/203/91 in 2014. In fact, this is the first time I've exceeded 100 new games learned since 2008, which is a big positive for me.
Of my 445 plays, 136 were online via Yucata or Boite a Jeux.
Most played games of 2015 (excluding online):
9 - Shadow Hunters
7 - Castles of Mad King Ludwig
7 - Race for the Galaxy
7 - Sushi Go!
6 - Vegas Showdown
5 - AquaSphere
5 - Merchant of Venus
5 - Navegador
(Note that I only logged 1 play for sessions of things like Spyfall and Codenames that lasted multiple rounds.)
My favorite 2015 games:
1. The Voyages of Marco Polo
3. Steam Time
4. Grand Austria Hotel
5. Steampunk Rally
My favorite pre-2015 games that I learned in 2015:
1. Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America
2. The Great Zimbabwe
3. Saint Petersburg (second edition)
5. Isle of Trains
2015 Yearly Summary:
In 2015, I played more different games than I ever have, and I learned more new games since 2008. I'm kind of happy I don't have any "dimes" on the year (excluding online), as I don't really want to play the same games over and over again. That said, I did get back to a lot of favorites, as I played each game in my top 10 at least once. I did not attend any new conventions or join any new game groups over the year, so I guess I can chalk it up to efficiency.
2016 looks largely the same as 2015, which is definitely a good thing. I don't foresee any major changes in the local gaming scene, though I have noticed that attendance is up to the point where the usual spaces are becoming pretty crowded. I hope that doesn't affect the quality of gaming. On the convention front, I don't expect any major differences. I will still attend BGG.Con, WBC, ConnCon, and probably an abbreviated EuroQuest again, as well as ABG Beach Week. I don't expect to do Dreamation this year, but probably will attend GCOM Game Days since it's not on the same weekend as ConnCon, and I expect FalCon to be back this year. I will miss Origins again--maybe next year. On the whole though, with a similar schedule, I hope to be able to post numbers that are pretty comparable to those of 2015.
So a bonus question to my Meatball homies. The year is rapidly approaching its end. Looking back on what you have played this year, What are your top three (or top five, if you prefer) games released in 2015?
Or if you prefer, what were your top five 'new to you' games you played in 2015?
When you realize that you're approaching the point where you have enough games that you could play one game every day and not get through them in a year...
Dist of Columbia
University Game English Edition
Game has been played many times but is still in decent condition: only issue is that the box lid and a couple of the cards are a little dirty.
The instructions don't include a count of all of the components, but nothing appears to be missing.
My top five games from 2014:
1) La Granja - An amazing euro game that hits on all cylinders for me
2) Pandemic: The Cure - All of the tension of Pandemic with some push-your-luck added in for fun
3) Istanbul - Definitely deserving of the Kennerspiel
4) Five Tribes - I really enjoy the decisions in this one and the production is incredible
5) Planes - A quick mancala game with multi-use cards that makes for some great decisions.
Bullseye Round! If you correctly guess the most popular answer, you get 10 points (instead of 1 point per matching answer). All other answers get nothing!
Question #7: Name a past winner of the Spiel des Jahres award for "Game of the Year".
Australian Edition in Excellent Condition.
For Trade (Cash Offers considered).
Will be at Cancon.