Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Obligatory “What I Played In…” Post Part XIV: January 2017

Here we are with the first month of 2017 all finished which means an installment of “What I Played In…” for January! The first month of the new year found us getting in 60 plays and it was a great month of gaming. My wife and I were able to go on a few breakfast dates and get some great gaming in. We also got to play games with our buddy Josh and Molly and Dustin. Before we move on to the stats, I want to add in a new section to my “What I Played In…” posts. Em and I have decided to do the 10x10 challenge. This is where you play 10 games 10 times during the year. I will be putting up these 10 games each month in this series and let you know how we’re doing in them. You can find the games below and how many times we’ve played them this year so far.

10x10 Challenge:
Arkham Horror: The Card Game (1 play)
Cottage Garden (0 plays)
Five Tribes (1 play)
Gloomhaven (0 plays)
Great Western Trail (3 plays)
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (0 plays)
Ticket to Ride (1 play)
Tokaido (0 plays)
Too Many Bones (0 plays)
Unfair (0 plays)

Well, there you have it. Those are the 10 games that we chose. As you may be able to see, a few of them haven’t even been released yet, but we’re confident that we can still get a good amount of plays of them in. Alright, let’s move into the meat of the post, here are the statistics. Enjoy your read!

Statistics:
Total plays in January 2017 – 60
Total unique games played in January 2017 – 23
New games played in January 2017 – 4
New games acquired in January 2017 – N/A
New expansions acquired in January 2017 – 1
Most plays of a single game in January 2017 – 16

Fabled Fruit


Designer – Friedemann Friese
Publisher – Stronghold Games
Last play before January 2017 – 12/29/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 16

We got in a bunch more plays of Fabled Fruit this month as we are working through the deck. This is a wonderful little card game with some worker placement mechanisms in it. I’d highly recommend this game to any family as it is easy to learn and fun to play!

Game of Trains


Designer – Alexey Konnov/Alexey Paltsev/Anatoliy Shklyarov
Publisher – Brain Games
New to meFirst play – 1/12/17
Total plays in January 2017 – 10

Em and I have really taken to this game as a super light, super quick filler game. This has become our Red7 of 2017 so far. This game is very easy to learn/play and takes only about 10 minutes or so thus making it a quick game we can take pretty much anywhere and break out when we have time.


Designer – Isaias Vallejo/Rick Holzgrafe
Publisher – Daily Magic Games
Last play before January 2017 – 12/31/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 4

I love this game! This game has a bit of a feel of Race for the Galaxy but is somewhat lighter and has much better artwork! Em and I played it a few times and I was also able to teach Josh how to play during one of our game nights.

Great Western Trail


Designer – Alexander Pfister
Publisher – Stronghold Games
New to me
First play – 1/1/17
Total plays in January 2017 - 3

Okay…wow! This game is absolutely amazing! My wife and I got to play this game three times this past month and it was completely awesome every time! This game has a very real possibility of moving up into not only my top 10 favorite games, but maybe even into the top 5! If you want a medium-to-heavy weight game with some many awesome mechanisms then check this one out!

SeaFall


Designer – Rob Daviau
Publisher – Plaid Hat Games
Last play before January 2017 – 12/18/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 3

Em, Josh and I got in a few plays of SeaFall again this month. We’ve now finished ten games and we’re still enjoying the ride. We’re trying to finish this one up in the next month or two as I have Gloomhaven on pre-order and that will probably be our next campaign-style game. I look forward to seeing how this one ends.

Bohnanza


Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Rio Grande Games
Last play before January 2017 – 12/31/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 2

We were able to teach this absolutely wonderful card game to our buddy Josh this past month and he loved it just as much as we did! This is one of those card games that absolutely amazes me as it is a fairly brilliant design. This is definitely a game that we will be playing for a long, long time.

Bottom of the 9th


Designer – Darrell Louder/Mike Mullins
Publisher – Dice Hate Me/Greater Than Games
Last play before January 2017 – 7/26/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 2

Em and I played a couple of rounds of this wonderful two-player baseball game and split the wins. I’m still looking forward to the expansion that we Kickstarted last year but has been pushed back. I can’t wait to add more cards to this wonderful card and dice game.

