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Death and Taxis wrote:

Hate to admit this as a card-carrying Ameritrasher, but Eclipse kinda killed TI:3 in my group. whistle


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I'm trying not to judge you, but failing miserably.
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Eric Dodd
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181 boardgame Plays over the year, lead by 9 plays for Perudo, 6 for Elder Sign and King of Tokyo, and 5 each for Downfall of Pompeii, Hey! That's My Fish and Incan Gold. 4 plays of Bohnanza, and 3 each of Dixit Odyssey, Stone Age (with and without style), Airlines Europe, Alien Frontiers, Connect Four, For Sale, Forbidden Island, Formula Motor Racing, Frank's Zoo and Slide 5.

Exactly 101 different games played, so most of the rest for the year were only played once. Some deserved that, but many others didn't. I want to play more new games, and more old games, too!

By contrast I managed 16 sessions of the Pathfinder RPG and ran 2 sessions of Call of Cthulhu.
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Just the new games (to me) I've played this year:

A Few Acres of Snow Cosmic Encounter Lords of Waterdeep
A Game of Thrones (First edition) Discworld: Ankh-Morpork Mage Knight Board Game
A Game of Thrones (Second Edition) Eclipse Monsters Menace America
Antiquity Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game Ora et Labora
Attika Gears of War: The Board Game Quarriors!
Avalon Genoa Princes of the Renassance
Battlestar Galactica: Exodus Expansion Goa Rex: Final Days of an Empire
Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus Expansion Imperial Roads & Boats
Biblios Inkognito Sentinels of the Multiverse
Bios: Megafauna Khronos Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
Blood Bowl: Team Manager - The Card Game Kingdom Builder Summoner Wars
Carson City King of Tokyo The Castle of the Devil
Chaos in the Old World Kolejka The Castles of Burgundy
Chicago Express Krakow 1325 AD Villa Paletti
Container London Witch of Salem
Zombicide
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Alex Grant
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I logged 228 plays of 95 different games, 53 being new.

Lead, as always, by Dominion with 13 plays (though that number decreases every year).

Other games with 5+ plays for me were

* Gauntlet of Fools x10 - A great little filler game. The luck is fairly high, but it's always fun.
* Flash Point: Fire Rescue x8 - Finally, a worthy competitor for Pandemic. Most of these were 2-player sessions.
* Commands & Colors: Ancients x7 - Not my favourite wargame, but it's certainly a quick one (my last two battles were only 30 minutes each). I particularly enjoyed playing battles from Commands & Colors: Ancients Expansion Pack #4 – Imperial Rome.
* Escape: The Curse of the Temple x7 - A great fun realtime coop dice-rolling game. I'm glad I got this off Kickstarter with all the extra stuff.
* Friday x6 - Solo deck-building. Never actually managed to win this though.
* The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game x6 - Not sure why it took me six games of this to realise I didn't like it very much.
* Outpost x6 - I'm really glad this game was reprinted, it quickly shot up to be one of my favourites.
* Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage x5 - Another classic game, one of my favourite wargames.
* Infidel x5 - Another wargame, this one's looks like it's old-school with little cardboard counters on a fairly plain paper hex map (it's hard to make the Holy Land look pretty), but it's actually fairly quick and simple - 2-3 hours for a battle.
* Power Grid x5 - A constant favourite of mine.
* Ticket to Ride x5 - Mostly the new Legendary Asia map.
* Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) x4 - Snuck this in as I have to mention how much better it is than the 1st edition. They've retained the fun tactical monster-bashing and done away with all the grind.
* Suburbia x2 - Snuck this in too as I'm really impressed by it. A 90-minute tile-laying city-building game with different buildings available each game.

I also got to try last year's big hits, Eclipse and Mage Knight Board Game and sadly didn't really care for either of them.
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Outta curiousity and for methodology purposes, do you count 2 plays of the same game on the same day, as 2 plays, or 1?

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David and Natalie
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JohnnyG wrote:
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JohnnyG wrote:
Highlights for me would be Chicken Ceasar, Rex, Sentinals otM and Battlestar.


How does it compare to the original Dune?


I've never played Dune but all through Rex I kept linking the races and powers back to Dune's story.

What I liked most about Rex was aligning two or three players together changed the game in a big way but then another alliance phase came up and things could change all over again.


My fear with Rex, (having not played it), is that it'll ruin all my great memories of playing Dune. I'm not a fan of the new theme, but obviously some things can't be helped!

JohnnyG wrote:
If you do have time when you're in Christchurch there is always a group ready and willing to play BSG.


Thanks! That sounds like a plan. I'm still waiting for the official call up from the boss, but I'll touch base once I have some details. thumbsup
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David and Natalie
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j_holmes wrote:
Outta curiousity and for methodology purposes, do you count 2 plays of the same game on the same day, as 2 plays, or 1?


Personally, I log that as 2 plays. (I count games played, not game days.)
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seriouslyboard wrote:
j_holmes wrote:
Outta curiousity and for methodology purposes, do you count 2 plays of the same game on the same day, as 2 plays, or 1?


Personally, I log that as 2 plays. (I count games played, not game days.)

Agreed.
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j_holmes wrote:
Outta curiousity and for methodology purposes, do you count 2 plays of the same game on the same day, as 2 plays, or 1?
Depends on the game. Pit is the best example I can think of right now of a game I'll simply record as one play even if it's played a number of times. That's partly because where I play it now there isn't a cumulative score to determine winner, it's just various hands for the experience.
Everything else is a new game, even if I don't record details for each game. Lupus in Tabula is a good example of that, I play a couple of games most Monday nights and record each but don't usually list details of who was playing or what role they had.
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Related problem when you play something like Descent 2.0 where quests take roughly 2 hours, 3 quests for 6 hrs feels a lot more like 3 plays rather than 1 really long play.
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David and Natalie
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seriouslyboard wrote:
JohnnyG wrote:
seriouslyboard wrote:
JohnnyG wrote:
Highlights for me would be Chicken Ceasar, Rex, Sentinals otM and Battlestar.


How does it compare to the original Dune?


I've never played Dune but all through Rex I kept linking the races and powers back to Dune's story.

What I liked most about Rex was aligning two or three players together changed the game in a big way but then another alliance phase came up and things could change all over again.


My fear with Rex, (having not played it), is that it'll ruin all my great memories of playing Dune. I'm not a fan of the new theme, but obviously some things can't be helped!

JohnnyG wrote:
If you do have time when you're in Christchurch there is always a group ready and willing to play BSG.


Thanks! That sounds like a plan. I'm still waiting for the official call up from the boss, but I'll touch base once I have some details. thumbsup


Scuppered! I got the word today that I'm no longer going to Christchurch. Apparently the guy who I was going to meet down there is coming up to Tauranga instead. shake

One day, though...
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I had a pretty weak year of gaming I must admit.
I don't keep track of my plays, but I think I played the most of -

The Resistance
lost Cities
Engarde
Samurai
Heck Meck am Bratwurstmeck
Catacombs
London


aaand thats about it for the multiple plays (not counting Wellycon)

for iOS I hammered Battleline and lost cities pretty hard. I think I must have clocked up 300-400 plays of battleline - just AI play. Tichu and disc-drivin' also got heavy play, same with the free dominion app.
Ascension was mindless fun, and plays great on ipad.

If you haven't got spaceteam go get it now! awesome party game (its free)oh and while you're there go get Into the Dead (cheap shill moment)
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Dean Adam
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I'm pretty disappointed with 2012 to be honest, although it might just be the turn my life has taken to all things work and responsibility orientated (what was I thinking!).

2011 I played 804 games, not all big heavy humdingers I'll admit, but I felt I was having a good time... 74 new games in 2011.

2012 was only a measly 355 games, and only 28 new games - I guess the rate of new games does drop over time, but its not like I'm getting the old games to the table as much either :/


Interestingly enough, checking out my friendless stats, Donald X is still our friend with only a slight drop - 148 plays in 2011, 126 plays in 2012.

Knizia was also still in the top 5, otherwise it was nearly a total change.
 
