Nickel gaming

There's been a bit of a swell in readership of my blog lately (hello everyone!); for those of you new to the blog I track a few different things in this blog related to my gaming hobby. Mostly this is my painting progress, keeping me honest and driving me to get more done. Some of it is spun off of a few different blogs I used to maintain on However one of my more recent projects has been inspired by my British co-conspirator, Mr G, who has recently started blogging an effort to get every game he owns played at least 5 times. This is no mean feat and in my case is exacerbated by a lot of game plays from my early gaming career that were never logged. I have decided that I am going to pretend for the purposes of this effort that no unlogged play counts.

I rebooted the list after GenCon as a few things had gotten a little out of sync but the current status is:

Roll for the Galaxy (2014)50
Jamaica (2007)41
Dystopian Wars (2010)(w)41
Creationary (2009)(q)41
Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game (2011)41
Ruse (2014)(q)41
Kingdom Builder: Big Box (2014)41
Necromunda (1995)(w)32
Zombies!!! (2001)32
Three-Dragon Ante (2005)(q)32
Formula D (2008)32
Catacombs (2010)32
Lift it! (2012)(q)32
Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails (2016)32
Mystic Vale (2016)32
UNO (1971)(q)23
Descent: Journeys in the Dark(2005)23
The Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck and Card Game (1997)(q)23
Wits & Wagers (2005)(q)23
Go (-2200)23
Star Trek: Fleet Captains (2011)(w)23
Foundation (2012)(q)23
Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages (2011)(q)23
Spyfall (2014)23
Ice Cool (2016)(q)23
Munchkin Quest (2008)14
Dominoes (1500)(q)14
All Things Zombie (2005)(w)14
Hybrid (2003)(w)14
Minotaurus (2009)14
Firestorm Armada (2009)(w)14
Hatch: the Dragonology Card Game (2006)(q)14
Clue: The Simpsons (2002)14
DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game (2012)(w)14
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game (2012)(w)14
Say Bye to the Villains (2012)(q)14
RR (2010)(q)14
Monopoly: Star Wars Limited Collector's Edition (1996)05
SuperSystem (2000)(w)05
SuperSystem (second edition)(2006)(w)05
Project: Death Race (2009)(w)05
Thud (2002)05
Shogi (1000)05
Tarot (1430)(q)05
Harry Potter Hogwarts (2010)05
Discworld: Ankh-Morpork (2011)05
HeroQuest (1989)(w)05
Escape from Atlantis (1986)05
Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game (2015)05
London Dread (2016)05
Guildhall Fantasy: Fellowship (2016)(q)05
Eight Epics (2015)(q)05

As you can see, Roll for the Galaxy is knocked off the list, and a few others have made some movement. The list has two major groups - the major one is wargame style games (marked (w)), it is really tough for me to get a lot of these to the table simply because I don't have many folks that are willing to give them a go, and I am seldom in the mood to play them, the other is short games (marked (q)), often two player, that for one reason or another (usually lack of knowledge of the rules) get passed over in favor of other games.

So these are the two main areas I need to push myself to address.