Game Night 2

Month in Review – June 2016

Our month was one to remember.  Not just at the table but also in all of our lives.  We have two members that are expecting new additions to their family.  Lots of new friends were introduced to the group.  I’m really excited to see what the remaining months of summer have in store for the game group.  I’m hoping that this will include bonfires, beaches, hikes, drinks, and meeples.  Let us dive right into the meat and potatoes of the data collected.  


 

carcassonne

 


Tier 1 (1-10 Plays)

Player Plays Won Lost Most Played Game Win Percentage Achievement Pins Attained in June Total Achievement Pins
Adam 3 2 1 Flash Point: Fire Rescue 66 0 1
Amy 2 0 2 Robo Rally 0 0 0
Bart 4 0 4 Dixit 0 0 0
Bryan 4 1 3 Dixit 25 0 0
Caroline 4 1 3 Flash Point: Fire Rescue 25 0 0
Dakotah 5 1 4 Evolution 20 0 0
Emmie 8 4 4 Tsuro of the Seas 50 0 0
Greg 4 1 3 Flash Point: Fire Rescue 25 0 0
James A. 6 1 5 Ticket to Ride 17 0 0
Jessica 10 7 3 T.I.M.E. Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons 70 1 5
Mark 3 1 2 Viticulture 33 0 0
Matt 4 0 4 Robo Rally 0 0 0
Ramon 10 5 5 T.I.M.E. Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons 50 1 4
Scott 4 1 3 Flash Point: Fire Rescue 25 0 0
Susan 3 1 2 Viticulture 33 0 0

 


 

 

Deus

 


 

Tier 2 (11-20 Plays)

Player Plays Won Lost Most Played Win Percentage Achievement Pins Attained in June Total Achievement Pins
Abigail 11 4 7 Animal upon Animal 36 0 0
Candice 12 4 8 Dixit 33 0 0
Eric B. 19 5 14 Wits and Wagers 26 0 0
Eric H. 17 6 11 Dixit 35 0 0
Harrison 14 6 8 Wits and Wagers 43 0 0
Jordan 13 4 9 Quarriors! 31 0 0
Kate 17 4 13 Evolution 24 0 0

 


 

Dice City

 


 

 

Tier 3 (21+ Plays)

Player Plays Won Lost Most Played Win Percentage Achievement Pins Attained in June Total Achievement Pins
Amanda 24 10 14 Evolution 42 0 2
Andrew 24 7 17 Flash Point: Fire Rescue 29 0 1
Esther 23 8 15 T.I.M.E. Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons 35 1 12
Sophia 25 11 14 Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King 44 0 3

 


 

 

Faces

 


 

Changes from Last Month (May 2016)

Player +/- Games Played from Last Month +/- Win Percentage from Last Month Gamer Title of the Month
Abigail NA NA The Animal Stacker
Adam -2 +46% The Fire Chief
Amanda -8 +11% The Master of Evolution
Amy NA NA The Robot Herder
Andrew +5 -13% The Fire Killer
Bart NA NA The Artist
Bryan +2 -25% The Interpreter
Candice +6 +16% The Mind Reader
Caroline NA NA The Hero
Dakotah NA NA The Bringer of Evolution
Emmie -9 +34% The Master of Dragons
Eric B. -9 -8% The Wits
Eric H. +3 +6% The Painter
Esther -14 -8% The Assassin
Greg NA NA The Last Man Standing
Harrison -12 +24% The Winning Bet
James A. NA NA The Conductor
Jessica +7 +41% The Muscle
Jordan +11 -19% The Dice Chucker
Kate +11 -9% The Tamer of Beasts
Mark NA NA The Wine Peddler
Matt NA NA The Crucial Cog
Ramon -3 +3% The Sneaky One
Scott NA NA The New Recruit
Sophia -9 +3% The Terraformer
Susan NA NA The Grape Crusher

 


 

 

Dixit

 


 

The Games of June 2016

Name of Game Number of Plays
Animal Upon Animal 8
Flash Point: Fire Rescue 6
Codenames 4
Patchwork 4
Blokus 3
Dixit 3
Niya 3
Splendor 3
Tsuro of the Seas 3
Wits and Wagers 3
Cat Tower 2
Evolution 2
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King 2
Quarriors! 2
Spyfall 2
T.I.M.E. Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons 2
Tokaido 2
Above and Below 1
The Ancient World 1
BANG! The Dice Game 1
Betrayal at House on the Hill 1
Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game 1
Carcassonne 1
Catan 1
City of Iron 1
Concept 1
Cranium Scribblish 1
Deus 1
Dice City 1
Lords of Waterdeep 1
Machi Koro 1
Medieval Academy 1
Monopoly Deal Card Game 1
Nippon 1
The Prodigals Club 1
Qwirkle 1
Robo Rally 1
Scrabble 1
Smash Up 1
Stone Age 1
Ticket to Ride 1
Viticulture 1
Welcome to the Dungeon 1

 


 

 

robo rally

 


 

June Overview

Total Plays –     80

Total Different Games Played –     43

Most Played Game –     Animal Upon Animal

Heavy (Complex) Games Played –     20

Light (Simple) Games Played –     23

Heaviest (Complex) Game Played –     Nippon

Lightest (Simple) Game Played –     Animal Upon Animal

Percentage of Nights without a Spill –     83%

Percentage of Nights with Cupcakes Present –     27%


Machi Koro


 

This month has proven to me the validity of paying for a Meetup page.  This has provided another two new members that might not have found us normally.  I’m very pleased to see that the money spent is definitely paying dividends.  The Facebook page has also brought in one new gamer which also is very exciting.  This rise in attendance seems to be growing exponentially which has got me thinking of changes in order to accommodate.  Previously we have been using table clothes to designate which tables are being used by the group.  We have had some space issues lately so I’m planning on setting up a third table to space things out.  This obviously has to be communicated with the brewery that we go to but considering the consistence of patronage I think it won’t be an issue.

I’ve also decided that with new players coming in consistently that some classics will have to be present that are easy to teach no matter who is available.  This will help to get these new players to the table with ease and without the hassle of learning a game that is still unfamiliar for the teacher.  These games will include Splendor, Patchwork, Blokus, Concept, Animal Upon Animal, and Love Letter.  These may be increased when new classics come to light but this will do for now.  I will experiment with as any new games as possible to feel out which games will work for this purpose.

We decided also to adjust the start time of game night to 4 p.m. instead of 2 p.m. so players can enjoy the summer.  Michigan has such a long winter that is perfect for our hobby but summer has such a shallow window of opportunity.  I would like to not compete for people’s time when it comes to our summer.

 


 

the games

 


 

 

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Anon
    Jul 20, 2016 3:14 pm

    Really nice write up.

    I’m glad to hear new strategies are working!

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