I have a lot of games. A lot of games that are on my shelves, or on my table being played, that I have told myself that I want to review at some point. For one reason or another, this doesn’t always happen. My goal here on The Opinionated Gamers is that I want to get about one review out per week, but I’d like to write about more games. So I’m taking a page out of Patrick Brennan’s playbook, and we’re going to start writing about games in threes, in snapshot form. This should be a good way for readers to get to know me and my gaming tastes a bit better, and also another way for me to talk about games that I maybe don’t really want to dedicate two thousand words to. Welcome to Three Games.
I think I missed a month or two in here, I’ll have to go back and look. That’s pretty fitting for 2020 though as I feel as if we all missed a lot of things thanks to the Pandemic. But with November over, changes hopefully happening here in the States in the coming month and a vaccine being rolled out, ever so slowly, things have to start to feel like they are going back to normal, right? November was skipped by me due to the fact that we just didn’t play anything new that I felt like talking about. Only fifteen total plays in November of eleven different games. Variety, yes, but just not much quantity. One of those games though, Calico, turned out to be one of my favorites of the year, and that review should be out next week. December was a bit better, my youngest daughter and I played a lot of Sugar Blast and online gaming kept me afloat otherwise. We started our My City campaign with the first three episodes and didn’t get to the next three until just a couple days ago. Thirty four plays of seventeen different games and for the first time in ages, I had more plays online than I did at a table. Holidays seem to suck the life out of gaming around here. But enough of that, let’s talk about Three Games!