November Play Statistics

Total Plays: 58

Different Games Played: 31

Two-Player plays: 29

Three-Player plays: 20

Four-Player plays: 8

Five-Player plays: 1


Days: 18 different days

Most Plays in One Day: 7 (twice)

Different Players: 10

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 (52%):

1960: The Making of the President 0/5

Acquire 0/5

Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small 3/5

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 2/5

Stone Age 5/5

Terraforming Mars 5/5

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

PAX Unplugged was this month and resulted in a lot of different games being played. I tried to record everything that we played but it wasn’t perfect as we split up on bounced from quick game to quick game or only played a few rounds of games. PAX though was great and you can read my thoughts on the games we played and the convention itself.

The clear cut favorite of November was Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition. It was everything that Betrayal at House on the Hill was not. We played three of the scenarios and while one was much too long, we absolutely loved the game and everything it offered.

The dud of the month was My Little Scythe. It was just too simplistic for me as a strategy game. I’m currently in the process of taking a much deeper look at the game that will be posted soon. I think it would be great for young children but I went in with the impression that it would be a nice introduction to the Scythe system and I was mistaken. It was incredibly well produced though (which is a Stonemaier trademark).

I don’t think the 10×10 or 25×5 challenges are going to be completed by the end of the year. Going into the new year, the introduction of a child into my life will greatly alter the amount of games that are played. Since games are such a integral aspect of our lives, there will be new challenges for 2019. I’m thinking of three 5×5 Challenges that feature a bracket for light games, middleweight games, and heavier games. There will also be some inclusion of the Shelf of Shame and playing everything at a minimum of once.

December will either see a lot of games be played due to downtime or little to no games being played due to holiday plans. No way to know until it happens!

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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