Monday, December 11, 2017

Obligatory “What I Played In…” Post Part XXIX: November 2017

Alright!  Another great month of gaming in the books!  This past month was really good for plays and I was able to log 82 total plays which makes this month my highest for the year!  It also put us just a little over 60 plays to reach 2000 total since I’ve started logging my stats!  Sadly we only got in 6 plays of our 10x10 challenge but that just means we’ll have to go a little harder this month to complete it.  I think next year I’ll go to a 20x5 (20 different games played at least 5 times during the year) because it fits our lifestyle a little better.  Speaking of 10x10 stats, here they are for November of 2017.

10x10 Challenge:
Arkham Horror: The Card Game (0 plays in November, 6 total plays for 2017)
Cottage Garden (0 plays in November, 10 total plays for 2017)
Five Tribes (2 plays in November, 8 total plays for 2017)
Gloomhaven (1 play in November, 14 total plays for 2017)
Great Western Trail (1 play in November, 8 total plays for 2017)
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (0 plays in November, 11 total plays for 2017)
Ticket to Ride (2 plays in November, 17 total plays for 2017)
Tokaido (0 plays in November, 8 total plays for 2017)
Too Many Bones (0 plays in November, 13 total plays for 2017)
Unfair (0 plays in November, 9 total plays for 2017)

Well, there you have it!  Now that these items are all out of the way I can move on to the games that we played this past month.  So many good games were played and I’m looking forward to compiling them all here!  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Statistics:
Total plays in November 2017 – 82
Total unique games played in November 2017 – 34
New games played in November 2017 – 2
New games acquired in November 2017 – N/A
New expansions acquired in November 2017 – N/A
Most plays of a single game in November 2017 –13


Designer – Rikki Tahta
Publisher – Indie Boards & Cards
Last play before November 2017 – 10/7/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 13

I was about to teach Steph and Zach this fun filler this past month and we had a ton of fun playing it!  This game continues to be a go-to when we have a little time to pull out a quick game where we just want some fast fun.  Steph and Zach really dug it!


Designer – Christopher Badell/Paul Bender/Adam Rebottaro
Publisher – Greater Than Games/Sentinel Comics
Last play before November 2017 – 7/11/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 12

I got in a bunch of solo plays of this fantastic card game this past month and it was awesome!  This game continues to be one of my favorites and I love how different each deck is!  This would be a tough one to beat for my favorite superhero game!


Designer – Klaus Miltenberger
Publisher – HABA
Last play before November 2017 – 3/26/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 8

Em and I pulled this game out one night when Zach and Steph were coming over for games and dessert to open the night.  This is just a fun stacking game and one of those perfect starter or filler games for when you have a little time.


Designer – Alexey Konnov/Alexey Paltsev/Anatolity Shklyarov
Publisher – Brain Games
Last play before November 2017 – 10/2/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 7

This is another game I was able to teach Steph and Zach this past month and it is always a quick and fun card game.  This is just one of those games where it is easy to put up and teach and just simple fun to play.


Designer – David Moffat
Publisher – Dave Moffat Enterprises
Last play before November 2017 – 10/25/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 5

So we pulled this quick “pig-rolling” game this past month and played it a few times.  I’ve found that this is a quick game I can take anywhere and anyone can learn it within a turn.  Who doesn’t love chucking some pigs?


Designer – Michael Kiesling/Wolfgang Kramer
Publisher – HABA
Last play before November 2017 – 4/21/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 3

We pulled this game out this past month and played a couple of the scenarios.  We really enjoyed these plays.  I then taught the game to Zach and Steph and they really enjoyed it as well.  This is an elegant and fun game with simple rules.


Designer – Seiji Kanai
Publisher – Alderac Entertainment Group
Last play before November 2017 – 7/9/16
Total plays in November 2017 – 3

I pulled this game out and taught it to Steph.  We had a few really good plays and she was able to win on the final one!  This is just a solid and fun filler game that every gamer should own for those times they have a couple players and a few minutes!


Designer – Bruno Cathala
Publisher – Days of Wonder
Last play before November 2017 – 9/24/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 2

Em and I continued to truck through our 10x10 plays for the year and got in a couple plays of this fantastic game this past month.  This is just a great game and we enjoy every play we get of it.


