Monday, July 2, 2018

Obligatory 2018 25x5 Challenge Post Part VI – June 2018

Alright, another month down and more plays in the books!  This past month I was able to get some solid plays in and get some more of my challenge games in!  Feel free to check out the previous months of challenges to see where we’ve come to this point.  Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoy!

2018 25x5 Challenge:

- Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn (1 play in June, 4 total plays in 2018)
- Bärenpark (0 plays in June, 5 total plays in 2018)
- Baseball Highlights: 2045 (0 plays in June, 2 total plays in 2018)
- Broom Service (1 play in June, 2 total plays in 2018)
- Champions of Midgard (0 plays in June, 2 total plays in 2018)

- Dinosaur Island (1 play in June, 5 total plays in 2018)
- Dungeon Petz (0 plays in June, 1 total play in 2018)
- A Feast for Odin (0 plays in June, 2 total plays in 2018)
- Fields of Arle (0 plays in June, 1 total play in 2018)
- The Gallerist (0 plays in June, 1 total play in 2018)

- Great Western Trail (1 play in June, 1 total play in 2018)
- Imperial Settlers (0 plays in June, 1 total play in 2018)
- Kitchen Rush (1 play in June, 8 total plays in 2018)
- Mechs Vs. Minions (0 plays in June, 1 total play in 2018)
- Millennium Blades (0 plays in June, 1 total play in 2018)

- Near and Far (0 plays in June, 1 total play in 2018)
- Roll for the Galaxy (0 plays in June, 2 total plays in 2018)
- Roll Player (0 plays in June, 2 total plays in 2018)
- Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game (5 plays in June, 5 total plays in 2018)
- Seasons (0 plays in June, 1 total play in 2018)

- Spirit Island (0 plays in June, 4 total plays in 2018)
- Too Many Bones (0 plays in June, 3 total plays in 2018)
- Via Nebula (0 plays in June, 4 total plays in 2018)
- Viceroy (2 plays in June, 3 total plays in 2018)
- Yokohama (0 plays in May, 1 total play in 2018)

100 Unique Games Played in 2018 Challenge:

- 12 unique games played in June
- 93 total unique games played in 2018

500 Gameplays in 2018 Challenge:

- 53 gameplays in June
- 302 total gameplays in 2018

25 New-to-Me Games Played in 2018 Challenge:

- 4 new-to-me games played in June
- 28 total new-to-me games played in 2018

And there you have it!  We are now halfway through the year and the challenges are starting to go well!  I’ve finished one of them and another should fall in the next couple of months.  I seem to be trucking along in the 25x5 as well so I’m excited to get some more plays in of it!  Well, that is all for this month’s challenge post.  Thanks so much for reading and I hope you all enjoyed it.  Until next time, game on!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Obligatory “What I Played In…” Post Part XXXV: May 2018

Okay, let’s take a look at the games that we played in the month of May.  I was a pretty good month although we didn’t get to play quite as many games.  Regardless of the numbers, we still got to play a bunch of great stuff and even get in a few new ones.  Before moving on to the main part of the post feel free to check out my previous post and see how things are going in the 2018 challenges I’ve set up for myself.


Alright, now with that out of the way we can move onto the games that we got to the table this past month!  Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy!

Statistics:
Total plays in May 2018 – 43
Total unique games played in May 2018 – 23
New games played in May 2018 – 4
New games acquired in May 2018 – 1
New expansions acquired in May 2018 – 1
Most plays of a single game in May 2018 – 6


Designer – Rikki Tahta
Publisher – Indie Boards & Cards
Last play before May 2018 – 12/6/17
Total plays in May 2018 – 6

I was able to play this game a bunch this past month with my buddies Steph and Zach and it was a blast!  I love getting to play this game with those two as it is always a blast and we come out with some great stories from the plays!


Designer – Jesse Li
Publisher – Tasty Minstrel Games/Moaideas Game Design
Last play before May 2018 – 4/8/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 4

Steph and I have been pulling this game out when we have a few minutes and playing a few two-player rounds.  I am finding that I love the game and I think it may shine just as bright at two players as it feels just as strategic and awesome!


Designer – Phil Walker-Harding
Publisher – Lookout Games/Mayfair Games
Last play before May 2018 – 1/22/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 3

Em and I pulled this game out a few times this past month and it was awesome!  I actually thought I was going to win all three times we played but Em was able to take the final round and stop my incredible bear park creations!


