Saturday, February 10, 2018

Obligatory “What I Played In…” Post Part XXXI: January 2018

Yay!  Here we are with my first “What I Played In…” post of the 2018!  This past month was a pretty good month and we played some great stuff!  We were able to play 20 different titles to the tune of 43 plays.  I’ve moved the challenge portion of this post to an entirely different post.  If you’re curious about which challenge we’re doing and where we’re at feel free to check it out at the provided link.


Alright, with that out of the way let’s move on to the meat of the post and find out which games we played in January 2018!

Statistics:
Total plays in January 2018 – 43
Total unique games played in January 2018 – 20
New games played in January 2018 – 6
New games acquired in January 2018 – 5
New expansions acquired in January 2018 – 5
Most plays of a single game in January 2018 – 6


Designer – Alan R. Moon
Publisher – Days of Wonder
Last play before January 2018 – 12/22/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 6

Yes I know, super surprising that our most played game in a month was this one!  I don’t think we’ll ever tire of this fun and quick game.  We added on another expansion map this past month as well which really adds more flavor and replayability to the game!


Designer – Jamey Stegmaier
Publisher – Stonemaier Games
New to me
First play – 1/13/18
Total plays in January 2018 – 4

We got this game for Christmas and were able to crack it open and start our plays in it this past month.  We have a group of four including myself, Em, Zach and Steph and we are having a blast with this one!  I love the way the board has grown and the game has slightly changed each round and am looking forward to more of it.


Designer – Dávid Turczi/Vangelis Bagiartakis
Publisher – Artipia Games
New to me
First play – 1/9/18
Total plays in January 2018 – 4

We got this one this past month from a completed Kickstarter and have had a chance to play it a few times so far.  This is a super fun game and I love the real-time co-operative play and frantic nature of this game.  This one has an extremely strong theme and feels like you are running around a restaurant trying to complete orders.  I can’t wait to play this one more!


Designer – Michael Kiesling
Publisher – Plan B Games
New to me
First play – 1/12/18
Total plays in January 2018 – 3

This was another Christmas present that was delivered and that we got to play a few times this past month.  This is an absolutely great game that is super simple to teach and has some absolutely great depth to the decisions.  I just want to play more!


Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Amigo Spiele/Rio Grande Games
Last play before January 2018 – 12/31/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 3

This is a game we take with us to every family vacation because we know we’re going to get some plays of it in.  We were able to get a bunch during our Christmas vacation and as usual it goes down as one of my favorite card games.


Designer – Isaac Childres
Publisher – Cephalofair Games
Last play before January 2018 – 12/14/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 3

We were finally able to get together almost every week for Gloomhaven night and it is absolutely amazing every time!  We’ve had some retirements and been able to try out some new classes which has been awesome.  Can’t wait for more of this game!


Designer – R. Eric Reuss
Publisher – Greater Than Games/Fabled Nexus
Last play before January 2018 – 10/13/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 3

This has quickly flown up the ranks of my top games and has become one of my favorite co-operative experiences.  This game is incredibly meaty and crunchy and absolutely amazing when you have good players to play along with you!


Designer – Phil Walker-Harding
Publisher – Lookout Games/Mayfair Games
Last play before January 2018 – 10/13/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 2

Em and I pulled this game out a couple of times this past month and played some rounds.  I think this may be my current favorite poly-omino game as it is just a ton of fun.  I was able to pull off the first win and Em took the second.  I am looking forward to the recently announced expansion.


Designer – Jonathan Gilmour/Brian Lewis
Publisher – Pandasauras Games
Last play before January 2018 – 12/21/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 2

I played a solo round of this game in January and Em and I also picked it up to play a two-player medium length game.  I got 86 points in the solo (not sure how good that is yet) and Em was able to create an herbivore-strong park to beat out my carnivore-strong park for the win.  Love this fantastic worker-placement game!


