Game Night

Month in Review – October 2016

We have made it to Spooky Games Month!  Wall to wall horror themed games were happening all month for us at the Traverse City Board Gamers.  We got to play a lot of games that don’t get to see the table as much as I would like and a few new ones too that hadn’t been played yet.  We also were able to bust out the upgrade for Betrayal at House on the Hill called Widow’s Walk.  Considering that the game hasn’t seen an expansion yet, this was a pretty big deal since the game gets a lot of play regardless of the month.  We also saw some new faces and also some faces we don’t see enough of at the table that I was pleased to see. We were able to see a new gamer come into this world on the final day of the month. Unfortunately we also saw a member move on from our town for new opportunities down state. I know it won’t be the last time we will see him at game nights but we will miss the frequency.  It’s sometimes hard to put things into perspective just how much things have grown since this groups conception.

The stats this month are cut down a bit more for purposes of time.  I wanted to be able to put this out in a more timely manner.  We are doing a massive overhaul to how we do statistics so what will be posted will hopefully be more robust.  I’m hoping that we will be able to post statistics on the games themselves and not just the players.  This is still being worked on and will take some time to input the data needed to get this kind of information.  Hopefully we will see a little of whats to come in next months installment.

Our game nights will soon be the victim to day light savings time.  Unfortunately, we are in a brewery that doesn’t have the greatest of lighting so we will definitely need to find some kind of solution soon.  I have been looking but have yet to find a functional yet simple fix for our lighting woes.  I think a trip to a home improvement store will have what we are looking for.  This may be a bit of a hassle hauling in all the supplies every week but one that needs to happen if we are to continue at Right Brain Brewery.

Lets get to the stats!


October 2016 Game Night Overview

Total Plays –     50

Number of Different Games Played –     27

Number of Horror Themed Games Played –     8

Number of Plays of those Horror Themed Games –    14

Most Played Game –     Codenames: Pictures

Number of Soiled Pairs of Underwear from Fright –     13.5


tiny epic westernTiny Epic Western


Player Steve
Gamer Level 1
Plays 2
Change of Plays from September +2
Most Played Game Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Ramon and Kate G.
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 0

 

potion explosion

Potion Explosion


Player Sophia
Gamer Level 10
Plays 6
Change of Plays from September -4
Most Played Game Codenames: Pictures
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Kyle and Amanda
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 6

 

playtesting

Ramon, Candis, James, and Andrew (from left to right moving clockwise) are playing the game we are working on making called Junk Food.


Player Ramon
Gamer Level 13
Plays 9
Change of Plays from September -7
Most Played Game Fury of Dracula
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Kyle, Amanda, Andrew, and Ghost Stories
Achievement Pins Gained in October 1
Total Pins Attained 7

oregon trail

The Oregon Trail Card Game


Player Matt
Gamer Level 3
Plays 13
Change of Plays from September +13
Most Played Game Betrayal at House on the Hill
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Kyle
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 0

 

mysterium

Amanda, Eric H, Kate H, and James (from left to right moving clockwise) playing paranormal detectives in Mysterium.


Player Kyle
Gamer Level 34
Plays 30
Change of Plays from September +1
Most Played Game Potion Explosion
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Jordan
Achievement Pins Gained in October NA
Total Pins Attained NA

 

ghost stories 2

Eric B, Jessica, Andrew, and Candis (from left to right moving clockwise in foreground) playing Ghost Stories.


Player Kate H.
Gamer Level 5
Plays 10
Change of Plays from September +2
Most Played Game Dead of Winter
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Eric H.
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 1

 

arcade

Eric B, Esther, and Amy (from left to right) enjoying some different types of games away from the table at our local vintage arcade.


Player Kate G.
Gamer Level 1
Plays 1
Change of Plays from September +1
Most Played Game Betrayal at House on the Hill
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) UNDEFEATED!
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 0

 

islebound

Playing Islebound with my good friends from the Big Rapids Board Gamers, Russell and Amanda.


