Wednesday, December 10, 2014

10x10 Gaming Challenge for 2015


We are closing in on the 10 games we are going to play 10 times or more during 2015.

1. Castles of Burgundy
2. Founding Fathers
3. Keyflower
4. Robinson Crusoe
5. Saint Petersburg
6. T'Zolkin
7. Terra Mystica
8. Nations
9. ??????
10. ???????

The 10th game is still in the air since I would like to try a few of my unplayed games before deciding on the final slot. Machi Koro could fill in for the 9th slot but I still think it might be too quick for the challenge.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Sick, Yet Again

So the plague has taken up residence in my house for what seem like over a month now. We have delt with a cold, tonsillitis, a sinus infection and bronchitis. We are all starting to get better but it has left zero time for games and painting, what I have been doing is thinking about project and doing a 10x10 challenge. SO I need to pick 10 games that I will play next year and play each game at least 10 times. Right now my list includes:

Robinson Crusoe: I want to do a narrative report for each game of this so that might slow things down.
Machi Koro: This will probably take 2 sessions so I might swap in another game or keep this for the flex room it gives.
T'Zolkin: A favorite of ours, so it shouldn't be too hard.
Key Flower: In the same boat(I see what you did there) as T'zolkin, but has a longer playing time so it might be harder since we often have conflicting schedules.

So I have 6 slots open and about 4 week to finalize the 10 games. The other goal on the boardgame side is to play all of my unplayed games, so that list is:

Wok Star
Imperial Settler
Fire in the Lake

On the miniature side I have my lizardmen to finish up and I would like to do another batch of them next year to fill out the army. The NMM gold will take a little bit of time on the large dinosaurs but I will just be adding large blocks of infantry in the second batch. The other fantasy army for next year will be the Wildland Alliance from Microworld Games, so I have a little bit of time before they are released to finish up my first batch of lizardmen. For 6mm sci-fi I will be picking up the Tzacol(aztec space frog) army when it releases next year.

I'm not sure if I will get a second sci-fi army this year or wait for next year and see if anything else comes along that catches my attention. I wouldn't mind Thousand Sons or Death Korps but I don't know if I could track enough down to make decent table presence. I also like the Sisterhood from Onslaught Miniatures, so I will probably hold off on the second choice until I have my first choice well under way. The last project definitely hitting the table next year will be WWII microarmor Italian Tanks, I will probably avoid infantry as much as possible and just field tanks, artillery and armored cars.