August Play Statistics

Total Plays: 46

Different Games Played: 22

Two-Player plays: 15

Three-Player plays: 11

Four-Player plays: 10

Five-Player plays: 3

Six-Player plays: 4

Seven-Player plays: 1

Eight-Player plays: 2


Days: 11 different days

Most Plays in One Day: 19

Different Players: 12

Locations: 2

10×10 Challenge Update (50%):*

Azul 10/10

Bottom of the 9th 2/10

Bärenpark 3/10

Chinatown 2/10

Fresco 1/10

Galaxy Trucker 5/10

Imhotep 5/10

Photosynthesis 2/10

Stone Age 10/10

The Castles of Burgundy 10/10

25×5 Challenge Update (49%):*

1960: The Making of the President 0/5

Acquire 0/5

Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small 2/5

Alhambra 0/5

Azul 5/5

Betrayal at House on the Hill 1/5

Bottom of the 9th 2/5

Bärenpark 3/5

Captain Sonar 1/5

Chinatown 2/5

Cosmic Encounter 1/5

Fresco 1/5

Galaxy Trucker 5/5

Imhotep 5/5

Medici 4/5

Pandemic Iberia 4/5

Photosynthesis 2/5

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective 1/5

Stone Age 5/5

Terraforming Mars 4/5

The Castles of Burgundy 5/5

The Cave 2/5

The Pursuit of Happiness 0/5

Twilight Struggle 2/5

Viticulture Essential Edition 5/5


August was a busy month due to vacations, weddings, honeymoons, and work travel. Two of our closest friends and stalwarts of our gaming group are also leaving the country to embark on a new, exciting adventure overseas so I expect our numbers to level out slightly.

We hosted a second board game event at work that was a rousing success. Kingdomino, No Thanks!, Azul, and Loonacy were some hits that I supplied. There was also a cutthroat Scrabble tournament and an introduction to Dungeons and Dragons that was an absolute blast. It was so interesting see my colleagues apply the critical thinking that we use for child welfare and juvenile justice reform to a dungeon crawler.

August was a big culling of the collection month. I was able to sell/trade some games that were not going to see the table anymore and I was also able to move a sizable amount a Warhammer 40k army I fell out of love with. On the flip side of this was that our shelf of shame has grown exponentially due to the trades. I was also able to find a few games that were on our list at local flea markets and garage sales. So while I paid pennies for them, they still take up space and I have a tick about games sitting unplayed.

I’m also having issues with tracking our plays. If we play Viticulture with the Rhine Valley expansion, do I log it under the base Viticulture or the expansion entry for Rhine Valley? Do I log it under both? That’s why I initially stopped posting each game we played each month as I realized it was a mess statistically. I’ll need to figure this out.

Author: Two off the Top

Just a guy that wants to talk about board games more than his significant other tolerates.

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