Game Night 2

Month in Review – July 2016

Summer is in full swing here in Traverse City, Michigan.  This means festivals, beaches, boats, and less indoor activities.  This includes things like board games.  I can’t really blame anyone as if you live in Michigan then your aware of how short the summer months can feel.  I have also found myself catching some sun instead of playing games.  Enough about not gaming and lets talk about what happened in July.


 

Aaron and I playing 7 wonders duel
7 Wonders Duel

 

Tier 1 (1-10 Plays)

Player

Plays Won Lost Most Played Game Win Percentage Achievement Pins Attained in July

Total Achievement Pins

Aaron

1 0 1 7 Wonders: Duel 0 0 0

Abigail

5 0 5 Animal Upon Animal 0 0

0

Adam

4 1 3 Flash Point: Fire Rescue 25 0

1

Amy

2 0 2 Pirate’s Cove 0 0

0

Caroline

1 0 1 Stone Age 0 0

0

Drew 7 1 6 Coloretto 14 0

0

Eric H.

9 3 6 Animal Upon Animal 33 0

0

Greg

1 0 1 Stone Age 0 0

0

Jessica

4 2 2 Flash Point: Fire Rescue 50 0

5

Jordan

7 2 5 Flash Point: Fire Rescue 29 0

0

Kenz

3 1 2 Sushi Go Party! 33 0

1

Matt

7 2 5 Coloretto 29 0

0

Mike

1 0 1 Stone Age 0 0

0

Ramon

6 4 2 Nippon 67 0

4

Erika

1 0 1 Stone Age 0 0

0

 


 

animals on board 2
Candice and Harrison playing Animals on Board

 


 

 

Tier 2 (11-20 Plays)

Player

Plays Won Lost Most Played Game Win Percentage Achievement Pins Attained in July

Total Achievement Pins

Andrew

19 9 10 Ticket to Ride: Europe 47 1

2

Eric B.

13 6 7 Qwirkle 46 1

1

Esther

16 8 8 Sushi Go Party! 50 1

13

Harrison

16 5 11 Flash Point: Fire Rescue 31 0

0

James A.

17 7 10 Discoveries 41 0

0

Kate H.

11 3 8 Splendor 27 0

0

Sophia

17 3 14 Ticket to Ride: Europe 18 0

3

 


 

concept
(From Left moving clockwise) Amanda, Andrew, Candice, Harrison, and James playing Concept.

 


Tier 3 (21+ Plays)

Player

Plays Won Lost Most Played Game Win Percentage Achievement Pins Attained in July

Total Achievement Pins

Amanda

22 5 17 Ticket to Ride: Europe 23 0

2

Candice

22 2 20 Splendor 9 0

0

 


 

nippon
(From the back left moving clockwise) Ramon, Eric H, Amanda, and Esther playing Nippon.

Changes from Last Month (June 2016)

Player

+/- Games Played Change from Last Month +/- Win Percentage Change from Last Month

Biggest Nemesis (Player lost to the most)

Aaron

+1 NA

Kyle

Abigail

-6 -36%

Kate and Eric H.

Adam

+1 -41%

Jessica

Amanda

-2 -19%

Andrew

Amy

0 0%

Esther and Andrew

Andrew

-5 +18%

Kyle

Candice

+10 -24%

Andrew

Caroline

-3 -25%

Esther

Drew

+7 NA

Matt

Eric B.

-6 +20%

Harrison

Eric H.

-8 -2%

Eric B.

Esther

-7 +15%

Ramon and Kyle

Greg

-3 -25%

Esther

Harrison

+2 +12%

Andrew

James A.

+11 +24%

Amanda

Jessica

-6 -20%

Mysterium and Flash Point

Jordan

-6 -3%

Eric B.

Kate

-6 +3%

Amanda

Kenz

+3 NA

Kyle and Esther

Matt

+3 +29%

Drew

Mike

+1 NA

Esther

Ramon

-4 +17%

Andrew

Sophia -8 -26%

James A. and Amanda

Erika

+1 NA

Esther

 


 

stone age
(From Left moving clockwise) Mike, Erika, Esther, Caroline, and Greg play Stone Age with the expansion.

