Dave's Top 10 New-to-Me Games for 2019
The games that were new to me this year were a decidedly mixed bag. I played more NTM titles than in 2018, but with fewer total plays of them. Part of this is because recent trends in board games are just not my style of game, so I didn't seek out repeated plays of a lot of what I first encountered. That's fine; I prefer to focus on games I already know and like, and as I get older and deeper into the hobby it's natural for the novelty to have diminishing returns.Recommend
Still, I do enjoy finding new favorites and this list is a celebration of those which rose to the top.
Here are my play stats for 2019 (the numbers in brackets are 2018's values):
353 logged gameplays (164 new to me) [330/180]
199 unique games (88 new to me) [149/72]
124: 1 play 
42: 2-plays 
11: 3-plays 
9: 4-plays 
6: 5-plays 
6: 6-10-plays 
0: >10 plays 
I didn't quite make it to an average of one game played per day. Maybe in 2020? Even with the leap day?
As usual, it was clear to me what the top 10 were, but choosing the order within them was tricky.
Previous notable games lists:
2018 2017 2016 2015
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
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