New to Me – June 2018

June was a slow month for new games, which I know is seriously disappointing to my fellow cult members.

Hey, we all have slow months! Besides, I was busy setting up the Cult of the New to Me fundraiser so wasn’t able to find the time for more.

We raised 50 cents!

Sure, that was when I searched my couch for lost change, but what can you do? It’s not my fault that I gave the print shop the wrong date for the flyers.

Anyway, even with only four games, it was quite the eclectic scattering of new games on my list this month. Sadly, it only had one real stand out, though the jury is still out on at least a couple more.

So, without further adieu (all of my adieu was stolen by a Dwarf who got pissed off at me for not getting his drink to him on time), let’s go!

Cavern Tavern (2016 – Final Frontier Games) – 1 play

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New to Me – May 2018

Sorry for the super-long delay in posting here at Dude Central (not counting yesterday’s repost).

I had a mission, should I have chosen to accept it, that I had to take care of.

Yes, you are looking at Tom Cruise, why do you ask?

Ethan

Anyway, I’m back now and hoping to keep up the blogging goodness that you all (well, my one reader anyway) are expecting.

And why not start again with this month’s “New to Me games” post?

It was a pretty lean month for games (I was away saving the world, you know) (Editor: Ssshhhh!!!! That was classified!). But I did manage to get four new games in, and three of them were pretty good!

First, though, we are recruiting new Cult of the New to Me members. We especially need somebody to be treasurer because…well, let’s just say that the books are pretty much the opposite of balanced.

But that’s not important right now.

So without further adieu (all the adieu went up in a fiery explosion in the jungles of Brazil anyway), let’s get started!

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New to Me – April 2018

April was an interesting month for the Cult of the New to Me.

First, we had our new member initiation, but nobody came (oops!). (Editor: Doesn’t help that you gave them the wrong date)

Then I took a look at the new to me games this month and found quite the eclectic collection.

There is some Uwe Rosenberg love in here, a couple of small card games, a new expansion for a great game that I haven’t played in a while, and only three of the seven games were published in 2017 or 2018.

That’s true to the new motto of the Cult: “It doesn’t have to be new to be new to me.”

(I’m selling T-Shirts with that, don’t all come to the counter at once, though)

Anyway, without further adieu (Odin ate all the adieu anyway, greedy bastard), let’s get going!

A Feast for Odin (2016 – ZMan Games) – 1 play

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Designer: Uwe Rosenberg

Artist: Dennis Lohausen

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New to Me – March 2018

I’m tired.

It’s been a busy month of playing new games! So I’ve definitely enjoyed it.

But I’m tired.

If I hadn’t been writing this post as I played the games, I’m not sure if it would have come out. This is a long one.

It totals 12 new games. My month of March itself consisted of 21 games played a total of 24 times.

Woo!

So, without further adieu (I lost all of my adieu in a card game that I was too embarrassed to put on my play list), let’s begin.

Raiders of the North Sea (2015 – Renegade Games Studio, Garphil Games) – 2 plays (owned)

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Designer: Shem Phillips

Artist: Mihajlo Dimitrievski

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New to Me – February 2018

After the rather dead January for New to Me games, February really picked up. So much so that my last game session I had to try and play some previously-played games just so that I didn’t overload myself (this writing stuff is hard!). That resulted in a fun game of Terraforming Mars, so it was a win-win that day.

But you’re not here to hear me wax poetic about that brilliant game, are you?

(You aren’t, are you? If so, please tell me so I can start writing about it).

No, you’re here to see what new games that I played in February so you can all drown in your dark pool of jealousy.

So before I start writing in Middle English, let’s get started!

Clans of Caledonia (2017 – Karma Games) – 1 Play

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Designer: Juma Al-Joujou

Artist: Klemens Franz

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New to Me – January 2018

It was actually a pretty light month for new to me games. Between being sick and missing two game days/nights and then actually playing a few games multiple times, the new experiences were few and far between.

In fact, I only have two new games, though I finished the month on Sunday with a new expansion for an awesome game.

Because I was so “Cult of the New” last month, this month I went old (and one of them was really old!). My only 2017 experience was actually the expansion.

So, without further adieu, here we go!

The Pursuit of Happiness (2015 – Stronghold Games/Artipia Games) – 2 plays (owned)

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Designers: Adrian Abela, David Chircop

Artist: Panayiotis Lyris

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New to Me – December 2017

Posting this in between the two posts for top games played in 2017 because, well, reasons that will become apparent when the 2nd post comes out later this week.

It was a lean month for “new to me” games in December, but it was fuller than I expected it to be. I missed two Sunday game days, but had a couple of unexpected week day game nights to make up for it.

In a delightful coincidence, every new game I played in December was actually published in 2017, which gives me a tinge of “Cult of the New” as well!

Just don’t tell anybody, please. I don’t want to besmirch my reputation.

Here we go!

Clank! In! Space! (2017 – Renegade Games) – 1 Play (owned)

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Designer: Paul Dennan

Artist: N/A

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