Escape: The Curse of the Temple


Designer – Kristian Amundsen Østby
Publisher – Queen Games
New to me
First play – 1/7/17
Total plays in January 2017 – 2

Josh taught us this fun, quick, real-time dice and tile-laying game at a game night and we got two quick rounds in. This is a fun game but it is also a surprisingly stressful game! Thankfully each round is only 10 minutes so it was still an enjoyable experience.

A Feast for Odin


Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Z-Man Games
New to me
First play – 1/1/17
Total plays in January 2017 – 2

I got two solo plays of this new Uwe game before I tried to teach Em and man did I ever enjoy it! The worker placement is great as it always is in his games, but this one adds a great pattern recognition/special element where you are placing tiles on your board in order to get income and cover up negative points. I love this element and is really what makes this a must own for us!

La Granja: No Siesta


Designer – Andreas Odendahl
Publisher – Stronghold Games
Last play before January 2017 – 12/22/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 2

This is another one I taught Em this past month. She and I both really enjoy the dice drafting in this fun dice chucking and resource management game. We haven’t played this games “big brother” La Granja, but this makes us want to try it out!

Sushi Go Party!


Designer – Phil Walker-Harding
Publisher – Gamewright
Last play before January 2017 – 10/5/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 2

We got in a couple of plays of this light, fun card-drafting and set collection game this past month. This game is in my wife’s top 10 as she really loves the simple card-drafting and the very cute and fun theme. I would highly recommend this as a first step card-drafting game!

51st State: Master Set


Designer – Ignacy Trzewiczek
Publisher – Portal Games
Last play before January 2017 – 7/16/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

Em and I broke out this fantastic game and have a go of it. This is actually the first time I beat her as she seems to really have a good grasp on the timing of this game. This is one that could jump up higher in my top games list with more plays although I still prefer Imperial Settlers.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game


Designer – Nate French/Matthew Newman
Publisher – Fantasy Flight Games
Last play before January 2017 – 12/17/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

We broke out this fantastic co-operative card game this past month and played the new side quest adventure deck that we got, Curse of the Rougarou, and just barely won! Em’s character was one hit point away from dying but we were able to keep her safe while we solved the mystery.

Eldritch Horror


Designer – Corey Konieczka/Nikki Valens
Publisher – Fantasy Flight Games
Last play before January 2017 – 11/4/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

We broke this game out at a game night with Josh, Adam, Tyler and Mike this past month and man did it ever go long! We played against Yog-Sothoth and the game ended up going on for about 4 ½ hours. For the most part the game was awesome but I’d say that it ended up going on for about 45 minutes too long, by that time we were done. That being said, this is still a great game and I’d play it most of the time it was pulled out!

Five Tribes


Designer – Bruno Cathala
Publisher – Days of Wonder
Last play before January 2017 – 12/31/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

Em and I pulled out this great Mancala-style game this past month and got in a play of it. I do have to say that this game is quickly moving up my list. I love the tactical feel of the 3-4 player games while the 2 player games really has a strategic as well as tactical feel. This is a great game by a fabulous designer!

The Grizzled


Designer – Fabien Riffaud/Juan Rodriguez
Publisher – Cool Mini Or Not
Last play before January 2017 – 8/5/17
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

Em and I broke out this fabulous co-operative card game with the expansion and took it on easy. We were able to just barely pull out the win this time! Besides being a wonderful game, the artwork is completely great! If you want a tough but rewarding co-op game then try this one out!

Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King


Designer – Alexander Pfister/Andreas Pelikan
Publisher – Lookout Games/Mayfair Games
Last play before January 2017 – 11/3/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

Anytime I get in a play of a Pfister game I’m happy! We decided to pull this one out and I was able to edge Em out and defeat her to take the title of king! Pfister is now at a point that I’ll look at absolutely anything he’s putting out and it will almost always be an insta-buy!

Mechs Vs. Minions


Designer – Chris Cantrell/Rick Ernst/Stone Librande/Prashant Saraswat/Nathan Tiras
Publisher – Riot Games
Last play before January 2017 – 11/23/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

We played and completed another mission in this great co-operative card drafting and programming game! This game’s production never ceases to amaze me. Spoiler alert…when I complete my “Late-ies” awards for 2016 in the next month or so you’ll definitely see this game make an appearance or two!