Designer – Kane Klenko
Publisher – Renegade Game Studios
Last play before November 2017 – 4/15/17
Total plays in November – 2

It had been quite a while since Em and I had played this game and we pulled out it to play a couple quick rounds this past month.  This is a wonderfully quick and hectic co-operative, dice-drafting game that can be just as mean as it is fun.


Designer – Chris Cieslik
Publisher – Asmadi Games
Last play before November 2017 – 4/11/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 2

I pulled this out to solo play a couple of times this past month and man did I ever get my butt handed to me!  This is just a solid and fun little dungeon crawler that can be super difficult when only playing at one player.  Regardless though, it is fun and who doesn’t love chucking some dice right?


Designer – Alan R. Moon
Publisher – Days of Wonder
Last play before November 2017 – 9/24/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 2

Em and I pulled this out and taught it to some friends this past month.  We taught Josh on the Pennsylvania map and taught Steph and Zach with the base game.  They all really enjoyed it!  Yay for spreading the love of this “gateway game” to others!


Designer – Antoine Bauza/Bruno Cathala
Publisher – Repos Production/Asmodee
Last play before November 2017 – 5/2/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Em and I pulled this one out at a breakfast date this past month and played a really good round where I just edged out the win by 5 points.  This continues to be one of my favorite 2-player-only games as it is just so well balanced and fun to play!


Designer – Maxime Rambourg
Publisher – IELLO
Last play before November 2017 – 3/19/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

I taught this one to Steph and Zach this past month and this may have been one of their favorites that I showed them.  This is a great deck building game and feels much like a Harry Potter film while you’re playing through it. I look forward to my next play!


Designer – Prospero Hall
Publisher – Big G Creative
New to me
First play – 11/4/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Josh brought this game over one afternoon when we were looking for something to play.  This game was actually quite fun.  The game is simple to learn and is a race to the end.  There are some slight problems but that doesn’t change that the game is fun, quick, and has a great theme.


Designer – Stefan Feld
Publisher – alea/Ravensburger
New to me
First play – 11/19/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

This is another game that Josh brought over this month and we learned.  This was quite a fun game and actually our first Feld game.  I’m glad that we got to try this one out and I would totally buy it if Josh didn’t already own a copy.


Designer – Paul Dennen
Publisher – Renegade Game Studios
Last play before November 2017 – 9/4/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

We got in a four player game of this one this past month and it was awesome!  The more I get a chance to play this game the more I like it.  I love the mash-up of the deck-building with the board element…it makes for a super-entertaining game!


Designer – Kane Klenko
Publisher – Renegade Game Studios
Last play before November 2017 – 8/6/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

We broke this great real-time, co-operative game out and taught it to Zach and Steph and we proceeded to get our butts handed to us.  This is one of my favorite real-time co-ops as it is a ton of fun and really stressful to boot!


Designer – Isaac Childres
Publisher – Cephalofair
Last play before November 2017 – 10/5/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Yay for Gloomhaven night!  We’ve had at least one every month since Em and I got the game.  We played a new quest and were able to roll pretty easily through the mission as Josh got a new character and made great use of him!  Can’t wait till the next play!


Designer – Alexander Pfister
Publisher – Stronghold Games/eggertspiele
Last play before November 2017 – 10/8/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Woot!  Any month where we get in a play of this fantastic game is good with me!  This is going to be one of my top 10 when I revisit the list soon and I think it is for good reason.  I wasn’t quite able to beat Em but man was it ever close!


Designer – Fabien Riffaud/Juan Rodriguez
Publisher – CMON Limited
Last play before November 2017 – 1/21/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

I taught this game to Steph and Zach this past month and we played it on easy level.  We were able to win by the skin of our teeth but it was a great round!  This is just a solid co-operative, card game and I enjoy every play of it.


Designer – Diego Ibañez
Publisher – Devir
Last play before November 2017 – 12/11/16
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Em and I pulled this game out for a breakfast date one morning and played a round.  This is a good two-player only worker placement and set-collection game that works really well and is a quick, enjoyable experience.


