Out of the Dust April 2017
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"Out of the Dust" is a term referring to games we play that we haven't played in awhile - typically a year or more. Sometimes games get a little dusty if we leave them on the shelf too long between plays - hence they are removed from "out of the dust" when we brush them off to play them again. Like other monthly Geeklists, the Out of the Dust Geeklist serves as a dedicated place for board gamers to post the games they played in the previous month - in this case, the dusty games we played again. The Out of the Dust Geeklist is open to anyone who logs their plays and has played a dusty game in the last month.

Andy's handy tool will analyze a user's logged plays for a range of inputted dates and quickly identify any eligible "out of the dust" games. This tool also formats the results in handy BGG code that can conveniently be copy and pasted into a Geeklist entry! http://www.grimwold.org.uk/bgg/tools/dustyPlaysBGG.php

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1. Board Game: Apples to Apples [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:3790] [Average Rating:5.86 Unranked]
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Apples to Apples - Dust Level: 3 years, 10 months, 18 days
My son played this in this class at church. I'm not sure if it was the Bible edition or the Junior edition. In any event, we happened to be celebrating my father-in-law's birthday later that afternoon. He owns a copy, so we wound up playing that with him and my son. It's been awhile. I usually don't win this game, but notched the game this time. My son really enjoyed it, so I suspect we will play it more frequently in the future whenever we have at least four people together.

Steam: Map Expansion #1 - Dust Level: 3 years, 4 months, 2 days
Played the 2P Belgium and Luxembourg map for the first time in awhile. It's a tight, unforgiving map, especially if the special cities don't yield useful goods. Since neither of them were doing that this game, I was able to squeak out a win.

Steam: Map Expansion #2 - Dust Level: 2 years, 6 months, 4 days
I played the China map with 3 players at the first Saturday Steam Session, what I hope will become a monthly demo of Steam maps at the local board game cafe. I recently acquired a bunch of new maps and expansions for this game, including Barons, so I hope to get to all of them in both due and reasonable time. The China map game this month was excellent. I took an early lead but both of my opponents battled back from massive debt (one of them got all the way down to -10 on the income track) to beat me. The final score was all within 3 points of each other. A very satisfying first meeting of the Saturday Steam Session.

10 Days in the USA - Dust Level: 1 year, 4 months, 8 days
After trading away the crappy new edition of this game, I finally was able to acquire an older and superior quality edition. It didn't take long to get it to the table and have several fun times with it. I love this series - it's so addicting!

King of New York - Dust Level: 1 year, 3 months, 21 days
Dusted this off to play with both of my sons. The seven-year-old can play this really well now and is able to read much of the cards without too much help. The two-year-old did a good job taking turns, rolling dice, and making decisions when prompted.

Wallamoppi
- Dust Level: 1 year, 1 month, 26 days
I'm surprised this one got dusty, even though I don't own it. It seems my son and I play it fairly regularly when we're Spielbound.

Wits & Wagers - Dust Level: 1 year, 0 months, 10 days
Another surprising out of the dust game, though just barely. I had a chance to play at a game night and did horribly. It remains one of my favorite party games, though.
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2. Board Game: Tinners' Trail [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:528]
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Tinners' Trail - 4 plays
First Published 2008
4 years, 8 months
Current Rating -  8 

The theme may be unexciting to most (in fact that may be why it stayed on my shelf so long); auctioning mining rights, building mines and infrastructure in 19th Century Cornwall and Devon. But it's done in such a simple, yet thematic, way that the game moves quickly.

There's some randomness in the pricing of copper and tin and in the quantity of ore (and evil water) to be found in a district, and it has elicited more than a few groans after the "prospecting" dice have been rolled. But as the game is quite short and 19th Century mining was full of risks and pitfalls, the randomness is just fine.

And, bonus, the game has nice chunky wooden pieces for the mills, miners, trains and ships.


1830: Railways & Robber Barons - 1 play
First Published 1986
1 year, 11 months
Current Rating -  8 

I probably rate 1830: Railways & Robber Barons higher than I should. But having played and enjoyed so many other 18xx games, it's hard not to pay homage to the old classic. There are rumours of a third edition with some graphic changes - enough of them from second edition, I hope, that will make it worth picking up my own copy. It might then get to the table a little more frequently.
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3. Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:480]
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Lots of dust being taken out.

