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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 4)

A few more game nights, a few more snapshots. With a year under our belt, let’s take a brief look at the highs and lows of 2017. I’ve now played 63 titles from 2017. Of those, I rate eight of … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2019 (Part 2)

We’re well into our Essen Review weekend now, where there are no clocks in the room nor windows to the outside world, only windows into our souls. And our souls here are saying if you want to consistently play good … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 1)

This year [2018] I played 721 games in 311 titles, 187 of which were new to me (beating my previous record of 150). Slightly over 60%. The big hitters were:Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (55)Gloomhaven (35)Mystic Vale (33) … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 19)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 19) {Editor’s note – we are sticking with the new numbering system which we finally started to use in November – Next year, we’ll do it right and start with 2019, Part 1.} Now that I’ve finished managing my most recent election, it’s back to real life. Meaning games! These actually managed to get done in the odd spare times between bouts of democracy wielding, … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 18)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 18) Have I mentioned recently how much love Gloomhaven generates around here. It’s still going strong. Replay on Pulsar 2849 has confirmed my liking, and my Thursday night crew have declared it the best … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2018 (Part 16)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2018 (Part 16) (Let’s move to a new naming convention for this ongoing series so we can move articles around the calendar without hassling about title changes. World-changing, I know.) We happened to pull out … Continue reading

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