2020 Challenge: Get Your Magic Number to Zero!!!
Ryan Graham
United States
Round Lake
Illinois
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
Microbadge: Magic number challenge participantMicrobadge: The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast fanMicrobadge: PodcasterMicrobadge: The Dice Tower fanMicrobadge: My magic number reached zero in 2019.
Recommend
26 
 Thumb up
127
 tip
 Hide
This challenge was created and maintained by me from 2016 - 2018, then maintained by:

Tristan
Switzerland
From Corsier-sur-Vevey, living in Zürich
From Vaud, living in Zürich
flag msg tools
overney.org
badge
He he he! You found me!
Avatar
Microbadge: Citizenship Recognition - Level I - One small step for geek... One giant leap for geek-kind!Microbadge: Bruno Cathala fanMicrobadge: Antoine Bauza fanMicrobadge: 2018 Secret Santa participantMicrobadge: 2017 "Advent of Christmas Gaming Challenge" participant


in 2019. To keep the tradition alive, I'm creating the 2020 challenge at the end of 2019 (literally, an hour before 2019 ends)

What is the Magic Number you ask? The term "Magic Number" was coined on my podcast, Out of Game, as the number of games that you own and have yet to play. However, there are some exclusions for the Magic Number itself which differentiate it from other similar lists.

The Magic Number should NOT include:

1. Games that you own but have played elsewhere. If you've played another copy somewhere then cross it off the list!
2. Expansions. The magic number is about base games and not expansions.
3. Games that you own for other purposes besides playing (i.e. games that you intend to sell, trade, give away, or are just keeping for some other reason but never intend to play, even if it's just that you don't WANT to ever play it. I typically refer to this as "Deferred" games.)
4. Games that you own that aren't physically in your possession (i.e. games that are on order, preordered, Kickstarted, being borrowed by others indefinitely, etc.)
5. (Optional): Games that you have played in digital format. This is an optional rule because opinions on this topic are varied.

The objective of this challenge is to get your Magic Number to zero at some point in 2020. You don't necessarily need to remain at zero, you just need to get there at a point in time!

As for the format of your list, I'd recommend the following for your updates which I am borrowing and slightly modifying from user.

Judd Vance
United States
Wichita
Kansas
flag msg tools
Who's the master?
badge
"Now it is mumbo jumbo like that!!! And skinny little lizards thinking they're the last dragon to give kung fu a bad name. Come on, LeRoy! I got something REAL for yo @ss in these hands!"
Avatar
Microbadge: Washington's War fan Microbadge: Hands in the Sea fanMicrobadge: Rick Barber fanMicrobadge: Mark Herman fanMicrobadge: Michael Rinella Fan


(You can quote this comment for formatting)

I'd suggest posting these, weekly or monthly, as comments to your original post:

------------------------
January 2020

ADDED

Board Game: Gloomhaven
Board Game: The 7th Continent
Board Game: Rising Sun


PLAYED

Board Game: Azul
Board Game: Photosynthesis
Board Game: Dragon Castle
Board Game: Charterstone
Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 2


DST*

Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)


REMAINING

Board Game: La Granja
Board Game: Lost Valley: The Yukon Goldrush 1896
Board Game: Nothing Personal
Board Game: Power Grid: Factory Manager
Board Game: Thunder Alley
Board Game: Triassic Terror
Board Game: Gloomhaven
Board Game: The 7th Continent
Board Game: Rising Sun


Magic Number: 9


*DST stands for Deferred/Sold/Traded
-----------------------
Another exercise you may find useful is creating a visual graph of your progress every month. I do this via Google Drive. You can view instructions for creating this graph and downloading a monthly image here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/21208425#21208425

MICROBADGES!!!!!

I will be reaching out to

Carsten
Germany
Sachsen
flag msg tools
"The only thing you are going to see, is the burning hand of overdue justice." - Lobster Johnson
badge
“There are only three forms of high art: the symphony, the illustrated children's book and the board game.” - Saga
Avatar
Microbadge: Fan of Board Game Kahoot! Quizzes by KireMicrobadge: GraviTrax fanMicrobadge: Cantaloop: Book 1 – Breaking into PrisonMicrobadge: I painted my gears!Microbadge: Gugelhupf lover


who made all previous editions of the microbadge. Feel free to tip him some GG for creating this for us!!!

Lastly, please post comments in your updates about thoughts on the games you played/added or anything else you feel like updating.

PM me or comment with any other suggestions you may have about this challenge and enjoy the invigorating feeling of getting your magic number to zero!!!

---------------
Ryan Graham
Producer & Co-host of Out of Game
http://outofgamepodcast.com
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1 , 2  Next »    |  
1. Board Game: Zero Zap [Average Rating:5.31 Unranked]
Board Game: Zero Zap
Ryan Graham
United States
Round Lake
Illinois
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
Microbadge: Magic number challenge participantMicrobadge: The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast fanMicrobadge: PodcasterMicrobadge: The Dice Tower fanMicrobadge: My magic number reached zero in 2019.
2020 Magic Number Tracking

Magic Number: 7
Board Game: Awkward Guests
Board Game: Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger
Board Game: Dune
Board Game: Nusfjord
Board Game: Reykholt
Board Game: Smartphone Inc.
Board Game: Viral


External image

PLAYED:
Board Game: Atlantis Rising (Second Edition)
Board Game: Robin of Locksley
Board Game: Wavelength

5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Pontiac's War: 1763-1766 [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Pontiac's War: 1763-1766
Etien "The Most Interesting Gamer in the World"
United States
Louisiana
flag msg tools
1/114th Air Assault
badge
Huey's Forward
Avatar
Microbadge: Drive Thru Video Review fanMicrobadge: It's a Jeep ThingMicrobadge: MotorbikerMicrobadge: Tent CamperMicrobadge: My magic number reached zero in 2020.
2020 GOAL
100

From gallery of smic

PLAYED: 117
Board Game: Pulp Detective
Board Game: Pizza Box Football
Board Game: Deadwood 1876
Board Game: Dice Hospital
Board Game: Mow Money
Board Game: Santo Domingo
Board Game: Blitzkrieg!: World War Two in 20 Minutes
Board Game: Shiloh: The Battle for Tennessee, 6-7 April, 1862
Board Game: Tierra y Libertad: The Mexican Revolution Game (Second Edition)
Board Game: Streetcar
Board Game: One Deck Dungeon
Board Game: Iroquoia: The Beaver Wars
Board Game: Soldier Kings: The Seven Years War Worldwide
Board Game: Tortuga 1667
Board Game: Forbidden Desert
Board Game: Africana
Board Game: Snow Tails
Board Game: La Isla
Board Game: Montgolfiere
Board Game: Bruges
Board Game: Antarctica
Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game
Board Game: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy
Board Game: Mississippi Queen
Board Game: Leaping Lemmings
Board Game: Forbidden Sky
Board Game: Pandemic: Rapid Response
Board Game: Mammut
Board Game: Devil Dogs: Belleau Wood 1918
Board Game: Jurassic Park Game
Board Game: That's Pretty Clever!
Board Game: Stingray
Board Game: Desolate
Board Game: Kettle Hill
Board Game: Ultra-Tiny Epic Galaxies
Board Game: Anzac Cove
Board Game: Liftoff!
Board Game: Sunken City
Board Game: On the Origin of Species
Board Game: La Granja: No Siesta
Board Game: Twice as Clever!
Board Game: Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
Board Game: War of the Worlds: The New Wave
Board Game: Trajan
Board Game: The Valmy Campaign: The Revolution Saved, 1792AD
Board Game: Vikings
Board Game: Niña & Pinta
Board Game: Back to the Future: Dice Through Time
Board Game: Great Western Trail
From gallery of smic
Board Game: Clue: Discover the Secrets
Board Game: Farkle
Board Game: Global Pursuit
Board Game: Mr. Ree!:  The Fireside Detective
Board Game: Touring
Board Game: The Lone Ranger Game
Board Game: Cargoes
Board Game: Nahua
Board Game: Blackout: Hong Kong
Board Game: Walt Disney's Peter Pan Game
Board Game: The Great Divide
Board Game: Ilium
Board Game: Mars 2035 The Dice Game
From gallery of davidpanik
From gallery of londonien
From gallery of melbards
Board Game: Arboretum
Board Game: Back to the Future: OUTATIME
Board Game: Mars Needs Mechanics
From gallery of XendoBreckett
From gallery of Oxxyria
Board Game: In the Year of the Dragon
Board Game: Aviatrix '37
Board Game: Square Mile
Board Game: Pandemic: Rising Tide
Board Game: Fool's Gold
Board Game: The Dukes of Hazzard Game
Board Game: The Dukes of Hazzard Card Game
Board Game: Richard the Lionheart
Board Game: Agordat 1893
Board Game: Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War
Board Game: VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game
From gallery of SF340B
Board Game: The Ming Voyages
Board Game: Nomads No More
Board Game: Crete 1941: Operation Mercury
Board Game: Zombie State: Diplomacy of the Dead
Board Game: Condottiere
Board Game: Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Board Game: Run, Fight, or Die!
Board Game: Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
Board Game: UFO: Game of Close Encounters
Board Game: Holdfast: Korea 1950-51
Board Game: Borodino: Napoleon in Russia, 1812
Board Game: Quartermaster General: 1914
Board Game: Pan Am
Board Game: Agricola
Board Game: 1944: Race to the Rhine
Board Game: Fallen City of Karez
Board Game: Back to the Future: Back in Time
Board Game: Terror Below
Board Game: Keltis
Board Game: Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America
Board Game: Fleet: The Dice Game
Board Game: Aqua Romana
Board Game: Fleet: Arctic Bounty
Board Game: The Landing: Gallipoli 1915
Board Game: D-Day Dice
Board Game: Package!?
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Scurvy Dice
Board Game: Robin Hood and the Merry Men
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game
Board Game: Airships
Board Game: The Doge Ship