Ubongo Extreme - 1 play
First Published 2007
6 years, 11 months, 3 days

Wow. Didn't realized it was all that long. Haven't missed, though - Ubongo is just a frustrating game for me.


Tournay - 1 play
First Published 2011
4 years, 2 months, 2 days

Finally played with all the proper rules - we tried twice, with wrong rules and they were bad experiences. Smart game.


Loopin' Louie - 2 plays
First Published 1992
3 years, 4 months, 16 days

Quite some time, but I did played Looping Chewie.


Bohnanza - 1 play
First Published 1997
1 year, 10 months, 25 days

My favorite Uwe game!


Blueprints - 1 play
First Published 2013
1 year, 9 months, 28 days

For a once or twice in a year game, Blueprints works nicely.


Strasbourg - 1 play
First Published 2011
1 year, 8 months, 14 days

One of my favorite Feld - I adore the auction mechanic of it.


Colt Express - 1 play
First Published 2014
1 year, 3 months, 9 days

It was a fun play. I should be around more.


Stone Age - 1 play
First Published 2008
1 year, 0 months, 10 days

Eh. Not bad.

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4. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:189]
Mike Jones
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Samurai - 1 play
First Published 1998
9 years, 11 months, 15 days
Current Rating -  6 

Almost a decade? Really? Not a bad game, just nothing special to me. Was visiting with some old gaming friends and this was pulled out.


Nexus Ops - 2 plays
First Published 2005
8 years, 10 months, 22 days
Current Rating -  7 

Same group of friends. They are more miniature gamers than board gamers, so I had brought this along. I aware I have played it once more recent then 9 years ago. But, still probably a lot of dust.

Extremely quick area control game. Not much need for AP as it's a fairly simple random game.



Elder Sign - 1 play
First Published 2011
3 years, 3 months, 27 days
Current Rating -  6 

Just another co-op. The friend that has is, got a new expansion and asked me if I'd play it. So, why not? I had played it once a while ago and didn't hate it, so why not?



FITS - 1 play
First Published 2009
3 years, 1 month, 14 days
Current Rating -  7 

We played it some when it first came out, but it's been collecting dust since then.


Fairy Tale - 1 play
First Published 2004
1 year, 8 months, 1 day
Current Rating -  6 

Not a huge fan of the game, but it's was tabletop day, so I played it with a gamer I don't see much.

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5. Board Game: Churchill [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:512]
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Churchill - 1 play
First Published 2015
1 year, 3 months, 25 days
Current Rating -  7 

Bought right soon after it came out, tried a solo game, and put it away with a few doubts. After visiting the WWII Museum in New Orleans with my wife recently, we were both in the mood to play this type of game. As a 2p game, it really sparked. I'm sure we'll play it again soon.


Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection - 1 play
First Published 2016
1 year, 1 month, 24 days
Current Rating -  7 

The first COIN I ever bought. This was set aside after I started buying other COINs. I'm circling back through them all and trying them again. This is currently my least favorite.


Carcassonne: Expansion 2 – Traders & Builders - 1 play
First Published 2003
12 years, 3 months, 21 days

While I've played Carcassonne and various variants of it pretty frequently, this expansion sat around for no apparent reason. It's much simpler than I remembered, and is even better than I remember from the old days.



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6. Board Game: Royal Palace [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1201]
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Royal Palace - 1 play
First Published 2008
7 years, 2 months, 29 days
Current Rating -  6 

Hasn't aged as well. I still enjoyed the game but found it didn't engage me like it did 8 years ago. Of course, I sold my copy long ago and this play was a friend's copy.

Edel, Stein & Reich - 1 play
First Published 2003
3 years, 2 months, 7 days
Current Rating -  7 

This may well be my favorite bargaining game but even it fell flat this month when I brought it out. Uncertain if I'll keep it around or not.

Coal Baron - 1 play
First Published 2013
2 years, 5 months, 25 days
Current Rating -  6 

With the advent of the card game, friends wanted to play the board game once or twice to compare. Its still a fine game if poorly produced (boards warp badly). Easier to understand and play than the card game!

San Marco - 1 play
First Published 2001
1 year, 5 months, 2 days
Current Rating -  8 

This was my first time playing it with four players having always heard or been told that it works best with three. I found it worked just fine with four. Still a keeper. I enjoy the I divide, you choose mechanic in games.

