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

Top 10 Games – September 2019

Jamey Stegmaier recently posted his Top 10 list which he updates every 6 months. His most recent list was populated by https://rankingengine.pubmeeple.com/, which grabs the information from Board Game Geek and asks a series of preference questions. Would you rather play A or B? Would you rather play A or C? It seemed like an interesting experiment, so I thought I would give it a go.

I only have 46 games listed in my Board Game Geek profile, and this translated to over 140 preference questions. read more

Top 10 Games of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, everyone is posting their top games of the year. But personally, I’ve always had trouble finding a good way of quantifying what makes one game better than another, when they have different themes, mechanics, play times & player counts. How should I compare Ticket to Ride to Exit: The Abaondoned Cabin to decide which game I think is better?

So I’m going to list my Top 10 most played games, as that seems a fair indication of what my favourites are. Actually, read more