Designer – Reiner Stockhausen
Publisher – Renegade Game Studios/dlp games
New to me
First play – 5/4/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 2

This was a game I picked up this past month and it had been top of my list to buy for some time!  I was very glad to see that Renegade picked it up and was excited to play it!  I will say that as far as the gameplay it is amazing!  I love the “bag-building” mechanism and totally enjoyed the resource management and action selection process of the game.  I will say that I was somewhat disappointed in the production of the game as I’ve come to expect much from them.  I understand that they picked this game up from dlp but I think they should have given their own TLC to the project as I was somewhat disappointed in the components/quality.  That being said the game is awesome!


Designer – Mike Fitzgerald
Publisher – Eagle-Gryphon Games
Last play before May 2018 – 4/16/17
Total plays in May 2018 – 2

Man, it had been way too long since we’d last played this amazing two-player, deck-builder!  We decided to pull it out and play a couple of rounds of the game.  I actually ended up winning both rounds as I drafted very well.  It is such a great game!


Designer – Emerson Matsuuchi
Publisher – Plan B Games
Last play before May 2018 – 3/2/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 2

Em and I pulled this game out this past month and decided to play a couple of rounds of it.  We ended up splitting wins.  I think this is a particularly brilliant design and really look forward to the others in the series although I want the golem theme on them!


Designer – Ole Steniss
Publisher – Grey Fox Games
Last play before May 2018 – 9/9/17
Total plays in May 2018 – 2

I got the chance to play this fantastic game twice this past month!  This is such a great game and the expansions make it a contender for top 10 status!  I got to play this with Em once (where she beat me) and with our Friday night gaming group once (where I took the win!) and they were both awesome!  I’m already looking forward to my next play.


Designer – Alexander Pfister
Publisher – Lookout Games/Mayfair Games
Last play before May 2018 – 4/28/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 2

This is a game I tend to bring with me often and pull out when Steph and I have some time to play a game.  This is still one of my favorite games that is really just a deck of cards and that is about it.  I really want to find the second expansion and add it into the already fabulous game!


Designer – Hisashi Hayashi
Publisher – Tasty Minstrel Games/OKAZU Brand
Last play before May 2018 – 1/3/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 2

We broke this game out at a gamenight this past month and I taught it to Jeff.  We lost the first round fairly handily but were able to win the second go around.  I think this is a wonderful little card game where you are tasked to complete five runs of 1-10 with some fun co-op rules.  This is a great, quick co-op card game and I’d love to see it played more!


Designer – Matt Leacock/Rob Daviau
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before May 2018 – 3/25/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 2

We got play a couple of rounds of this fantastic game with Molly and Dustin and were able to get a couple of wins.  We are getting pretty close to endgame now so I’m very interested to see what becomes of the story.  This is a wonderful sequel to the original Pandemic Legacy: Season 1!



Designer – Jonathan Gilmour/Ben Pinchback/Matt Riddle
Publisher – Pandasaurus Games
Last play before May 2018 – 12/10/17
Total plays in May 2018 – 2

We got to play this wonderful game twice this past month and it was awesome!  The first play was with Em and Zach and we were all one turn from winning when Em pulled a card and finished a hidden mission to win the day.  The second play I was able to do basically the same thing against Josh and Jeff.  This game made me realize how much I do like pick-up-and-delivery.


Designer – Dominic Crapuchettes
Publisher – North Star Games
New to me
First play – 5/18/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 2

Josh bought this game this past month and we were able to play on a gamenight where his parents came into town.  This is the first time I had the chance to try out this one and it is a really solid party game.  I’d play it again with the right group of people.


Designer – Cody Miller
Publisher – Far Off Games
Last play before May 2018 – 4/22/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 2

This past month I got the opportunity to teach this game to Josh and Jeff.  They really enjoyed it and were able to come over a couple days later and play another round.  This game is becoming a favorite of ours and is just a fun experience every time we play.


Designer – Michael Kiesling
Publisher – Plan B Games/Next Move Games
Last play before May 2018 – 4/15/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 1

We went to some friend’s Memorial Day party and were able to play a couple of games during the festivities.  One of the games we played was this gem.  It was the first time Ruthie had played but she did quite well and it was a fun experience.  I hope this wins the Spiel des Jahres!


Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Rio Grande Games/AMIGO
Last play before May 2018 – 4/2/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 1

We pulled this game out this past month when Josh’s parents were in town and played it with his dad and the guys.  I feel like I’m beating a dead horse since every time I bring up this game I say how it is amazing and one of my favorite card games…but it’s true!  I love every play of this one and look forward to more!


Designer – Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance
Publisher – IELLO
New to me
First play – 5/27/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 1

During Memorial Day weekend we were over at some friends’ house and one of the guys brought this.  We ended up in teams of 7-8 and played a round.  This was a pretty cool party, word game and I’d definitely play it again if asked.


Designer – Vlaada Chvátil
Publisher – Czech Games Edition
Last play before May 2018 – 10/29/15
Total plays in May 2018 – 1

Em and I decided to pull this game out this past month and get in a play of it.  This has always been a game that Em and I really enjoy and we had a blast playing this one.  I forget how good this game is until we pull it out and play again!


Designer – Isaac Childres
Publisher – Cephalofair Games
Last play before May 2018 – 3/29/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 1

We only got in one play of this amazing game this past month but it was a good one!  We ended up taking on a side quest to destroy some weird slime trees and were able to do it in time.  I love this game and it’s still one of my favorites!


Designer – Andreas Odendahl
Publisher – Stronghold Games
Last play before May 2018 – 12/19/17
Total plays in May 2018 – 1

Em wanted to play a dice-rolling game one evening this past month and so she pulled this one out and we played a round.  I ended up getting a pretty sweet combo system rolling and was able to just barely pull out the win.  This may be my favorite roll-and-write.


Designer – Seiji Kanai
Publisher – Alderac Entertainment Group
Last play before May 2018 – 3/29/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 1

Jeff, Josh and I pulled this one out this past month one evening during a gamenight and I was able to pull the win.  This still continues to be an amazingly solid microgame.  It always amazes me when a good game can be created with so few components!


Designer – Christopher Badell/Paul Bender/Adam Rebottaro
Publisher – Greater Than Games/Sentinel Comics
Last play before May 2018 – 4/3/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 1

I’m pretty sure not a month goes by without playing at least a round of this game.  It has become a favorite of mine and I love picking up different decks to see how the different heroes work along with the different villains.  I already look forward to my next play!


Designer – Jason Harner/Matthew Ransom
Publisher – Brotherwise Games
Last play before May 2018 – 11/3/17
Total plays in May 2018 – 1

Josh, Jeff and I played this at the end of a gamenight this past month and it was a good round!  We taught Jeff how to play and he picked it up quickly and was nearly able to take the round but I snuck in and stole a couple things to just barely edge him out.  This is a great, quick, dice-rolling game that works really well.

“Rally Boy” (Unpublished Prototype – Name Pending)


Designer – Josh Jacoby
Publisher – (unpublished)
New to me
First play – 5/4/18
Total plays in May 2018 – 1

Josh has been rolling some ideas around in his head for some time for a game.  He had an idea for a dice-building game the centered around racing and the rally racing theme fit perfectly!  It is still a work-in-progress but Jeff and I gave it a go with Josh and we really enjoyed it.  There is some work to do yet but the bones of this game are entertaining so I’m interested to see where it goes!

New game acquisitions in May 2018:

New expansion acquisitions in April 2018:

Well folks, there you have it!  Another month in the books and another month of great gaming!  I’m starting to get really pumped up about Gen Con 2018 which is coming up very soon and I can’t wait to get there!  Thanks so much for reading and I hope you all enjoyed.  Until next time, game on!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Obligatory 2018 25x5 Challenge Post Part V – May 2018

Woot!  Now we’re on to the fifth month of my challenges for the year!  It’s time to take a look at the challenges and see how they are coming along.  Feel free to check out the previous months  if you want to see where we’ve come.  Thanks for taking a look and enjoy!

