May Top 10
- While I know everyone is eagerly awaiting Craig's monthly report,
here's mine. May was a very slow month for me in terms of games.
Only 33 games total. June is already off to a good start though.
Didn't play it a lot, but it was well received by my in-laws,
including my mother-in-law who was quite good once she learned to
"fillip" and not to "flick".
#9: Flinke Pinke
I don't get to play this nearly enough, so almost any month that I get
to play this is a good one.
The first time I played this, I wasn't that impressed, but on
consecutive plays I find it a fun and entertaining silly race game.
Invariably, it seems someone blows up. The way you can choose the
game length (how far from the table edge you start) is cute too.
#7: Schnappchen Jagd
My favorite trick taking game, and I got crushed, but it's still a
great game. My favorite of Uwe Rosenberg's impressive resume.
#6: Industrial Waste
I'm saddened this did not make the SdJ list, since I enjoy it a great
deal and while I've heard some gamers dislike it, it seems to be very
well received among non-gamers and occasional gamers.
#5: Kniffel Duell
Yahtzee Tug-of-War. Apparently this is a reissue of a previous game.
It's pretty much Yahtzee, but each player is competing directly
against their opponent in each "category" instead of the more
multi-player solitaire aspect of traditional Yahtzee. Fun and quick.
This simple and beautiful dexterity game about building a tree is a
lot more fun if you play it on the "impossibly hard" setting.
This is another one I don't get to play enough. I played it with 3
for the first time since I first got the game (2 years ago) and was
pleasantly surprised. Not overdoing it with players (6 is too many)
and using hidden scoring really makes this game shine.
Despite a moderate amount of practice, I really don't have more than
about 2 shots. Oh well, I'll have to keep practicing.
#1: Puerto Rico
I like this game more each time I play it.
- Matthew Gray writes:
> #8: D'rafThat someone is me. In fact, the only time I hadn't blown up my poor
> The first time I played this, I wasn't that impressed, but on
> consecutive plays I find it a fun and entertaining silly race game.
> Invariably, it seems someone blows up.
car was during the first unimpressive game that you played.
> > #8: D'rafHm, I didn't remember if it was you (again) or Greg in the most recent
> > The first time I played this, I wasn't that impressed, but on
> > consecutive plays I find it a fun and entertaining silly race game.
> > Invariably, it seems someone blows up.
> That someone is me. In fact, the only time I hadn't blown up my poor
> car was during the first unimpressive game that you played.
The real question is, given your explosive history, did you still