Designer – David Harding
Publisher – Grail Games/EmperorS4
Last play before November 2017 – 10/27/16
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Em and I were able to play this fun two-player deduction game this past month during a breakfast date and I was able to just barely pull off the win.  This is a fun game with quick play.


Designer – Hisashi Hayashi
Publisher – Tasty Minstrel Games
Last play before November 2017 – 10/31/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Em and I had a couple minutes one day and decided to see if we could win a round of this great little co-operative card game and we did!  We were able to make it through to the end and win with some good endgame plays.


Designer – Chuck D. Yager/Matt Leacock
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before November 2017 – 11/13/16
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

I broke this game out one night and taught it to Zach and Steph.  This is such a fun version of Pandemic and always a good time.  We were able to close the gates and keep the town safe, but just barely.  I will probably teach them Pandemic Iberia soon!


Designer – Hisashi Hayashi
Publisher – Gamewright
Last play before November 2017 – 11/18/16
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

We had some time to play a quick game after a gamenight with Josh this past month so we pulled this one out.  This is a great little roll-and-write game that is super quick to teach, learn and play.


Designer – Adrian Adamescu/Daryl Andrews
Publisher – Floodgate Games
Last play before November 2017 – 10/13/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Josh brought this game over this past month along with some other ones we hadn’t tried yet and we played a round.  Em hadn’t tried it yet and she really likes it!  This is a super-fun and quick dice-drafting game that everyone seems to enjoy!


Designer – Keith Baker
Publisher – Renegade Games Studio
Last play before November 2017 – 10/25/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

I taught this game to Steph and Zach and they really enjoyed the play.  This is an interesting deck-building card game with the theme of Scott Pilgrim pasted lovingly all over it!  Since I enjoy and (interesting) deck-builder and love the comic I was all over this game!


Designer – Corey Konieczka
Publisher – Fantasy Flight Games
Last play before November 2017 – 4/20/16
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

I pulled out this game to teach it to Zach and Steph this past month but we were unfortunately unable to complete the play.  This did remind me, however, how much fun (and tough) this game is!


Designer – Scott Almes
Publisher – Gamelyn Games
Last play before November 2017 – 10/2/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Em and I played this fun push-your-luck game this past month and I was able to squeak out a win.  This is such an amazing game with some of the most beautiful art I’ve seen in a while.


Designer – Adam Carlson/Josh Carlson
Publisher – Chip Theory Games
Last play before November 2017 – 9/23/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Mwa ha ha ha…I am the lock-picking master!  We played this game again this past month and I pulled out a really cool win!  I adore Chip Theory Games and am really looking forward to what their next project will be!


Designer – Jason Harner/Matthew Ransom
Publisher – Brotherwise Games
Last play before November 2017 – 9/15/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Josh and I played some games with some guys that he met at a game day this past month and this was one of them.  This is such a solid dice rolling and placement game with a cool tile element added in.  I think I really dig this game because it can be completely cutthroat and rolling low numbers won’t kill you!


Designer – Isaias Vallejo
Publisher – Daily Magic Games
Last play before November 2017 – 7/7/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Em and I decided to pick up and play this game this past month along with Steph and Zach and they really enjoyed it.  If you’re a fan a Machi Koro then you should do yourself a favor and check this one out!


Designer – Adam West/Dan Schnake/Abe Schnake
Publisher – CrossCut Games
Last play before November 2017 – 12/11/16
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

I had an itch to play this game this past month so Em and I brought it out and played it during a breakfast date.  I wish this game was better known as I think it is such a good card/dice game with really cool combos that exist.  I am really looking forward to the impending expansion.


Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Amigo Spiele
Last play before November 2017 – 10/23/17
Total plays in November 2017 – 1

Em and I played this game before we had to leave a coffee house this past month and I was able to continue my hot streak in the game!  This is just a quick and fun Yahtzee-style dice chucker and I really enjoy it!

