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Q2 2020 review

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Total plays: 139

Distinct games: 43

New-to-me games: 8

Dimes: 1 - For Sale (14)

Nickels: 9 - 7 Wonders (8), Race for the Galaxy (8), 6 nimmt! (6), Innovation (6), Tichu (6), American Book Shop (5), Codenames (5), Quirky Circuits (5), Tea Time (5)

Well, here we (still) are. I don't think I'd have predicted when I did the last of these quarterly reviews that I'd not have been under a roof other than my own house by the time of the next one!

Very little face-to-face gaming, just Quirky Circuits with Sarah and a few kids games with Effie. But my online gaming life has been fantastic! Tuesdays with the usual games night crew have kept going, with a mix of social games and favourites (plus 7 Wonders) on BoardGameArena. Thursdays I usually arrange to play something a bit meatier with friends I don't usually get to see often. And then there have been several fantastic trick-taking nights using playingcards.io (Games implemented on playingcards.io).

I've been saying for years that I'd rather be playing my favourites than learning loads of new games, and here we are!

Now a look at the collection.

Acquired: 4 - Quirky Circuits, Heir to the Pharaoh, Letterpress, Finished!

Removed: 2 - Onirim (Second Edition), Fresh Fish

Owned: 224

Unplayed: 3 - Heir to the Pharaoh, Res Publica, Uruk: Wiege der Zivilisation

Heir to the Pharaoh (which Nick sent me in return for Onirim) awaits the return of face-to-face game. The other acquisitions were intended for play with Sarah or solo (both in the case of Letterpress).

Best new-to-me: Quirky Circuits has been a lot of fun but the last month has seen me try four great trick-takers by Taiki Shinzawa (新澤 大樹), of which the best is American Book Shop.

 10   6 nimmt! x6 (159 all-time)
 10   Babylonia (14 all-time)
 10   For Sale x14 (63 all-time)
 10   Hanabi x4 (76 all-time)
 10   Innovation x6 (87 all-time)
 10   Love Letter x3 (136 all-time)
 10   Pax Porfiriana x3 (87 all-time)
 10   Race for the Galaxy x8 (254 all-time)
 10   Tichu x6 (54 all-time)
 9   Circle the Wagons (46 all-time)
 9   Fuji Flush (61 all-time)
 9   Haggis x2 (18 all-time)
 9   Jump Drive x4 (138 all-time)
 9   Just One x3 (27 all-time)
 9   Northern Pacific (10 all-time)
 9   Perudo (78 all-time)
 9   The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine x3 (15 all-time)
 9   The Palaces of Carrara x3 (29 all-time)
 9   Voodoo Prince x2 (18 all-time)
 9   Wir sind das Volk! x2 (15 all-time)
 8   American Bookshop Card Game x5 NEW!
 8   Codenames x5 (53 all-time)
 8   Coloretto x2 (25 all-time)
 8   Quantum (15 all-time)
 8   Quirky Circuits x5 NEW!
 8   Red7 (27 all-time)
 8   Texas Showdown x3 (15 all-time)
 8   Wavelength x4 (13 all-time)
 7   A Fake Artist Goes to New York (6 all-time)
 7   Can't Stop x2 (10 all-time)
 7   Diamant x3 (18 all-time)
 7   Dois x2 NEW!
 7   Dragon's Breath (10 all-time)
 7   Letterpress x2 (3 all-time)
 7   Lost Cities (6 all-time)
 7   Time Palatrix x3 NEW!
 7   Zimbabweee Trick x2 NEW!
 6   7 Wonders x8 (31 all-time)
 6   Chicken Cha Cha Cha x3 (5 all-time)
 6   Kingdomino x4 (7 all-time)
 6   Origin of Failing Water NEW!
 6   Tea Time x5 NEW!
 6   The Fight: We gonna fight them all! NEW!
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Q1 2020 review

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So, that happened.

Total plays: 119

Distinct games: 54

New-to-me games: 11

Dimes: 1 - Jump Drive (16, all solo)

Nickels: 5 - Wavelength (9), Babylonia (9), Res Arcana (6), Khmer (5), Mandala (5)

It's been a strange one! Prior to all gaming going virtual, I had a great pub meet-up with long-time geekbuddy JamesT.