Treasure Hunter - 1 play
First Published 2015
1 year, 4 months, 9 days
Current Rating -  4 

Perhaps I should bump the rating up to a 5 after my recent play. It was better the second time around but I don't think I'll ever ask to play. The randomness of the cards despite the draft leads to wide swings that I don't enjoy overall.

Unpublished Prototype - 3 plays
First Published 0
1 year, 3 months, 0 days

Who knew, it has apparently been over a year since I last played any prototypes. This month I played three in one month that have yet to be listed on BGG!

7 Wonders Duel - 1 play
First Published 2015
1 year, 1 month, 14 days
Current Rating -  7 

Needed to try out the Pantheon expansion. I'm not sure I like the Pantheon expansion as much as the guild cards are removed. Otherwise, I like the Pantheon expansion...
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7. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:430] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
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Chess - 1 play
12 years, 8 months, 21 days
Current Rating -  6.5 

The pleasantly regular refrain of "My 6 year old son asked about..." means that Chess got a rare outing: the direct nature of abstracts seems to win the day for him, rather than the convoluted ins and outs of 'themed' rulesets. Plus, every PC comes with Chess on it these days, so he's been playing there (without being able to cheat ). Even my wife says she wants to learn how to play; although, much like Bridge, I'm pretty sure it's for the associated cachet rather than the game itself.


Saboteur - 1 play
2 years, 10 months, 8 days
Current Rating -  6.5 

Played five rounds of Saboteur (1): I have mixed in some cards from Saboteur 2, but left most of the expansion out as it just complicates the game unnecessarily. As with many hidden role games, we often feel the need to adjust the difficulty on the fly: with Saboteur we extend/contract the path; and/or remove some cards at random (which is what having the extra Sab 2 cards is useful for). Good fun, even if the 'hidden' roles tend to be found out quite quickly.


Sorry! Sliders - 3 plays
1 year, 5 months, 0 days
Current Rating -  7 

Good dexterity game: my son and I played through each of the four targets to keep the variety level up. Apart from having to polish the boards whenever it comes out, I have no gripes about this good mass market game.


King of Tokyo - 1 play
1 year, 1 month, 12 days
Current Rating -  7.5 

Haven't done the usual 2 table tournament of this in a while, but having added the Cthulhu mini-expansion I took KoT along to a family game day and it went down well. It does have a tendency to run long for a very light game, and the mix of cards often means there's a rules issue at some point, but it's fine for what it is. I rolled terribly and was never a contender... to the point I survived to the end because everyone else ignored me. Yay, dice games!
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8. Board Game: DVONN [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:386] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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Man, I love GIPF games. Still surprises me every time I play them.

Also Trajan. My 4th play and I still haven't got a clue what I'm doing.
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9. Board Game: Maestro [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:9968]
Joerg Schaefer
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Maestro - 1 play
First Published 1989
approx. 25 years
Current Rating -  6 
I played this for the last time in the early 90's when I bought it. Fun when not taken too serious.

Isla Dorada - 1 play
First Published 2010
3 years, 6 months, 1 day
Current Rating -  8 
I really like this although after this play I can understand the critical voices. Only once I was able to influence the direction materially but suffered severely from punishments dealt out by the other players. I ended up a distant last.

Der Prestel Kunstmarkt - 2 plays
First Published 2006
3 years, 1 month, 17 days
Current Rating -  8 
I really should get this out more often. The perfect game for couples gaming.

Zooloretto Würfelspiel - 1 play
First Published 2012
2 years, 8 months, 2 days
Current Rating -  7 
One of my favourite dice game adaptations of boardgames.
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10. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:364]
Jeff Miller
United States
Ogden
Utah
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Ingenious - 2 plays
First Published 2004
3 years, 9 months, 5 days
Current Rating -  8 

A former top 10 game of mine that I played out. It was fun to bring out for a couple games this month but I wouldn't say the layoff has significantly renewed my desire to play more regularly...

Hey! That's My Fish! Deluxe - 1 play
First Published 2003
3 years, 4 months, 13 days
Current Rating -  6.5 

I have a great admiration for this game. I feel like I should love it but lacks a spark. I'd happily play more with the thought that a greater familiarity might increase my appreciation and enjoyment, but honestly it might be another 3 years or so.