Designer – Hisashi Hayashi
Publisher – Tasty Minstrel Games
Last play before January 2018 – 11/15/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 2

Em and I broke this one out during our trip back to Maryland with our buddy Ross.  We played two rounds and just barely lost the second one.  This is one of those great and simple co-op card games in the vein of Hanabi and I’ll always enjoy them!


Designer – Matt Leacock/Rob Daviau
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before January 2018 – 12/25/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 2

We got in one gaming session of this game this past month and played the month of March.  We were absolutely manhandled by March but it was amazing!  We are having such an amazing time with this game and can’t wait to continue the ride.


Designer – Steve Finn
Publisher – IELLO
Last play before January 2018 – 5/4/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 1

Josh pulled this out at a gamenight with a couple of other guys and we got in a 4-player game.  This is a great little card game that really shines in its two phases.  I’d highly recommend this to anyone looking for a solid filler!


Designer – Emerson Matsuuchi
Publisher – Plan B Games
Last play before January 2018 – 12/30/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 1

Josh and I pulled this game out at a gamenight this past month and played a great round of it!  We actually tied but Josh took the last turn and thus was able to get the tie-breaker.  I love this game, so simple and yet so deep!


Designer – Andrew Fischer/Nathan Hajek
Publisher – Fantasy Flight Games
Last play before January 2018 – 12/8/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 1

Josh pulled this out for a gamenight with me and Jeff and we played an epic game!  The best way to explain this game is that it is an experience.  I love how the cards create an entire story and branching paths and every time I’ve played it the experience has been different.


Designer – Kane Klenko
Publisher – Renegade Game Studios
Last play before January 2018 – 11/11/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 1

Josh, Jeff and I played this game once this past month during a gamenight.  We played it on normal and were actually able to not only win but do really well!  This is one of those perfect games to just pull out and play quickly and enjoy!


Designer – Scott Almes
Publisher – Tasty Minstrel Games
Last play before January 2018 – 12/6/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 1

Em and I pulled this game out once this past month when we had a few minutes after a larger game.  This is a great little economic game that is in a super small box and is just clever and fun.  It is definitely better at larger player counts but perfectly fun still at only two.


Designer – Bruno Cathala/Bruno Faidutti
Publisher – Fantasy Flight Games
New to me
First play – 1/3/18
Total plays in January 2018 – 1

I was able to pick this game up in a trade just before we went on vacation so we brought it along and were able to break it out with Ross when he was over.  I’d never played before but I really like the action selection and the area control of this one.  Plus, the production of the game it top notch!


Designer – Daniel Fremgen
Publisher – Renegade Game Studios
New to me
First play – 1/20/18
Total plays in January 2018 – 1

This was another Christmas present that actually held up the shipment of games that I got from my parents.  We got it and pulled it out shortly after as the theme was something that my wife was super excited about.  We really enjoyed this worker placement game and the way the worker get weaker or stronger depending on what you do.  I really look forward to playing this with more people.


Designer – Thomas Spitzer
Publisher – Capstone Games
Last play before January 2018 – 8/24/17
Total plays in January 2018 – 1

Josh and I pulled this out one night this past month when it was just to two of us at the gamenight.  This is a fantastically crunchy Euro-style game where you are picking up coal and delivering it to different towns and factories throughout the play.  I have really enjoyed this one during every play.


Designer – Martin Wallace
Publisher – Space Cowboys
New to me
First play – 1/1/18
Total plays in January 2018 – 1

We picked this game up just before going on vacation and thus were able to try it out while we were there.  This is a super fun, streamlined, 18xx-style game but definitely made more for family weight.  I am really enjoying this game and looking forward to playing it more!