And now a look at the collection.

Acquired: 6 - Vollpfosten, Small Indigo Plant, In Vino Morte, Melee, King Chocolate, Spies & Lies: A Stratego Story

Removed: 3 - Karate Tomate, Blue Lagoon, Ticket to Ride: New York

Owned: 222

Unplayed: 2 - Res Publica, Uruk: Wiege der Zivilisation

The zero net-spend challenge went well with a few sales and some bargain purchases. I'm £11 for the year-to-date.

Best new-to-me: definitely Wavelength, which works really well virtually too.

New 10s: Babylonia is fantastic! Knizia's best in a long time.

 10   6 nimmt! (153 all-time)
 10   Babylonia x9 (13 all-time)
 10   Kingdom Builder (88 all-time)
 10   Ra (73 all-time)
 10   Tichu (48 all-time)
 9   Eggs of Ostrich (40 all-time)
 9   Elements x5 (47 all-time)
 9   Jump Drive x16 (134 all-time)
 9   Just One x4 (24 all-time)
 9   Mamma Mia! (26 all-time)
 9   Pairs (102 all-time)
 9   Senators (14 all-time)
 9   Taj Mahal (16 all-time)
 9   The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine x4 (12 all-time)
 8   Codenames x3 (48 all-time)
 8   Coloretto x2 (23 all-time)
 8   Las Vegas x2 (15 all-time)
 8   Mandala x5 (8 all-time)
 8   Q.E. (6 all-time)
 8   Res Arcana x6 (32 all-time)
 8   Team Play (15 all-time)
 8   The Mind Extreme x2 (10 all-time)
 8   Throne and the Grail (22 all-time)
 8   Was sticht? (4 all-time)
 8   Wavelength x9 NEW!
 7   Bring Your Own Book (4 all-time)
 7   Codenames: Duet (3 all-time)
 7   Dragon's Breath x2 (9 all-time)
 7   Good Little Tricks (6 all-time)
 7   Hurlyburly (9 all-time)
 7   King Chocolate (2 all-time)
 7   L.L.A.M.A. x2 (21 all-time)
 7   Letter Jam (4 all-time)
 7   Letterpress NEW!
 7   Melee (3 all-time)
 7   Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition (16 all-time)
 7   Sissi!: Die Bohnenkaiserin NEW!
 7   Spies & Lies: A Stratego Story NEW!
 7   Stinker (8 all-time)
 7   Tajuto x2 NEW!
 7   Tulip Bubble (2 all-time)
 6   7 Wonders (23 all-time)
 6   Blitzkrieg! (2 all-time)
 6   Chicken Cha Cha Cha x2 NEW!
 6   Facecards (4 all-time)
 6   Gold Fever x2 (7 all-time)
 6   Happy Salmon (2 all-time)
 6   In Vino Morte x4 NEW!
 6   Medium (2 all-time)
 6   PUSH (5 all-time)
 6   Small Indigo Plant x3 NEW!
 6   Vollpfosten NEW!
 5   TEAM3 PINK NEW!
 4   Azul: Summer Pavilion NEW!
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Q4 2019 review

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A quarter, a year and a decade over!

Total plays: 133

Distinct games: 63

New-to-me games: 7

Dimes: 0

Nickels: 5 - The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (8), Hurlyburly (8), The Mind Extreme (8), Hats (7), Crokinole (6)

LoBsterCon was the jewel in the crown of another good quarter.

And now a look at the collection.

Acquired: 9 - Clash of the Gladiators, Uruk: Wiege der Zivilisation, The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, Babylonia, Hurlyburly, The Mind Extreme, Sissi!: Die Bohnenkaiserin, Letter Jam, Mandala

Removed: 0

Owned: 220 (excluding expansions - up from 211 at end Q3)

Unplayed: 3 - Res Publica, Uruk: Wiege der Zivilisation, Sissi!: Die Bohnenkaiserin

A bit of a splurge at the end of the year, with a few ferried back from Essen for me, but I'm really pleased with my picks.

Best new-to-me: has to be the brilliant co-op trick-taker The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine but Babylonia, Hurlyburly and The Mind Extreme are excellent too.