Oh My Goods!



Designer – Alexander Pfister
Publisher – Lookout Games/Mayfair Games
Last play before January 2017 – 12/20/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

We finally picked up the Longsdale in Revolt expansion for this incredible card game and it makes the game even more replayable and awesome! I am constantly impressed by Pfister and the way his mind thinks. If you have and enjoy Oh My Goods! then I would highly recommend hunting this expansion down.

The Ravens of Thri Sahashri


Designer – Kuro
Publisher – Osprey Games/Japon Brand
Last play before January 2017 – 12/20/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

Em and I decided to pull out this co-operative, asymmetrical card game this past month during a breakfast date and we won! This was the first time we beat the game with the rules out of the first envelope. Now we’ll be adding in the rules for the second envelope so let’s see how long it takes us to beat those!

Roll for the Galaxy


Designer – Thomas Lehmann/Wei-Hwa Huang
Publisher – Rio Grande Games
Last play before January 2017 – 8/22/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

We pulled out this incredible dice rolling, tableau building game for the first time in about 4 months and played it along with the Ambition expansion. This game still remains as one of our favorite and just feels great as your rolling your dice and creating your little empire.

Ticket to Ride


Designer – Alan R. Moon
Publisher – Days of Wonder
Last play before January 2017 – 11/19/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

We pulled out this game along with the Nederland expansion map and Em beat me up! This is one of the maps that she is really good at and I still haven’t won. While this particular map is my kryptonite, I always seem to win the India map…so next time I should pull that one out!

Würfel Bohnanza


Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – AMIGO Spiele
Last play before January 2017 – 12/20/16
Total plays in January 2017 – 1

What month is complete without a play of this great little dice rolling game? We taught our buddy Josh this fun game and he really enjoyed it. I was able to pull out the win this time!

New game acquisitions in January 2017:
N/A

New expansion acquisitions in January 2017:
Oh My Goods!: Longsdale in Revolt

Well, there you have it my friends, another wonderful month of gaming in the books. We had some great plays and even got a couple new games to the table. February actually marks my birthday month so there is a pretty good chance that I’ll be getting some games for that. As usual, check out next month and I’ll have my stats up then! Until next time, game on!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Obligatory End of 2016 Post Part I: Final Statistics from 2016

And we’re back!  Well there we have it, another year has passed and we’ve had another great year of boardgames!  We’re a few weeks into the year and already I’ve seen tons of lists of people’s “best of 2016” lists and I always love to see what other people enjoyed playing.  Now it’s time to start releasing my “End of 2016” posts.  I do this every year and you can feel free to check them out to see what our 2015 looked like.  This post will focus on the statistics from 2016.  As a side note, I’m not counting all Asmodee owned companies as Asmodee.  I’m treating them all as their own developing company, so while Asmodee is definitely the biggest “publisher” I’ve chosen to separate their different companies to make the list more interesting!  After this post I’ll do my annual “Late-ies” awards for my “best of” categories.  After that I’ll tackle the my top interests from the games I haven’t played that came out in 2016 and then a post on the games I’m interested coming up in 2017.  Thanks so much for taking the time to check out this series and I hope you enjoy the read!


Final Statistics from 2016:
Total plays in 2016 – 722
Total unique games played in 2016 – 113
Total new unique games played 2016 – 38
Most total plays in a month – 100 (June)
Most plays of a unique game in 2016 – 79 (FUSE)
Most unique games played in a month – 33 (August)
Most plays of a game in a month – 34 (FUSE/May)
Most months a unique game was played in 2016 – 10 (7 Wonders: Duel/Patchwork)
Total designers (recognized by BoardGameGeek) played in 2016 – 130
Most unique games by a designer played in 2016 – 6 (Antoine Bauza/Uwe Rosenberg)
Most plays of all games by a unique designer in 2016 – 102 (Carl Chudyk)
Total publishers (recognized by BoardGameGeek) played in 2016 – 73
Most unique games by a publisher played in 2016 – 7 (Fantasy Flight Games/Z-Man Games)
Most plays of all games by a unique publisher in 201 – 93 (Asmadi Games)
Total games acquired in 2016 – 54
Total game expansions acquired in 2016 – 25
Total games acquired with a 2016 release date (recognized by BoardGameGeek) – 23
Total game expansions acquired with a 2016 release date (recognized by BoardGameGeek) – 16
Total Half-Dollars (50 plays, or more, of a game) in 2016 - 2
Total Quarters (25 plays, or more, of a game) in 2016 – 3
Total Dimes (10 plays, up to 24, of a game) in 2016 – 14
Total Nickels (5 plays, up to 9, of a game) in 2016 – 22