UNPLAYED (2020):
Board Game: Fading Glory
Board Game: Napoleonic 20 Expansion Kit
Board Game: Jena 20
Board Game: Albion 20
Board Game: Thirty Years War: Europe in Agony, 1618-1648
Board Game: Freeman's Farm 1777
Board Game: Cowboys: The Way of the Gun
Board Game: Midway Solitaire
Board Game: August Fury
Board Game: Angola
Board Game: Rolling Thunder
Board Game: Lincoln's War
Board Game: Salem 1692
Board Game: One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows
Board Game: Mr. Madison's War: The Incredible War of 1812
Board Game: Pandemic: State of Emergency
Board Game: Downtown: Air War Over Hanoi, 1965-1972
Board Game: Objective Havana: The US Invasion of Cuba, 1962 (OPLAN 316-62)
Board Game: The Atlanta Campaign
Board Game: Arsuf: Lionheart vs. Saladin
Board Game: Constantinople
Board Game: MiG Alley: Air War Over Korea 1951
Board Game: Khartoum: Sudan, 1883 to 1885
Board Game: Bleeding Kansas
Board Game: Green Beret
Board Game: Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975 (Third Edition)
Board Game: Jurassic Park: Danger!
Board Game: Wendake
Board Game: Broom Service
Board Game: Fall of Siam
Board Game: A Bridge Too Far: Operation Market Garden
Board Game: Risk: Star Wars Edition
Board Game: The Lost World Jurassic Park Game
Board Game: Jurassic Park III: Island Survival Game
Board Game: They Come Unseen
Board Game: In their Quiet Fields II
Board Game: Bloodiest Day
Board Game: Glory: The Battles of First & Second Manassas and Chickamauga, 1861-63
Board Game: Missile Crisis
Board Game: I Will Fight No More... Forever
Board Game: Guerres Indiennes Volume I: Custer
Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients
Board Game: 7th Cavalry
Board Game: Pandemic: In the Lab
Board Game: Pandemic: The Cure – Experimental Meds
Board Game: Mansfield Crisis in the Pine Barrens 8 April 1864
Board Game: España 20: Volume 2
Board Game: Rayguns and Rocketships
Board Game: The Wilderness Campaign: Lee vs. Grant, 1864
Board Game: Screaming Eagles
Board Game: The Artemis Project
Board Game: Pemberton & Grant: Vicksburg Campaign of 1863
Board Game: War Along the Gulf Coast
Board Game: War Along the Chesapeake
Board Game: War Along the Great Lakes
Board Game: The Lost Cause: The American Civil War, 1861-1865
Board Game: Raid on Takao
Board Game: Discover: Lands Unknown
Board Game: Obsession
Board Game: Legends of the American Frontier
Board Game: Outpost Gamma
Board Game: Dien Bien Phu
Board Game: Battle for China, 1937-1941 (Second Edition)
Board Game: The War of Jenkins' Ear
Board Game: Forgotten Pacific Battles
Board Game: Battle of Changsha: Sept. 1941 - Jan. 1942
Board Game: Foreign Legion Paratroopers
Board Game: Mike Force
Board Game: Race to Baghdad: 2003
Board Game: The Luzon Campaign, 1945
Board Game: Enduring Freedom: US Operations in Afghanistan, 2001-2002
Board Game: Brief Border Wars
Board Game: Axis & Allies & Zombies
Board Game: 1914: Serbien Muss Sterbien
Board Game: Ghostbusters: The Board Game
Board Game: Airborne Commander
Board Game: Malta Besieged: 1940-1942
Board Game: Detective: City of Angels
Board Game: Silent War
Board Game: Pirates of the Caribbean DVD Treasure Hunt
Board Game: Paris
Board Game: Black Spy
Board Game: Where There's A Will
Board Game: Total War
Board Game: Crete 1941
Board Game: First Indochina War
Board Game: Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham City Under Siege
Board Game: Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun
Board Game: Glory III
Board Game: Reykholt
Board Game: The Shores of Tripoli
Board Game: Godzilla: Tokyo Clash
Board Game: Robin Hood


Ordered Before/Arrived After 12/31/20
Board Game: Deep Sea Adventure
Board Game: Harvest Dice
Board Game: Picket Duty: Kamikaze Attacks against U.S. Destroyers – Okinawa, 1945


PnPs
Board Game: Destruction of Force Z
Board Game: Battles for the Pacific


ATO collection
Board Game: Kesselschlacht: Ukraine Spring 1944
Board Game: Paukenschlag
Board Game: War in the Aegean
Board Game: Red Dragon, Blue Dragon: The Huaihai, 1948-1949
Board Game: Into a Bear Trap: The Battle for Grozny, January 1995
Board Game: Right Fierce & Terrible: Sluys 1340
Board Game: Go Tell the Spartans
Board Game: Four Roads to Moscow
Board Game: Fortress Berlin
Board Game: "Almost a Miracle!”: The Revolutionary War in the North
Board Game: A Thunder Upon the Land: The Battles of Narva and Poltava
Board Game: There Must Be a Victory
Board Game: Look Away!
Board Game: Not War But Murder
Board Game: Birth of a Legend: Lee and the Seven Days
Board Game: These Brave Fellows
Board Game: Hungarian Nightmare
Board Game: Day of the Chariot: Kadesh
Board Game: Lilliburlero: The Battle of the Boyne, July 1690
Board Game: Circle of Fire: The Siege of Cholm, 1942
Board Game: Arctic Disaster: The Destruction of Convoy PQ-17
Board Game: Apocalypse in the East: The Rise of the First Caliphate 646-656 A.D.
Board Game: Die Atombombe: The Reich's Bid to Build the Bomb
Board Game: No Middle Ground: The Golan Heights 1973
Board Game: Six Days of War
Board Game: Look Away!
Board Game: Toppling the Reich: The Battles for the Westwall
Board Game: Forlorn Hopes
Board Game: Set Europe Ablaze: The Resistance War 1939-1945
Board Game: Hegemon
Board Game: Operation Ichi-Go: Japan's Massive 1944 Offensive Across China
Board Game: The Big Push: The Battle of the Somme
Board Game: La vallée de la mort
Board Game: A Fatal Attraction: The Gallipoli Campaign
Board Game: La Bataille de Vauchamps
Board Game: Imperial Sunset: The Battle of Leyte Gulf 1944
Board Game: Boudicca: The Warrior Queen
Board Game: Operation Cartwheel



2020: 117 (Total Played); 64/197 (played/acquired)
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/290169/pontiacs-uprising...
2019: 79 (Total Played); 72/156 (played/acquired) https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/251306/item/6640341#i...
2018: 53 (Total Played); 43/97 (played/acquired) https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/235430/item/5865045#item5...
2017: 54 (Total Played); 43/88 (played/acquired) https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/218771/item/5108125#item5...
2016: 75 (Total Played); 51/137 (played/acquired) https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/201142/item/4442426#item4...

Total Games Played count:
http://www.robandkriskris.com/gcl/
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Board Game: Carrier: The Southwest Pacific Campaign – 1942-1943
Judd Vance
United States
Wichita
Kansas
flag msg tools
Who's the master?
badge
"Now it is mumbo jumbo like that!!! And skinny little lizards thinking they're the last dragon to give kung fu a bad name. Come on, LeRoy! I got something REAL for yo @ss in these hands!"
Avatar
Microbadge: Washington's War fan Microbadge: Hands in the Sea fanMicrobadge: Rick Barber fanMicrobadge: Mark Herman fanMicrobadge: Michael Rinella Fan
A few months ago, I tried hard to whittle it down to 12 games. I nearly succeeded, coming up one short with the 13th game on my table when the year ran out.

