Out of the Dust April 2019
Bryce Journey
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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.

Posters to the Geeklist are encouraged to write something about the games they brought out of the dust this month. Why did the game get dusty? Why did you decide to dust it off? How does the game compare to how you remembered it? Are you likely to play it more often in the future? These are the questions that we’re particularly interested in examining in the Out of the Dust Geeklist.

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

If you want to be notified each month when the Out of the Dust monthly Geeklist goes live, please subscribe to the Out of the Dust Subscription Geeklist

If you'd like to check out other fun monthly Geeklists, BaSL has a comprehensive list at his monthly Most Played Geeklist, the most recent iteration of which can be found as a link here: Your Most Played Game GeekLists - Announcement Thread

You can also listen to the official Out of the Dust podcast! You can subscribe to the podcast's guild: Out of the Dust Board Games Podcast
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26. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:791]
Laszlo Molnar
Hungary
Budapest
Hungary
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dust level: 5 years & 1 month

Only this game got dusted off last month, and even then I played with the new-to-me Lord of the Rings: Friends & Foes expansion. What I can say is it was even more exciting this way... And we still lost.
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27. Board Game: Nations: The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:759]
Graham Dauncey
Norway
Stavanger
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Nations: The Dice Game - 1 play
First Published 2014
1 year, 1 month, 30 days
Current Rating -  6 


Boggle - 2 plays
First Published 1972
1 year, 0 months, 21 days

2 quick filler games got dusted off for me. I was reminded why I hadn't played them in a while. Nothing especially interesting going on in either...
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28. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:370]
Stephen Roney
United States
Ladera Ranch
California
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Ingenious - 1 play
First Published 2004
4 years, 10 months, 7 days
Current Rating -  8 
I don't think this will stay on the shelf for another almost five years.

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival - 1 play
First Published 2015
3 years, 3 months, 16 days
Current Rating -  7 
My granddaughter (age 8) seemed to like (and understand) this one, so I think it will come out quite a bit more.

The Hanging Gardens - 1 play
First Published 2008
2 years, 11 months, 26 days
Current Rating -  7 

Incan Gold - 1 play
First Published 2005
2 years, 2 months, 21 days
Current Rating -  7.5 

The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet - 1 play
First Published 2013
1 year, 5 months, 21 days
Current Rating -  8 

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29. Board Game: Matcha [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:3669]
Sweetgotham
United States
New York
New York
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Matcha - 1 play
First Published 2015
2 years, 7 months, 6 days
Current Rating -  6.5 

As much as I loved concept and production execution of this game, we ended up decluttering it; we would pick other games over this in the future.


Dragonheart - 1 play
First Published 2010
1 year, 8 months, 9 days
Current Rating -  8 

And old favorite; it stays in our collection.
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30. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:22]
Jefferson Krogh
United States
San Leandro
California
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Puerto Rico - 2 plays
First Published 2002
4 years, 2 months, 25 days
Current Rating -  8 


Federation Commander: Klingon Border - 1 play
First Published 2005
2 years, 3 months, 23 days
Current Rating -  9.5 


Viticulture Essential Edition - 2 plays
First Published 2015
1 year, 11 months, 9 days
Current Rating -  7.5 

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31. Board Game: Rummikub [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:1614]
Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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Lots of dusty plays this month with the children, as I dusted off some of the games in our collection that haven't seen play for a while, in the hope of disposing of a few of them. However that side of it didn't go to plan - I just reminded them of some older games that they used to enjoy, and none of the dusty games from this month are destined to leave our collection!

Rummikub - 3 plays
First Published 1977
about 25 years
Current Rating -  5 

I'm not entirely sure when my last play of Rummikub was, but it was before I left home, so at least 25 years, possibly more, as I don't remember playing it much when I was an older teenager. My parents do still have a copy I think, but I've never played it or borrowed it to play again, but my son was given a copy for his birthday, and we tried it out this month, and it was better than I remembered.

Mahjong - 1 play
First Published 1850
3 years, 10 months, 9 days
Current Rating -  5 

This used to be a favourite of mine to play with grandparents, but my husband and I have never had much luck playing it together, even though we both played it as children, as we were taught different rules. I've played it from time to time, but there are better games nowadays. This time I tried it on my children, to see if they liked it, but they found it fairly boring and frustrating, so it'll probably be a while before it comes out again!

The London Game - 4 plays
First Published 1972
3 years, 8 months, 19 days
Current Rating -  6 

I wasn't sure if the children wanted me to keep this one, as they haven't played it or Great Game of Britain for ages, so I tried it on them, and my older son loved it so we played it a few more times over the holidays, as well as trying out my parent's new updated version that I didn't even know existed!! This was my mother's favourite for a while when I was younger, so I'm glad the children enjoy it, as now it's another option to play with them - they're happy to try our games, but are much happier playing something they know rather than always learning new games!

Go For Broke - 1 play
First Published 1965
3 years, 7 months, 10 days
Current Rating -  5 

This was another one I thought they might have grown out of, having not played for years, but they quite enjoyed their play, although not as much as the previous one, so I might have to keep it a bit longer - if nothing else I have fond memories of playing it as a child myself, so I'm happy to keep it for nostalgia.

Sherlock Holmes: The Card Game - 1 play
First Published 1991
2 years, 7 months, 7 days
Current Rating -  6 

Another game from my youth that the children played a few times a couple of years ago in their summer holidays, but then promptly forgot about. This reminded them of it, and they seemed to have fun with it, catching me with the villain every time, but they didn't then suggest another play, so I don't think it was a real favourite.

Wildlife Adventure - 2 plays
First Published 1985
2 years, 0 months, 0 days
Current Rating -  7 

Two years ago this was my youngest's favourite game and being played every games session, then it stopped getting played and now it's been exactly 2 years between plays - but after the first play it was requested a few more times, so now they've remembered it I think it'll stay in rotation for a bit again.

Bugs in the Kitchen - 1 play
First Published 2013
1 year, 8 months, 29 days
Current Rating -  4 

I was really hoping they'd let me get rid of this one, but no such luck, the play just reminded them of how much they enjoyed it.

Qwirkle - 1 play
First Published 2006
1 year, 8 months, 9 days
Current Rating -  6 

I was surprised to see that this had had such a long gap between plays, as I thought we'd played it more recently. It's never been a huge favourite, but comes out from time to time at my daughter's request.

Pit - 1 play
First Published 1903
1 year, 7 months, 22 days
Current Rating -  5 

A noisy trading game that was a hit for a bit one summer holidays, but then hasn't found its way out since, until they wanted something a bit different this holidays.

[imageID= square]Duck, Duck, Bruce - 1 play
First Published
1 year, 2 months, 3 days
Current Rating -  8 

This used to be a game we played on holiday, but now they've grown up they want something more advanced on holiday usually. I did take it this time though, and it did see one play - none of them could remember how to play! Wasn't popular enough for a replay though, so I suspect this might be one that doesn't see much play in the future.
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32. Board Game: Jungle Speed [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1208]
Fabio Binder
Brazil
Curitiba
PR
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Only two games. The first one is not mine, so it is not a surprise. But the second (Jungle Speed) used to be a favorite, but you know, my kids are not kids anymore, so the game was on the shelf for more than a year.

Mascarade - 1 play
First Published 2013
3 years, 8 months, 10 days
Current Rating -  8 

Jungle Speed - 2 plays
First Published 1997
1 year, 2 months, 16 days
Current Rating -  8 
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