I saw a lot of New Year Resolutions on Board Game Geek's webpage about 10 Plays for 10 Games.
Basically, this was/is a challenge out to play 10 games, 10-times each. I like this in theory. After all, you can really get a good sense of games you love and well, the one's you don't. Let's face it, board gamer's as it were have an addiction. Okay, I'll go first. My name is Joshua and I have an addiction to Board Games. I have compiled quite a little collection in the last two years, 126 in fact. So, this challenge up front seemed like a great idea. This could help me define my favorites more clearly and ones that should either be sold to a loving home where they might get played, or traded, or even donated.
However, after more thought, I was like, I don't know. Focusing on 10 games for 10 plays each could be excruciating (The Hardcore Version) What happens if I pick a game I haven't opened yet and it's a dud. Sometimes, you can be bamboozled, The Goonies: Adventure Card Game, comes to mind. When I saw this on KickStarter, I was drooling. Although, I cannot imagine forcing myself to play this 10-times on purpose. I know, "Goonies Never Say Die!" However, they just missed the mark on this one. However, other games, 10 plays would be a cinch, here's looking at you Dead of Winter, Scythe, The Resistance: Avalon and Tiny Epic Western to name a few.
There is a normal challenge too, where you can swap out any of the 10 games at anytime, with others, and just meet the goal of 10 plays of 10 games. I just felt there was too much structure involved. So, I came up with my own: Play as many games a month as there are days. They can be whatever you want, as light and simple as the card game Loonacy, or more in-depth like Scythe.
I just completed January. I played 20 different games over the 31-days, ranging from a 20-minute game of Loonacy to a four and a half hour game of Scythe. Can you guess which game I have really enjoyed so far? My goal for February is you guessed it, 28 games in 28-days. Ultimately, I am shooting for 365 games in 365-days. The games that made it to the table in January were:
- Love Letter
- Flash Point: Fire Rescue
- Coup: Reformation
- Munchkin Quest
- Cheaty Mages
- Secret Hitler
- Get Bit
- Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
- Jail Break
- Welcome to the Dungeon
- Tiny Epic Western
What games do you think should make it to the table in February? Leave a note in the comment section.