The idea was 12 games/ 1 per month. I know of only one new game coming out that I want and have not played. But I made a month-by-month list of gaming goals and factored in developing a game, play testing 3 and working on 3 designs of my own, and I realized 13 was just a bridge too far (or 3 in my case). Here are the 10 I am shooting for (+ the last one shown, which is the one I plan on getting during the year):

Board Game: Longstreet Attacks: The Second Day at Gettysburg
Board Game: Tokyo Express: The Guadalcanal Naval Campaign – 1942
Board Game: Successors (Third Edition)
Board Game: Spartacus
Board Game: Rebel Raiders on the High Seas
Board Game: Khe Sanh, 1968
Board Game: End of Empire: 1744-1782
Board Game: Crusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939
Board Game: The Civil War 1861-1865
Board Game: Carrier: The Southwest Pacific Campaign – 1942-1943
Board Game: Return to the Rock: Corregidor, 1945


Which would leave these 3 games for 2021:

Board Game: Flashpoint: Golan – The Fifth Arab-Israeli War
Board Game: Here I Stand
Board Game: Summer Storm: The Battle of Gettysburg


There is a lot of beef on this list: big rule books and long play. Outside of Longstreet Attacks (A Christmas 2019 present that is on the table January 1) and Corregidor (unreleased), I have plucked all of the low hanging fruit.

Here is the graph: I have been tracking for 90 months. I briefly got it to 0 and then on spending spree.

From gallery of airjudden
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Zero [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:13771]
Board Game: Zero
August Hopp
United States
Verona
Wisconsin
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
Microbadge: Plaid Hat Games "Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn" Contest participantMicrobadge: I'm Board! Games & Family Fun fanMicrobadge: Minion Games "The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire" Contest participantMicrobadge: Roll Player fanMicrobadge: Star Wars fan
Back again, hoping for a better result this year!

Unplayed as of 1/1/20: 41
Unplayed as of 12/31/20: ??

Owned since 2018+
Battletech CCG
Bugs in the Kitchen
Camelot
Conan CCG
Dark Millenium CCG
Exile Sun
Fealty
Game of Thrones 1st Ed
Gears of War
Guardians TCG
Haleakala
Horus Heresy TCG
L5R CCG
Merchant of Venus
Neopets CCG
Planet Steam
Prodigals Club
Rory's Story Cubes
Shadowstar corsairs
Song of Ice & Fire Miniature Game
Star Wars Jedi Knight TCG
Star Wars TCG
Ukraine 43
Via Appia
Vtes CCG
Vs system
Warlord: Saga of the Storm
Wars TCG
WoW TCG
Wyvern
Young Jedi TCG

Last year’s unplayed
Architects of the West Kingdom
Azul: Summer Pavilion
Century: A New World
Choose Your Own Adv: War w/ Evil Power Master
Covalence
Folklore: The Affliction
Football Highlights 2052
Gloom of Kilforth
Rise to Nobility
Root

2020 Shame
Arkham Horror
Bees: The Secret Kingdom
Forgotten Waters
Isle of Cats
Lucidity: Six-Sided Nightmares
Sunset Over Water
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Tiny Epic Kingdoms
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: The Long March [Average Rating:8.12 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.12 Unranked]
Board Game: The Long March
Alexandre Santos
Belgium
Brussels
flag msg tools
Avatar
Microbadge: Please vaccinateMicrobadge: RainbowMicrobadge: BloggerMicrobadge: I read designer notesMicrobadge: I've injured myself making a PnP game
I entered the Challenge in 2018 with 73 unplayed titles, and ended it with 52. In 2019 I managed to get down to 30 unplayed titles. Accordingly I expect to reach zero during 2021, a long march indeed.

One of the issues I had in logging the challenge is the difficulty in handling all the pictures, so I'll go KISS

So the current list of unplayed games :

Solo
Bios : Genesis
Bios : Megafauna
Bios: Origins

2p light
Flick'em Up
Gaslands
Lord of the Rings : Hex

2p heavy
Hannibal vs Rome
Romel in the desert

3p middle weight

4-5p middle weight
Amun-Re
Barbarossa
El Grande
Intrigue
Kemet
Mare Nostrum
Sticheln

>5p light
Condottiere
Deception : Murder in Hong Kong
Duplik
Sense

Heavy
Age of industry
Automobile
Imperial
Java
South China Sky

Family
Aladdin's Dragons
Arcadia Quest
Camel Up Cards

Kids games
Villa Palletti

January 2020 - Magic Number 29 SE 1

- added 5 Second Rule Jr., König von Siam
- played Sail to India, 5 Second Rule Jr., Twilight Struggle


Feb-Oct 2020 - Magic Number 28 SE 1

- added Civilization: A New Dawn, Arkham Horror (Third Edition), Flick 'em Up!: Dead of Winter, Cairn, Avertigos : South China Sky,
- played Civilization: A New Dawn, König von Siam, Arkham Horror (Third Edition), Flick 'em Up!: Dead of Winter, Cairn, Final Act
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Formosa Tea [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:3611]
Board Game: Formosa Tea
C&H Schmidt
Germany
Heidelberg
flag msg tools
Avatar
Microbadge: I completed the 2020 just my speed challenge to play 5 games 5 times eachMicrobadge: I completed the 2020 challenge to play 10 games 10 times eachMicrobadge: Citizenship Recognition - Level VI -  Is six any more shiny? ... Well, it's one shinier isn't it? ... Okay, why don't you just make five a bit more shiny and then that would be the most shiny? ... Because these go to six.Microbadge: So Very Wrong About Games fanMicrobadge: Tea drinker
3rd year in the challenge! I have not yet completed it, but last year I got very close, having at one point only 1 unplayed game.

This year I'm starting in a very good position, with only 3 unplayed games, all of which I bought last October or November, so they are not long-term unplayed games (I dealt with all of those in 2019).

Unplayed at the start of the year (acquisition date in brackets)
Formosa Tea (October 2019)
Fields of Green (October 2019)
Obsession (November 2019)

Added throughout the year:
Cactus (January)
TOKYO TSUKIJI MARKET (January)
Volleyball High (January)
Slide Quest (January)
At the Gates of Loyang (February)
A4 Quest (March)
Ursuppe (March)
Blue Moon (March)
Everdell (April)
It's a Wonderful World (April)
Oceans (April)
Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea (April)

Played in 2020:
Formosa Tea (January)
Cactus (January)
At the Gates of Loyang (February)
Obsession (February)
Volleyball High (February)
Slide Quest (February)
Fields of Green (March)
TOKYO TSUKIJI MARKET (March)
Blue Moon (March)
A4 Quest (April)
Everdell (April)
It's a Wonderful World (April)

Remaining:
Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea
Ursuppe
Oceans


Current Magic Number: 2
(High: 5, Low 2)
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Call to Adventure [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:842] [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked]
Board Game: Call to Adventure
Amilu
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
flag msg tools
twitch.tv/amyreh
badge
Avatar
Microbadge: bounceMicrobadge: bounceMicrobadge: bounceMicrobadge: bounceMicrobadge: The Geek Citizenship Recognition Program Rolls On!
Back for year five! We didn't make it last year, and now we're starting from an even worst position this year...

The goal is to get to zero, then stay below 3 games all year. (Although Kickstarter fulfillment is more than likely going to bugger that up).

For better housekeeping, I'll be creating a comment for each month.



CURRENT PLAYLIST: 48

Board Game: Kingsburg (Second Edition)
Board Game: Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
Board Game: Founders of Gloomhaven
Board Game: Midnight Legion: The World Reborn
Board Game: Prehistory
Board Game: Architects of the West Kingdom
Board Game: Folklore: The Affliction
Board Game: Robin Hood and the Merry Men
Board Game: City of Gears
Board Game: Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done
Board Game: Key Flow
Board Game: Coimbra
Board Game: Escape Plan
Board Game: Legends Untold: Weeping Caves Novice Set
Board Game: Gentes
Board Game: The Towers of Arkhanos
Board Game: Welcome to Dino World
Board Game: Midnight Legion: Portal of Life
Board Game: Anthelion: Conclave of Power
Board Game: Sherwood's Legacy
Board Game: Unbroken
Board Game: Escape Tales: Low Memory
Board Game: Dawn of Peacemakers
Board Game: Archmage
Board Game: Martians!!!
Board Game: Posthuman Saga
Board Game: On Mars
Board Game: Paladins of the West Kingdom
Board Game: Aftermath
Board Game: Margraves of Valeria
Board Game: Deadly Doodles 2
Board Game: Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Board Game: 3 Secrets
Board Game: Aeon's End: Outcasts
Board Game: Ragemore
Board Game: Floor Plan
Board Game: Neolithic
Board Game: Gridstones
Board Game: Rome & Roll
Board Game: Viscounts of the West Kingdom
Board Game: Mint Cooperative
Board Game: Tumble Town
Board Game: Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time
Board Game: Holi: Festival of Colors
Board Game: Ohanami
Board Game: Break In: Alcatraz
Board Game: Escape the Room: The Cursed Dollhouse
Board Game: Gods Love Dinosaurs



DST: 0

n/a
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Ten Pen [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked]
Board Game: Ten Pen
This is my first time on this challenge. I used to have way too many unplayed games but I have been a member of the Mindful spending challenges for a long time and the unplayed list is starting to get under control. My goal is to get it below ten this year. Then long term I would like to get it to 3 or under and keep it there.