10  6 nimmt! (152 all-time)
10  Baseball Highlights: 2045 (39 all-time)
10  Cosmic Encounter (39 all-time)
10  Innovation x2 (81 all-time)
10  Pax Porfiriana (84 all-time)
10  Ra (72 all-time)
10  Tigris & Euphrates (64 all-time)
10  Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil, 235-284 AD (23 all-time)
9  Azul (34 all-time)
9  Crokinole x6 (31 all-time)
9  Decrypto x2 (17 all-time)
9  Eggs of Ostrich (39 all-time)
9  For Sale x3 (49 all-time)
9  Hanamikoji x2 (23 all-time)
9  Jump Drive x4 (118 all-time)
9  Just One x4 (20 all-time)
9  Lords of Vegas (13 all-time)
9  Mamma Mia! (25 all-time)
9  Montage x2 (6 all-time)
9  Northern Pacific (9 all-time)
9  Polterfass (16 all-time)
9  Senators x2 (13 all-time)
9  The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine x8 NEW!
8  Air, Land & Sea x3 (10 all-time)
8  Babylonia x4 NEW!
8  Hats x7 (12 all-time)
8  Krass Kariert (15 all-time)
8  Maskmen x4 (14 all-time)
8  Ninety-Nine (6 all-time)
8  Res Arcana x2 (26 all-time)
7  Belratti (5 all-time)
7  Blitzkrieg! NEW!
7  Bring Your Own Book (3 all-time)
7  Can't Stop (8 all-time)
7  Clash of the Gladiators x2 NEW!
7  Dragon's Breath x2 (7 all-time)
7  Euphrates & Tigris: Contest of Kings NEW!
7  First Contact NEW!
7  Good Little Tricks (5 all-time)
7  Guess Club x2 NEW!
7  Heul doch! Mau Mau (11 all-time)
7  Hit Z Road (5 all-time)
7  Hurlyburly x8 NEW!
7  Kribbeln (12 all-time)
7  L.L.A.M.A. x3 (19 all-time)
7  Letter Jam x3 NEW!
7  Mandala x3 NEW!
7  Startups x2 NEW!
7  Stinker x3 (7 all-time)
7  The Mind Extreme x8 NEW!
7  Ticket to Ride: London x3 (7 all-time)
6  5211 x2 NEW!
6  Conspiracy NEW!
6  Gold Fever (5 all-time)
6  Handsome (2 all-time)
6  Karambolage x2 NEW!
6  Medium NEW!
6  NMBR 9 (4 all-time)
5  Nine Tiles Panic NEW!
5  Point Salad NEW!
4  Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale NEW!
N/A  Geistesblitz Junior NEW!
N/A  The Game of Ladybirds NEW!
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Q3 2019 review

Martin G
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Yikes, no posts since my last quarterly review! Must do better... but it was a fun summer

Total plays: 118

Distinct games: 56

New-to-me games: 14

Dimes: 1 - Heul doch! Mau Mau

Nickels: 4 - L.L.A.M.A. (9), Q.E. (5), Hats (5), Dragon's Breath (5)

A pretty standard quarter, plays-wise. No major events, but a steady stream of games night tapas!

And now a look at the collection.

Acquired: 5 - Ticket to Ride: London, Q.E., Heul doch! Mau Mau, Hats, Dragon's Breath

Removed: 1 - Brass

Owned: 211 (excluding expansions - up from 203 at end Q1)

Unplayed: 2 - Euphrates & Tigris: Contest of Kings, Res Publica

Pleased with all of these. A couple of fun card games, a fascinating economic filler, another quick TTR that I like a bit better than New York and the result of my first games-shopping trip with my 3-year-old daughter! Brass is still a great game but I'd *never* played my copy and can't see me doing any time soon.

Best new-to-me: have really enjoyed the aforementioned QE and Hats but I'll give it to Pax Pamir (Second Edition) which seems to have kept all the best bits of the original while making it far more accessible. Four face-to-face plays and a couple on Vassal and I'm hungry for more.