New game acquisitions in January 2018:

New expansion acquisitions in January 2018:

Well, there you have it!  Another month of some great games!  I am looking forward to playing some of these new games even more and continuing to roll through our 25x5 challenge.  Here’s to a new year and another great one!  Thanks so much for reading and check back soon as I hope to have up my awards for 2017 soon-ish.  Until next time, game on!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Obligatory 2018 25x5 Challenge Post Part I – January 2018

Hey all, new post time!  This year my wife and I have decided to forgo the 10x10 challenge and try something new.  We’ve made the decision to take on a 25x5 challenge and instead of including it in my monthly gameplay post I’ve gone on to make it into its own post.  What follows will be a quick and simple post that I’ll update every month along with my statistics.  These will be the 25 games we chosen to play at least 5 time this year.  I’ve also made tthree personal challenges of playing at least 100 games for the year, getting in at least 500 total gameplays and playing at least 25 new-to-me games which I will also update at the end of the post.  Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy!

2018 25x5 Challenge:

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

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

- Great Western Trail (0 plays in January, 0 total plays in 2018)
- Imperial Settlers (0 plays in January, 0 total plays in 2018)
- Kitchen Rush (4 plays in January, 4 total plays in 2018)
- Mechs vs. Minions (0 plays in January, 0 total plays in 2018)
- Millennium Blades (0 plays in January, 0 total plays in 2018)

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

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

100 Unique Games Played in 2018 Challenge:

- 20 unique games played in January
- 20 total unique games played in 2018

500 Gameplays in 2018 Challenge:

- 43 gameplays in January
- 43 total gameplays in 2018

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

- 6 new-to-me games played in January
- 6 total new-to-me games played in 2018

Well, there you have.  This will be a regular, monthly post that I’ll update and keep rolling throughout the year to keep up on the challenges and how we’re doing.  I think that’s all for now.  Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed!  Until next time, game on!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Obligatory End of 2017 Post Part I: Final Statistics from 2017

Alright, now let’s take a look at my next series.  This series is going to be looking at a whole bunch of things from 2017.  The first post will take a look at the final gameplays statistics for 2017.  I’ve done this every year so if you’re curious what my previous stats were I’ll leave the links just below.



So this post will take a look at my final statistics from all of 2017.  I’ve mentioned this before but I don’t put Asmodee as a separate publisher for the sake of these statistics (unless they are the only developer) because it would make them boring!  Instead I’ve split them into all of their different publishing houses.  The next post I’m working on now is my annual “Late-ies” awards for some “best of” categories that I’m interested in.  Finally I’ll take a look at some things I’m interested in from 2017 that I haven’t played yet and then look ahead to some games I’m looking forward to in 2018.  Enjoy the read!


Final Statistics from 2017:
Total plays in 2017 – 660
Total unique games played in 2017 – 142
Total new unique games played in 2017 – 70
Total new unique games played with a 2017 release date (recognized by BoardGameGeek) – 34
Most total plays in a month – 82 (November)
Most plays of a unique game in 2017 – 38 (Sentinels of the Multiverse)
Most unique games played in a month – 34 (August/November)
Most plays of a game in a month – 16 (Fabled Fruit/January)
Most months a unique game was played in 2017 – 8 (Gloomhaven/Ticket to Ride)
Total designers (recognized by BoardGameGeek) played in 2017 – 149
Most unique games by a designer played in 2017 – 6 (Uwe Rosenberg)
Most plays of all games by a unique designer in 2017 – 41 (Uwe Rosenberg)
Total publishers (recognized by BoardGameGeek) played in 2017 – 88
Most unique games by a publisher played in 2017 – 10 (Z-Man Games)
Most plays of all games by a unique publisher in 2017 – 52 (Greater Than Games/Stronghold Games)
Total games acquired in 2017 – 37
Total games acquired with a 2017 release date (recognized by BoardGameGeek) – 21
Total game expansions acquired in 2017 – 17
Total game expansions acquired with a 2017 release date (recognized by BoardGameGeek) – 12
Total Half-Dollars (50 plays, or more, of a game) in 2017 – N/A
Total Quarters (25 plays, or more, of a game) in 2017 – 2
Total Dimes (10 plays, up to 24, of a game) in 2017 – 22
Total Nickels (5 plays, up to 9, of a game) in 2017 – 22