2020 Magic Number Tracking

START (Left over from 2019 or before)

Board Game: Star Trek: Frontiers
Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates
Board Game: Goa
Board Game: Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
Board Game: Wars of the Roses: Lancaster vs. York
Board Game: Space Alert
Board Game: Giants
Board Game: Betrayal Legacy
Board Game: Shadows over Camelot
Board Game: Ra
Board Game: Fleet
Board Game: Alhambra
Board Game: Citadels
Board Game: Salem 1692
Board Game: Hoity Toity
Board Game: Tweeeet
Board Game: Frank's Zoo
Board Game: Tides of Madness
Board Game: Werewolf
Board Game: Godzilla: Stomp!
Board Game: Cockroach Poker



DST*

Board Game: Asgard
Board Game: Québec
Board Game: Nightfall
Board Game: Utopia
Board Game: Felinia
Board Game: Coney Island
Board Game: Valley of the Kings: Afterlife
Board Game: Portobello Market
Board Game: One Night Revolution
Board Game: California
Board Game: Lascaux
Board Game: SmileyFace


Starting Magic Number: 21, DST: 12


February Update

Added

Board Game: Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Board Game: Junta: Viva el Presidente!


Played

Board Game: Betrayal Legacy
Board Game: Teotihuacan: City of Gods


Sold
Board Game: Goa
Board Game: Lascaux




March-May Update

Added

None

Played

Board Game: Citadels
Board Game: Tides of Madness


Sold

None

June-July Update

Added

Board Game: Imperial Struggle
Board Game: Mr. Madison's War: The Incredible War of 1812


Played

Board Game: Imperial Struggle
Board Game: Star Trek: Frontiers


Sold

Board Game: Shadows over Camelot


August-October Update

Added

Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow
Board Game: Concept
Board Game: Obsession


Played

Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow
Board Game: Concept
Board Game: Obsession


Sold (or in one case lost)

Board Game: Valley of the Kings: Afterlife
Board Game: Giants
Board Game: Werewolf
Board Game: Asgard


Deferred
Board Game: Hoity Toity


Magic Number: 14, DST: 8
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:292]
Board Game: Die Macher
Roel van der Hoorn
Netherlands
Enschede
flag msg tools
Avatar
Microbadge: 18xx fanMicrobadge: End the run.Microbadge: Sierra Madre Games fanMicrobadge: Winsome Games fanMicrobadge: ASL fan
Magic Number on 01-01-2016: 80.
Magic Number on 01-01-2017: 68.
Magic Number on 01-01-2018: 65.
Magic Number on 01-01-2019: 64.
Magic Number on 01-01-2020: 62.
Goal for 01-01-2021 is to have a lower Magic Number.

Current:
(Jun 2019) 1817 (360-540 min)
(Dec 2018) 1822CA (360-540 min)
(Apr 2019) 1824: Austria-Hungary (300 min)
(Dec 2020) 1826: Railroading in France and Belgium from 1826 (210 min)
(Aug 2017) 1829 (360 min)
(Jun 2016) 1829 Mainline (240 min)
(Jun 2018) 1832: The South (270 min)
(Aug 2017) 1842: Schleswig Holstein (200 min)
(Jan 2015) 1865: Sardinia (240 min)
(Oct 2017) Harzbahn 1873 (300 min)
(Oct 2016) 1881: Das Berliner Strassenbahnspiel (360 min)
(Apr 2019) 1883: Building Railroads in Northern Italy (180-300 min)
(Oct 2018) 18BL: Bergisches Land
(Nov 2020) 18NYC: The Great American Subway (240-360 min)
(Oct 2015) 18SA (250 min)
(Oct 2018) 18VA (210 min)
(Oct 2017) 2038: Tycoons of the Asteroid Belt (360 min)
(Apr 2020) Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small – The Big Box (30 min)
(Sep 2015) Australian Railways (120 min)
(Mar 2018) Bios:Megafauna (Second Edition) (90-180 min)
(Dec 2019) Bios:Origins (Second Edition) (90-180 min)
(Aug 2018) Brass: Birmingham (60-120 min)
(Sep 2016) Captain Sonar (45-60 min)
(Apr 2020) The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game (30-60 min)
(Jul 2016) Chicago & NorthWestern (60 min)
(Mar 2016) Colorado Midland (45 min)
(Feb 2018) Dune (60-180 min)
(Feb 2016) Erie Railroad (30 min)
(Sep 2015) Ferrocarriles Pampas (120 min)
(Jul 2016) German Rails (60 min)
(Aug 2015) German Railways (60 min)
(Aug 2015) The Guns of Gettysburg (180 min)
(Apr 2017) High Frontier (Third Edition) (120-240 min)
(Jun 2017) Iberian Gauge (90 min)
(Jun 2017) Iberian Railways (60 min)
(Feb 2018) John Company (90-180 min)
(Oct 2019) Länderbahnen (120 min)
(Aug 2015) Napoleon's Triumph (180 min)
(Nov 2018) Neanderthal (60-120 min)
(Aug 2018) Nefertiti (45 min)
(Dec 2017) New York Central (60 min)
(Apr 2020) Orléans (90 min)
(Jun 2018) Ortus Regni (20-50 min)
(Aug 2015) Pampas Railroads (120 min)
(Oct 2018) Pax Emancipation (60-120 min)
(Sep 2015) Prairie Railroads (120 min)
(Dec 2017) Rising Sun Railroads (120 min)
(Oct 2016) Roads & Boats (240 min)
(Oct 2015) Samarkand: Routes to Riches (45 min)
(Dec 2020) Schotten Totten (20 min)
(Sep 2020) South African Railroads (40 min)
(Jun 2018) Southern Pacific (60-90 min)
(Aug 2015) Southern Rails (60 min)
(Mar 2016) Thousand Islands Railway (60 min)
(Aug 2015) Trans-Siberian Railroad (60 min)
(Sep 2020) Union vs. Central (360 min)
(Oct 2015) Vanuatu (90 min)
(Sep 2015) Veld Railroads (120 min)
(Sep 2015) Veld Spoorweg (120 min)
(Oct 2015) Volldampf (90 min)
(Aug 2015) West Riding Revisited (120 min)
(Dec 2017) Wooden Shoes & Iron Monsters (150 min)

Unplayed.
Played.
DST

Unplayed by year bought:
2014: 0 games
2015: 17 games
2016: 9 games
2017: 10 games
2018: 13 games
2019: 5 games
2020: 8 games
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Mark Levine
United States
Baldwinsville
New York
flag msg tools
Avatar
Microbadge: I love Pusheen!Microbadge: Galaxy Trucker fanMicrobadge: Brass fanMicrobadge: Innovation fanMicrobadge: Hansa Teutonica fan
This year, I start with a magic number of 24 and 1 preordered game, which is down 5 from last year, and only 1 game got added to the list. Also managed to maintain the low kickstarter count, only backing The City (played), Import / Export: Definitive Edition (2020 delivery) and an expansion for Roll to the Top! (2020 delivery).

Starting History:
2019: 29 with 1 preordered game, peaked at 30 in January and February
2018: 29 with 1 preordered game, peaked at 29 in December
2017: 26 with 4 preordered games, peaked at 32 in August
2016: 28 with 6 preordered games, peaked at 33 in January

Games by acquistion year:
2014:
Board Game: De Vulgari Eloquentia
Board Game: AquaSphere

2015:
Board Game: Haggis
Board Game: Mythotopia
Board Game: Onward to Venus
Board Game: Zeppelin Attack!
Board Game: Small City
Board Game: Ships

2016:
Board Game: Neolithic
Board Game: Akrotiri
Board Game: The Ravens of Thri Sahashri

2017:
Board Game: My Village

2018:
Board Game: Ulm
Board Game: Unlock!: Mystery Adventures – The Tonipal's Treasure
Board Game: Railroad Revolution
Board Game: Unlock!: Mystery Adventures – The House on the Hill
Board Game: Unlock!: Secret Adventures – The Adventurers of Oz

2019: None!
2020:
Board Game: The Quest for El Dorado: The Golden Temples
Board Game: Pandemic: Fall of Rome


Starting Magic Number: 24

Jan 11 - Played:
Board Game: Machi Koro Legacy
- 23

Jan 30 - Added:
Board Game: Ticket to Ride: London
- 24

Feb 1 - Played:
Board Game: Ticket to Ride: London
- 23

Mar 9 - Added:
Board Game: Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated
- 24

Mar 14 - Played:
Board Game: Unlock!: Escape Adventures – The Formula
Board Game: Unlock!: Escape Adventures – Squeek & Sausage
- 22

Mar 29 - Played:
Board Game: Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated
- 21