 10   Cribbage (125 all-time)
 10   Race for the Galaxy x2 (246 all-time)
 10   The Mind x4 (64 all-time)
 10   Tichu (47 all-time)
 10   Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil, 235-284 AD x3 (22 all-time)
 9   Decrypto (15 all-time)
 9   Eggs of Ostrich x3 (38 all-time)
 9   Fuji Flush (60 all-time)
 9   Impulse (25 all-time)
 9   Jump Drive (114 all-time)
 9   Mamma Mia! (24 all-time)
 9   Metropolys (21 all-time)
 9   Polterfass (15 all-time)
 9   Senators (11 all-time)
 9   Voodoo Prince x3 (16 all-time)
 8   Air, Land & Sea x3 (7 all-time)
 8   Hats x5 NEW!
 8   Just One x2 (16 all-time)
 8   Maskmen (10 all-time)
 8   Northern Pacific (8 all-time)
 8   Pax Pamir (Second Edition) x4 NEW!
 8   Q.E. x5 NEW!
 8   Res Arcana x4 (24 all-time)
 8   Team Play (14 all-time)
 8   Throne and the Grail x2 (21 all-time)
 8   Traders of Osaka (12 all-time)
 7   Backgammon (11 all-time)
 7   Belratti x2 (4 all-time)
 7   Dead Man's Chest (12 all-time)
 7   Dragon's Breath x5 NEW!
 7   Fool! (2 all-time)
 7   Gheos (2 all-time)
 7   Heul doch! Mau Mau x10 NEW!
 7   Insider (9 all-time)
 7   Kribbeln (11 all-time)
 7   LLAMA x9 (16 all-time)
 7   Mini Rails (3 all-time)
 7   Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition (15 all-time)
 7   Stinker x4 NEW!
 7   Ticket to Ride: London x4 NEW!
 7   Too Many Cooks (2 all-time)
 7   Zero Down (9 all-time)
 6   Brave Little Belgium NEW!
 6   Flotsam Fight x2 NEW!
 6   Frank's Zoo (3 all-time)
 6   Irish Gauge NEW!
 6   Karate Tomate (2 all-time)
 6   Memoarrr! x2 (3 all-time)
 6   Nakanuki Paradise (3 all-time)
 6   PUSH x2 (4 all-time)
 6   Panic Lab x2 (6 all-time)
 6   Rollet x2 NEW!
 6   Yōkai x2 NEW!
 6   passtally NEW!
 5   Songbirds NEW!
 4   Twenty One (2 all-time)
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Q2 2019 review

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Here's my regular quarterly look at what I've been playing and buying.

Total plays: 142

Distinct games: 59

New-to-me games: 19

Dimes: 2 - Res Arcana (20), Senators (10)

Nickels: 5 - Just One (8), Maskmen (8), L.L.A.M.A. (7), Innovation (5), Jump Drive (5)

Numbers swelled by a wonderful-as-ever LoBsterCon and a great weekend with an old friend/deadly rival. Lunchtime gaming resumed too as Joe's workload lifted a bit.

And now a look at the collection.

Acquired: 4 - Too Many Cooks, Karate Tomate, L.L.A.M.A., Situation 4

Removed: 0

Owned: 207 (excluding expansions - up from 203 at end Q1)

Unplayed: 2 - Euphrates & Tigris: Contest of Kings, Res Publica

My Knizia fetish gets the better of me again with 3 of his card games acquired. I'm still on a net spend of only £10 this year though.

Best new-to-me: Senators is brilliantly mean. Res Arcana continues to prove that Tom Lehmann is the exception to the rule when it comes to my preferences.

