We said when we moved we'd make sure the new house had a room that could be the games room. Well, we moved, and we did (see photo) and I played a lot of games there. In the end I played 112 games at home, about 96 of them in the new house. Even better, the games room is front and center in the house, and I look forward to hosting more gaing sessions in 2009.
Gaming with Kids
My kids continue to turn in to excellent gamers. My 4-year-old is now playing games with meaningful choices and my 2-year-old's favorite way to delay bedtime is to ask "One more game?". Further, my 4-year-old was the person I played the most games with in 2008. In 2008, I played 63 games with her.
Gaming at Work
At the end of 2007 I started organizing gaming at lunch at work on Fridays. By mid-2008 we were regularly having two tables of gaming for the hour, and a waiting list for Race. We got a second copy of Race and expanded to Monday lunchtime gaming as well. In the end I played 59 games at lunch and another 29 at other work related events (retreats, after work, etc.) The majority of the work gaming has been Race, but with a solid sprinkling of Dominion, 6 nimmt!, For Sale, Pandemic, and the like.
Regular Gaming Group
I made 17 out of 24(?) sessions this year, and this remains my main source of variety in games and remains a great group to game with.
- 370 Games Played
- 27% at home (family & guests)
- 24% at work
- 19% regular gaming group
- 18% "events" (eg, Unity Games)
- 12% other friends' homes
- 168 different Titles
- 140 days with at least one game played
- 66 new-to-me games played
- Gamed with 159 different people
- 26 new games or expansions acquired
- 80 games of Race for the Galaxy
- 22 games of Dominion
- 11 games of Electronic Catchphrase
- 8 games of Monkey Madness
- 8 games of Pandemic
- 6 games of 6 nimmt!
- 6 games of Arbos
- 5 games of Walk the Dogs
- 5 games of Go Away Monster!
- 5 games of Zack & Pack