Mar 30 - Moved to For Trade:
Board Game: Patchistory
- 20

May 1 - Added:
Board Game: Metro X
- 21

May 2 - Played:
Board Game: Metro X
- 20

May 8 - Added:
Board Game: Abandon All Artichokes
- 21

May 9 - Played:
Board Game: Abandon All Artichokes
- 20

May 19 - Added:
Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails
- 21

May 26 - Added:
Board Game: The Grand Trunk Journey
, Played:
Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails
- 21

May 27 - Played:
Board Game: The Grand Trunk Journey
- 20

Jun 7 - Added:
Board Game: Forgotten Waters
- 21

Jun 7 - Played:
Board Game: Forgotten Waters
- 20

July 11 - Played:
Board Game: Iron Curtain
- 19

Aug 9 - Played:
Board Game: Among the Stars: Revival
- 18

Oct 10 - Added:
Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam
Board Game: My City
- 20

Oct 23 - Added:
Board Game: The Quest for El Dorado: The Golden Temples
- 21

Oct 25 - Played:
Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam
- 20

Oct 26 - Added:
Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 0
Board Game: Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade
Board Game: Pandemic: Fall of Rome
- 23

Oct 27 - Played:
Board Game: Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade
- 22

Nov 27 - Played:
Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 0
- 21

Dec 1 - Added:
Board Game: Minigolf Designer
- 22

Dec 4 - Added:
Board Game: Winter Kingdom
- 23

Dec 18 - Played:
Board Game: My City
- 22

Dec 21 - Played:
Board Game: Winter Kingdom
- 21

Dec 26 - Played:
Board Game: 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis
- 20

Dec 30 - Played:
Board Game: Minigolf Designer
- 19

Current Magic Number: 19
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:348]
Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow
Willow June
Canada
Brantford
Ontario
flag msg tools
Avatar
Microbadge: My cat destroys games in progressMicrobadge: Plays Games with SpouseMicrobadge: Challenge accepted.Microbadge: AP ProneMicrobadge: Last.fm user
Current Magic Number: 3

Never Played:
A Few Acres of Snow (Bought Jan 2019)
The Colonists (Received Oct 2019)
Hammer of the Scots (Bought Feb 2018)
War of the Ring (First Edition) (Bought Jan 2019)

Not Played in the Last 3 Years:
Snowdonia
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Lewis & Clark
Dominant Species

Not Played in the Last Year:
At the Gates of Loyang
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
Race for the Galaxy
Roll for the Galaxy
Russian Railroads
Stone Age
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Board Game: Above and Below [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:261] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Board Game: Above and Below
Romy Cat

Mississippi
msg tools
Games bring people together.
badge
Games bring people together.
Avatar
Microbadge: Celebrating parents Microbadge: Celebrating parents Microbadge: Remembering an absent parentMicrobadge: Celebrating parentsMicrobadge: Celebrating parents
First time doing this challenge. My sister and I were doing better good but last year too many Kickstarters came in along with games for Christmas and time was too short. We now have a pile of unplaced games which are demanding to be played.

My goal is cut down to 10 or less.

Total on List: 25
Total played this year: 8

Games
Book of Dragons
Exit: Polar Station ~ 11/24/20
Exit: Forgotten Island
A Game of Thrones: Catan--Brotherhood of the Watch ~ Played 1/25/20
Leaving Earth
Magic: The Gathering--Arena of the Planeswalkers
Magic: The Gathering--Battle for Zendikar
Maquis ~ 4/22/20
Mississippi Queen ~ 7/10/20
My Village
Notre Dame: 10th Anniversary
The Oregon Trail Game: Journey to Willamette Valley
Shadowlord!
Skull Tales
Spirit of the Wild ~ 8/23/20
Thebes ~ 3/17/20
Transatlantic ~ 3/17/20

Expansions
Escape Room: Funland
Escape Room: Murder Mystery
Expedition Horror
Mice and Mystics: Downwood
Mice and Mystics: Heart of Glorm
Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales
T.I.M.E. Stores: Under the Mask ~ 11/27/20
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
13. Board Game: Automobile [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:478]
Board Game: Automobile
Flying Arrow
United States
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
Microbadge: Bootleggers fanMicrobadge: My magic number reached zero in 2019.Microbadge: Star Realms fanMicrobadge: Terraforming Mars fanMicrobadge: I play dead CCGs
I entered this challenge in 2019 and got my magic number from 7 at the beginning of the year down to 0 just in time (in the last week of the year), so that's where I start in 2020.

2020 Starting Magic Number: 0


With the Wall of Shame now empty, the next goal is to empty the Wall of Mild Embarrassment. That is, the games that I own where I have played the game but have never played my own copy of the game. It looks like this as the year starts:

WALL OF MILD EMBARRASSMENT: 7
(I have played the following games but I haven't played my own copy of these games.)
Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
Board Game: Around the World in 80 Days
Board Game: Automobile
Board Game: Chicago Express
Board Game: Endeavor
Board Game: Space Alert
Board Game: Terraforming Mars



And here's the math on my deferred games (as of Jan 1)...

161 "Games owned" according to the database
32 are expansions.
22 are games in the kids' rooms. (I've played them all, but I don't think of them as part of the game collection.)
7 games for trade that I don't intend to play before trading them. (Some I've played, some I haven't.)

That leaves an even 100 games in the actual collection. Of those 100, 6 are listed as "unplayed".

* Star Realms: Frontiers will always be listed as unplayed because it's actually an expansion incorrectly listed as a main game, and all plays of that game are listed under the main Star Realms entry.

* Three are games I played in the years before I started logging plays at BGG (Risk, Monopoly, Conspiracy).

* And the last two are games I'm deferring until I find players who can commit to playing a campaign (Risk: Legacy) or playing enough to get into some deckbuilding (Wars TCG).

=====
January 2020
ADDED
Board Game: Battleball
Board Game: Thrilling Tales of Adventure!

PLAYED and DEFERRED
Board Game: Battleball

PLAYED
Board Game: Chicago Express
Board Game: Thrilling Tales of Adventure!


I bought Battleball for the kids, and I had played it years ago, so no impact on the magic number. But it's also "deferred" just for being a kids' game, so it doesn't go on the Wall of Mild Embarrassment, either. And to top it off, we also played it the same day we got it anyway.

END JANUARY: Magic Number 0, Wall of Mild Embarrassment 6

February 2020
ADDED
PLAYED
Board Game: Automobile

DEFERRED (from Wall of Mild Embarrassment)
Board Game: Terraforming Mars

END FEBRUARY: Magic Number 0, Wall of Mild Embarrassment 4

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September 2020
No change through the lockdown.
END SEPTEMBER: Magic Number 0, Wall of Mild Embarrassment 4

October 2020
ADDED
Board Game: 51st State: Master Set

PLAYED
DEFERRED



Current Magic Number: 1

CURRENT WALL OF SHAME:
Board Game: 51st State: Master Set



CURRENT WALL OF MILD EMBARRASSMENT: 4
(I have played the following games but I haven't played my own copy of these games.)
Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
Board Game: Around the World in 80 Days
Board Game: Endeavor
Board Game: Space Alert


4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
14. Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:323]
Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition)
Martin Ralya
United States
Seattle
Washington
flag msg tools
designer
Please bury me with my copy of this book
badge
The Forgotten Bananas
Avatar
Microbadge: Click to see my homepageMicrobadge: I play many different RPGsMicrobadge: Play to find out what happensMicrobadge: I Play All GamesMicrobadge: Miniature Painter
2019 was a slow board gaming year for me and I expect 2020 to be similar, so once again my challenge (incomplete in 2019!) will be to paint and play Space Hulk (Third Edition). I've owned it since 2009, and it's currently about 70% painted. I owe finishing it to myself circa age 10-12, who dreamed of one day playing a fully painted Space Hulk game.

Current Magic Number: 7
Starting Magic Number: 1

d10-8 ADDED IN 2020

Board Game: Deadzone (Second Edition)
Board Game: DVONN
Board Game: The King is Dead: Second Edition
Board Game: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Twinkling Lights Game
Board Game: Night of the Living Dead: A Zombicide Game
Board Game: Nusfjord
Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Ninth Edition)
Board Game: Winter Kingdom

d10-1 PLAYED IN 2020

Board Game: Nusfjord


d10-3 DEFERRED / SOLD

Board Game: Deadzone (Second Edition)
Board Game: Super Mission Force
Board Game: Summoner Wars: Master Set


d10-7 REMAINING

Board Game: DVONN
Board Game: The King is Dead: Second Edition
Board Game: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Twinkling Lights Game
Board Game: Night of the Living Dead: A Zombicide Game
Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition)
Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Ninth Edition)
Board Game: Winter Kingdom


Good luck to all, and here's to good gaming in 2020!
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
15. Board Game: Welcome To... [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:129]
Board Game: Welcome To...
Mel Mulrooney
Canada
Nova Scotia
flag msg tools
Avatar
Microbadge: HomeschoolerMicrobadge: I completed the 2018 challenge to play 10 games 10 times eachMicrobadge: I completed the Family Choice Challenge in 2018!Microbadge: Copper Board Game Collector
Awesome challenge idea! I get twitchy when I have too many games sitting unplayed, so this is a good one for me!