Player Jordan
Gamer Level 3
Plays 13
Change of Plays from September +10
Most Played Game Potion Explosion
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Kyle
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 0

 

dead of winter

James, Amanda, Eric H, and Kate H (from left to right moving counter clockwise) are playing Dead of Winter and James is loving it!


Player Joe
Gamer Level 1
Plays 3
Change of Plays from September -3
Most Played Game Codenames: Pictures
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) NA
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 0

 

fury of dracula

Fury of Dracula is all of its glory


Player Jessica
Gamer Level 10
Plays 12
Change of Plays from September +4
Most Played Game …and then we held hands
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Kyle
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 8

 

firefly

James teaching some potential future gamers Firefly


Player James
Gamer Level 4
Plays 6
Change of Plays from September +1
Most Played Game Dead of Winter
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Eric H.
Achievement Pins Gained in October 1
Total Pins Attained 3

 

ghost stories

Ramon, Jessica, and Andrew (from left to right moving clockwise) taking yet another crack at Ghost Stories


Player Harrison
Gamer Level 6
Plays 2
Change of Plays from September +1
Most Played Game Fury of Dracula
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Kate G.
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 3

 

game night

Game Night in its early stages


Player Esther
Gamer Level 24
Plays 4
Change of Plays from September -17
Most Played Game Blood Rage
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Eric H., Kyle, and Ramon
Achievement Pins Gained in October 1
Total Pins Attained 23

 

betrayal 2

Matt, Eric B, Jordan, Andrew, and Candis (from left to right moving clockwise) are all feeling a little spooky while playing Betrayal at House on the Hill


Player Eric H.
Gamer Level 7
Plays 13
Change of Plays from September +4
Most Played Game Dead of Winter
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Dead of Winter and Mysterium
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 0

 

blood rage

Blood Rage filled the month with lots of rage and intrigue


Player Eric B.
Gamer Level 6
Plays 10
Change of Plays from September -1
Most Played Game Betrayal at House on the Hill
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Jordan
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 1

 

arcade 2

Games come in all kinds of forms as Ramon, Pikachu, Andrew, and Mario (from left to right) will all tell you.


Player Emmie
Gamer Level 3
Plays 1
Change of Plays from September +1
Most Played Game The Oregon Trail
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Undefeated
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 0

 

betrayal

Candis, Ramon, Kate G, Andrew, Harrison, and Steve (from foreground left to right moving clockwise) get a first play at the newest expansion to Betrayal at House on the Hill called Widow’s Walk


Player Candis
Gamer Level 5
Plays 12
Change of Plays from September +8
Most Played Game Betrayal at House on the Hill and Pandemic
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) The Oregon Trail
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 0

 

a touch of evil

Jessica, Amanda, and Ramon (from left to right) all look into A Touch of Evil


Player Amy
Gamer Level 2
Plays 4
Change of Plays from September +4
Most Played Game Codenames: Pictures
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Pandemic
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 0

 

movies

What is a spooky game month without a visit to our local spooky theater for some horror films


Player Andrew
Gamer Level 9
Plays 18
Change of Plays from September -5
Most Played Game Betrayal at House on the Hill and Ghost Stories
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Kyle
Achievement Pins Gained in October 1
Total Pins Attained 9

 

scoville

October means harvest time which is the best time to play Scoville


Player Amanda
Gamer Level 10
Plays 12
Change of Plays from September 0
Most Played Game Dead of Winter
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Eric H.
Achievement Pins Gained in October 1
Total Pins Attained 9

 

playwright

Forever the dramatic one with a musket in A Touch of Evil


Player Abigail
Gamer Level 2
Plays 2
Change of Plays from September +2
Most Played Game Ticket to Ride
Nemesis (Player lost to the Most) Kate H. and Eric H.
Achievement Pins Gained in October 0
Total Pins Attained 1

 

dead people

The town drunks are at it again with their ongoing


I’m excited as next month we have lots of new games that were put off in light of our Spooky Game Nights and now is time to break them out.  We also have our annual Ticket to Ride Tournament on November 19th at Right Brain Brewery starting at 5pm.  Prizes are set and the boards are engines are prepped.

Happy Gaming!


dysentery

No gamers were harmed in the making of this post save this one


 

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