Golden Thingummy Award 2011: the shortlist
Ooh, it’s been a bit of a long time since I last posted, so I figure it’s time to get back to it. This time it’s something a bit different as Miss B and I have decided to give an award to our favourite game of those we have played.
So we dug out the twelve games that we have tested and reviewed so far and spread them out on the floor to provide a pleasingly varied selection. We then decided on how we would judge the competition (or at least I decided, and Miss B agreed that it would be fine).
First, the full range would be reduced to a shortlist of four nominees: Miss B would choose two games and I would choose the other two. Then we would play two of these games and decide which we thought was best (by which I mean Miss B would decide), followed by the other two, which would result in two finalists to be played off head-to-head in a winner-takes-all gamestravaganza.
After a bit of a discussion, Miss B made her selections: Ghost Party “because I like Hugo chasing all the people around to get into rooms” and Enchanted Forest because “I like finding fairy tales”. Yup, two good choices there.
As for my choices, I considered my place here to choose a couple of games that I think we have had a lot of fun or value out of that I think might give B’s games a bit of a run in the playoffs. So I chose Loot, which I enjoy playing even for just the two of us, and which has introduced some good card gaming principles to the mix, and Shave a Sheep which, though it wouldn’t be high up my personal chart, has provided a lot of fun and entertainment for all of us and I’m sure it will continue to do so.
Watch this space to find out which game gets the award. We’re still looking for a good name for it, by the way.