Half-Dollars in 2016 (total plays in parenthesis):
FUSE (79)
Red7 (76)


Quarters in 2016 (total plays in parenthesis):


Dimes in 2016 (total plays in parenthesis):
Coup (23)
Codenames (22)
Mottainai (17)
Patchwork (16)
Hanabi (10)


Nickels in 2016 (Total plays in parenthesis):
Land 6 (8)
SeaFall (8)
Onirim (5)


There we go!  These are all of the final statistics from our gameplays in 2016.  I have really enjoyed doing this post as I can look back on my year and see what we played and how many times.  It is really interesting to see our trends and what games we really seem to preferFeel free to look more closely at my handle, LateToTheTable, on BoardGameGeek if you want to check out our collection and exactly what we played.  If you’re interested in seeing what our stats were for 2015, check out the link below.


And there you have it.  Keep an eye out for my next post which is one of my favorites, the “Late-ies” awards!  This one may take a little bit as I compile all of the stuff that I think deserves awards but it is a fun postThanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed it.  Until next time, game on!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Obligatory “What I Played In…” Post Part XVIII: December 2016

Alright, let’s do a “What I Played In…” post! This one will focus on the games that we played in December. We got over 40 plays in this past month and a bunch of new plays! On top of the plays we got we obtained a bunch of new stuff for Christmas so there are a bunch of new things to play! Alright, on to the statistics!

Statistics:
Total plays in December 2016 – 45
Total unique games played in December 2016 – 26
New games played in December 2016 – 11
New games acquired in December 2016 – 12
New expansions acquired in December 2016 – 3
Most plays of a single game in December 2016 – 5

Fabled Fruit


Designer – Friedemann Friese
Publisher – Stronghold Games
New to me
First play – 12/26/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 5

This is one of the new games we got for Christmas and we love it! This game starts with six action spaces (cards) that are very simple interactions and starts adding in and subtracting out different cards/actions with every card scored. The game really changes and feels completely different now than it felt on the first play. This is also super simple so would be great to bring in new gamers!

Cottage Garden


Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Edition Spielwiese
New to me
First play – 12/23/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 4

This is another new game that we obtained this past month and was another hit! This takes a similar pattern building mechanism from Patchwork and A Feast for Odin and makes it a very simple, very fun 1-4 player game where you are building a garden using tile drafting. I’d highly recommend this as another game to really show new players that there are some awesome, simple, fun games out there!

The Ravens of Thri Sahashri


Designer – Kuro
Publisher – Osprey Games
Last play before December 2016 – 9/14/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 4

Em and I were really on a roll this past month pulling out this wonderful, two-player, asymmetrical card game. We had passed the beginning level of the game and are really trying to burst our way through the first envelope. We will eventually beat the level we’re on and we love it every time we try!

Five Tribes


Designer – Bruno Cathala
Publisher – Days of Wonder
New to me
First play – 12/25/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 3

This was a huge hit and another of our new games for the month! This reminds me of the fun that we had when we played Ticket to Ride for the first time! I think that this is going to be a contender for our top 10 list when we roll it back around next year. It is a great Mancala-style game that we had a ton of fun with and were able to teach Molly and Dustin on New Year’s Eve.

SeaFall


Designer – Rob Daviau
Publisher – Plaid Hat Games
Last play before December 2016 – 11/24/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 3

Another month down and another few plays of SeaFall in the books! Em, Josh and I are really cruising through the campaign and really enjoying every minute of it. I can understand that some people don’t love this game but we really do! We are looking forward to our next plays of this game to see what stuff we’ll unlock and come across!

