So, in accordance with the popular activity among the board gaming crowd, I hereby present to you my Five & Dime list for 2010.
One word of warning, they kinda suck. Apparently I spent the bulk of 2010 playing new games, or light games, and not playing nearly as many as I usually do. I went through a pretty serious funk from around March to about November or so. I don’t think I bought more than two games in all that time, I didn’t play many.
Our local game group kind of stagnated at some point during the year. Besides a couple of events I attended I didn’t play very many ‘gamery’ type games during the year at all.
To be honest, at some of those gaming events, I spent a whole lot more time socializing and visiting with friends than I did playing games.
All of this is in an effort to make me feel better about my five & dime list that I’m about to present, because you’re not going to believe how bad it is.
Well anyway here goes.
My 2010 Board Game Five & Dime List!
Crokinole – 12 plays – I’m guessing a good portion of that was my visit with friends for a football game in September along with entry into the Crokinole Tournament at Tennessee Game Days. I love this game though. It’s a great game, even if I quit playing boardgames altogether I’m pretty sure I would still hang on to this.
Werewolf – 11 plays – A good portion of this was likely at BGG.con, there might have been a game or two of it played at Midsouth Con as well, but I don’t remember and don’t care enough to look up dates. I really like Werewolf. If the fact that you needed 9 players to really play it wasn’t a concern, it would probably get played a lot more. I can’t wait till I get my copy of the Resistance. Going to love getting that one in. I predict that will be on this list in some form or fashion next year.
Scrabble – 10 plays – Haha, This is sort of a fudge I think. I don’t log all my plays of it, but occasionally I do log a couple of plays of Words with Friends as plays of Scrabble. I play Words with Friends a lot. I have about 5 friends that we are constantly rematching with. My friends are very good at the game, (or else were all equally bad at it) because most of the times our games are extremely competitive. At least one of these plays was played scrabble on an iPad using the iPhones as tile racks. That is so cool.
Small World – 10 plays – This is another half and half type of number. Half of these plays were played on the board, but I’m guessing a few of these were played on the iPad as a two player game as well. I don’t log plays against AI’s which I do often, but against an opponent I most certainly do, if I think about it. There are times my daughter and I have played this that I didn’t log it, and forgot about the play shortly after, I’d say we’ve played closer to 30 games of this over the past year.
King’s Breakfast – 5 plays – I love this light fluffy game, it’s quick, and easy to teach, yet gives many interesting decisions. Every once in a while, I’ll bring it out and it’ll get a couple of plays, but often I forget it’s on the shelf.
Tichu – 5 plays – Three of these plays were at the BGG.con Tichu Tournament. All very competitive games that we played. I can’t remember where the other two occurred, but I imagine it was here and there. I love Tichu as well, one of my favorite ‘trick taking card games’
And, that’s it. There you have it. That’s all I got. I told you it was sad!!!
For the curious, here are my other plays above 1 for the year 2010. Last year, I didn’t talk about these games or list them at all because I wanted to respect the Five & Dime Format. This year, I’ve decided that I have to list these, otherwise, I won’t have any Geek Cred. At least some of the stuff on this list will go a long way toward reestablishing a smidge of that Cred.
The Adventurers 4
Neuroshima Hex! 4
The Resistance 4
Battlestar Galactica 3
Ca$h ‘n Gun$ 3
Dungeon Lords 3
Ninja versus Ninja 3
Race for the Galaxy 3
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age 3
10 Days in the USA 2
Battling Gladiators 2
Chaos in the Old World 2
Cosmic Encounter 2
Eat Poop You Cat 2
El Grande 2
In the Year of the Dragon 2
Liar’s Dice 2
Lord of the Rings 2
No Thanks! 2
The Princes of Florence 2
Railways of the World: The Card Game 2
San Juan 2
Schrille Stille 2
Star Wars: The Queen’s Gambit 2
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization 2
Word on the Street 2
I won’t list the 1 plays as that would be really, really, really, long. If you’re interested in that, click here!