5 & 10 List, YiR
- Games that I played 10 or more times in 2005:
Chicken Cha Cha Cha
Disney Magic Kingdom Game (ugh!)
Games that I played 5 - 9 times:
Glory to Rome
Mole in the Hole
Walk the Dogs
Just missing the cut at 4 plays:
Shadows Over Camelot
Year in Review:
I played 201 unique games, 84 of which were new to me, a total of 552
times. I played games on 197 different days. Although the unique
game total is slightly up from last year (186), the other numbers are
down (91 new games, 646 total games, 218 game dates in 2004). I am
not overly concerned, as I still have a strong craving to play games.
Yet I had hoped that my total plays would have tracked a little
Of the 201 unique titles, 101 were played a total of one time each.
Is this typical?
There are 102 game titles I played in 2004 that I did not play in
2005. The most glaring omissions are Ticket to Ride (13 plays in
2004, 0 playes in 2005) and Die Sieben Siegel (11 in 2004, 0 in 2005).
I enjoy both of these games, so it must be that these were overlooked
in favor of shiny new games. I'll have to make sure these titles make
it to the table real soon. Other omissions that I'm sad to admit
include: Call My Bluff, Die Fugger, El Grande, Expedition, For Sale,
HeroScape (how could I have missed this -- my sons always seem to have
it set up...), KK&K, Magna Grecia, Memoir'44, Tahuantinsuyu (missed it
]this[ much when two others joined us after the rules explanation),
Traders of Genoa, and Viking Fury.
There are 61 games that I've previously played that didn't see the
light of day in either 2004 or 2005! The ones I miss most include:
Carcassonne, E&T, Medina, Seafarers of Catan (once a lunchtime
staple), and Sunda to Sahul.
I think that 2006 will be the year to revisit old friends.
Best Wishes for a fun-filled New Year!!
Eastern MA Gaming
"When playing a game the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is
important, not the winning."
- Reiner Knizia
- Phil Alberg wrote:
> Of the 201 unique titles, 101 were played a total of one time each.Here's how I stacked up in that regard: Single plays on 91 titles, and
> Is this typical?
multiple plays on 118 titles. So roughly half-and-half like you with
lots of amazing titles falling on the single play list: Age of Steam,
San Juan, El Grande, Breaking Away, Wizard, Medici (played on Dec. 30),
and many more along with dogs like Wise and Otherwise, Killer Bunnies,
and Moby Pick. (I can't believe you played that game more than once!)
I'm not sure whether that's typical, but other stats make it seem
likely. Look at the record of "total plays" for nearly any game on the
Geek and you'll see that on average half of the people who have played
the game have played it only once:
*On Big Boss -- a game I'm looking to buy since I can no longer play
Mark's copy -- 34 people have recorded playing it, with 21 listing only
*Expedition has been played by 113 people, with 67 of them playing only
*Die Fugger has been played by 148 people, with 81 playing only once.
*Magna Grecia: 139 players, 88 one-time players.
Geek users are not the sum of all players, but the numbers are still
interesting to consider. The totals skew more towards multi-time players
on more popular games, but even on Puerto Rico, 1088 users have recorded
playing the game more than once, while 551 have played it only once -- a
> <snip> Other omissions that I'm sad to admitThat's right -- Magna Grecia is yet another game I must buy for myself
> include: Call My Bluff, Die Fugger, El Grande, Expedition, For Sale,
> HeroScape (how could I have missed this -- my sons always seem to have
> it set up...), KK&K, Magna Grecia, Memoir'44, Tahuantinsuyu (missed it
> ]this[ much when two others joined us after the rules explanation),
> Traders of Genoa, and Viking Fury.
now that I'm several hours away from the GSG copy (aka yours).
W. Eric Martin - TwoWriters.net
"And neither mathematics nor death ever makes a mistake." - Yevgeny Zamyatin