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“Mod pls ban”

When I announced to my local gaming group on Facebook that I had decided to do another 100 x 1 challenge with new-to-me games, they threatened to ban me. It’s almost like they didn’t enjoy helping me pad out my list with short games of dubious quality!  (See SutakkuLord of the Rings: Journey to MordorHappy Salmon – which is a high quality game tyvm, Joking HazardDeer in the HeadlightsDiscount Salmon…)

Honestly I didn’t mind the crappy games. Playing stupid games with people you like is better than playing good games with no friends, and I always want more laughter in my life, even if we’re only laughing to alleviate the pain!

I’m also going to help that challenge along by including my list of plays each of the games in my collection. If I don’t play it by the end of 2018, it’s out of the collection (unless I have a really good reason, like the Queen of England herself gave it to me, or it’s Monopoly and who doesn’t own Monopoly?)

If nothing else this will be a good test of who my real friends are!

We interrupt this program…

Tuesdays are generally light on gaming for me, so I thought this would be a good chance to share a few additional links.

100 Play Challenge – Mysterium

As I mentioned before, I am challenging myself to play Mysterium 100 times. No timeline, although I’d certainly like this challenge to not go on for so long that I lose interest.

“That’s crazy, April-Lyn! Why would you do that??”

Because I’m a bit sadistic, I suppose. And also because I’m looking forward to the deeper understanding and appreciation for the game that I should get from playing a game that intensely. Also should be a good way to see who are the real friends who stick by me even when they’re sick of my predictable game choices!

Here’s the link the blog I’m keeping to record all my play details and thoughts as I delve deeper and deeper into the madness of this challenge: 100 Play Challenge – Mysterium

Board Game Geek Top 10 Games Challenge

This is a personal challenge I made with myself, to play all the games in BGG’s top ten by the end of 2016. More specifically, to play the ones I hadn’t already played, as I was at least half way through the list at the beginning of the year. As games move in to the top ten, I’ve been adding those at my discretion depending on how interested I am in playing them. Star Wars Imperial Assault has never made the cut for me, and fortunately for me it has been bumped out of the top ten! The #1 game from that list that I want to play is Twilight Struggle, because it’s in a category of games I have zero experience with. Also because it has such an opinionated and stubborn fanbase, I’m curious to see what the fuss is all about.

The geeklist for that challenge is here: Top Ten Games Challenge 2016

Other Games I Want to Play

I keep a geeklist of all the games that people recommend to me or that strike my fancy for some other reason. Recently I decided to not remove the games from the geeklist once I’ve played them, but instead add a comment with my initial thoughts and the dates I finally played them.

I need to find a better way of tracking this but for now you can check out the geeklist here: Games I Want to Learn. And I always welcome game suggestions!