2018 25x5 Challenge:

- Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn (0 plays in May, 3 total plays in 2018)
- Bärenpark (3 plays in May, 5 total plays in 2018)
- Baseball Highlights: 2045 (2 plays in May, 2 total plays in 2018)
- Broom Service (0 plays in May, 1 total play in 2018)
- Champions of Midgard (2 plays in May, 2 total plays in 2018)

- Dinosaur Island (0 plays in May, 4 total plays in 2018)
- Dungeon Petz (1 play in May, 1 total play in 2018)
- A Feast for Odin (0 plays in May, 2 total plays in 2018)
- Fields of Arle (0 plays in May, 1 total play in 2018)
- The Gallerist (0 plays in May, 1 total play in 2018)

- Great Western Trail (0 plays in May, 0 total plays in 2018)
- Imperial Settlers (0 plays in May, 1 total play in 2018)
- Kitchen Rush (0 plays in May, 7 total plays in 2018)
- Mechs Vs. Minions (0 plays in May, 1 total play in 2018)
- Millennium Blades (0 plays in May, 1 total play in 2018)

- Near and Far (0 plays in May, 1 total play in 2018)
- Roll for the Galaxy (0 plays in May, 2 total plays in 2018)
- Roll Player (0 plays in May, 2 total plays in 2018)
- Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game (0 plays in May, 0 total plays in 2018)
- Seasons (0 plays in May, 1 total play in 2018)

- Spirit Island (0 plays in May, 4 total plays in 2018)
- Too Many Bones (0 plays in May, 3 total plays in 2018)
- Via Nebula (0 plays in May, 4 total plays in 2018)
- Viceroy (0 plays in May, 1 total play in 2018)
- Yokohama (0 plays in May, 1 total play in 2018)

100 Unique Games Played in 2018 Challenge:

- 11 unique games played in May
- 82 total unique games played in 2018

500 Gameplays in 2018 Challenge:

- 43 gameplays in May
- 249 total gameplays in 2018

25 New-to-Me Games Played in 2018 Challenge:

- 4 new-to-me games played in May
- 24 total new-to-me games played in 2018

And there we go!  This was the fifth in the series thus putting us nearly through one half of the year already!  I am really looking forward to seeing how this 25x5 is gonna shake out because I think I’m really behind.  However, the other challenges I’m doing quite well in.  I guess we’ll see where it all ends up in 7 months.  Thanks so much for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoyed!  Until next time, game on!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Obligatory “What I Played In…” Post Part XXXIV: April 2018

Alright everyone, time for another “What I Played In…” post!  This one will take a look at the games that we played in April of 2018.  It was another solid month were we got in over 50 plays so we’re trucking along on the different challenges for the year.  Before we move on to the main part of the post feel free to check out how my challenges for 2018 are going in my monthly post.


Now with that out of the way we can move on to the main event.  Thanks so much for reading this post and I hope you enjoy!

Statistics:
Total plays in April 2018 – 57
Total unique games played in April 2018 – 29
New games played in April 2018 – 3
New games acquired in April 2018 – 2
New expansions acquired in April 2018 – 2
Most plays of a single game in April 2018 – 11



Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Amigo Spiele
Last play before April 2018 – 11/10/17
Total plays in April 2018 – 11

I got the opportunity to play this one a bunch of times this past month as we like to pull it out during downtime and play a few rounds.  This will always be one of my favorite quick, light dice-chuckers for when I have a small space and small amount of time.  I consider this one basically a perfect filler game.



Designer – Michael Kiesling
Publisher – Plan B Games/Next Move Games
Last play before April 2018 – 3/25/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 4

This game is quickly becoming one of our favorite light, quick and strategic games to pull out with those who don’t play very often.  We were able to pull it out and play with my in-laws this past month and they really enjoyed the game.  I really love this game and hope that it gets the nod for the Spiel des Jahres this year!



Designer – Isaac Vega
Publisher – Plaid Hat Games
Last play before April 2018 – 12/30/17
Total plays in April 2018 – 3

Em and I pulled this game out a few times this past month and tried out some of the new decks that we’ve recently obtained.  She tended to enjoy Jericho while I tried out Echo and NamineI am really enjoying these decks and looking forward to trying them out against some of the original Phoenixborn.



Designer – Bruno Cathala
Publisher – Blue Orange Games
Last play before April 2018 – 3/23/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 3

Josh brought this game over one night this past month and we were able to teach Em how to play.  We played a few rounds and had a blast playing.  Em really enjoyed the game and it is just a matter of time before we pick it up to have it in our house as well!