Half-Dollars in 2017 (total plays in parenthesis):
N/A


Quarters in 2017 (total plays in parenthesis):


Dimes in 2017 (total plays in parenthesis):
Coup (20)
Red7 (13)
Bohnanza (12)
Kanagawa (12)
Triplock (12)
Codenames (10)
Tokaido (10)
Unfair (10)


Nickels in 2016 (Total plays in parenthesis):
SeaFall (6)
Harvest (5)
Unearth (5)


Well, there you have it!  It was a great year of some awesome games and I am really looking forward to what 2018 has in store!  If you’re more curious about plays feel free to check out BoardGameGeek and take a look at my handle, LateToTheTable for more information.  Thank so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed.  Until next time, game on!






Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Obligatory “What I Played In…” Post Part XXX: December 2017

Woo hoo!  Another month and another year in the books and it has been a great one!  This past month was great for getting some interesting new games to the table and playing some old favorites.  We continued to work on our 10x10 challenge for the year and were able to complete it!  We got in 60 plays of just less than 30 different games!  For 2018 we’re planning on doing a 25x5 (25 games played at least 5 times) challenge instead of the 10x10 so we’ll see how that goes.  I think that’s enough, let’s take a look at the final stats for the 10x10 challenge in 2017.

10x10 Challenge:
Arkham Horror: The Card Game (4 plays in December, 10 total plays for 2017)
Cottage Garden (0 plays in December, 10 total plays for 2017)
Five Tribes (2 plays in December, 10 total plays for 2017)
Gloomhaven (1 play in December, 15 total plays for 2017)
Great Western Trail (2 plays in December, 10 total plays for 2017)
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (0 plays in December, 11 total plays for 2017)
Ticket to Ride (2 plays in December, 19 total plays for 2017)
Tokaido (2 plays in December, 10 total plays for 2017)
Too Many Bones (0 plays in December, 13 total plays for 2017)
Unfair (1 play in December, 10 total plays for 2017)

We did it!  We were able to complete our 10x10 challenge this past month!  In all we played the 10 games we chose 118 total times!  I’m looking forward to making a new challenge for 2018 and seeing how we do.  Alright, let’s move on to the monthly stats!

Statistics:
Total plays in December 2017 – 60
Total unique games played in December 2017 – 28
New games played in December 2017 – 6
New games acquired in December 2017 – 6
New expansions acquired in November 2017 – 1
Most plays of a single game in November 2017 – 6


Designer – Rikki Tahta
Publisher – Indie Boards & Cards
Last play before December 2017 – 11/10/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 6

We pulled this out a few times with my buddies Zach and Steph and rolled along with a bunch of plays.  This will always be one of those games I’ll keep on hand to teach new people and when we just want a quick and fun play!


Designer – Trey Chambers
Publisher – Tasty Minstrel Games
New to me
First play – 12/3/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 5

We picked this game up after selling something we didn’t want anymore.  This game is awesome!  I love how quick and simple the game is and it is a wonderful worker placement game!  Everyone who has played this game with us so far has loved the experience.


Designer – Nate French/Matthew Newman
Publisher – Fantasy Flight Games
Last play before December 2017 – 9/26/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 4

Oh wow did I ever have an awesome month of playing this game!  I am currently working through the Dunwich Legacy with Rex Murphy and it has been awesome!  I can’t wait to pick up the next couple of expansions that I don’t have yet and see what happens!


Designer – Isaac Vega
Publisher – Plaid Hat Games
Last play before December 2017 – 8/15/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 4

Oh wow, four plays of this game this month!  This makes me so incredibly excited!  We got one of the deluxe expansions, The Laws of Lions, for Christmas and broke it out and it was awesome!  I can’t wait to get some more of the new decks (we still have 5 to pick up!) and play them with Em!


