Game Night

Month in Review – August 2016

We now bring our summer to a close but that doesn’t mean that the fun is slowing down for the T.C.B.G. group.  The end of summer means the leaves are changing and the temperature is getting colder.  It is time to get some games in.  We also have our state gaming convention coming up in mid September.  Excited would be an understatement.  Let’s now take a look at what happened in the month of August at game night.

The stats have been adjusted just a bit to reflect some feedback that I have been given on previous months.  Hope this new format is to the benefit of the group and to anyone looking at creating their own group.  Enjoy!


Harrison plans a turn in "...and then we held hands"
           Harrison plots in “…and then we held hands”.

 

August 2016 Overview

Total Plays:     61

Number of Different Games Played:     37

Most Played Game:     Dead of Winter

Most Complex Game Played:     Orleans

Lightest Game Played:    Wits and Wagers

Number of Bulbasaurs Captured During Game Night:     3


 

Andrew and Matt play "Artifacts Inc."
                                                                             Andrew and Matt play “Artifacts Inc.”

 


 

Games Played

Games

Plays

Dead of Winter: A Crossroad Game

5

Sushi Go! Party

4

Codenames

3

Lords of Waterdeep

3
Qwirkle

3

Splendor

3
…and then we held hands

2

Artifacts, Inc.

2
Blueprints

2

Evolution: The Beginning

2
Jaipur

2

Mice and Mystics

2
Patchwork

2

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

2
Steam Park

2

Above and Below

1
BANG! The Dice Game

1

Blokus

1
The Castles of Burgundy

1

Castles of Mad King Ludwig

1
Catan

1

Chess

1
Discoveries

1

Elder Sign

1
For Sale

1

Imperial Settlers

1
Kittens in a Blender

1

Mysterium

1
Orleans

1

Sheriff of Nottingham

1
Spyfall

1

Stone Age

1
T.I.M.E. Stories: Under the Mask

1

Ticket to Ride

1
Tokiado

1

Viticulture

1
Wits and Wagers

1

 

 


 

castle of mad king
                                         Jessica, Amanda, James, and Sophia play “The Castles of Mad King Ludwig”

 

 

Weight of Games Played

Weight (Complexity) of Game

Number of Plays
Light

23

Medium / Light

21
Medium

14

Medium / Heavy

1

Heavy

0

 


 

coloretto

Sophia, Esther, Amanda, and James play “Coloretto”


 

Player Breakdown

 


 

Abigail

Total Plays

8
Change of Plays from July

+3

High Scores Attained

118 on Steam Park with 3 Players
Most Played Game

Codenames

Most Played Opponent

Kyle
Nemesis (Player lost to the most)

Kyle

Achievement Pins Gained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Acquired

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.54 (Medium Light)

Redemption from Nemesis in July

Yes vs. Eric H. (Sushi Go Party!, Steam Park, Blokus, and Kittens in a Blender) and Kate H. (Blokus)


Alex

Total Plays

2
Change of Plays from July

+2

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Steam Park

Most Played Opponent

NA
Nemesis (Player lost to the most)

Caroline

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.68 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

New Player in August


Joe

Total Plays

4
Change of Plays from July

+4

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Lords of Waterdeep

Most Played Opponent

Candice
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Kyle and Outlaws

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.72 (Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

I’m new here.  I like everyone here so far.  So Far.


discoveries

Sophia, Esther, Amanda, and James play “Discoveries”


 

 

Jordan

Total Plays

2
Change of Plays from July

-5

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Splendor

Most Played Opponent

Eric B.
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Eric B., and Candice

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.62 (Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

He beat me again!  Revenge will be mine soon Eric B.!

 


 

 

Adam

Total Plays

1
Change of Plays from July

-3

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Lords of Waterdeep

Most Played Opponent

NA
Nemesis (Player lost to the most)

Eric H.

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

1

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.51 (Medium)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

No…but I never played her!


Amanda

Total Plays

14
Change of Plays from July

-8

High Scores Attained

125 in “Castles of Mad King Ludwig” with 4 Players
Most Played Game

Dead of Winter

Most Played Opponent

James
Nemesis (Player lost to the most)

Esther and James

Achievement Pins Attained in August

3
Total Achievement Pins Attained

5

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.56 (Medium)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

No….but I didn’t play him!

