Jondi’s 2018 10×10 Picks

2017 was the first time I ever did a 10x10 and I learned a few things...the main thing is that a 10x10 (for me) is kind of an exercise in futility. Seriously. To be fair, I didn't make wise choices for my 10 games in 2017. They were all great games, and had I gotten all 10 plays in for would have been had in all 100 plays. But therein lies the problem. I chose games that were very difficult to get 10 plays in 10 times.

Jared’s 2018 10×10 Picks

Every year there are a few holdovers from previous years.  Generally these are games that I super like a whole lot and need to play more.  Sometimes they are also games that I failed to play 10 times the previous year.  Some of these games have the same write-ups as previous years as well.

Jondi’s 2017 10×10 Progress Chart

Jondi’s 2017 10×10 Board Game Challenge Progress   Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Complete! Above and Below ★ ★ London Dread ★ ★ Terraforming Mars ★ ★ ★ Clank! ★ ★ ★ Spurs: A Tale in the Old West ★ ★ Burger Up ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Scoville ★ Takenoko ★ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Police Precinct ★ ★ ★ The play # column contains a date with a link to the logged play on bgg.

11 Games to tell Cupid to take a Hike

Let’s face it, this time of the year we see so many lists of great two-player couples games. Love is in the air and all that jazz. But hey! Not everyone is all fired up for a visit from Cupid! There are plenty of single people out there who would just assume forget Valentines Day exists. There are plenty of couples out there who could care less about St. Valentine’s special day as well. Who needs to spend their entire paycheck on roses that will die in a few days or a box of chocolate that will be marked

Jondi’s 2017 10×10 Boardgame Challenge

Above and Below Designer Ryan Laukat Publisher Red Raven Games, Bard Centrum Gier, dV Giochi, Schwerkraft-Verlag Year Published 2015 # of Players 2-4 Playing Time 90 minutes Above and Below is an AMAZING game. The first time I played it I KNEW it would be be among my favorites! I love the storytelling aspect of the game, which helps each game feel unique and different! This is a perfect game for a 10×10 challenge!  London Dread Designer Asger Johansen Publisher Grey Fox Games Year Published 2016 # of Players 2-4 Playing Time 90 minutes  I bought this game

2017 Board Game Goals

My board game collection is out of control.  Specifically, the number of unplayed games is out of control.  So I’ve got a few goal lists for 2017.  Trying to cut down on the number of unplayed games meant going through and making a list of all the games I wanted to play this year.  Some games have been in my collection for years without getting play.  Some games have sat in my collection unplayed for so long that they’ve gone out of print, jumped in price, come back into print, dropped in price, and gone out of print

Hardcore 10×10 A hardcore 10×10 means I can’t change my mind and swap out games.  These better be games I love!  This will track my plays.  For the full write-up on the hardcore 10×10, see the article here.  I also have a timestamped Geeklist here. Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Complete! Pandemic ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Scoville ★ Alien Frontiers ★ ★ Cosmic Encounter Legends of Andor ★ ★ Formula D Flash Point: Fire Rescue ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Police Precinct ★ ★ ★ Camel Up ★ ★ ★