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An August of Games

September 10, 2013

Oops, this post is coming a bit late this month, but here we go with the summary of our gaming in August.

So, over the month Miss B and I played 20 different games for a total of 29 plays. I thought things might be a bit skewed by the Golden Game Award, but the spread of games was pretty normal, I think.

We did pretty well with new games this time, getting to try out Alhambra, Escape: The Curse of the Temple, Make ‘n’ Break, Smash Up, and Super Munchkin, this last game belonging to guests who wanted to play it with us. So we’re really building up a bit of a backlog of games to report on.

Astoundingly, this was the second month in a row when we didn’t play Sleeping Queens. Our top game for the month was Love Letter, which we played three times, with several others getting two plays.

This now means that across the year so far, Love Letter (19 plays) is now clear of long time leader Sleeping Queens (17 plays), with Gubs (11 plays) and Hey That’s My Fish (10 plays) heading the rest of the field. It would be interesting to see what would happen if we had fewer games available, so focussed on just a handful, but that’s unlikely to happen given the collection we have. Ho hum.

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  1. barnetto
    September 11, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Will be very interested to see your report on Smash Up – I’ve had my eye on it for a time and so far I’ve just managed to resist purchasing (on the basis that I’ve already too many games in cellophane awaiting plays), but it’s been a close run thing!

    Love Letter has been a big hit in our house too – partly because of the very quick play time of course – but also because it is fun and the children can largely play on the same level as the adults. It’s probably our most played game recently too – certainly if you count individual rounds rather than games to 5 or so.

    But I’ve managed to play quite a few games recently with my boys: Adventurers: Temple of Chac, Flashpoint, Citadels, Ascension and Augustus, all in the last couple of weeks. But now that school is back, things will slow down again.

    Keep up the blog!

    • September 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      And keep up the replies! They’re always appreciated, thanks.

      Miss B has lately often been wanting multiple plays of a game before deciding what she thinks, which is fantastic, though does hold us up a bit sometimes. But I’m sure we’ll get a Smash Up post done soonish.

      Sounds like you’ve had a good summer of gaming there. I’ve heard good stuff about Ascension, including hearing that a lot of kids get on well with it, so maybe one of these days I’ll shell out for a copy…

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