Just participated in a big local math trade and increased my number by 9! Guess I have some gaming to do...

Unplayed on 01/01: 17
Deferred: 4
Played: 20
Added: 22
Current Magic Number: 14

Anomia
Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game
Bloxx!
CV
Dwar7s Fall
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre
Evolution
Hanamikoji
Kings Cribbage
Luna
Mr Jack in New York deferred: trading without playing
Rialto
Subatomic: An Atom Building Game
Targi
Ticket to Ride Asia Map
Hanabi

Added:

Ticket to Ride Europe
Ticket to Ride Nederland Map
Timeline: Historical Events
Tales and Games: The Grasshopper and the Ant
Sunflower Valley
Pente
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
10 Days in Asia
Honshū
Ankh'or
Cherry Picking
Fashion Show
OrganATTACK!
Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule
Swish
Animal Upon Animal: Dinos
Boomerang: Europe
Bloom
Periodic Table
Bites
Troyes Dice
Scooby Doo Betrayal at Mystery Mansion
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
16. Board Game: Lisboa [Average Rating:8.20 Overall Rank:65]
Board Game: Lisboa
Jennie
United States
Minnesota
flag msg tools
Avatar
Microbadge: Parent of Two Boys and One GirlMicrobadge: Tent CamperMicrobadge: Adoptive parentMicrobadge: Swimming fanMicrobadge: I'm a female, I'm a gamer and I'm proud of it!
Great Goal! After learning 2 new games over the past few days (On Mars and Saint Malo), I am left with 27 unplayed games and expansions at the start of the year.

Starting Date: January 1, 2020
Unplayed games: 27


Bonus: Learn Magic Realm in 2020.

Short games

One Deck Dungeon
Broom Service: The Card Game
Dice Stars
Pandemic Contagion
Crystallo
Floorplan
Vikings
Watergate
Tichu

Long/Heavy Games

Puerto Rico
Power Grid Card Game
Space Alert
Lisboa
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Obsession
Nevada City
Betrayal at House on the Hill
PARKS
Legends Untold
Nations
Founders of Gloomhaven

Family Games

Blokus 3D
Fresco
Paris Connection

Expansions

Terraforming Mars - Turmoil
Cave vs. Cave expansion
Catan Expansion
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
17. Board Game: Clockwork Wars [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:2164]
Board Game: Clockwork Wars
♬ Stephanie ♩♪♩♪♩ ♩♪♩♪♫♪
United States
In the middle of nowhere
New York
flag msg tools
Honey + Yeast + Time = Nectar of the Gods
badge
Avatar
Microbadge: Tea drinkerMicrobadge: Loom fanMicrobadge: Lost in Subscription!Microbadge: Too Many Bones fanMicrobadge: Pi Day!
Maybe this year I can actually get to 0. The past couple of years I felt like I was treading water as I managed to stay around 5. The game I listed this under is the one I've owned the longest.

I'm not going to add any gifts to my husband to this list before I give them since I can't play them before that.

Progress

Magic Number: 3
High: 6
Low: 0


From gallery of flaeryn


REMAINING

Board Game: Here to Slay
Board Game: Hyperborea
Board Game: The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game
6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
18. Board Game: Machi Koro Legacy [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:1710]
Board Game: Machi Koro Legacy
Frances McGregor
Canada
The Pas
Manitoba
flag msg tools
Avatar
Microbadge: The Search for Planet XMicrobadge: Deus fanMicrobadge: Tang Garden fanMicrobadge: Samurai fanMicrobadge: Splendor chips are awesome!
I saw the 2019 list late last year, but didn't feel right joining so late. Now that the new year has started, I can join!

January 2020

ADDED

Board Game: The Isle of Cats


PLAYED

Board Game: The Fox in the Forest
Board Game: Qwinto
Board Game: Azul: Summer Pavilion
Board Game: Shards of Infinity
Board Game: Machi Koro Legacy
Board Game: The Isle of Cats


February 2020

ADDED

Board Game: Cat Lady


March 2020

ADDED

Board Game: Inhuman Conditions


Played:

Board Game: Cat Lady


Magic Number: 8


Board Game: Aeon's End: The New Age
Board Game: Helvetia
Board Game: Okey Dokey
Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
Board Game: Penny Lane
Board Game: Shadows in Kyoto
Board Game: Volfyirion
Board Game: Inhuman Conditions
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
19. Board Game: The Magic Labyrinth [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1080]
Board Game: The Magic Labyrinth
Margaret
Canada
Toronto
On
flag msg tools
Microbadge: Ticket to Ride: India fanMicrobadge: Dominion fanMicrobadge: Raising GamersMicrobadge: Takenoko fanMicrobadge: Terraforming Mars fan
December 31, 2019
Magic Number: 12

Board Game: Islebound
Board Game: The Golden Ages
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Board Game: Expedition: Famous Explorers
Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
Board Game: Go
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
Board Game: New York 1901
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Qwirkle
Board Game: SET
Board Game: Biblios


January 2020


ADDED
13
Board Game: Dice Town
Board Game: Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama
Board Game: Less: Like Chess but Less!
Board Game: Lucky's Misadventures
Board Game: NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
Board Game: Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition
Board Game: The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction
Board Game: The Terrifying Girl Disorder
Board Game: Tybor the Builder
Board Game: Valley of the Kings
Board Game: Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City
Board Game: Captain Sonar
Board Game: Quadropolis


PLAYED
Board Game: SET
Board Game: Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition
Board Game: Lucky's Misadventures
Board Game: Qwirkle
Board Game: Dice Town
Board Game: Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City
Board Game: Quadropolis
Board Game: The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction


DST*
Board Game: Harry Potter Hogwarts
Board Game: Mammut
Board Game: Robots on the Line
Board Game: The Cave
Board Game: The Ladybug Game

NIS
Board Game: New York 1901
Board Game: The Golden Ages
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
Board Game: Biblios



REMAINING
12
Board Game: Islebound
Board Game: Expedition: Famous Explorers
Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
Board Game: Go
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama
Board Game: Less: Like Chess but Less!
Board Game: NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
Board Game: The Terrifying Girl Disorder
Board Game: Tybor the Builder
Board Game: Valley of the Kings
Board Game: Captain Sonar


Magic Number January 31, 2020: 12


February 2020


ADDED
10
Board Game: Whitehall Mystery
Board Game: Codenames: Pictures
Board Game: Terraforming Mars
Board Game: Terraforming Mars: Prelude
Board Game: Keep
Board Game: Neolithic
Board Game: Merchants of Muziris
Board Game: Letter Jam
Board Game: Sanctum



PLAYED
8
Board Game: Whitehall Mystery
Board Game: Terraforming Mars
Board Game: Terraforming Mars: Prelude
Board Game: Codenames: Pictures
Board Game: Islebound
Board Game: Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama
Board Game: Captain Sonar
Board Game: Honshū


DST*
Board Game: Harry Potter Hogwarts
Board Game: Mammut
Board Game: Robots on the Line
Board Game: The Cave
Board Game: The Ladybug Game

NIS
Board Game: New York 1901
Board Game: The Golden Ages
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
Board Game: Keep
Board Game: Neolithic
Board Game: Merchants of Muziris
Board Game: Letter Jam
Board Game: Sanctum



REMAINING
10
Board Game: Expedition: Famous Explorers
Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
Board Game: Go
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Less: Like Chess but Less!
Board Game: NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
Board Game: The Terrifying Girl Disorder
Board Game: Tybor the Builder
Board Game: Valley of the Kings
Board Game: Biblios


Magic Number February 29, 2020: 10

March

ADDED
1
Board Game: Planet


PLAYED
2
Board Game: Tybor the Builder
Board Game: Planet


DST*
Board Game: Harry Potter Hogwarts
Board Game: Mammut
Board Game: Robots on the Line
Board Game: The Cave
Board Game: The Ladybug Game

NIS
Board Game: New York 1901
Board Game: The Golden Ages
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
Board Game: Keep
Board Game: Neolithic
Board Game: Merchants of Muziris
Board Game: Letter Jam
Board Game: Sanctum


REMAINING
9
Board Game: Expedition: Famous Explorers
Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
Board Game: Go
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Less: Like Chess but Less!
Board Game: NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
Board Game: The Terrifying Girl Disorder
Board Game: Valley of the Kings
Board Game: Biblios




Magic Number April 1, 2020: 9

April 2020

ADDED

PLAYED
2
Board Game: Expedition: Famous Explorers
Board Game: Letter Jam


DST*
Board Game: Harry Potter Hogwarts
Board Game: Mammut
Board Game: Robots on the Line
Board Game: The Cave
Board Game: The Ladybug Game


