Gaming Resolutions – December

Well, it’s December 7th and that means it’s time for me to once again come clean on how my gaming resolutions have been going. Since I technically started this on January 7th, there will be one more post in this 2017 series, and since holding myself accountable has been helpful, I’ll be likely creating a new list of 2018 resolutions.

Publish at least two blog posts per week

Given that I’ve published a whole 3 blog posts since my last resolutions post, it’s pretty clear writer’s block is still smacking me around. I have a number of half-written posts in my drafts folder, and I’m thinking it’s time to be ruthless about deleting them so I stop feeling so disheartened every time I open it up and see them all there.

Play games more than once

My 10×10 challenge officially ended on November 30th as I started it at the beginning of last December. Finishing at 64/100, I didn’t meet my goal of getting all 100 plays, but I did meet the larger goal of playing things more than just a couple of times. I learned a lot about picking games for this type of challenge and can’t wait to figure out next year’s list – the only question is whether to theme the challenge in some way or just go with an assortment of styles and game lengths to maximize opportunities for challenge plays.

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Play at least three unplayed games from my collection each month

While I played a few new games during the month, the only one that had been sitting on my unplayed shelf for a while was Osprey Games’ The Lost Expedition which I had been given by my parents as a birthday present back in July. So far I’ve only played the game solo and have a solid 100% loss rate, but I just keep going back for more.  I did technically get a few other games played during the first days of December, but since I’d bought them in November it’s a stretch to include them; those games were Valletta and Merlin, both games I thoroughly enjoyed and want to play again.

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Update BGG collection & ensure all changes are made by the end of the month

I can thank BoardGameGeek’s Secret Santa exchange for my managing this one for the month. I’m participating this year for the first time and as a result I was both limiting game purchases and quickly updating any I did make to my collection in an attempt to ensure I didn’t mess up anybody’s plans. I haven’t received any communications or parcels from my Santa yet, but I did hear back from my recipient that he was extremely happy with his gifts, so I’m calling it a success!

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