New game acquisitions in November 2017:
N/A

New expansion acquisitions in November 2017:
N/A

Well, there you have it!  Another sweet month of gaming and many more to come!  This was a great month for gaming even though there weren’t many new games or purchases.  These next couple of months should be interesting as I will be getting many new games for Christmas.  Well, I think that is a wrap for this post.  Thanks so much for reading!  Until next time, game on!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Obligatory “What I Played In…” Post Part XXVIII: October 2017

Woot!  Now that I’ve finished up with my Essen Spiel series I can move on to our gameplays from the month of October.  We’ve officially moved into our new house and finally finished unpacking which means that we have more time and a new/bigger space for gaming!  Even with the craziness of the move and packing we still were able to get in 55 plays for the month!  We were also able to get some games in for our 10x10 challenge thus getting us closer to completing it!  Okay, enough of that, let’s move on to the 10x10 stats which we’ll follow up with the month’s statistics and then the breakdown of the games we played.  Alright, enough of the preamble, let’s move on to the post!

10x10 Challenge:
Arkham Horror: The Card Game (0 plays in October, 6 total plays for 2017)
Cottage Garden (2 plays in October, 10 total plays for 2017)
Five Tribes (0 plays in October, 6 total plays for 2017)
Gloomhaven (1 play in October, 13 total plays for 2017)
Great Western Trail (1 play in October, 7 total plays for 2017)
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (0 plays in October, 11 total plays for 2017)
Ticket to Ride (0 plays in October, 15 total plays for 2017)
Tokaido (3 plays in October, 8 total plays for 2017)
Too Many Bones (0 plays in October, 13 total plays for 2017)
Unfair (1 play in October, 9 total plays for 2017)

Yeah buddy!  We’re trucking along with our 10x10 plays and shouldn’t have any problems finishing up the challenge by the end of the year!  So let’s move on to the statistics and the breakdown of the different games we played this month.  I hope you enjoy!

Statistics:
Total plays in October 2017 – 55
Total unique games played in October 2017 – 31
New games played in October 2017 – 5
New games acquired in October 2017 – 1
New expansions acquired in October 2017 – 3
Most plays of a single game in October 2017 – 7



Designer – Matt Leacock
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before October 2017 – 8/6/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 7

I got the opportunity to break this game out a bunch this past month.  I taught it to Josh on one occasion and to Zach and Steph on another occasion.  Everyone who I taught really enjoyed the game and are looking forward to trying it again.  Zach, Steph and I were able to win after five plays!



Designer – Adam Poots
Publisher – Kingdom Death
New to me
First play – 10/20/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 6

Josh got his copy of this game in October and we broke it out and took it for a spin after he got the first models built.  This game is huge, that I can say with no problems!  I didn’t go in for the Kickstarter but I am glad I’ve been able to play.  The game is actually quite fun.  The monster battles aren’t even my favorite part; that would be the settlement phase after the fights.  I enjoy the game and look forward to being able to play it again.



Designer – Hisashi Hayashi
Publisher – Tasty Minstrel Games
Last play before October 2017 – 8/25/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 5

We broke this game out a bunch of times this past month in an effort to win!  Em and I played the game twice and were able to win one of those games.  Then I taught the game to Zach and Steph and we were able to win after three separate plays.  This game is just a quick, fun co-operative game and I’d suggest it to anyone looking for a Hanabi-style game.



Designer – David Moffat
Publisher – David Moffat Enterprises
Last play before October 2017 - Unknown
Total plays in October 2017 – 3

Wow, this game was a flashback!  I had played this game over 20 years ago at a camp and we found a copy for super cheap about three years ago.  I don’t know that we ever played the copy we own but I brought it one day and taught it to Zach and Steph.  I forgot how much fun this simple and quick pig-rolling game could be.



Designer – Keith Baker
Publisher – Renegade Game Studios
New to me
First play – 10/23/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 3

We picked this game up in October due to the IP.  The Scott Pilgrim graphic novels are some of mine and Em’s favorite reads.  We gave our daughter the middle name of Knives after a character in the books.  This game is a fun and interesting deck builder as there are a couple of phases and the cards are all double sided.  Great art and a fun game!



Designer – Antoine Bauza
Publisher – Funforge
Last play before October 2017 – 8/11/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 3

We played this game a few times in October.  One of the plays we were able to do with our buddies Josh and Ruthie.  They had fun with the game.  We also played the game twice one night and split the wins.  This game still continues to be a favorite when we break it out and we’re almost done with the 10x10 plays of it!



Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Amigo Spiele
Last play before October 2017 – 6/16/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 2

I taught this game to Steph and Zach this past month and they really enjoyed it!  They are really getting the hang of the different games their learning and they really seemed to enjoy this one.  I still love Bohnanza and it will probably remain as one of my favorite “straight” card games!



Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Edition Spielwiese
Last play before October 2017 – 8/28/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 2

Em and I played this quick, fun tile-laying game a couple times one night in October and had a blast.  This isn’t my favorite tile-laying game but it is very quick and super chill.  Em and I like playing this one when we just want to make pretty gardens without much interaction.



Designer – Isaias Vallejo
Publisher – Daily Magic Games
Last play before October 2017 – 7/7/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 2

I pulled this one out a couple times this past month.  Em and I played it once at a breakfast date where I was just barely able to edge out the game.  Then I taught Steph and Zach the game and they picked it up quickly and enjoyed the play.  Steph was barely able to win in her first play!



Designer – Phil Walker-Harding
Publisher – Lookout Games/Mayfair Games
Last play before October 2017 – 6/26/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Josh and I pulled this game out one gamenight where we finished some stuff early and had a little time.  I quickly taught him this game and he was able to beat me in the play.  He really enjoyed this one as I figured he would.



Designer – Robin Lees/Steve Mackenzie
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before October 2017 – 10/6/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Josh and I played this game during a gamenight this past month.  Josh has had a copy for a little while and I’ve had it since the beginning of the year and so I taught him how to play.  I love this game and how it adds some cool stuff to the Hanabi model.



Designer – Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before October 2017 – 9/22/16
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Em and I brought this game with us one morning when we took our daughter to the playground.  While she ran around and had fun we set up this game on a picnic table and had a blast.  This is still an outstanding tile-laying game and we always have fun with it.



Designer – Emerson Matsuuchi
Publisher – Plan B Games
Last play before October 2017 – 9/11/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Em and I had a breakfast date and pulled out this fabulous game there.  I think that this is the perfect “cube-pusher” for us right now.  I love a good resource management and hand management game and this one combines the two perfectly!



Designer – Rikki Tahta
Publisher – Indie Boards & Cards
Last play before October 2017 – 6/13/16
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Em and I decided to pull this game out when our buddies Josh and Ruthie were over for a game night and teach them.  We hadn’t played this game in quite some time but I still love how quick and simple the game is and how much fun the meta-game can be.



Designer – Richard Launius/Kevin Wilson
Publisher – Fantasy Flight Games
Last play before October 2017 – 10/8/16
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

I pulled this game out and taught it to Zach and Steph this past month and they had a blast!  This is just a fun dice-rolling game with the awesome (in my opinion) Cthulhu/Lovecraftian-horror theme.  This is always a fun game and I’m glad they enjoyed it!



Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before October 2017 – 3/11/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

We wanted to play a good, meaty Euro-game one night so we decided to pull out this great worker-placement game.  Em and I felt a little rusty as we hadn’t played in a while but we ended up doing fairly well in our scores.  I did end up just edging out the win!



Designer – Alexey Konnov/Alexey Paltsev/Anatoliy Shklyarov
Publisher – Brain Games
Last play before October 2017 – 9/23/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

This is one of our go-to games when we have 5-10 minutes and so we played one round of it at a breakfast date.  This is such a simple game but it doesn’t outstay its welcome and thus makes it fun while we play it.



Designer – Isaac Childres
Publisher – Cephalofair Games
Last play before October 2017 – 9/21/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

We were able to get in one game of Gloomhaven this past month which isn’t enough!  We finished up a side quest that we’ve been working on for about 4-5 games and it was great!  I can’t wait to get this game back to the table.



Designer – Alexander Pfister
Publisher – Stronghold Games/eggertspiele
Last play before October 2017 – 6/30/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Oh man do I ever love this game!  This is becoming one of my very favorite games as I just love all of the different mechanisms that he added into the game!  Em and I played it and she was able to beat me but just 5 points.  Looking forward to my next play!



Designer – Kalle Malmioja
Publisher – Renegade Game Studios/Lautapelit.fi
Last play before October 2017 – 7/3/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Josh and I had some time after playing some longer stuff during a gamenight so I taught him this fun tile-laying and card-drafting game.  He ended up pulling out the win just barely and really enjoyed the play.  This is a game I need to get to the table more often.