 10   Cosmic Encounter x2 (38 all-time)
 10   Innovation x5 (79 all-time)
 10   Ra (71 all-time)
 10   The Mind (60 all-time)
 10   Tichu (46 all-time)
 10   Tigris & Euphrates (63 all-time)
 10   Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil, 235-284 AD x3 (19 all-time)
 9   Azul x3 (33 all-time)
 9   Beowulf: The Legend (19 all-time)
 9   Circle the Wagons x2 (45 all-time)
 9   Decrypto (14 all-time)
 9   Elements x3 (42 all-time)
 9   Fuji Flush (59 all-time)
 9   Hanamikoji x2 (21 all-time)
 9   Jump Drive x5 (113 all-time)
 9   Liar's Dice (77 all-time)
 9   Pairs (101 all-time)
 9   Polterfass (14 all-time)
 9   Sticheln (15 all-time)
 8   Iron Curtain x3 (24 all-time)
 8   Just One x8 (14 all-time)
 8   Krass Kariert (14 all-time)
 8   Maskmen x8 (9 all-time)
 8   Northern Pacific x2 (7 all-time)
 8   Push It x3 (21 all-time)
 8   Res Arcana x20 NEW!
 8   Senators x10 NEW!
 8   Texas Showdown (12 all-time)
 8   The Fox in the Forest x2 (11 all-time)
 8   Throne and the Grail x4 (19 all-time)
 7   Air, Land & Sea x4 NEW!
 7   Beat the Buzzard (10 all-time)
 7   Belratti x2 NEW!
 7   Cockroach Poker (7 all-time)
 7   Dead Man's Chest (11 all-time)
 7   Diamant (15 all-time)
 7   Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (5 all-time)
 7   Flanx (12 all-time)
 7   Good Little Tricks (4 all-time)
 7   Insider (8 all-time)
 7   Kribbeln (10 all-time)
 7   LAMA x7 NEW!
 7   Nakanuki Paradise (2 all-time)
 7   Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition x3 (13 all-time)
 7   Sol: Last Days of a Star x2 NEW!
 7   Too Many Cooks NEW!
 6   Handsome NEW!
 6   Karate Tomate NEW!
 6   Kariba x2 NEW!
 6   PUSH x2 NEW!
 6   Situation 4 NEW!
 6   The Bremens NEW!
 6   Zogen NEW!
 5   Kami NEW!
 5   Not Alone NEW!
 5   Spy Tricks NEW!
 5   TomaTomato NEW!
 4   Multiuniversum NEW!
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Q1 2019 review

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Here's my regular quarterly look at what I've been playing and buying.

Total plays: 132

Distinct games: 57

New-to-me games: 20

Dimes: 3 - Sprawlopolis (28), Ticket to Ride: New York (15), Railroad Ink (10)

Nickels: 1 - Northern Pacific (5)

No lunch-time gaming as Joe's been too busy with work, but quite a lot at home either solo (Sprawlopolis) or with Sarah (TTR:NY and Railroad Ink). A fun weekend away with a few of the LoB gang too, and Northern Pacific has been a hit with everyone I've introduced it to so far.

And now a look at the collection.

Acquired: 5 - Byzanz, Northern Pacific, Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition, Nakanuki Paradise, Senators

Removed: 2 - Glory to Rome, Quantum

Owned: 203 (excluding expansions - up from 200 at end Q4)

Unplayed: 3 - Euphrates & Tigris: Contest of Kings, Res Publica, Senators

I'm aiming for one-in-one-out this year but after shifting a couple of big-ticket items, I'm running out of things I want to sell and people want to buy. Still in credit cash-wise though.

Best new-to-me: Northern Pacific - minimalist and mean.