NIS
Board Game: New York 1901
Board Game: The Golden Ages
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
Board Game: Keep
Board Game: Neolithic
Board Game: Merchants of Muziris


REMAINING
9
Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
Board Game: Go
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Less: Like Chess but Less!
Board Game: NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
Board Game: The Terrifying Girl Disorder
Board Game: Valley of the Kings
Board Game: Biblios
Board Game: Sanctum



Magic Number: 9



Magic Number June 1, 2020: 9

June 2020

ADDED

PLAYED
Board Game: Sanctum


DST*
Board Game: Harry Potter Hogwarts
Board Game: Mammut
Board Game: Robots on the Line
Board Game: The Cave
Board Game: The Ladybug Game


NIS
Board Game: New York 1901
Board Game: The Golden Ages
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
Board Game: Keep
Board Game: Neolithic
Board Game: Merchants of Muziris


REMAINING
8
Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
Board Game: Go
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Less: Like Chess but Less!
Board Game: NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
Board Game: The Terrifying Girl Disorder
Board Game: Valley of the Kings
Board Game: Biblios



Magic Number July 1, 2020: 8

July 2020

Added
Board Game: Huns
Board Game: Reworld


Played
Board Game: The Golden Ages
Board Game: The Terrifying Girl Disorder


DST*
Board Game: Harry Potter Hogwarts
Board Game: Mammut
Board Game: Robots on the Line
Board Game: The Cave
Board Game: The Ladybug Game


NIS
Board Game: New York 1901
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
Board Game: Keep
Board Game: Neolithic
Board Game: Merchants of Muziris
Board Game: Huns
Board Game: Reworld


REMAINING
7
Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
Board Game: Go
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Less: Like Chess but Less!
Board Game: NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
Board Game: Valley of the Kings
Board Game: Biblios


Magic Number: 7



Magic Number Aug 31, 2020: 8

September 2020

Added
Board Game: Wsiąść do Pociągu: Polska
Board Game: Ticket to Ride: New York


Played
Board Game: Wsiąść do Pociągu: Polska
Board Game: Ticket to Ride: New York


DST*
Board Game: Harry Potter Hogwarts
Board Game: Mammut
Board Game: Robots on the Line
Board Game: The Cave
Board Game: The Ladybug Game


NIS
Board Game: New York 1901
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
Board Game: Keep
Board Game: Neolithic
Board Game: Merchants of Muziris
Board Game: Huns
Board Game: Reworld


REMAINING
7
Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
Board Game: Go
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Less: Like Chess but Less!
Board Game: NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
Board Game: Valley of the Kings
Board Game: Biblios


Magic Number: 7


October 2020
Added
Board Game: Fleet
Board Game: Quests of Valeria

Played
Board Game: Fleet
Board Game: Quests of Valeria


DST*
Board Game: Harry Potter Hogwarts
Board Game: Mammut
Board Game: Robots on the Line
Board Game: The Cave
Board Game: The Ladybug Game


NIS
Board Game: New York 1901
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
Board Game: Keep
Board Game: Neolithic
Board Game: Merchants of Muziris
Board Game: Huns
Board Game: Reworld


REMAINING
7
Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
Board Game: Go
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Less: Like Chess but Less!
Board Game: NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
Board Game: Valley of the Kings
Board Game: Biblios

Magic Number: 7


December 2020
Added
Board Game: Tapestry
Board Game: World's Fair 1893

Board Game: Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 5 – United Kingdom & Pennsylvania

Played
Board Game: World's Fair 1893



DST*
Board Game: Harry Potter Hogwarts
Board Game: Mammut
Board Game: Robots on the Line
Board Game: The Cave
Board Game: The Ladybug Game


NIS
Board Game: New York 1901
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
Board Game: Keep
Board Game: Neolithic
Board Game: Merchants of Muziris
Board Game: Huns
Board Game: Reworld


REMAINING
8
Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
Board Game: Go
Board Game: Pirate Dice: Voyage on the Rolling Seas
Board Game: Less: Like Chess but Less!
Board Game: NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
Board Game: Valley of the Kings
Board Game: Biblios
Board Game: Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 5 – United Kingdom & Pennsylvania


Magic Number: 8

6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
20. Board Game: Aeon's End [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:62] [Average Rating:8.03 Unranked]
Board Game: Aeon's End
Betsy & Chuck Berry
United States
State College
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
Microbadge: AtheistMicrobadge: Pandemic fanMicrobadge: Connected Circumnavigation Challenge completionist 2019Microbadge: I completed the Time Travel Challenge for 2020Microbadge: Gaming Missionary - I try to convert everybody I know to gaming!
Thank you for letting me stretch the rules a little. I haven't yet found a "Shelf of Shame" or "Off the Shelf" Challenge for 2020, so hope it doesn't damage your Challenge to post here the 20 unplayed games we owned at the end of 2019.

In fact, if we can keep up with the new ones, I might make it to 0 within the rules of your Challenge. I'll go ahead and track my Magic Number here in a brute-force format:

Magic Number:
20 on 0101
21 on 0107
22 on 0114
21 on 0117
20 on 0118
18 on 0123
19 on 0124
18 on 0204
17 on 0214
16 on 0215
15 on 0216
14 on 0226
13 on 0403
12 on 0404
13 on 0406
12 on 0408
11 on 0410
10 on 0411
9 on 0416
8 on 0421
7 on 0425
6 on 0430
5 on 0502
4 on 0504
3 on 0507
1 on 0510
0 on 0515 YAY!
2 on 0601 (starting to creep back up . . .)
3 on 0602
2 on 0614
4 on 0629
5 on 0703
6 on 0707
7 on 0708
6 on 0710
7 on 0723
8 on 0805
9 on 0816
12 on 0819
11 on 0821
12 on 0828
14 on 0902
15 on 0904
14 on 0919
13 on 0929
16 on 1029
19 on 1103
26 on 1118
25 on 1119
24 on 1120
23 on 1124
27 on 1214
23 on 1230
22 on 1231

On the Shelf 2019-12-31:

7th Continent 0425 need to play a lot more!
9-card Siege printed & played 0426 worth playing once in a while
Aeon's End 0118 GREAT! Co-op Dominion.
Castell 0504 Fun but waaaay harder than we thought!
Caylus Magna Carta 0123 Not cuter or more fun than the original. SOLD
Colossal Arena 0507 well-designed & produced, but not our style SOLD
Everdell 0317 Cute with lots of interacting strategies
Fast Forward: FLEE 0215 Not our type of game SOLD
Honshu 0425 Sure harder than Kingdomino!
Lemuria Nope, not for us; wanna buy it?
Libertalia Clever but not our style - SOLD
LIE 0123 Portable Perudo without the dice noise.
Neom 0417 We'll play this a lot.
Point Salad Cute, fast to learn & play.
Power Grid: Card Game 0226 Clever mechanics capture original game
Raiders of the North Sea 0408 okay, but not our style SOLD
Res Arcana 0404 Fun, but we need expansions to fill up the big box
Reykholt 0510 Okay, but not as good as Loyang; SOLD
Second Chance 0214 Not real deep, but addictively fun and very fast
Tea Dragon Society Card Game poor rules, not worth keeping
Tiny Towns 0117 Wonderful! Tetris-driven Quadropolis.

20/20
COMPLETED 0510


In addition to these, I will try to play 30 others for a total of 50 New Games this year.