Spot it! - 2 plays
First Published 2009
3 years, 2 months, 8 days
Current Rating -  7 

It's silly it's been so long for such a simple, quick, and easy filler to come out. I guess my assumption has been that with the mainstream success this game has had, I fear most people have played and burned themselves out on it. I have no evidence to back that up.

Gloom - 1 play
First Published 2005
1 year, 1 month, 11 days
Current Rating -  4 

Just over 1 year was far too soon. I even tried to give up my seat at the table when this was the only option to play or play nothing at all.
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11. Board Game: Viticulture Essential Edition [Average Rating:8.14 Overall Rank:19]
N Jones
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Harbour - 1 play
First Published 2015
1 year, 7 months, 10 days
Current Rating -  8 

Pulled it out as a solo game. Not bad... not great either.

Viticulture Essential Edition - 1 play
First Published 2015
1 year, 1 month, 10 days
Current Rating -  9 

This is so good, why am I not playing this more? Oh yeah 190 other games to play.
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Puzzle Strike (Third Edition) - 2 plays
First Published 2012
1 year, 0 months, 27 days
Current Rating -  8.5 

Took a play to remember the flow of the game, but the second play was very fun.
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12. Board Game: Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:296] [Average Rating:8.01 Unranked]
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Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients - 1 play
First Published 2014
2 years, 3 months, 21 days
Current Rating -  8 
I am still waiting for my Outlaw pledge stretch goals to arrive and therefore this sat on the shelf for a while, always looking at me with these sad puppy eyes. And tentacles goo. It also waited to be painted.
Now, as the Flying Frogs have announced that Outlaw pledges are actually trudging out their door, I picked up my already assembled Core Game and started painting. I have now almost finished. (The Gunslinger is the last Hero on my painting desk.)
And thus, I started something that I had wanted to do for quite some time: I set up a solo campaign and wrote up the sessions in storytelling form. If finished playing the first game, but the story is a bit "lagging behind" my actual plays (in order to be able to keep updating on a weekly basis, even if I don't get the time to write things up).
This is still ongoing and I just posted Chapter 2. There's also some pics of the painted miniatures in each chapter.
I'm now also confident to get this to the table in a more regular fashion with gaming groups, now that it looks nicer .
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13. Board Game: Piece o' Cake [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1608]
Mary T.
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...aber bitte mit Sahne - 3 plays
First Published 2008
7 years, 4 months, 11 days
Current Rating -  6.5 
I got this out mostly to see if I liked it enough to get New York Slice. I should probably lower the rating to 6. It's fine, but I'm not sure I need another version. Also, the strategy is still a little beyond my daughter at this point. I would like to play New York Slice, though...


Tonga Bonga - 1 play
First Published 1998
5 years, 11 months, 1 day
Current Rating -  9 
Ah, Tonga Bonga. This game is still pretty fun. Nothing too mentally taxing, but the way all the mechanisms go together is interesting. Also, it's pretty amusing when people put out a lot of money and then only get to move 3 or something. laugh Probably doesn't deserve a 9, but it has great components as well as being pretty fun, so I'll let it stand.


San Marco - 1 play
First Published 2001
1 year, 5 months, 19 days
Current Rating -  10 
I could've sworn I played this last November, but maybe I'm wrong. Or maybe I didn't record the play? Hmm. Anyway, this game was excellent as always.
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14. Board Game: Long Shot [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1459]
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Glad these lists are being kept up - thanks, Rad.

April was a good gaming month for me, and the dust really got cleared off, too.

Long Shot - 1 play
First Published 2009
5 years, 2 months, 11 days
Current Rating -  8.5 

This game isn't everyone's cup of tea amongst our friends but I still love it. There are few games with solid substance that can accommodate so many players, and this is one of them. You just have to accept a heavy luck element.

Coloretto - 2 plays
First Published 2003
4 years, 2 months, 27 days
Current Rating -  8 

So good, so classic, it's a terrible shame I let this languish for so long. It was a good reminder to keep it in our travel bag.

Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar - 1 play
First Published 2012
3 years, 2 months, 18 days
Current Rating -  8.5 

I wasn't surprised this got dusty - it takes a commitment to teach and a decent amount of time to play. But it's still one of the more satisfying worker placement games we have and I can't wait to play it again.