10  The Mind x2 (59 all-time)
10  Tichu (45 all-time)
10  Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil, 235-284 AD (16 all-time)
9  Azul (30 all-time)
9  Circle the Wagons (43 all-time)
9  Decrypto x3 (13 all-time)
9  Eggs of Ostrich x3 (35 all-time)
9  For Sale x3 (46 all-time)
9  Fuji Flush x3 (58 all-time)
9  Liar's Dice (76 all-time)
9  Mamma Mia! (23 all-time)
9  Montage (4 all-time)
9  Santiago (12 all-time)
9  Sticheln (14 all-time)
9  The Palaces of Carrara (26 all-time)
9  Voodoo Prince (13 all-time)
9  Zendo (7 all-time)
8  Blue Lagoon x3 (7 all-time)
8  Just One x3 (6 all-time)
8  Krass Kariert (13 all-time)
8  Las Vegas (13 all-time)
8  Northern Pacific x5 NEW!
8  Oregon (13 all-time)
8  Potato Man (17 all-time)
8  Sprawlopolis x28 (38 all-time)
8  Ticket to Ride: New York x15 (17 all-time)
8  Witness (25 all-time)
7  Bring Your Own Book x2 NEW!
7  Byzanz x2 NEW!
7  Forbidden City NEW!
7  Gold Fever x4 NEW!
7  Good Little Tricks x2 (3 all-time)
7  High Society (7 all-time)
7  Kribbeln (9 all-time)
7  Maskmen NEW!
7  Mini Rails (2 all-time)
7  Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition x10 NEW!
7  Stroop (8 all-time)
7  The Chameleon (4 all-time)
7  Tulip Bubble NEW!
7  Yokai Septet (4 all-time)
7  Zero Down (8 all-time)
6  Checkers NEW!
6  Gardens NEW!
6  Hamsterbacke NEW!
6  Let's Make a Bus Route NEW!
6  Menara x2 NEW!
6  Nakanuki Paradise NEW!
6  Peppers of the Caribbean NEW!
6  Shopping List x2 NEW!
6  Troika NEW!
6  Wildlife Safari (5 all-time)
5  Dragon Castle NEW!
5  TAJ NEW!
5  Tag City NEW!
3  UNO (7 all-time)
N/A  Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 1 – Team Asia & Legendary Asia (5 all-time)
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Q3 2018 review

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Here's my regular quarterly look at what I've been playing and buying.

Total plays: 116

Distinct games: 52

New-to-me games: 19

Dimes: 2 - Circle the Wagons (13), The Mind (10)

Nickels: 5 - Omiga (8), Pairs (8), Iron Curtain (6), Azul (5), Decrypto (5)

I had a great games night with some old LoB friends while down for a conference in London. Apart from that, the usual diet of weekly games nights, 2p lunchtime games and monthly Time of Crisis night.

And now a look at the collection.

Acquired: 5 - Orongo, Desperados, Omiga, Lost Cities: Rivals, Gheos

Removed: 1 - 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis (fired by Iron Curtain)

Owned: 189 (excluding expansions - up from 185 at end Q2)

Unplayed: 1 (Res Publica)

My Knizia habit is getting a bit out of hand again

Best new-to-me: the delightfully addictive Circle the Wagons and Lost Cities: Rivals - more Ra than Lost Cities and another sign that the Reinerssance is here.

 10   Cribbage (124 all-time)
 10   Hanabi x2 (72 all-time)
 10   Love Letter (132 all-time)
 10   Ra (70 all-time)
 10   The Mind x10 (55 all-time)
 10   Time of Crisis x3 (13 all-time)
 9   Azul x5 (28 all-time)
 9   Eggs of Ostrich x2 (32 all-time)
 9   Elements x2 (38 all-time)
 9   Fuji Flush (55 all-time)
 9   Impulse (24 all-time)
 9   Liar's Dice (75 all-time)
 9   Linko! (25 all-time)
 9   Mamma Mia! (22 all-time)
 9   Pairs x8 (100 all-time)
 9   Polterfass x2 (13 all-time)
 8   Auf Teufel komm raus (7 all-time)
 8   Circle the Wagons x13 NEW!
 8   Decrypto x5 (8 all-time)
 8   Divinare (18 all-time)
 8   Iron Curtain x6 (11 all-time)
 8   Lost Cities: Rivals x4 NEW!
 8   MarraCash (5 all-time)
 8   The Fox in the Forest (7 all-time)
 8   The Quest for El Dorado x2 (8 all-time)
 8   The Shipwreck Arcana x2 (9 all-time)
 8   Voodoo Prince (10 all-time)
 7   Cobras (4 all-time)
 7   Exit: The Game – The Forbidden Castle NEW!
 7   Facecards x2 NEW!
 7   Omiga x8 NEW!
 7   Gheos NEW!
 7   Kribbeln (8 all-time)
 7   Lost Cities: To Go (6 all-time)
 7   Masters Gallery (3 all-time)
 7   Orongo (2 all-time)
 7   Powerships (3 all-time)
 7   Texas Showdown x2 (11 all-time)
 7   Throne and the Grail (11 all-time)
 6   CIV: Carta Impera Victoria NEW!
 6   Criss Cross x3 NEW!
 6   Destination X NEW!
 6   Doodle Rush NEW!
 6   Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61 NEW!
 6   Illusion x2 NEW!
 6   My Very First Games: Animal upon Animal NEW!
 6   Photosynthesis NEW!
 6   Root NEW!
 6   Wordsy NEW!
 5   Desperados NEW!
 5   Piepmatz NEW!
 5   Welcome to Centerville NEW!
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Q2 2018 review

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Here's my regular quarterly look at what I've been playing and buying.