New Games Bought in 2020:
12 Patrols printed & played 0424
13 Sheep printed & played 0425
1872 The Lost Crows printed & played 0904
1972 The Lost Phantom printed & played 0727
Aeon's End Legacy came 0317, played 0515
BGG Post Office (Dragoslav Obucinski) printed & played 0613
Black Hole: Escape 0304
Bora Bora Co-Op 1231
Calico arrived 1029
Canoe played 0304
Castles of Burgundy Co-Op printed rules & played 1227
Cities Skylines arrived 0707
Clever Cubed printed & played 1005 (but will buy for sure!)
Coast to Coast (2020) 0818
The Crew arrived 0819 Played 0821; fine with 2 players!
D-Day Dice arrived 0107, played 0510
Deep Space D6 printed & played 0502
Dizzle Halloween printed & played 1219
Dizzle Zoo printed & played 1220
Do Not Forsake Me (Oh My Darling) printed & played 0618
Dominations arrived 0124, played 0216
Domino Run 0203 Fast & addictive
Don Quixote arrived 0816
Doodle City 0608 Got & played. Quick, cute, and addictive
Encore! arrived & played 0703
Epidemic (2018) printed & played 1029
Escape of the Dead Mini-game printed & played 0310, fast!
Falling Sky printed & played 0509
Fleet: Dice arrived & played 1211
Fog of Love arrived 0708
Fox in the Forest Duet arrived 0629
FUSE arrived 1103 played 1230
Gardeno printed & played 1219
Ghost Stories received 1118
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion arrived 1118, played 1120
Grazing Sheep printed & played 1202
Hardback arrived 0723
HexRoller arrived 1214 played 1230
Imperial Settlers played 0430 We sure make it take a long time!
Imperial Settlers Roll & Write test-played 0609, bought 1118
Isle of Cats arrived 0114, played 0204
It's a Wonderful World arrived 1214
Kingdomino Duel arrived 1118
Kitchen Rush arrived 0707, played 0710
Knapp Daneben! got & played 0621
Knister got & played 0610
Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama, arrived & played 0313
Le Boomb! 1229
Los Mapas del Reino printed & played 0917
Lost Expedition arrived 0828
Maiden in the Forest printed & Played 0619
The Magnificent arrived 0819
Marvel Champions Card Game arrived 0902, played 1124
Match a Leaf got and played 0123
My City arrived 1118, played 1119
New Frontiers arrived 0902
New York Zoo arrived 1118
Nova Luna arrived 0601, played 0929
Paleontologists printed & played 1218
Palm Island arrived 0602, played 0614
Pandemic: COVID-19 Scenario 0508 printed & played, WOW!
Pandemic: Survival Isolation Scenario P&P 0619
Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 1027
Pandoria Merchants Demo printed & played 1229
Parks arrived 1214
Quirky Circuits arrived 1118
Rajas of the Ganges arrived 1029
Rajas of the Ganges Dice arrived 1029 played 1231
Rallytaire P&P 0308
Ripple Rush arrived 1103 played 1230
Roll n Cook Printed & Played 0611
Roll Player arrived 0601
Rolled West arrived 1214 played 1230
Rolling Realms printed & played 0428
Rolling Village printed & played 0817
Rome and Roll arrived 0904
Sagrada Co-Op printed rules & played 1229
Silk Road Maker printed & played 1208
Sink the Bismarck (2008) printed & played 0205
Six Sons of the Sultan printed & played 0620
Snowbirds Printed & Played 0603
Space Base arrived 0819
Star Trek Expeditions arrived 0723
Super Dice Heroes printed & played 1221
Super-skill Pinball printed & played 0902
Tang Garden arrived & played 0313 SOLD
This War of Mine arrived 1118
T.I.M.E. Stories arrived 0805, played 0919
TINYforming Mars 0522 printed & played. Okay but not our style.
Trails of Tucana 0606 Played along with Rahdo; bought 1118
Troyes Dice arrived 1103
Twin Stars printed & played 1204
Utopia Engine 0724 Printed & played

Other People's New Games Played:
Cascadia 0916 - On-line Kickstart demo game
Dead of Winter 1025 It's a tremendous joy NOT to own this one!
Fantastic Beasts 0222 Okay, but mostly short-term tactics
Kaliko 0302 Pretty solitaire puzzle, but too much downtime as a game
Mage Knight 0112 Too complex and Tactical for our taste
Mascarade 0125 Cute, lighter than Love Letter or Coup
Shadows Over Camelot 1129 Good solid game but too short-term tactical for us
Star Trek Deck Builder 0208 The kind of game we'd learn to like
Wombat Rescue 1130 Not for little kids; a little too Chess-like for us, but a solid game

Total New Games Played in 2020: 100
50 New Complete 0608
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
21. Board Game: Monsterpocalypse [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:2115] [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked]
Board Game: Monsterpocalypse
Rob Watkins
United States
Huntington Beach
California
flag msg tools
Microbadge: Silver Board Game CollectorMicrobadge: Legendary fanMicrobadge: 2015 VGG Challenge participantMicrobadge: 2015 "100 games X 1 challenge" participantMicrobadge: I completed the 2014 challenge to play 10 games 10 times each
I'm starting 2020 really low since I'm pretty good about playing my new games, but this will be a great way to encourage myself to finally play the starter set of Monsterpocalypse I've been holding onto since 2008! I also have some Kickstarters on the way, so this will be a good way to keep my number at 0.

Start of 2020

UNPLAYED

Board Game: Monsterpocalypse


ADDED



PLAYED



DST*



Magic Number: 1


------------------------------------------------------
I'm editing my initial post with my final update for the year, featuring every game I added and played. I did a pretty good job of playing each new game as it came in!

End of 2020

UNPLAYED



ADDED
Board Game: Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot
Board Game: Aeon's End: Legacy
Board Game: The Battle at Kemble's Cascade
Board Game: Aeon's End: The New Age
Board Game: Video Vortex
Board Game: Starcadia Quest
Board Game: Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Board Game: Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power
Board Game: Exit: The Game – The House of Riddles
Board Game: Exit: The Game – The Haunted Roller Coaster
Board Game: Adventure Games: The Dungeon
Board Game: Marvel United
Board Game: Marvel Champions: The Card Game – The Rise of Red Skull
Board Game: Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade
Board Game: Tiny Epic Dinosaurs



PLAYED
Board Game: Monsterpocalypse
Board Game: Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot
Board Game: Aeon's End: Legacy
Board Game: The Battle at Kemble's Cascade
Board Game: Aeon's End: The New Age
Board Game: Video Vortex
Board Game: Starcadia Quest
Board Game: Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Board Game: Exit: The Game – The House of Riddles
Board Game: Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power
Board Game: Adventure Games: The Dungeon
Board Game: Marvel United
Board Game: Marvel Champions: The Card Game – The Rise of Red Skull
Board Game: Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade
Board Game: Tiny Epic Dinosaurs



DST*
Board Game: Exit: The Game – The Haunted Roller Coaster



Magic Number: 0
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
22. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:161] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked]
Board Game: Magic: The Gathering
Ah, what the heck, I'm in. Our goal for this year is to not get as many new games anyway, so I guess this is maybe remotely possible. I'll be happy if that Magic Number is below 10 at the end of the year, though.

Magic Number January 2020: 25

Brass: Birmingham 01/06/2020
Bee Lives: We Will Only Know Summer 01/11/2020
Cthulhu: Death May Die 01/12/2020
Suburbia: Collector's Edition 01/18/2020
Dominations: Road to Civilization 01/19/2020

Added during January:
The Isle of Cats
Clinic: Deluxe Edition

Magic Number February 2020: 22
Atlantis Rising (Second Edition) 02/02/2020
The Taverns of Tiefenthal 02/09/2020
Marvel Champions: The Card Game 02/01/2020
The Isle of Cats 02/08/2020
Clinic: Deluxe Edition 02/16/2020

Added during February:
Tang Garden

Magic Number March 2020: 18
Airship City 03/21/2020

Added during March:
Avignon: A Clash of Popes
Planetarium 03/15/2020
Luna 03/22/2020
Mysthea
Icaion

Magic Number April 2020: 20
Tang Garden 04/24/2020

Added during April:
Skyjo Action 04/30/2020
The Voyages of Marco Polo 04/26/2020

Magic Number May 2020: 19
Mechanica 05/23/2020
Mysthea 05/24/2020

Added during May:
-

Magic Number June 2020: 17
Avignon: A Clash of Popes 06/27/2020
Icaion 06/01/2020

Added during June:
Imperial Struggle
Smartphone Inc.

Magic Number July 2020: 17
Tiny Epic Mechs 07/19/2020
Tiny Epic Tactics 07/26/2020
Deckscape: Behind the Curtain 07/04/2020

Added during July:
-

Magic Number August 2020: 14
Smartphone Inc. 08/09/2020

Added during August:
Tiny Epic Dinosaurs
Mandala 08/15/2020
Project L 08/29/2020

Magic Number September 2020: 14
Siege Storm 09/05/2020

Added during September:
Gùgōng
Calico 09/13/2020
The Grand Carnival
1565, St. Elmo's Pay: The Great Siege of Malta Card Game

Magic Number October 2020: 16
Gùgōng 10/15/2020
The Grand Carnival 10/10/2020
1565, St. Elmo's Pay: The Great Siege of Malta Card Game 10/11/2020

Added during October:
One Small Step 10/18/2020
All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918
Yedo: Deluxe Master Set

Magic Number November 2020: 15
Yedo: Deluxe Master Set 15/11/2020

Added during November:
Super Fantasy Brawl
Viscounts of the West Kingdom
Etherfields
The Castles of Burgundy 29/11/2020
Tungaru

Magic Number December 2020: 18
Cthulhu: Rise of the Cults
Bios:Megafauna (Second Edition)
Bios:Origins (Second Edition)
Greenland (Third Edition)
Pax Transhumanity
SpaceCorp
Gandhi: The Decolonization of British India, 1917 – 1947
Red Storm: The Air War Over Central Germany, 1987
Siege of the Citadel
Defense Grid: The Board Game 12/13/2020
Apollo: The Game of Our First Voyages to the Moon
Imperial Struggle
Tiny Epic Dinosaurs
All Bridges Burning: Red Revolt and White Guard in Finland, 1917-1918
Super Fantasy Brawl 12/06/2020
Viscounts of the West Kingdom
Etherfields
Tungaru 12/27/2020

Added during December:
TOBITO
8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls