Top 10 Experiences of 2019

2019 was a pretty good year, all things considered. Played some good games, saw some good media, had some great times with family and friends. Here’s my top 10 highlights in chronological order. Only new experiences in my list, so only the first season of shows, and the first plays of a game were eligible.

10. January – Betrayal Legacy

My Legacy Game Group had its 12 month anniversary in January. It was a solid year of fun gaming, with people who answered my post on a Facebook page. We wrapped up Betrayal Legacy in January, read more

My Top 10 Games of 2019

When thinking about a formula for my top 10 games of 2019, I knew it had to take into account both hours played and times played. In 2019 I played Sagrada 13 times for a total of 6 hours, and I played Terraforming Mars 4 times, for a total of 10 hours. It seems like simply adding the 2 numbers together would be a fair way to even out those two variables.

I then thought about adding in dollars spent on the game. But I couldn’t work out whether it should be an addition to the score, or a negative. read more

2019 Achievements & 2020 Goals

2019 – a Good Year for Gaming

2019 Stats Overview

I set myself 3 goals at the beginning of the year. The first was to play 365 games, to average more than 1 a day. I ended with 402, plays, and over 249 hours of non stop gaming, totaling about a week and a half of 2019 at the board game table. 117 of those were lunch time games at work, which turned out to be super important for my play time for the year.

The second goal was to complete a 10×10, which I also did fairly comfortably. Only 2 Legacy games ended up on the list, as my Legacy read more

Wingtip – 2nd Draft PnP

Continued from Wingtip – Bird Card & Rule Adjustments

The second draft of the Print and Play is now available.

Cards Side A
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Cards Side B
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Scorepad
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The rules have not been updated as yet. The only real change, is that the first time you draw a new read more

Wingtip – Bird Card & Rule Adjustments

Continued from Wingtip – Player Board Adjustments

There are fewer suggestions for adjustments for the rest of the game.

Bird Card 5A take 2

People find the Bird cards themselves to be fairly clear. The first main adjustment was to simplify the text for drawing another Bird. The mechanic is explained in the Rules, so those 3 lines have been replaced with 2 words and an Icon.

The second adjustment was to do with the layout. It makes more sense to reroll a die on a 1 or a 6. It was suggested the Bonus space be moved read more