Tokaido - 1 play
First Published 2012
3 years, 2 months, 22 days
Current Rating -  7.75 

Simple, light, lovely, and just a touch nasty. I think we assumed all our friends had played it and so we just weren't reaching for it. But found a couple that hadn't tried it before and it fit nicely into the time we had available that night.

Ticket to Ride - 1 play
First Published 2004
1 year, 3 months, 25 days
Current Rating -  10 

My favorite! More than a year between plays is borderline criminal. It won't happen again. Mostly notable this time because we went back to the good ol' USA map to teach it to a new friend. And Scott got the highest score ever recorded in our house!
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15. Board Game: Wits & Wagers [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:564]
Dwayne Wood
United States
Cabool
Missouri
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Wits & Wagers - 1 play
First Published 2005
5 years, 9 months, 2 days
Current Rating -  8 


Sort It Out! - 1 play
First Published 2006
4 years, 5 months, 17 days
Current Rating -  6 


DC Comics Deck-Building Game - 1 play
First Published 2012
1 year, 1 month, 6 days
Current Rating -  10 


Apples to Apples - 2 plays
First Published 1999
1 year, 0 months, 9 days



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16. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:635]
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United States
New Kensington
Pennsylvania
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7 player event this past Saturday for International Tabletop Day
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17. Board Game: Jenseits von Theben [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:2294]
Scott Russell
United States
Clarkston
Michigan
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Amun-Re - 1 play
First Published 2003
13 years, 9 months, 4 days
Current Rating -  7 


Jenseits von Theben - 1 play
First Published 2004
9 years, 2 months, 1 day
Current Rating -  8 


Union Pacific - 1 play
First Published 1999
4 years, 5 months, 12 days
Current Rating -  6.5 

And an honorary mention to Brass: Lancashire, since I'd not played its predecessor since 2008, despite fond memories!
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18. Board Game: Dream Factory [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:631]
Andreas Pettersson
Sweden
Arvika
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Dream Factory - 1 play
First Published 2000
1 year, 3 months, 9 days
Current Rating -  7 

My first dusty game to get off the shelf! Slightly odd that this game has been on the shelf for so long, it was pretty fun.
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19. Board Game: Bruxelles 1893 [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:268]
Bryan Thunkd
United States
Northampton
MA
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Constantinopolis - 1 play
First Published 2010
4 years, 10 months, 17 days
Current Rating -  7 


Bruxelles 1893 - 1 play
First Published 2013
2 years, 4 months, 20 days
Current Rating -  7.5 


Istanbul - 1 play
First Published 2014
1 year, 8 months, 27 days
Current Rating -  6.75 


Merkator - 2 plays
First Published 2010
1 year, 8 months, 18 days
Current Rating -  8.5 


Goa - 1 play
First Published 2004
1 year, 7 months, 17 days
Current Rating -  7 


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20. Board Game: Wings of War: Fire from the Sky [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:3158]
Murray Fish
Australia
Canberra
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Unpublished Prototype - 5 plays
First Published 0
3 years, 1 month, 25 days
Current Rating -  5 


Backyard Builders Treehouse - 1 play
First Published 2014
1 year, 3 months, 14 days
Current Rating -  6 


Wings of War: Fire from the Sky - 1 play
First Published 2009
1 year, 2 months, 13 days
Current Rating -  7.5 

I played very different Unpublished Prototypes of one sort or another. The real surprise here is that knowing such a large group of gamers some of whom do design games it's been three years since I've tried someone's 'own work.' The own work in the most recent case was Little Fish the Elder's school project where he had to design a game based on consequences.

I dragged out Yardmaster Express again on the weekend and again it failed to impress. I'll try it again soon but this one might be for the trade pile.

Finally, the Little Fish, who play WW I Wings of Glory on a pretty regular basis were keen to try WW II. At present the only rules set for this period I have is Wings of War: Fire from the Sky so that's what we used. Worked a treat too. They really liked the different miniatures and the 'high speed/low speed' options add a bit more to the game. Going by the success of this session I will seriously consider picking myself up a set (or two) of the new Wings of Glory: WW2 Battle of Britain Starter Set.
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21. Board Game: Cabo [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:2683]
Jeff Wolfe
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Three out of the dust games.

