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What was on the table in July?

August 8, 2016

July was another pretty quiet month from a gaming point of view, with 14 plays of 10 unique titles.  Oddly, only one of the games we played got played more than once, and the beneficiary of this attention was BraveRats, with 5 plays, which it now occurs to me we haven’t yet done a write-up of, so I’ll have to have a word with Miss B for an official verdict.  This is a game that we love playing on trips to coffee shops, as it is quick, takes up little space, and Miss B somehow manages to beat me almost every time.

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The Little Prince: Make Me A Planet, off the shelf for the first time in a while, along with the realisation that we never wrote this one up either! Ho hum.

We had a really nice afternoon one Sunday when another family came around for an afternoon of gaming, which meant we got to play a few great games, including Tokaido and Scotland Yard.

So, for the year, BraveRats has edged into the lead with 11 plays, just a nose ahead of Push It, with 10 plays, and a gap before 6, which has had 7 plays.

We’re into the summer holidays now and Miss B has got into the idea of having another TAG Award contest, so I think we will be having a go at doing that over the next few weeks, plus we are building up a list of “we should really write that up” games, so hopefully we’ll have a bit more content coming really soon.  Watch this space. 🙂

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  1. Barnetto
    August 9, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I really enjoy Little Prince as a two player with my son – more than he does in fact! In fact, I wrote a review on BGG… my only complaint is that some of the scoring characters are obviously so much weaker than others (eg the dark brown sheep trader and the Astronomer).

    I played an impressive 19 different games with my boys (and 28 different games over all) in July. Most of them were just one or two plays, but we did manage to play quite a few we hadn’t for some time, such as Kingdom Builder, Fzzzt, Machi Koro and Guildhall).

    I have the original (picked up from the BGG store) version of Brave Rats (“R”) – the art is not quite as engaging and that is probably why it hasn’t been played quite as much as it deserves.

    Fingers crossed that I am seeing a bit of a resurgence in interest in gaming from my boys (when it can be fitted around football and homework). It is still very difficult to find the time to play a “proper” big boardgame, but we have managed some decent games from the second tier recently such as Kingdom Builder and Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small.

    • Rob
      August 9, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Yeah, the 2-player rules for Little Prince are quite clever. With more players it is still a really nice game, but there can be a fair bit of down time. We’ve not been playing many bigger games either, but we got a Railways of the World play in over the weekend (with a guest), which went brilliantly, so there is still hope!

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