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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 20)

The H-index in academia is used to give an indication of the productivity and impact an author has had in their field. By way of example, if their 30 most cited papers have each been cited 30+ times say, their … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 19)

One the stats I like is how many games I play multiple times each year over the last 5 years. You could call them go-to games. To me it’s a sign of quality and longevity, even if it weights towards … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 18)

As at the end of July, I’ve rated (and commented on) 389 of the top 500 BGG games and 700 of the top 1000.  If we ignore all the puzzle games and the multiple editions that clog up the rankings … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 17)

I started keeping game stats back way back in 1999 and part of that stat-keeping is allocating an average time for each play of a game. When multiplied by the number of times played, it provides the total time I’ve … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 16)

In non-new gaming, Keyforge has received a ton of play over the recent school holidays, in the form of a tennis-style tournament to find our best deck and consequent other games to determine deck rankings. It’s a fun little meta-game … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 15)

We recently conducted our Sydney-wide no-shipping mass auction, resulting in lots of new games falling into local gamers’ hands and a wealth of new games to be played. Over a 1000 games were simultaneously auctioned off or traded away (we … Continue reading

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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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