Cabo - 1 play
First Published 2010
5 years, 1 month, 21 days
Current Rating -  4 
There's a reason this went dusty. Playing it again didn't change my mind for the better. I generally don't like memory games, and this one compounds it by making the result seem random. So I put all this effort into remembering things for no good reason.

The Resistance: Avalon - 4 plays
First Published 2012
2 years, 2 months, 7 days
Current Rating -  7 
There wasn't enough for Werewolf, so I suggested Avalon. Remarkably, we played it. I get annoyed by Werewolf taking so long, so it worked out as far as I'm concerned. My desire to play hidden role games comes and goes.

Pairs - 3 plays
First Published 2014
1 year, 9 months, 0 days
Current Rating -  6 
I didn't really remember playing this before until I looked it up in my logs. The details I saw there reminded me. Not bad for what it is, really.
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22. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:25]
Jerry Wilkinson
United States
New Castle
Indiana
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I dusted three games off in April.

Agricola - 6 years 8 months

Hearts - 5 years 8 months

11 nimmt! - 3 years 7 months
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23. Board Game: Egizia [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:322]
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United Kingdom
Manchester
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Egizia - 1 play
First Published 2009
2 years, 4 months, 9 days
Current Rating -  9 
This is one of our favourite games, so it's a surprise that it's over 2 years in the dust!! I do play it on yucata though, so that might explain it!
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24. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Märklin [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:264] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
"L'état, c'est moi."
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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Ticket to Ride: Märklin - 1 play
First Published 2006
10 years, 0 months, 26 days
Current Rating -  6 
You know what? I still suck at this one. In our four player game, I was in the 70s and everyone else got over 100. This is the one TTR variant that I've never been good at and once infamously was lapped on the score track.

Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game - 2 plays
First Published 1993
7 years, 6 months, 29 days
Current Rating -  7 
Now that my daughter's getting older, this might become a regular family game.

Or not.

Still good though.

König von Siam - 1 play
First Published 2007
7 years, 4 months, 6 days
Current Rating -  5 
I re-acquired this game on the cheap and gave it another go because everyone keeps on raving about it.

It's good, but it's dry. Kinda like Wir sind das Volk!.

Aton - 1 play
First Published 2005
7 years, 2 months, 17 days
Current Rating -  5 
I re-acquired this last November at BGG Con because Edward and Amanda over on the Heavy Cardboard podcast were singing its praises.

My wife liked it ok, but it didn't make us go "oh, we must pack this for Friday night game night".

Puerto Rico - 1 play
First Published 2002
2 years, 10 months, 19 days
Current Rating -  7 
I mostly play San Juan these days, which is a much better game, but there were five of us and like a mind meld we all said "when was the last time we played..." So we did. It was great.

Dixit - 2 plays
First Published 2008
2 years, 1 month, 4 days
Current Rating -  8 
I'm surprised this one was so dusty! It was great to get it to the table again.

Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary - 1 play
First Published 2004
1 year, 3 months, 27 days
Current Rating -  7 
I admit I mostly play TTR solo on my iPad these days, but it's nice to play it live once in a while too.

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25. Board Game: Spooky Stairs [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:2367]
Gudjon Torfi Sigurdsson
Iceland
Isafjordur
Isafjardarbaer
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Got a few games this month, and most of them very welcome out of the dust!


Draugastiginn - 2 plays
First Published 2003
1 year, 9 months, 26 days
Current Rating -  7 

A lovely memory game, great for kids (and with variants and/or drinking for adults as well...).

Dominion - 2 plays
First Published 2008
1 year, 7 months, 3 days
Current Rating -  9 

Too long! But for some reason, after buying two expansions (Intrigue and Hinterlands), we stopped playing Dominion.

The Downfall of Pompeii - 1 play
First Published 2004
1 year, 4 months, 18 days
Current Rating -  9 

It's so enjoyable throwing opponents into the volcano! Fun to play occasionally and hopefully it won't stay dusty too long.

Ticket to Ride - 4 plays
First Published 2004
1 year, 3 months, 5 days
Current Rating -  9 

Ticket to Ride: USA 1910 - 3 plays
First Published 2006
1 year, 3 months, 5 days
Current Rating -  10 

Taught this one to a Swiss family that came for a visit. This is a favorite although we most often play other maps.
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