 


 

 

The Games of July 2016

Game

Quantity of Plays

Splendor

5

Sushi Go Party!

5

Animal Upon Animal

3

Blokus

3

Flash Point: Fire Rescue

3

Ticket to Ride: India & Switzerland

3

Ticket to Ride: Europe

3

Animals on Board

2

Coloretto

2

Discoveries

2

Mysterium

2

Pirate’s Cove

2

Qwirkle

2

13 Dead End Drive

1

7 Wonders: Duel

1

Above and Below

1

Artifacts, Inc.

1

Biblios

1

Bohnanza

1

Cacao

1

Catan

1

Caverna: The Cave Farmers

1

Champions of Midgard

1

Checkers

1

Chess

1

Concept

1

Deus

1

Elysium

1

Five Tribes

1

Forbidden Island

1

GEM

1

Liar’s Dice

1

Love Letter

1

Nippon

1

Pandemic: The Cure

1

Patchwork

1

Shakespeare

1

Snake Oil

1

Spyfall

1

Stone Age

1

Timeline

1

Tsuro

1

 


 

pandemic the cure
(From back left moving clockwise) Adam, Jessica, Harrison, and Candice play Pandemic the Cure.

 


Weight of Games Played (Boardgamegeek.com Stats)

Weight (Complexity) of Game

Number of Games Played

Light

17

Medium / Light

18

Medium

4

Medium / Heavy

3

Heavy

0

 


 

ticket to ride india
(From left moving clockwise) Esther, Kate, Eric H, New Guy that I forgot the name, and Abigail playing Ticket to Ride: India.

 


 

 

July 2016 Overview

 

Total Plays:     66

Total of Different Games Played:     42

Most Played Games:     Splendor and Sushi Go Party!

Heaviest (Complex) Game Played:     Caverna: The Cave Farmers

Lightest (Simpliest) Game Played:     Animal Upon Animal

Average Number of Pokemon Go Breaks per Game Night:     32


 

 

mysterium
(From far left and moving clockwise) Andrew, Amanda, Jordan, Adam, Jessica, Sophia, and James playing Mysterium with Andrew as the ghost.

We saw less attendance during our normal game night but saw an increase in separate game nights.  I’ve looked at this as evidence of the season.  Summer means summer time fun and game nights are better if it can be worked around the weather.  This isn’t to say that we will be moving into the realm of requested game nights because consistency means everything going forward.  Players need to know the time and the place so their is never a question.

The amount of games we played did fall a bit but the amount of different games played seemed to stay consistent with last month.  This was very interesting when looking at this statistic with the lower attendance.  I think players are moving toward some new horizons and getting comfortable with the “staple” games that come to every game night.  Though games like Splendor and Ticket to Ride both get played more than many other of the games, they also see quicker game time so moving to newer games comes faster.  This may be completely off the mark but warrants further analysis in future months.

The idea of the request book is slowly catching on as players are requesting games of past game nights in higher frequency.  I’m also looking at posting monthly statistics in the book as to increase interest.  Something simple yet effective as players will often reference these statistics when talking about the games they play on game night.  It’s a great meta game experience that I love can be apart of game night.

The later start time of game night seems to be for the most part a good thing for summer.  I have heard that some gamers are not able to show with the game time that late but most of the others don’t want to be there that early in the day with summer activities taking up most of their days.  I will keep this the time until the Fall when I’ll adjust it back to 2 pm.

Happy Gaming!


caverna
Eric B. making a critical move while playing Caverna.

2 Comments

  • Reply
    a
    Aug 05, 2016 4:46 pm

    Nice critical move Eric.

    I enjoyed the write up a lot Kyle. You can definitely tell there’s a lot of effort going into the recording of stats while also in trying to make the experience enjoyable for everyone involved. Keep on keepin on

    • Reply
      Kyle Delgado
      Aug 05, 2016 6:16 pm

      Thank you very much. Appreciate the kind words

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