Designer – Alexander Huemer
Publisher – Capstone Games
New to me
First play – 10/6/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Josh picked this game up and Gen Con this year and wanted to try it out so I went over one night and we played.  This is a solid action selection game that relies on a time track that is much like a rondell.  The game is crunchy and quite fun.  I’d play again if asked.



Designer – Ryan Laukat
Publisher – Red Raven Games
Last play before October 2017 – 9/19/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Em and I continued our plays of the character mode in this game and we tied in score but I won the tie-breaker.  This is such a fun game and we are really enjoying our playthroughs.  I think we’re going to start playing the story mode with some friends pretty soon and we’re looking forward to it.



Designer – Nathaniel Levan
Publisher – Greater Than Games/Dice Hate Me
Last play before October 2017 – 3/23/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

I pulled this game out and taught it to Zach and Steph and they really enjoyed it.  I love this worker placement game.  It is cool that you are able to buy buildings and create more action spaces which in turn can gain that player more money if others go there.  I really wanted to try this one with five players.



Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Lookout Games/Mayfair Games
Last play before October 2017 – 2/13/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

We took Baby Knives to the park early last month and while she played on the equipment we brought this game to play.  This is still one of my favorite two-player-only games and I was able to just pull out the win during this play.



Designer – Alexander Pfister
Publisher – Pegasus Spiele
Last play before October 2017 – 9/5/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

I pulled this game out one night and taught it to Zach and Steph.  As usual, they really enjoyed it!  This is just another game that cements the fact that Pfister is one of my favorite designers.  With this game he created a fantastic push-your-luck, set-collection game!



Designer – J. Arthur Ellis
Publisher – Plaid Hat Games
New to me
First play – 10/13/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Josh pulled this game out one night and taught me.  This is a thematic prequel to Dead of Winter and is a co-operative game.  We played really well and were able to win on standard level.  This game was fun and I’d play again if asked.



Designer – Daryl Andrews/Adrian Adamescu
Publisher – Floodgate Games
New to me
First play – 10/13/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

We had a little time after we played Raxxon one night so Josh pulled this one out and taught me.  I absolutely adore dice-drafting and placement as a game mechanism so I knew I’d like this one.  This is a quick and simple-to-learn game that I would love to pick up at some point.



Designer – R. Eric Reuss
Publisher – Greater Than Games/Fabled Nexus
Last play before October 2017 – 9/17/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

This game is amazing!  Every time I play the game I love it even more.  This time Josh and I played and I pulled out the spirit I had wanted to try, Bringer of Dreams and Nightmares.  We were able to win the round and it was awesome!  We are getting to a point where we are consistently able to win on the low levels of difficulty so I think we’re gonna bump it up from now on!



Designer – Scott Almes
Publisher – Gamelyn Games
Last play before October 2017 – 8/20/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Em and I are really starting to enjoy this game.  Our first play of the game was fun but we didn’t quite get the strategy on that one.  Now we are starting to understand the ways to play and really having a fun time.  I love this as a push-your-luck, adventure game.  Plus, it is beautiful which is a plus!



Designer – Joel Finch
Publisher – Good Games Publishing/CMON
Last play before October 2017 – 9/15/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

We picked this game up one night and taught it to Molly and Dustin.  This is a wonderful card-drafting and tableau-building game that simulates building a theme park.  I love the art and theme as well as the gameplay.  They both enjoyed the game and want to try it again.  Em pulled off the win by a measly five points!



Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Amigo Spiele
Last play before October 2017 – 8/18/17
Total plays in October 2017 – 1

Em and I played this game once in October and I pulled out a win.  I have been on a quite a streak in this great, quick dice-rolling game.  This will always be one of our best trades as we got rid of a game we never played and have gotten in over 40 plays of this one.

New game acquisitions in October 2017:

New expansion acquisitions in October 2017:

Well there you have it!  Another month of great games played in the books and another one currently going on!  We’ve already played some great games in November so I can’t wait to take a look and see how we’re doing in the 10x10 challenge then.  I’ll be starting my year end posts either at the end of December or beginning of January so keep an eye out for them.  Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed!  Until next time, game on!