Friday, January 16, 2009

Unplayed

2 of 10, 7 of 20, 14 of 30, 21 of 40, and 25 of 50. That is to say I have not played 2 of the top 10, 7 of the top 20, etc etc from the BGG top 50 ranked games. Seeing that there are 25 of those games in the top 50, I didn't even bother extending that to the top 100. Interestingly (or not) I only own 6 of those titles. A number of those I doubt I'll ever try - like the ridiculously long and chit-heavy Paths of Glory. The two top ten games I haven't tried are Caylus and Through the Ages. Mike Gingold and Dion Garner are always trying to get me to play Through the Ages, so I'm likely to try that. I'm less inclined to play Caylus I think, but wouldn't walk away if that was the choice. I loved the Civ computer games, so I'm sure I'd love TtA, but have kept from purchasing this because of the number of production issues that the FRED editions have had. However (Dion, pay attention if you read this), I'm not playing this with more than three people. The next 5 games or whatever I haven't played includes Brass, Die Macher and Shogun. I'm going to get all of these played this year I'm sure. After that, I'm really more interested in my owned and unplayed list than the BGG top 50.

7 comments:

Mike G. said...

Through the Ages is a 2 or 3 player game. I would never play it with 4.

Let me know when you want to play it as I would play that game anytime.

{Morgan Burt} said...

I've played this with Dion and Amos and actually really loved it.

If you're playing a 3 player with Dion one of these days, can I call the number 3 spot? I'd love to play it again. :)

sourwyrm said...

I've also been wanting to play TTA.

Bobby said...

Mike's been wanting to get me to play Through the Ages, but I am hesitant after seeing a game last five (or more hours) at the Gathering while I was waiting for them to finish so I could go to dinner with some of them.

I liked Caylus enough to get it after playing it, but then I played Caylus Magna Carta and it scratches the same itch in 1/3 of the time.

Playing Brass should be easy on a Friday. Rob likes it a lot, and I believe Matthew does also. It's a solid game.

Tatsu said...

Bobby - I've heard that about CMC, which is why I doubt I'd get Caylus played anytime soon. I would play Brass, but its 4-player only, which seems to limit a lot of Friday night plays.

Mike G. said...

Brass plays fine with 3 players too. And I would play any time as well.

sourwyrm said...

Caylus pretty much summarizes the eurogames I hate. Perfect info games that require min/maxing are more work than pleasure. Caylus has about as much soul as a toaster.