Bear Valley


Designer – Carl Chudyk
Publisher – Stronghold Games
Last play before December 2016 – 9/18/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 2

Em and I pulled out Bear Valley and got a couple of quick, fun plays in. This push-your-luck game by the card master, Carl Chudyk, is just a fun time every time we pull it out and I really want to teach this to other people to see what they think.

Beyond Baker Street


Designer – Robin Lees/Steve Mackenzie
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before December 2016 – 9/5/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 2

Em suggested that we pull this one off the shelf and get a couple of plays in. I forgot how much I enjoyed this game until we played a couple of rounds of it. If you are a fan of Hanabi, this is a really good next step as it has a similar mechanism but adds some variability. It doesn’t replace Hanabi but is a really good addition with a better theme!

Mysterium


Designer – Oleksandr Nevskiy/Oleg Sidorenko
Publisher – Libellud/Asmodee
Last play before December 2016 – 7/10/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 2

We pulled out Mysterium twice this past month and were able to teach it to Molly and Dustin earlier in the month and our family later in the month. This game is always a great time and I’m glad that everyone really liked it!

Star Realms


Designer – Robert Dougherty/Darwin Kastle
Publisher – White Wizard Games
New to me
First play – 12/9/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 2

Josh and I pulled this out after a game night this past month and played a couple of rounds. This deck-building is fun but I would never crave to play it. That being said, I had ton of fun even though I lost badly both times!

Würfel Bohnanza


Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Amigo Spiele
Last play before December 2016 – 10/27/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 2

Oh yeah, another month in the books and another game of rolling dice and selling beans! This is still one of our favorite dice-chuckers and is just always a good time. I really hope that an American publisher eventually picks this one up so others can enjoy the game as well!

Arkham Horror: The Card Game


Designer – Nate French/Matthew Newman
Publisher – Fantasy Flight Games
New to me
First play – 12/17/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

Oh wow. We finally picked this game up this past month and played the first scenario and it was incredible! I’m not sure that my wife is sold on the game yet but I hope that more plays of this amazing card game really gets her into the mechanisms and the campaigns!

Bohnanza


Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Rio Grande Games/Amigo Spiele
New to me
First play – 12/30/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

Finally! This game has been on our radar for a long time and Em got it for me for Christmas! We pulled it out and played it with Molly and Dustin and we all really enjoyed it. I love the trading and bartering that can be done during this game, it really makes the game stand out.

Diamonds


Designer – Mike Fitzgerald
Publisher – Stronghold Games
Last play before December 2016 – 12/25/15
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

This is a game that tends to be a mainstay during any family get-together as it is super easy to teach and play. Fitzgerald certainly earns his respect as an amazing card game designer and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us next!

FUSE


Designer – Kane Klenko
Publisher – Renegade Game Studios
Last play before December 2016 – 9/21/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

Em and I finally taught this game to Josh and we all had a good time playing this amazing dice-drafting, cooperative game. While we had a great time, we got our butts handed to us as we weren’t able to save the ship from destruction!

Hanabi


Designer – Antoine Bauza
Publisher – R&R Games
Last play before December 2016 – 6/30/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

This is another game that we taught Josh this past month and he really loved it! Every time I play this game and another of Bauza’s game, it reminds me how clever of a designer he is and why he is always one to look at when a new release hits the shelves.

Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft


Designer – Diego Ibañez
Publisher – Devir
Last play before December 2016 – 8/5/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

Em and I pulled out this fun hand-management, card-drafting, worker-placement game one night before Josh got over for a game. We really enjoy this small, but very fun, worker-placement game. Also, I really enjoy the Sherlock theme that they’ve added to the experience.

La Granja: No Siesta


Designer – Andreas Odendahl
Publisher – Stronghold Games
New to me
First play – 12/22/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

I pulled this game out just to try it as a solitaire play and it was really fun! I knew that I’d like the roll-and-write game from the run-throughs that I’d seen in the last couple of months leading up to its distribution into retail channels.

Oh My Goods!