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(Games Played: 2011)

585 plays; 486 plays of 87 unique games; 99 plays of 17 unique expansions.
43 new (); 39 new games; 4 new expansions.
14 highlights; 14 highlight games; 0 highlight expansions.

92x Ascension: Deckbuilding Game Σ 93x
84x Ascension: Return of the Fallen
37x Carcassonne Σ 118x
36x Carcassonne: Expansion 1 – Inns & Cathedrals Σ 77x
32x Carcassonne: The River II Σ 35x
3x Carcassonne: Expansion 2 – Traders & Builders Σ 20x
28x A Few Acres of Snow Σ 36x
28x Can't Stop Σ 45x
15x Ascension: Storm of Souls
10x Stone Age Σ 28x
5x Stone Age: The New Huts Σ 7x
9x Eclipse
1x Eclipse: Supernova
9x Yspahan Σ 48x
8x Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age Σ 27x
7x Egizia Σ 23x
6x Finca Σ 23x
6x Plato 3000
6x Ra Σ 41x
6x Tigris & Euphrates Σ 30x
6x Twilight Struggle Σ 32x
6x Vikings Σ 63x
5x Agricola Σ 36x
5x Thebes Σ 8x
4x No Thanks! Σ 17x
4x Strasbourg
3x A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)
1x A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) – A Dance with Dragons
3x Belfort
1x Belfort: Guild Promo Pack #1
3x Hanabi
3x High Society Σ 18x
3x Keyflower
3x King of Tokyo Σ 6x
3x Love Letter
3x Luna Σ 8x
3x San Juan Σ 11x
3x Thurn and Taxis Σ 18x
3x Thurn and Taxis: Power and Glory Σ 9x
3x Web of Power Σ 15x
2x Alhambra Σ 11x
2x Alhambra: The City Gates Σ 3x
2x Alhambra: The Treasure Chamber Σ 3x
2x Alhambra: The Vizier's Favor Σ 4x
2x Battleship
2x Brass Σ 32x
2x Las Vegas
2x Liar's Dice Σ 10x
2x Mage Knight Board Game
2x Navegador
2x Pass the Bomb Σ 8x
2x Puerto Rico: Limited Anniversary Edition
2x Quarriors!
2x Revolver
2x Rex: Final Days of an Empire
2x Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
2x SWAT! Σ 4x
2x Troyes Σ 3x
2x Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
2x Zooloretto Σ 37x
2x Zooloretto: Christmas Tree Σ 3x
2x Zooloretto: Polar Bear Σ 18x
2x Zooloretto: The Petting Zoo Σ 23x
2x Zooloretto: Three Additional Buildings Σ 15x
2x Zooloretto: Three Extra Enclosures Σ 24x
1x 1989: Dawn of Freedom
1x 6 nimmt! Σ 10x
1x Android: Infiltration
1x Combat Commander: Pacific
1x Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
1x Dominant Species Σ 7x
1x Dungeon Petz
1x Flowerpower
1x Haggis Σ 4x
1x Hey, That's My Fish! Σ 22x
1x Indonesia Σ 2x
1x Kingdom Builder
1x King's Breakfast Σ 17x
1x Lancaster
1x Lords of Waterdeep
1x Mamma Mia! Σ 15x
1x Meuterer Σ 3x
1x Mystery Rummy: Murders in the Rue Morgue
1x Nefertiti
1x Pickomino Σ 23x
1x Power Grid: The First Sparks
1x Power Struggle Σ 4x
1x Puerto Rico Σ 43x
1x Race for the Galaxy Σ 54x
1x Richelieu Σ 27x
1x Saint Petersburg Σ 16x
1x Seasons
1x Show Manager Σ 5x
1x Space Empires: 4X
1x Suburbia
1x Suburbia: Essen SPIEL Expansion
1x Taj Mahal Σ 12x
1x The Castles of Burgundy
1x The Great Zimbabwe
1x Ticket to Ride Σ 5x
1x Torres Σ 3x
1x Trajan
1x Verräter
1x Wars of the Roses: Lancaster vs. York Σ 2x

(Games Played: 2013)
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