So.... that was 2020. Interesting times....
Time to see how Covid-19 has affected my board game playing in 2020.
Total number of different games played: 29.
Of which were new (To me.): 13.
Total number of gaming sessions: 49.
Game sessions played does not mean the number of times a game was played, short games might have been played several times in single session.
Unsurprisingly, the numbers are well down on 2019.
In 2019 I played 77 different games over 171 sessions, about 3 times as much. The difference would be even starker if it didn't include Gloomhaven: Jaws of The Lion which was played for 10 sessions/scenarios of the campaign were played.
The 5 most played games of 2020 were.
Hopefully, it will pick up some time in '21.
Now it's time for the highly prestigious, world-beating 3 Spellcasters and a Dwarf 2020 game awards!
These are not necessarily for new games, but for games I first played in 2020.
Game of the year: Pan Am.
I only got to play Pan Am once but it was enough to convince me of the game's quality.
A game with an interesting theme of basically selling out to Pan Am. It's balance of depth, rules complexity and interesting use of several differing game mechanics led to some rock solid gameplay. Well made components, art and production qualities complete the package
Surprise of the year: Skulls of Sedlec.
18 cards is all it takes to play Skulls of Sedlec, a game that cleverly uses game mechanics to match its theme of er.... digging up graves!. Easy to learn and quick to play with some interesting decisions. It packs a lot into a game that's one third of a deck of cards and delivered in a little wallet.
I play, I paint.