Most-played Boardgames of 2011

When a buddy of mine learned that I keep stats on the boardgames I play, she said, “If I didn’t know you, Martin, I’d say you probably suffered from Asperger’s syndrome.” But hey, Boardgamegeek.com has a nifty book-keeping function, and I enjoy keeping notes! Here are the ten games I’ve played the most during 2011, all highly recommended.

These are mostly shorter games as such have a greater likelihood of getting played several times in one evening. The three longer ones that I have played the most are Death Angel, Acquire and Settlers of Catan. I’ve played 75 different games this year. Looking back since mid-2008, the number is 134.

Comments

  1. #1 Who Cares
    December 31, 2011

    I’m going to be a bit pedantic there are at least 3 (if not 4) card games in there.
    Also if you like Bohnanza you might want to try out Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot.

  2. #2 Martin R
    December 31, 2011

    Very true. When I say “boardgame”, I really mean “tabletop game”. In Swedish, I usually say sällskapsspel, “social game”. Thanks for the game suggestions!

  3. #3 Birger Johansson
    January 1, 2012

    Aspberger? We don’t need to have Aspberger to proudly celebrate our nerdness!!!
    -My game experience is limited to Pandemic* (great stuff!).

    (If I had the energy, I would cheat by using nanotech to rebuild the infected patients from the biomolecules upwards, with the opposite chirality of the stereoisomere molecules. That would render all the bacteria, and a lot of the viral pathogens harmless. The problem is the patients would starve to death when the symbiotic bacteria in the gut no longer churn out compatible isomeres)
    — — — — — — — — — —
    (OT) In Sweden, one of the best actors in the country gets chosen to read the (translated) Tennyson New Year’s poem on live TV the first seconds after the stroke of midnight.

    Near Lappland, on the border between Sweden and Finland people celebrate the new year in a more pragmatic way. People along the border river treat the border as irrelevant and Finland has a different time zone. Near midnight, people from the Swedish side walk on the ice to their friends on the Finn side and celebrate (presumably with much use of Absolut vodka). Then people walk over to the Swedish side and celebrate again, as the new year arrives to the West European Time Zone.

    Afterwards they are rarely in a condition to play board games.

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