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Our month in gaming: January

February 1, 2015

So, it’s 2015 and Miss B and I have committed to the 10-by-10 gaming challenge where we try to play at least ten games at least ten times each, and I will be reporting monthly on our play as I have done for the last couple of years. Last January we played 16 games (12 unique), and the year before it was 20 games (14 unique), so how has 2015 shaped up so far?100_1814

Well, all I can say is WOW! In January we played a stonking 45 games, of 24 different games, making it our most gamey month since I started recording our plays (though in February 2013 we played 25 different titles). A lot of this was down to our plays of games in the 10-by-10 challenge, but clearly there were plenty of other games, most notably the new Yardmaster Express, which is quick and fun, so we’ve played that really quite a lot.

Our top games for the month were Yardmaster Express (7 plays), Rhino Hero (5 plays), Dobble (5 plays) and Timeline (3 plays), with Apples to Apples, Captain Clueless, Empire Express, Gubs, and The Hare and The Tortoise each being played twice.

It’s far too early to be saying anything about what will happen over the rest of the year, but we’ve made a good start on our challenge, and I’m looking forward to a good year of gaming.

Just for good measure, here is our current status (as of the end of 31st January) on our 10-by-10 challenge. Note that, as per the rules of the hardcore challenge, we have nominated 11 games, of which we have to complete at least 10 plays of 10 of them…

Game Plays so far
Dobble 5
Plyt 1
Love Letter 1
Empire Express 2
Apples to Apples 2
Piece o’ Cake 1
Gubs 2
Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck 1
Dungeon Roll 1
Timeline 3
Backgammon 1

Hmm, I’ve noticed recently that, for some reason, I habitually refer to Piece of cake by its English, even though we have the German version of the game (Aber Bitte Mit Sahne), while I refer to Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck by its German name. I don’t know why — maybe it’s because of the version I first played of each game. Go figure.

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  1. April 5, 2015 at 7:32 am

    If I was you we would have loads of Love Letter ticks

    • Rob
      April 5, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      🙂 Last year we had loads, but this year it’s having some time off, I think.

      • April 7, 2015 at 8:01 am

        Cool, for a couple of days Friday until Monday daddy’s beeen requesting the same games – Tzolkin, Ticket to Ride Europe/Asia and Seven Wonders with expansions.

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