I managed to play 100 games in 2017. That’s a record for me, I think. Some were new to me (58 of them) while others were old favourites.
Seven of my Top 10 games played were actually new to me, so they couldn’t have appeared on my list last year.
When I was going through the 100 games, I marked off the games that I felt might make my Top 10 and then checked to see how many I had chosen. Turns out that I had chosen 16. From that, I formed my Top 10, but that leaves 6 really cool games that could conceivably have made the Top 10 but didn’t quite do so.
So why not tell you what those are?
Hell, I need content, so why not?
Here they are, the Top 11-16 games I played last year, in no particular order.
August was the month of the Dragonflight convention (38th edition, see you there on the 39th maybe?) so it’s to be expected that I would get some new games in.
But surprisingly, not as many as I expected. I did get a couple of new ones in there, but we played a lot of the old mainstays, which is also never a bad thing. Still, three of my six new games were played there, and I also played for a second time one of my August new ones.
I always like a good mix, and August was definitely one of those (though there would be one more new game in there if it hadn’t been aborted on Turn 3 for reasons).
So why don’t I stop blathering and let us get to the good stuff?
I’ve heard a lot of good things about this game, but for some reason I’ve just never been able to pull the trigger when I’m shopping for games. I’m not sure why it is, because I am definitely interested in playing it.
The artwork on the cards looks gorgeous and the game is apparently fun to play.
The mobile game will be previewed this weekend at Denver Comic Con and will be released on both iOS and Android later this Summer.
One bit of news came out while I was gone last week that got me a little excited.
Yesterday’s “New to Me – May 2017” post included my play of Jorvik, a viking game about settling northern England.
There seems to be a bunch of Viking games coming out over the last couple of years, some more enticing than others to me (or one that looks interesting but a friend of mine is already buying it so I’m not going to bother).
One that looked kind of interesting, but I discovered that it really wasn’t widely available around these parts (and not in English, apparently), was Raiders of the North Sea, a worker placement game where you are collecting resources and building up your crews so you can raid villages to get treasure and more resources.
The surprising news came out that Renegade Game Studios is going to be publishingRaiders of the North Sea in English for the first time.
Also according to Dice Tower News, both English-language expansions will be coming out as well.
This game has been nominated for the Kennerspiel des Jahres (German expert game of the year) for 2017, which is certainly noteworthy.
According to Renegade, the game itself will be available sometime this Summer with the expansions coming in the Fall.