Designer – Alexander Pfister
Publisher – Lookout Games/Mayfair Games
Last play before April 2018 – 9/5/17
Total plays in April 2018 – 3

I taught this game to Steph recently and it is one we like to pull out and play on downtime.  It is still one of my favorite “just card” games.  I love what the designer was able to do with a simple deck of cards and some clever cardplay.  I really want to find the second expansion one of these days!



Designer – Cody Miller
Publisher – Far Off Games
New to me
First play – 4/6/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 3

This is a game that I picked up from someone used along with the Embers of a Forsaken Star expansion.  We are really enjoying this game so far!  It was a game that I’d been looking at for quite a while and knew that we’d like it but was worried it would feel too much like other pick-up-and-deliver games we already have.  Happily it feels very different and is becoming a favorite!



Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Amigo Spiele
Last play before April 2018 – 3/2/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 2

We were able to play this game a couple times this past month with Em’s parents as they were in town.  This is one of our favorite straight card games and we love pulling it out when family is in town.  I am already looking forward to playing again!



Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before April 2018 – 10/15/17
Total plays in April 2018 – 2

Em had a Thursday evening work thing to do this past month and so I decided to pull out this gem and play some solo rounds.  I ended up playing a really bad first round and doing quite well in the second one.  I love how this game is basically a Euro-based sandbox game.  I look forward to playing this one again!



Designer – Dávid Turczi/Vangelis Bagiartakis
Publisher – Artipia Games
Last play before April 2018 – 2/21/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 2

Em and I decided to we wanted to break in some new timers (the originals weren’t working) that were sent to us for this game.  We played one round on easy and one round on normal and we were able to win them both!  This is a tough game and we seem to be getting better at it.  Now I look forward to adding some of the expansion modules into it!



Designer – Justin Blaske
Publisher – Five24 Labs
Last play before April 2018 – 7/13/17
Total plays in April 2018 – 2

I pulled this game out one day and taught it to Steph during some downtime and we were able to play a couple of rounds.  We each won one game.  This is a game that probably should make it to the table more often but sadly doesn’t.  It is a solid little worker-placement game that is very portable.



Designer – Chris Cieslik
Publisher – Asmadi Games
Last play before April 2018 – 11/23/17
Total plays in April 2018 – 2

I recently got this Kickstarter delivered and decided to teach it to my buddy Steph during some downtime.  We got our butts handed to us!  This is a great little dice placement game with some interesting mechanisms.  I really enjoy it but I completely disagree with the time on the box.  Know if you’re going to play this it will usually take over an hour.



Designer – Christopher Badell/Paul Bender/Adam Rebottaro
Publisher – Greater Than Games/Sentinel Comics
Last play before April 2018 – 3/28/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 2

I played a couple more rounds of this fantastic game this past month and took on The Ennead in the Tomb of Anubis to make it really thematic!  It was a great couple rounds and I was able to pull out the victory in both!



Designer – Phil Walker-Harding
Publisher – Gamewright
Last play before April 2018 – 3/2/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 2

We pulled this quick card-drafting game out this past month when Em’s parents were in town for the week.  This is such a quick and easy to play game and really makes for a great “gateway game” for those not in the hobby.



Designer – Richard Garfield
Publisher – IELLO
Last play before April 2018 – 3/30/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

Em and I pulled this fantastic card-drafting and area-control game out when Steph was over one night and taught it to her.  Steph ended up pulling out the win!  This is such a fantastic game and I still say that it is so much more fun that it has any right to be!



Designer – Jamey Stegmaier
Publisher – Stonemaier Games
Last play before April 2018 – 3/25/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

We were only able to get in one play of our Legacy campaign but even one play is awesome for the month!  This is one of our current favorite games to play with our buddies Steph and Zach.  We have made it to game 8 and are thus over halfway done with the campaign.  I am looking forward to seeing where the game ends up!



Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before April 2018 – 11/18/2016
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

It had been way too long since I’d played this game and thus decided to remedy that this past month.  I brought it along with me to a game night and taught it to Josh.  He and I played it and we both scored really well.  He played a killer first game and I look forward to playing it again and hopefully picking up the expansion in the near future.



Designer – Jesse Li
Publisher – Tasty Minstrel Games/Moaideas Game Design
New to me
First play – 4/8/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

We just received this game from a Kickstarter last year and it is the pretty Deluxified Tasty Minstrel Games’ version!  I am having a lot of fun with this game.  It is even a strong 2-player game which makes it even more interesting!



