Category Archives: Sessions

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 26)

The more I write in this prelude, the less time there is to play games. Let’s go!

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 25)

… and this episode ticks us over to 200 new games for the year! With that groundwork laid, an observation on the latest design trend if I may: you know, I’ve never met a roll-and-write, or flip-and-write, or whatever incarnation … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 24)

My Essen theory is, if you have a great game, you want to release it at any time other than Essen so as to give it clear air and allow us to hear the bagpipes swell. If you have an … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 23)

We’re still in the middle of an unrelenting desire to explore Terraforming Mars which has seen it hit the table twice a week over the last month. Meanwhile a second Gloomhaven campaign has started, with different characters, to keep the … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 22)

It’s mostly disappointment city in this collection of new stuff, but that’s ok, the fun is in the exploring. One player’s trash is another’s treasure after all. In non-new gaming we’ve been on a Terraforming Mars kick the last few … Continue reading

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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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