 


 

 

evolution

Jessica, Amanda, James, and Sophia play “Evolution: The Beginning”

 


 

Amy

Total Plays

10
Change of Plays from July

+8

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Codenames

Most Played Opponent

Esther
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Esther

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.4 (Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

Success vs. Esther (Codenames) and No vs. Andrew (no games played with him)

 

 


 

 

Kate

Total Plays

7
Change of Plays from July

-4

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Lords of Waterdeep

Most Played Opponent

Amy and Sara
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Eric H.

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.84 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

I should probably play my nemesis at least once next month.  Amanda must have been frightened by me.

 


 

 

Andrew

Total Plays

9
Change of Plays from July

-10

High Scores Attained

12 in “Blueprints” with 2 Players

58 in “Imperial Settlers” with 2 Players.

Most Played Game

Blueprints

Most Played Opponent

Esther
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Kyle

Achievement Pins Attained in August

1
Total Achievement Pins Attained

3

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.89 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

No….but soon you will feel revenge Kyle!

 


 

 

for sale

Caroline, Eric B, Esther, and Alex play “For Sale”

 


 

Kyle

Total Plays

28
Change of Plays from July

-4

High Scores Attained

221 in “Sheriff of Nottingham” with 3 Players

87 in “Evolution: The Beginning” with 2 Players

Most Played Game

Mice and Mystics

Most Played Opponent

Esther
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Esther

Achievement Pins Attained in August

NA
Total Achievement Pins Attained

NA

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.03 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

I’m new to this whole stats thing so I didn’t have a nemesis but I can guess who that was.  Ya…it was you!

 


 

 

Candice

Total Plays

14
Change of Plays from July

-8

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Lords of Waterdeep

Most Played Opponent

Kyle
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Kyle and Matt

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.78 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

No but soon Andrew will feel the wraith of a thousand suns.

 

 


 

 

Caroline

Total Plays

2
Change of Plays from July

+1

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Steam Park

Most Played Opponent

NA
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Alex

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.68 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

No.  I didn’t play any games in July.

 


 

 

lords of waterdeep

Russell, Candice, Adam, Eric H, and Kate play “Lords of Waterdeep”


David N.

Total Plays

2
Change of Plays from July

+2

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Most Played Opponent

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

UNDEFEATED!!!!!

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.72 (Medium)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

No.  I didn’t play any games in July

 

 


 

 

Matt

Total Plays

13
Change of Plays from July

+6

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Qwirkle

Most Played Opponent

Candice
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Kate H.

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.69 (Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

My Nemesis has gone missing.  I’ll look under the table.

 


 

 

Eric B.

Total Plays

9
Change of Plays from July

-4

High Scores Attained

56 in “Sushi Go Party!” with 5 Player
Most Played Game

Above and Below

Most Played Opponent

Esther
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Kyle

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

1

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.77 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

Yes vs. Harrison (Qwirkle)

 


 

 

lords of waterdeep2

Joe, Andrew, Candice, Eric B. play “Lords of Waterdeep”


Patrick

Total Plays

4
Change of Plays from July

+4

High Scores Attained

135 in “Qwirkle” with 4 Player
Most Played Game

Qwirkle

Most Played Opponent

Matt and Amy

Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Matt, Abigail, and Eric H.

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0

Total Achievement Pins Attained

0
Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.38 (Light)

Redemption from Nemesis in July

I’m new here.  All you need is love, right?


Eric H.

Total Plays

10
Change of Plays from July

+1

High Scores Attained

62 in “Wits and Wagers” with 4 Players

154 in “Lords of Waterdeep” with 5 Player

Most Played Game

Lords of Waterdeep

Most Played Opponent

Matt
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Abigail

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.74 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

No.  He beat me AGAIN!  ERIC B!

 


 

 

Esther

Total Plays

28
Change of Plays from July

+12

High Scores Attained

201 in “Stone Age” with 4 Players

36 in “Viticulture” with 2 Players

19 in “Splendor” with 4 Players

56 in “Discoveries” with 4 Players

Most Played Game

Mice and Mystics

Most Played Opponent

Kyle
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Andrew

Achievement Pins Attained in August

3
Total Achievement Pins Attained

16

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.04 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

Sweet revenge vs. Kyle (Viticulture, Codenames, Jaipur) but Ramon evaded me all month. That crafty devil!

