Monday, January 01, 2018

It's Still Personal: My Five & Dime Game Lists for 2017

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 played 5+ and 10+ times in 2017).

As always, I include only face-to-face games and games played with human opponents over apps/online.

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, games with a plus [+] have been there 5 years, games with a plus and an asterisk [+*] have been there 6 years... and games with a plus and an asterisk [+**] have been there (wait for it) for the past 7 years!

Quarters
  • Jump Drive 40
  • Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure 32
  • DC Comics Deck-Building Game (includes Teen Titans & Forever Evil): 26 ***
  • Port Royal 20


Dimes
  • Star Realms 17 ***
  • Runebound (3rd edition) 14
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse 14 +
  • DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Rivals - Batman vs The Joker 13 *
  • The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game 13
  • 7 Wonders Duel 12 *
  • 7 Wonders 11 **
  • Android Netrunner 10
  • Hotshots 10
  • Pandemic: The Cure 10


Nickels
  • Adrenaline 9
  • Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters 9
  • Sushi Go Party! 8
  • Mole Rats in Space 8
  • Space Cadets: Away Missions 8
  • Flamme Rouge 8
  • Trains 8
  • Fabled Fruit 7 
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle 7
  • Skip-Bo 7 *
  • Bang! The Dice Game 6
  • Clank! In! Space! 6
  • Family Business 6
  • Habitats 6
  • New York Slice 6
  • Armageddon 5
  • Zirkus Flohcati 5
  • Codenames 5 *
  • Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2nd edition) 5 *
  • Pandemic Legacy (Season Two) 5
  • Galaxy Trucker 5
  • Fast Forward: Fear 5
  • Race for the Galaxy 5 +**
  • Roll for the Galaxy 5 *
  • Summoner Wars 5 +*
  • Ticket to Ride 5

Just Missed (with 4 plays)

A caret [^] denotes that they were on the Five & Dime list last year... and a pound sign [#] marks games I'm pretty sure will return in 2018.
  • 51st State: Master Set
  • Chariot Race
  • Colony ^ #
  • DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations #
  • Fast Food Franchise #
  • Favor of the Pharaoh ^ #
  • Fields of Green
  • Hop Hop Hooray!
  • Karuba #
  • Liar's Dice
  • Numeri
  • Quantum
  • Quarriors! ^
  • Rhino Hero: Super Battle #
  • Snow Tails ^
  • Smash Up
  • The Pursuit of Happiness ^ #

After All These Years

These are game that fell off the list... after years of repeated play. I felt compelled to say a few words at their passing.
  • The City ****
    • Mostly replaced by Jump Drive... but it still comes out every once in a while.
  • Fast Food Franchise ****
    • Missed making the list by one play - it'll be back.
  • Machi Koro **
    • The bloom is finally off the rose on this one. I need to strip it back to the base box - the expansions have more variety but make it less fun to play.
  • Catan *
    • It is a fight every year now to get this to the table - I still love the game, but there are a couple of folks in my gaming group who detest it and my oldest son won't touch it with a ten foot pole. Sigh.
  • Pandemic Legacy (Season One) *
    • We finished Season One - so no surprise this disappeared.
  • GUBS: A Game of Wit & Luck *
    • My youngest son still loves this game - it could make a return as it's a good 15-20 luckfest he will play before calling it a night.
  • Can't Stop **
    • This will come back... it always does. 

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