Total plays: 123

Distinct games: 52

New-to-me games: 19

Dimes: 1 - The Mind (17)

Nickels: 6 - Texas Showdown (9), The Shipwreck Arcana (7), That's Pretty Clever! (7), Dealt! (7), Iron Curtain (5), Lost Cities: To Go (5)

The main event was a wonderful long weekend in Eastbourne with the London on Board crew. I managed to avoid learning anything new at all and it was heavenly.

And now a look at the collection.

Acquired: 8 - The Shipwreck Arcana, Yellow & Yangtze, Lost Cities: To Go, Texas Showdown, Würfel Bingo, Iron Curtain, Pikoko, Powerships

Removed: 6 - Safranito, A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King, Matryoshka, Lords of Scotland, House of Borgia, Pax Renaissance

Owned: 185 (excluding expansions - up from 183 at end Q4)

Unplayed: 1 (Res Publica)

Pleased to see a big overlap between the new acquisitions and the nickels, and the removals almost keeping up with the arrivals. Gave up on Pax Ren getting played - if I ever do get the chance it'll be with a friend who has their own copy.

Best new-to-me: Lots of great stuff! Top two are The Shipwreck Arcana and Iron Curtain

New 10s: welcomed The Mind and Time of Crisis to my personal hall of fame
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Q1 2018 review

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Here's my regular quarterly look at what I've been playing and buying.

Total plays: 111

Distinct games: 46

New-to-me games: 15

Dimes: 2 - The Mind (28), Azul (11)

Nickels: 2 - Fuji Flush (6), Dealt! (5)

A quiet February due to a holiday with the in-laws. Aside from that it was the usual Tuesday tapas gaming, lunchtime card games and monthly Time of Crisis night.

And now a look at the collection.

Acquired: 8 - Matryoshka, Medici: The Card Game, King's Road, Zero Down, 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Mind, Dealt!, Tonga Bonga

Removed: 2 - Kupferkessel Co., Mai-Star

Owned: 183 (excluding expansions - up from 177 at end Q4)

Unplayed: 2 (Pax Renaissance, Res Publica)

Several of these were review copies, gifts or trades, so I've only spent about £35 so far. Well on track to stay within my £200 budget for the year.

Best new-to-me: without a doubt The Mind, possibly the most original-feeling game I've played since Hanabi.

New 10s: not yet, but The Mind, Azul and Time of Crisis are all on the bubble.
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Q4 2017 review

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A final look at what I've been playing and buying this year.

Total plays: 155

Distinct games: 64

New-to-me games: 25

Dimes: 1 - Jump Drive (21)

Nickels: 5 - Azul (9), 聖杯サクセション (Throne and the Grail) (9), Stroop (7), Eggs of Ostrich (6), Krakatoa (5)

The centrepiece was LoBsterCon in mid-November, this time without wife and baby! But plenty of regular games nights and lunchtime gaming too.

And now a look at the collection.

Acquired: 11 - Star Cartel, Auf Teufel komm raus, 聖杯サクセション (Throne and the Grail), Voodoo Prince, Five Cucumbers, Res Publica, The Fox in the Forest, Stroop, House of Borgia, Krakatoa, Azul

Removed: 13 - New York Slice, HMS Dolores, Havana, Circus Train (Second Edition), Diamonds, Sylvion, Castellion, Pax Pamir, Neanderthal, Greenland, Fauna, Navajo Wars, Imhotep

Owned: 177 (excluding expansions - down from 179 at end Q3)

Unplayed: 2 (Pax Renaissance, Res Publica)

And end-of-year splurge was countered by a big sale on Facebook (raising about £250).

Best new-to-me: lots of good ones! Two great tricktakers in Voodoo Prince and The Fox in the Forest and I really like Azul too.
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