 


 

 

mysterium

Sophia, Amanda, James, Esther, Harrison, and Andrew


Harrison

Total Plays

5
Change of Plays from July

-11

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Catan

Most Played Opponent

Kyle
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Eric H., Sara, Eric B.

Achievement Pins Attained in August

2
Total Achievement Pins Attained

2

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

1.91 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

Andrew was dodging me all month.  He even had the gall to side with me on a game.

 


 

 

Ramon

Total Plays

1
Change of Plays from July

-5

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

T.I.M.E. Stories

Most Played Opponent

Hidden Masks
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Time Units

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

4

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.42 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

My Nemesis has eluded me by not playing games with me.  Fix this.

 


 

 

James

Total Plays

13
Change of Plays from July

-4

High Scores Attained

57 in “Evolution: The Beginning” with 4 Players

28 in “Artifacts Inc. with 4 Players

Most Played Game

Dead of Winter

Most Played Opponent

Amanda
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Esther

Achievement Pins Attained in August

1
Total Achievement Pins Attained

1

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.61 (Medium)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

I Tasted Victory vs. Amanda (Evolution: The Beginning, Artifacts Inc., and Dead of Winter)

 


 

 

ticket to ride

Candice, Matt, Eric H, and Kate play “Ticket to Ride”


Russel

Total Plays

1
Change of Plays from July

+1

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Lords of Waterdeep

Most Played Opponent

Eric H.
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Eric H.

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.51 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

I haven’t been here in a while.  This is new to me.


Jason

Total Plays

2
Change of Plays from July

+2

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Catan

Most Played Opponent

Eric H.
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Eric H.

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.37 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

I’m new here.  What is a Nemesis?

 


 

 

Jessica

Total Plays

4
Change of Plays from July

0

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

T.I.M.E. Stories

Most Played Opponent

James, Sophia, and Amanda
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

T.I.M.E. Stories, James, and Amanda

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

5

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.45 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

My Nemesis was a game that I never played.  I’m too scared.  I have nightmares of Mysterium and Flash Point.

 


 

 

wits and wagers

Patrick, Kate, Eric H, Matt, and Amy play “Wits and Wagers”


Sara

Total Plays

7
Change of Plays from July

+7

High Scores Attained

NA
Most Played Game

Codenames

Most Played Opponent

Kate and Esther
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

Esther

Achievement Pins Attained in August

0
Total Achievement Pins Attained

0

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.26 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

What is this “Nemesis” you speak of?  I’m kinda new here.

 


 

 

Sophia

Total Plays

11
Change of Plays from July

-6

High Scores Attained

221 in “Castles of Burgundy” with 4 Players
Most Played Game

Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Most Played Opponent

James
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most)

James and Esther

Achievement Pins Attained in August

1
Total Achievement Pins Attained

4

Average Weight (Complexity) of Games Played

2.42 (Medium Light)
Redemption from Nemesis in July

I’ve climbed the mountain of revenge vs. both Amanda and James (Castles of Burgundy)

 


 

 

pins

Achievement Pins we give out for the games you play


We have made it through another summer of gaming and friends.  Game night has turned into quite the social event and has spanned beyond the single Sunday every week.  It seems to have turned into mid week gaming sessions and just general social outings.  This was my original intent of starting game night but I guess I never thought that such a thing would come to fruition.  It’s quite the sight to behold.  I’m very grateful that this has brought some many people together and engineered good friendships.  Hopefully this will only improve as time moves forward.

I’m also looking toward the future at the fall and all the events we will have planned.  We will again hold our annual Ticket to Ride tournament in November.  This is greatly been increased above last year and hopefully attendance does as well.  I have been promoting the event far more than I have last year.  I hope these efforts bear fruit.  We also have our horror gaming month in October that I’m really excited about.  I have an entire line up of horror themed games that will make a first appearance at game night.  This will be amazing.

I’m hoping to fix a lot of the problems we have been having with game night.  One of these is definitely lighting.  Fall means an earlier sunset which means dark tables.  The built in lighting in Right Brain Brewery isn’t exactly board game friendly.  I’m thinking of bringing in some floor standing lights that can direct light to the needed area.  We also have some noise issues with the jukebox but this has been easily managed as the staff of Right Brain is very willing to work with us and sometimes game with us.

Happy Gaming!


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