With an ever expanding collection, it’s sometimes hard for me to get some games to the table more than a handfull of times. Over on Boardgamegeek a lot of people are having this same issue apparently, as for several years people are doing a so called “10 x 10 challenge”. This basically means they challenge themselves to play ten different games, ten times each.
I think this is a good initiative, so this year I would like to join in on the fun! I started thinking about games I really wanted to play ten times this year and started making a list. At first, the list contained a lot of really long and heavy games, but somehow this didn’t really felt achievable to me. That’s why I started on adding some diversity to the games for my list. This year, I’ve chosen the following games:
- Isle of skye: A quick game with a lot of replayability and some interesting choices. I don’t own it myself though, so I’ll probably purchase it.
- Arcadia Quest: I really want to complete the beyond the grave campaign at least once before Inferno arrives. I also plan on painting my set, but that’s a different story all together…..
- Codenames: A secret santa gift from this year. I’ve heard great things so I think this one will be an easy one to achieve. (might up the number along the way).
- Viticulture: I love this game so much! One of the most elegant designs out there. I’m sure I’ll find people to help me with completing this one, as it’s pretty popular at our games club.
- Broom service: This one is a bit more approachable. I hope to play this game with non-gamers. Somehow I always have a good time while playing this pretty light (but mean) game.
- Stronghold (2e): I did a lot of demo’s for this game at Essen last year. I love to explore it a bit more and get some plays in with some of my go-to 2 player buddies.
- Russian railroads: I hope this doesn’t make me sound like a snob, but we use this often as a warm-up on heavy euro nights. A lot of replayability, especially with the german railroads expansion.
- Mombasa: One of the surprises from last year. Not sure about the replayability though, but I have good faith.
- The voyages of Marco polo: Nice middle weight, but quick to play euro game. The random set-up and the different player powers make this game (almost) infinitely replayable. Especially if you add the mini expansion.
- Battlelore (2e): My favorite command and colors game. A lot of people in my gaming group own this and I really want to play it more. We’re scheduling a tournament soon, so I hope to get a lot of plays in then.
I plan on evaluating my progress after every month, so expect an update on this post next month. I keep track of this challenge in a simple graph, just so I have something visual next to the plays I log on BGG.
Tell me what you think about my list, will I make it? Maybe you want to join in and comment with your own lists.
See you around next time,