Designer – Vlaada Chvátil
Publisher – Czech Games Edition
Last play before December 2017 – 6/13/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 4

Em and I brought this along with us on our sojourn to Maryland for Christmas and played it with Adam and Christina.  It was an awesome time as we played guys versus girls and ended up each winning 2 games.


Designer – Emerson Matsuuchi
Publisher – Plan B Games
Last play before December 2017 – 10/23/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 3

This game is so good and Em and I were able to get in 3 plays of it this month!  Em was really on the ball and I’m pretty sure she won all 3 of our rounds.  I love this game and am starting to really look forward to the second in the series.


Designer – Seiji Kanai
Publisher – Alderac Entertainment Group
Last play before December 2017 – 11/16/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 3

Zach and Steph really dig this quick game so I’ve brought it along with me a few times so we could get some plays of it in.  This is just one of those perfect fillers that takes so little time and is fun for the quick duration of it.


Designer – Matt Leacock/Rob Daviau
Publisher – Z-Man Games
New to me
First play – 12/25/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 3

AAAAHHHH!!!  Yes, that was a scream.  This was my most anticipated release from Essen Spiel and one of my most anticipated releases for some time!  We’ve broken it out and started the campaign with Molly and Dustin and it was been every bit as amazing as I’ve hoped!  I am so looking forward to getting together again and starting the next month!

Designer – Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher – Amigo Spiele
Last play before December 2017 – 10/12/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 2

This is such an incredible card game.  This is probably one of my favorite quick, simple, straight card games.  I think this is the design that really makes me realize how good of a designer Rosenberg is.  We played this during our vacation with the family and they all love it!


Designer – Bruno Cathala
Publisher – Days of Wonder
Last play before December 2017 – 11/11/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 2

Em and I were able to get in two quick plays of this game this past month which ended up helping us to complete our 10x10.  I would really like to pick up at least one of the expansions to this game this year as I think it will make it even better!


Designer – Alexander Pfister
Publisher – Stronghold Games/eggertspiele
Last play before December 2017 – 11/26/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 2

Em and I also got to play this game a couple times this past month and man do I ever love it!  This is one of my favorite games of all time and I’m not sure it is going anywhere anytime soon.  I think this game just gets better with each play.


Designer – Scott Almes
Publisher – Tasty Minstrel Games
New to me
First play – 12/5/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 2

I actually won this game from a Tasty Minstrel Games’ giveaway on Instagram!  We played it a couple of times this past month and really enjoyed it.  It is a small but very clever game that I think we’ll keep around for quite some time!


Designer – Matt Leacock
Publisher – Z-Man Games
Last play before December 2017 – 10/31/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 2

Em and I pulled this out when we wanted a quick dice-rolling game.  We lost the first round handily but ended up winning the final round just barely!


Designer – Christopher Badell/Paul Bender/Adam Rebottaro
Publisher – Greater Than Games/Sentinel Comics
Last play before December 2017 – 11/30/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 2

I was able to get in a couple more rounds of solo play in this game this past month and they were awesome.  This will always be one of the most thematic games I have!


Designer – Alan R. Moon
Publisher – Days of Wonder
Last play before December 2017 – 11/12/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 2

I just feel like at this point I just have to say yup…more games of this one!  We played this a couple of times and as usual was a ton of fun!


Designer – Antoine Bauza
Publisher – Funforge
Last play before December 2017 – 10/22/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 2

We pulled this fun game out a couple of times this past month and finished off our plays for the 10x10 challenge.  This is always a fun time and my wife loves it!


Designer – Antoine Bauza
Publisher – Repos Production
Last play before December 2017 – 9/8/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 1

I pulled this one out with Zach and Steph and it was the first time in a while that I’d played!  They really enjoyed the game and I forgot how much I also enjoy the game!


