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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 14)

It’s been an infamously dastardly week in new-game territory. I’d like to blame it in on exploring the dregs of Essen 2018 but most of these come from before then, and it was actually one Essen game, Scorpius Freighter, that … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 13)

If a game is in the top 1000 in the BGG rankings, it’s a fair indication that it’s pretty good. It may not suit you exactly, but you know it’s going to be well designed with good components. The bar … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 12)

We recently had our 13th annual Contrail weekend, which consists of a dozen or so gaming buddies heading up to lodge at Wiseman’s Ferry. It’s called a resort, but that would be massively overstating the case. It’s simple but does … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 10)

[Ed Note – this was supposed to go out two weeks ago, but got lost in Draft-limbo somewhere along the way. So, now you get to read Part 10 after Part 11] One of the reasons I starting keeping stats … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 11)

It’s one of life’s great smacks: you’re either working to get the money to pay for new games so you don’t have enough time to play, or you’re not working and you’ve got all the time in the world to … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 9)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 9) Games I’ve played 5 or more times already in 2019 include: Gloomhaven Duel In The Dark (as featured last time) Hanabi Magic: The Gathering (my padawan wanted to test his decks; he learned … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2019 (Part 8)

I may have mentioned previously that I contract out to help manage elections on behalf of the various local electoral commissions. I’ve just completed one (state election) and, whilst still in health recovery for that, the federal election is about … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 7)

In the 20 years I’ve been tracking games and plays, these are the games I’ve played 100 times or more: 1 Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (685) 2 Hanabi (261) 3 Bluff (242) 4 Zirkus Flohcati (202) 5 … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 6)

When you look at the games you’ve played the most compared to those which you’ve spent the most time playing, you’d expect the list to be filled by your best fillers and shorter-length games. When you have a group who … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 5)

I keep a log of all my game plays in an Access database, and have done since I re-caught the gaming bug in 1999. Being able to *know* things rather than guess them (like how many times have I played … Continue reading

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