This past Sunday was the last Game Day of the year. As my few frequent readers know, there are about a dozen of us that meet once a month to play a variety of games. This time, we played the games that we played in 2013, but that had not made it to the table in 2014. As a group, we played Acquire, Wasabi, Modern Art, and China. All of these are great games that we had somehow missed.
So now that the last weekend is done, we can start tallying the numbers for the year. Over the course of 2014, we played 28 different titles. That is the largest number of titles we have ever played. Of course, this is partly due to the fact that we have a larger number of attendees than we did in the past. And 2012 was a bizarre year anyway. That year, we may have only had about half of the sessions we normally do. This year we only missed one session.
Interestingly enough, only seven of those were games were brand new to the group. This is actually lower then any of the past two or three years. (If you go back too far, my bookkeeping is a little sketchy.) This is partly due to a new tradition I started this year. Ending the year with a session built around the games we didn't get to this year, but that we have played before, means that there will be no new games in November. In January, the session will be built around playing games that we did play in 2014. We can revisit the highlights of the year. Of course, that means there will be no new games in January. I did a similar thing this past January, so there were no new games for two of the months when there could have been. Add in the fact that June is for Dune, and there's a third month we did not have a new game.
There were some big hits, but I will cover them when I talk about my personal gaming this year. Suffice it to say I am looking forward to next year!
So tell me, what did your family and friends play and 2014?
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