Designer – Jonathan Gilmour/Brian Lewis
Publisher – Pandasauras Games
New to me
First play – 12/21/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 1

Josh Kickstarted this game and received it this past month and I was chomping at the bit to get in a play of it.  We pulled it out and played with Em and it was amazing!  This is exactly the game that I wanted it to be and can’t wait till I get my retail copy!  This could be a game that jumps up my list the more I play!


Designer – Andrew Fischer/Nathan Hajek
Publisher – Fantasy Flight Games
New to me
First play – 12/8/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 1

So Josh picked this game up in December and we played it and wow!  This is everything that I wanted in a Fallout game!  While we were playing I felt like this was a wonderful boardgame that completely captured the wastelands so well.  I can’t wait to play this game more!


Designer – Isaac Childres
Publisher – Cephalofair Games
Last play before December 2017 – 11/30/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 1

Yup…another game of Gloomhaven in the bag!  This game just continues to be amazing although we’ve slowed down due to a crazy couple of months.  I hope that we’re able to get back onto our once a week schedule now that the holidays are almost over.


Designer – Andreas Odendahl
Publisher – Stronghold Games
Last play before December 2017 – 4/17/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 1

I wanted to teach Zach and Steph a dice game one night so I decided to pull out this one.  They loved it, and can you blame them?  This game is such a fantastic dice-drafting game and is my very favorite roll-and-write game.


Designer – Steve Jackson
Publisher – Steve Jackson Games
Last play before December 2017 – 9/7/14
Total plays in December 2017 – 1

I taught this one to Zach and Steph and it was fun.  I understand why many people don’t love this game but to be honest we really enjoy it.  It will never be a favorite but it was one of the games that opened the door to hobby gaming so it will always have a place on our shelf.


Designer – François Gandon
Publisher – Days of Wonder
Last play before December 2017 – 12/3/16
Total plays in December 2017 – 1

Zach and Steph came over for a gamenight and we pulled this game out.  It had been a while since I’d played and I had forgotten how fun and quick this game is.  I really should get this one to the table more often.


Designer – Phil Walker-Harding
Publisher – Gamewright
Last play before December 2017 – 6/26/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 1

Here is another game that I taught to Zach and Steph and they loved it!  This is a wonderful and simple card-drafting game where you are trying to collect sets of sushi.  Great art and simple rules make this game a hit with anyone.


Designer – Jacob Fryxelius
Publisher – Stronghold Games/FryxGames
New to me
First play – 12/1/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 1

Josh taught me this game (finally) this past month and it was awesome!  I don’t own this one but I could see it going up my favorite game’s list if I got more plays in of it.  I love a good, clever hand-management game and this is definitely one of them.  Unfortunately, like most others, I think this is a pathetic job of artwork in a game.  I hope that the Venus Next expansions makes it prettier!


Designer – Joel Finch
Publisher – CMON Limited/Good Games Publishing
Last play before December 2017 – 10/1/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 1

We played a round of this great little card-drafting and amusement park building game with Molly and Dustin.  I love this game.  It is just a ton of fun every time we play and I’ve never had a flop with this one yet.


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

We pulled this out to close out a gamenight over at Josh’s house one night and had a great play.  I was able to inch out the victory after Josh and I tied.  I won the second tiebreaker which was money left over apparently!


Designer – Jonathan Gilmour/Matt Riddle/Ben Pinchback
Publisher – Pandasauras Games
Last play before December 2017 – 9/8/17
Total plays in December 2017 – 1

Oh wow do I ever love this game so hard!  I was able to teach this one to Zach and Steph one night when they came over and it was awesome!  The game is super close every time we play and this time Zach was able to win the game one turn before me and maybe two or three before Steph.  I just want to play this more!

New game acquisitions in December 2017:

New expansion acquisitions in December 2017:

Well there you have it!  Another month in the books and another year in the books!  This has been a wonderful year of a ton of changes for my wife and I and we hope that things have finally settled down for some time.  Keep an eye out for the next series as I'll start my yearly end of the year series which will take a look at 2017.  Thanks so much for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoyed.  Until next time, game on!