October 2017 roundup

This month, I managed to play 17 games of 12 different titles, with 3 of them being new to me. The new games (all dice-chuckers) were:


Roll For It! – 2 plays –  7 
First Published 2011

Simple game where you try to save dice attempting to match combinations on scoring cards, with the first to collect 40 points of scoring cards being the winner. Very striaghtforward, easy to explain and play.

Schollen Rollen – 1 play –  8 
First Published 2017

Excellent push your luck dice-roller where you try to collect as many fishes on your turn through multiple rolls, without rolling a blank and letting them escape your net. Good fun with the ability to steal from others making this a bit more interactive, especially at the end when you’re really praying for a hook symbol to turn up.

Kriss Kross – 1 play –  7 
First Published 2017

Another roll and write, grid-filling game where you try to get matching symbols in the same rows and columns to maximise your score. Pretty reminiscent of Mosaix but this only utilises two dice with six symbols whereas Mosaix uses 4 dice with 3 symbols. Good fun.


4x Can’t Stop
2x Straw
1x Hostage Negotiator
1x Dice Stars
1x Pickomino
1x Limes
1x Rallyman
1x Bowling Solitaire
1x Onirim

I was really pleased to get Straw back to the table, a great game that we played a couple of times three-player while on holiday.


I added 3 new titles to the collection and sold 31, which means my total collection is now down to 513. The new games were: King’s Road, Roll for It and Century: Spice Road.

My list of unplayed games dropped from 11 to 9 and my Game of the Month was Schollen Rollen.

September 2017 roundup

Forgot to post this last month so just catching up.

This month, I managed to play just 13 games of 11 different titles, with 3 of them being new to me. The new games were:


Unfair – 1 play –  7 
First Published 2017

I finally received the corrected cards for the Kickstarter version of Unfair so took it out for a try. It’s a nice design although the balance between the economic aspect and the building part is weighted more towards the former. That said, there looks to be lots of replayability in the box and there are bound to be expansion packs. Pretty good.

Shahrazad – 1 play –  7 
First Published 2015

This is a tableau building, puzzle game with lovely illustrated tiles, trying to connect the same colour tiles while also ensuring the numerical value fits in with the tiles around it. Some luck in the order the tiles come out but, as it only takes 10 minutes to play, if the tiles are unkind early on, you’re not stuck with the situation long.

Medici: The Card Game – 3 plays –  7 
First Published 2017

The original Medici is a classic but this new iteration does away with the auction and replaces it with a push-your-luck mechanism. It’s a lighter game and there is less interaction and I miss the agony of spending points to meet your bid but the card game is deliberately different and I’ve really enjoyed my games of it so far.


1x OctoDice
1x Limes
1x Love Letter
1x Formula D
1x Freedom: The Underground Railroad
1x Paperback
1x Rallyman
1x Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game

I was glad to get in plays of Rallyman and Freedom: The Underground Railroad after long absences and both have cemented their places in my collection for now.


I added 4 new titles to the collection, reacquired 1 and sold 48, which means my total collection now stands at 540. The new games were: Shahrazad, Nemo’s War (second edition), Kriss Kross and Schollen Rollen.

My list of unplayed games dropped from 14 to 11 and my Game of the Month was Medici: The Card Game.