Heyyyyy, Gamers! In addition to my Top 100, I wanted to do a short post to recap my 2019 game playing! It's not much, but I still thought it would be fun. And I included a few things specific to my favorite gaming partner as well. What did your 2019 stats look like? What are your 2020 gaming goals, if any?
Number of Plays: 1,200
Unique Games Played: 708
Different People Played With: 100
Unique Locations Played At: 16
Hours Spent Playing Games: 645
Number of Days Played: 291
H-Index: 9 - If you aren't familiar with H-index, this is the number of games we played at least that many times, i.e. 9 games, 9 times. The games we played at least 9 times were Charterstone, Betrayal Legacy, Space Base, Tumblin' Dice, Bonk, Fish Feud, Monikers, Sagrada, Heart of Crown, Are You a Robot?, and Martian Dice
My Win Percent: 49%
Stephen's Win Percent: 45%
My Favorite New-to-Me in 2019 Games: Fleet: The Dice Game, Natsumemo, and Tag City (Surprise, they're all roll-and-writes! haha); Additionally, Space Base: Shy Pluto was my favorite new-to-me expansion in 2019.
Stephen's Favorite New-to-Him in 2019 Games: Heart of Crown: Fairy Garden and Welcome To...
2020 Goals: I don't really think it's going to happen, just because of how busy we tend to be with life, but my goals would be to have 1500 plays, play on 300 days, and have an H-Index of 10!
Additionally -- An Announcement!
Going forward in reviews, I'm going to be changing up my ratings. I'll be eliminating the "Difficulty" section and instead moving that rating into my "Final Thoughts" alongside overall game rating and aesthetics rating, all of which will be out of 10. That's all! Thanks for sticking with me in 2019, can't wait to talk about games throughout all of 2020!
Hey Gamers! I hope you all had an amazing weekend - I know I did! Another Pax Unplugged has concluded and once again I had a ton of fun. From playing new games to meeting new people, and of course buying loads of games from my wishlist, it was a great time! This year was the first year I met with a few publishers, gave out some business cards, and now have a bunch of games on the soon-to-review list (so keep an eye out for those!) Check out below for some fun things I talked to people about and con photos! If you'd rather check out what I played all week and see those photos click here!
Hey there, Gamers!
So, you may remember that last year I made a little Gift Guide to help you find just the right game or accessory for your favorite gamer! It had a few intro games, a few accessories, and everything was under $25! (It's cool, check it out if you haven't, cause it's still awesome - Shameless Plug!)
This year I wanted to go a slightly different direction and do a list with no games on it... WHAT?! Yeah, you heard right. As someone who has a lot (not kidding, a lot) of games, it's hard to tell people what game I want, because that's mostly a list of hard to find or expensive things, and it's hard getting games I didn't ask for because non-gamers don't always know my taste (but I do appreciate the thought!). So, if you have someone like me in your life, here are a few simple gift ideas that might help you get them something they can always use!
Hey there high (and low) rollers! I wanted to take a blog post to talk a little bit about dice and a few different (random-ish) aspects of them because, in case you didn't know, I LOVE dice!
There are so many varieties and lots of reasons to buy them all up ... especially if you just like to find excuses to buy them, like me. From RPG needs to board game upgrades and more, picking out the perfect sets is so much fun! I personally find it difficult to pull myself away from dice displays at stores and conventions, and more often than not I end up buying a set or two, even if I have no real plans for them other than "they look so nice!" So let's dive ever so slightly deeper into the dice pool and talk about what's to love about dice! Or, well, what I love about dice ... but maybe you'll love these things too!
When you've played enough games - and trust me, I've played my fair share - you start to get drawn to similar types of games, and start to really find which ones you love the most. I know that I've been drawn into certain themes a lot as well as games from certain publishers or designers. But the biggest thing that can really draw me to a game is its' mechanics. I love a lot of different mechanics, from worker placement to deck builders, but by far my favorite is a good ol' roll-and-write! I want to do a little combo post to talk about this type of game and list a few of my favorites!