Some monthly stats for May
Total games played: 61
Unique games played: 22
Total Gaming Time: 45:59
Total Set-up Time: 1:39
Average Game Length: 0:45
Games played more then twice this month (other then Magic):
Bucket King 6
New games this month (ranked in order of preference):
Merchants of Amsterdam
Gother Than Thou
New gamers this month (not ranked):
Game of the month: Merchants of Amsterdam
This game combines area control with auctioning, has multiple areas of competition (a la Queen's Gambit), is easy to learn and plays quickly. It's also a lot of fun. There is more strategy then luck - the cards that players auction, use, or discard are all fairly balanced (although the case may be made that the "add three resources of any type" is more powerful then the others).
Wow! May was a good month for gaming - I played more then twice as many games as April, and about 1.5x as many as usual months. I introduced my parents to Bohnanza and the Bucket King, and each time we went to visit them, both games were played at least once.