Designer – Mike Gnade
Publisher – Rock Manor Games
New to me
First play – 4/27/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

Jeff picked this game up and brought it during a game night and we tried it out.  This is a solid co-operative, action-point-allowance game where you are trying to survive some sort of post-apocalyptic tragedy, try to complete your missions and get away without dying.  We had fun and I’d enjoy trying it out again!



Designer – Ryan Laukat
Publisher – Red Raven Games
Last play before April 2018 – 4/10/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

Em and I pulled out this campaign style game this past month and played the last round of our character campaign.  We were able to finish out our character’s stories and find out what became of them.  This is a great game and I’m looking forward to our next campaign!



Designer – Jesús Torres Castro/Matt Leacock
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before April 2018 – 4/30/17
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

Em and I pulled this game out one night while her parents were in town and played it along with them and Molly.  We actually did pretty darn good but we were just missed being able to pull off the win.  This is a great version of Pandemic and I’d highly recommend it.



Designer – Keith Matejka
Publisher – Thunderworks Games
Last play before April 2018 – 2/3/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

Josh and I pulled this game out this past month to play it with the Monsters & Minions expansion.  This game is outstanding and I personally think it is even better with the expansion!  I love the decision space in this game and it has even more with the expansion content.



Designer – Hisashi Hayashi
Publisher – Gamewright
Last play before April 2018 – 11/19/17
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

Steph and I pulled this game out and I taught her during some downtime this past month.  She and I played a decent game and we ended up tying.  She dug the game and I remembered how much fun this roll and write is!



Designer – R. Eric Reuss
Publisher – Greater Than Games/Fabled Nexus
Last play before April 2018 – 1/26/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

Em, Josh and I had an evening where we decided to pull out this game and play a three-player round.  We played some interesting spirits and were able to pull out the victory.  I love this game and already look forward to my next play.



Designer – Alan R. Moon
Publisher – Days of Wonder
Last play before April 2018 – 3/2/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

Em, Steph and I had a gamenight this past month and decided to play this game with the France mapThis will always be a great go-to game for us and we really love playing on the different maps to give it a different feel each time!



Designer – Kristian Čurla
Publisher – Portal Games
Last play before April 2018 – 6/18/16
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

This is another game I brought in and taught Steph during some downtime.  This is just a clever two-player card-drafting game that has some really cool card art in it.  It will never top my list but is still a really good two-player drafting game.



Designer – Adam Carlson/Josh Carlson
Publisher – Chip Theory Games
Last play before April 2018 – 3/23/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

Josh and I pulled this game out one night at a gamenight and taught it to Jeff.  We then went on to play and epic game against Duster and were able to pull out the win!  This is a top 5 game for me and I don’t know that it will even drop lower than that.  I adore this game and can’t wait for the expansion content to be delivered sometime this year!



Designer – Martin Wallace
Publisher – Space Cowboys
Last play before April 2018 – 3/13/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

Josh and I pulled this out at the end of a gamenight and decided to try out the flip-side of the board.  It is the more “difficult” side according to the rules and I will say that they are totally right!  This made the two-player game even tighter and more interesting and I think I will play this way every time I play with only two!



Designer – Scott Caputo
Publisher – Bézier Games
Last play before April 2018 – 3/10/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

I brought this to a gamenight and Jeff and Josh agreed to try it out.  We ended up playing a three-player game of it and it was awesome!  I noticed right away how much tighter things were with only one more player.  I really look forward to trying this out with 4 and 5 players and possibly picking up the expansion which should be out later this year.



Designer – Adam West/Dan Schnake/Abe Schnake
Publisher – CrossCut Games
Last play before April 2018 – 2/11/18
Total plays in April 2018 – 1

I brought this one night and taught this game along with the expansion to Steph.  This is still one of those highly underrated games (in my opinion) that I really wish was out there more.  It is a fantastic little card and dice, combo-heavy game that Steph really liked.

New game acquisitions in April 2018:

New expansion acquisitions in April 2018:

And there goes another month.  Sorry I’m so late with this one but it’s been a crazy few months and I’m just glad to have had a little time to finish it up!  I hope to be able to do my challenges and gameplays of May a little earlier this coming month but no promises.  Regardless of what happens, thanks so much for taking the time to read.  It really means a lot to me!  Until next time, game on!