Designer – Alexander Pfister
Publisher – Lookout Games
Last play before December 2016 – 9/7/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

Em and I pulled out this great card game during a breakfast date this past month. This is another fantastic Pfister game and we absolutely love it. This was actually a win for me even though Em tends to win it more often than not!

Pittsburgh 68


Designer – Larry Wickman
Publisher – GameWick Games
New to me
First play – 12/9/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

Josh pulled this game out at a game night and taught three of us how to play as he took on the role of the game master. It is a pretty fun all-versus-one game where we were facing off against Josh. It was an interesting game which I’d play again if asked but wouldn’t seek out.

Potion Explosion


Designer – Stefano Castelli/Andrea Crespi/Lorenzo Silva
Publisher – Cool Mini or Not/Horrible Games
Last play before December 2016 – 9/11/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

This is another game we pulled out while playing with Molly and Dustin. They really enjoyed this game and I don’t blame them! This super fun game of pattern building is very easy to teach and goes over well with everyone who plays!

Quadropolis


Designer – François Gandon
Publisher – Days of Wonder
Last plays before December 2016 – 7/17/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

We realized that we hadn’t played this one in a little while so decided to give it a go this past month. I tried too hard to get a really good amount of office buildings and failed at getting some other good scoring tiles which caused Em to win the game. We love this quick, fun, city-building game.

Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem


Designer – Aaron Dill/John Kovaleski/Sean Sweigart
Publisher – Gale Force Nine, LLC
New to me
First play – 12/9/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

This game was another that Josh taught us during a game night. It is a simple but somewhat fun worker placement game that finds each player taking on the role of a member of warring bike clubs. You are using fairly standard worker placement moves but they come together in a fairly thematic way. It is a pretty good game although far from my favorite usage of worker placement.

Star Wars: Armada


Designer – James Kniffen/Christian T. Petersen
Publisher – Fantasy Flight Games
New to me
First play – 12/2/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

A buddy, Tim, let us borrow this game and we tried it out this past month. It is a pretty fun game though it was easily one of the fiddliest games I’ve ever played. While we enjoyed the play, I don’t think we’ll be playing it again anytime soon.

Tokaido (w/ Crossroads & Matsuri)


Designer – Antoine Bauza
Publisher – Funforge
Last play before December 2016 – 1/16/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

We just got the deluxe version of this game and haven’t looked back. It is an absolutely stunning production and I’m glad we were able to pick it up at such a good price. We were able to teach Molly and Dustin the game and they really enjoyed the play. I’m looking forward to more plays on our beautiful new board!

Villages of Valeria


Designer – Isaias Vallejo/Rick Holzgrafe
Publisher – Daily Magic Games
New to me
First play – 12/31/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

This was a Kickstarter that was shipped out just before Christmas and it is definitely a winner! I only got a chance to play a single solo round in December but I loved it. This game is somewhat similar to Race for the Galaxy with some absolutely amazing fantasy art set in the Valeria world. I loved my play and look forward to teaching Em as I think she’ll really like it!

Wizards of the Wild


Designer – Adam West/Dan Schnake/Abe Schnake
Publisher – CrossCut Games
Last play before December 2016 – 6/28/16
Total plays in December 2016 – 1

We finished up a SeaFall game early one night so we decided to pull this out and teach it to our buddy Josh. He really liked it which made us happy as we really like this card and dice game. This is a game that didn’t have a ton of hype around it and thus I don’t hear much about it but if you’re a fan of card combos and dice rolling then this is a game to check out.

New game acquisitions in December 2016:
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Bios: Genesis
Bohnanza
Cottage Garden
Fabled Fruit
A Feast for Odin
Five Tribes
Games of Trains
Great Western Trail
La Granja: No Siesta
Tokaido Deluxe Edition
Villages of Valeria

New expansion acquisitions in December 2016:
Arkham Horror: The Card Game: Curse of the Rougarou
Tokaido: Crossroads
Tokaido: Matsuri

Well, there we have it, another month of gaming and another post of statistics! Keep an eye out as I'm starting to compile my "End of 2016" posts and should be starting them up pretty soon. Thanks so much for reading! Until next time, game on!