Thursday, January 01, 2015

Five & Dime 2014: No Matter What, It's Personal

Hey, campers... I may have stopped collecting the Five & Dime stats for everyone else - but I haven't stopped collecting my own!

Here's my own personal Five & Dime list (the games I've played 5+ and 10+ times in 2014).
  
Games with an asterisk [*] were on my Five & Dime list last year, games with two asterisks [**] have been on my list for the past two years, games with three asterisks [***] have been there for three years, games with four asterisks [****] have been there for 4 years... and games with five  asterisks [*****] have been there (wait for it) for the past 5 years!

Quarters
  • DC Comics Deck-Building Game 49
Dimes
  • Star Realms 21 
  • Summoner Wars 20 ***
  • Fast Food Franchise 15 **
  • Eminent Domain 14 **
  • Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) 13 *
  • Suburbia 12 **
  • Machi Koro 11
  • Race for the Galaxy 10 ****
Nickels
  • The City 9 ** 
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game 9
  • Memoir '44 9
  • Wiz-War (eighth edition) 9
  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles 8
  • Rampage/Terror in Meeple City 8
  • Can't Stop 7 *
  • Web of Power/China 7
  • Eminent Domain: Microcosm (playtesting) 7
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Deck-Building Game 7
  • Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men 7
  • Quantum 7
  • Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age 7 *****
  • Ticket to Ride 7
  • Tiny Epic Kingdoms 7
  • Bounce It-In Game 6
  • Gelini Nightlife 6
  • Numeri 6
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse 6 **
  • Smash Up 6 *
  • Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game 6 *
  • The Battle at Kemble's Cascade 5
  • Au Backe/By Golly! 5
  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig 5
  • Clash of Cultures 5
  • Hop Hop Hooray! 5
  • King of Tokyo 5 *
  • Quarriors! 5 **
  • Qwirkle 5
  • Rogue Agent 5
  • Tier auf Tier: Jetzt geht's rund! 5
  • Völuspá 5

6 comments:

Matt Sears said...

I have a Fast Food Franchise that never gets played. Maybe I need to give it another go. It just always seemed a bit long and roll-and-move-y. Maybe I'm missing something.

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

Matt:

If you decide to get rid of it, please let me know. I have friends who would love to find a copy.

Chris Comeaux said...

I'm one of those friends that would love a copy of FFF!

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

And Chris isn't even the friend I was thinking of...!

I think FFF could be Kickstarted in a deluxe edition & do quite well.

Matt Sears said...

Well, I realize I'm asking you to go against you're own self interests, but do have any tips to making this successful during the next family game night?

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

Matt:

1. encourage players to play less conservative - conservative play does not usually work well AND makes the game longer

2. remind folks that they can expand every time someone lands on their markets

3. read the strategy tips Tom includes in the rule sheets

4. have someone who can do the math on the fly (I spend the later half of the game reminding folks of how much their sell-off value they have)