2016 10 x 10 Challenge

So a new year has started and I guess it means it’s time for resolutions and all that. Those don’t really work for me bar the one I made last year about starting this blog. So I figure that I should do something this year too. Something gaming related…

I’ve signed up for the BGG 2016 Challenge: Play 10 games 10 time each.

Goal of the Challenge:
As a counterpoint to the Cult of the New, this challenge encourages people to play each game several times to explore and experience them in depth. There is no rush to find the optimum strategy on your first play, or read all of the cards beforehand. Instead, each play reveals something more and something different, you get to try various strategies, and everyone’s strategies evolve with their understanding and learning of the game. If you are tired of constantly learning new rules when running after the latest hotness, never really learning various strategies to any game, and needing to relearn the rules of old games because it’s been too long since they were played, this is the challenge for you.”

That’s the goal on the site, but I’ve added one of my own. I’m not going to buy any new games or expansions until I’ve finished playing all 100 games. It’s actually going to be more than 100 games though. I’m not making a list of games that I’m going to play, I’m just going to play. I’ll be logging all of my games on the BGG app, so I can keep track and see when I’m done.

So far I’ve already hit the 10 plays mark for Mice & Mystics but we’re not even halfway through the campaign! Yes, we lost, a lot. It was my fault, I read something incorrectly in the rules and it made the game much tougher than it should have been. We have the hang of it now so hopefully we can get the campaign finished before I need to go back to work 🙂

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