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10x10in2015 March Tally

Summary:

  • 1st game to 10x! Acquired 7 Wonders and continued to play MANY games of it – I can understand why it has received so many rewards. It was easy to pick up and the entire family really enjoys it.
  • My son picked up the Wizard’s Tower expansion for Castle Panic – I definitely like the additional depth and challenge it adds to the game.
  • My daughter was able to convince my son to let her play Forbidden Desert against dad – it’s his copy and he’s only occasionally in the mood to play – we successfully escaped the desert!
  Total Mar
Total 70 31
7 Wonders 13 13
Catan 2  
Carcassonne 7 2
Castle Panic 6 5
Escape 4 1
Fluxx 2  
Fluxx – Eco 2  
Fluxx – Holiday 1 1
Fluxx – Oz 1 1
Fluxx – Pirate 3 1
Fluxx – Star 2 2
Forbidden Desert 1 1
Hive 1
King of Tokyo 3
Munchkin 6
Munchkin Quest 2 2
Small World 5
Star Munchkin 2 1
Star Wars LCG 1
Star Wars X-Wing 2
Takenoko 3 1
Ticket to Ride Europe 1
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Very Late: 10x10in2015 February Tally

Summary:

  • My son continues to really enjoy Carcassonne (as do I)
  • Played a number of games of Fluxx in its variants as it’s enjoyable for the family and an easy game to get in before bedtime
  • Between the short month and being out of town for several days, I had a slightly below average month
Total Feb
Total 39 18
Catan 2 1
Carcassonne 5 3
Castle Panic 1 1
Escape 3 1
Fluxx 2 2
Fluxx – Eco 2 1
Fluxx – Pirate 2 1
Hive 1 1
King of Tokyo 3 1
Munchkin 6 1
Small World 5 3
Star Munchkin 1
Star Wars LCG 1 1
Star Wars X-Wing 2 1
Takenoko 2
Ticket to Ride Europe 1

10×10 in 2014 Tabletop Game Tally

There was a trending hashtag in the tabletop gaming twitter-verse at the beginning of 2014, #10x10in2014. The concept was driven by a feeling that with so many good tabletop games, gamers were jumping around from one game to another without really getting to know all the nuances of the games before moving on. The goal of the #10x10in2014 was to challenge gamers to play 10 games, 10 times in 2014. I haven’t seen much tracking on the hash-tag since early 2014, but I went ahead and tracked my gaming anyways, so here it is:

Total Games Played: 220, not including a handful of “traditional” games such as Monopoly and Life

Games Played 10 times: 9, though I came really close 10

The Game List (Ordered by Frequency)):

  • Star Wars LCG – 32
  • Fluxx (*) – 30
  • Carcassonne(*) – 23
  • Formula D – 19
  • Munchkin (*) – 18
  • Catan (*) – 12
  • King of Tokyo – 12
  • Escape – 10
  • Takenoko – 10
  • Forbidden (Island/Desert) – 9
  • Small World – 9
  • Castle Panic – 6
  • Munchkin Quest – 6
  • Dixit – 5
  • Star Wars X-Wing – 4
  • Mille Bornes – 3
  • Ticket to Ride (*) – 3
  • Qwirkle – 2
  • Blockus – 1
  • Hive – 1
  • Rory’s Story Cubes – 1
  • Rummikub – 1
  • Scrabble – 1
  • RPG – 1

A couple of things jump out at me regard this list:

  • My son definitely influenced the top 3
    • Star Wars LCG is one of his favorites when it’s just him and me
    • Carcassonne is one he tends to gravitate too when my wife is able to play as well
  • It’s really nice to have a few games that are almost guaranteed to take under 30 minutes, that everyone enjoys (son, daughter, wife, myself), and that can be played right before bedtime
    • Fluxx (we have 7 different versions)
    • King of Tokyo
    • Escape (just recently added to our library for Christmas)

I’ve already started my #10x10in2015 list with games of Carcassonne and Small World.