May 2021 roundup

In May, I managed to play 79 games of 26 different titles with 3 of them being new to me.


Tea for 2 – 1 play –  8 
First Published 2020

Board Game: Tea for 2

A very clever two-player deck-building game set in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with each turn being a card duel where the higher card gets either to activate the card’s action or buy new cards. Easy to pick up and fun to play but with enough choices to make your decisions really matter. Excellent stuff.

PARKS – 1 play –  7 
First Published 2019

Board Game: PARKS

PARKS is an elegant game of travelling along a country trail, gathering resources, buying gear and canteens to help your future turns and taking photos. Resources can be used to visit national parks which give VPs at the end of the game and it is all about the fight for the best spaces along the trail to achieve your goals and sometimes hamper your opponents. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

It’s a Wonderful World – 1 play –  7 
First Published 2019

Board Game: It's a Wonderful World

This is a card drafting game where the cards gained are used either as projects to fulfil or as resources to pay for your projects. Building your engine to help pay for future cards is important as is understanding the synergies between cards. Pretty good but I need to play again now I understand what I’m trying to achieve.


12x Harry’s Grand Slam Baseball Game
12x Fastcard Soccer
10x Pocket Golf
7x Pocket Tennis
4x Flamme Rouge
4x Pocket Basketball
4x Marvel Champions: The Card Game
3x Formula D
2x Pocket Landship
2x Rummikub
2x Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
1x Obsession
1x Scrabble
1x Cat Lady
1x Skyjo
1x Pocket Sports Hockey
1x Start 11! The Board Game
1x Shanghaien
1x Bowling Dice
1x Würfelwurst
1x Can’t Stop
1x L.A.M.A.

Continuing the sports themed games this month and completing the Flamme Rouge and Pocket Tennis tournaments were a focus this month. Also got to play the commercial release of Pocket Landship, which was excellent, as well as a first play of Shanghaien in over 10 years. Hogwart’s Battle saw us reach Monster Box 4 at last but failed to defeat it.


304 games of 103 titles.
25 new to me.
1 x 38 plays; 1 x 22 plays; 1 x 20 plays, 2 x 16 plays, 1 x 10 plays; 2 x 7 plays; 2 x 6 plays; 3 x 5 plays, 4 x 4 plays; 13 x 3 plays; 13 x 2 plays; 60 x 1 play.


I added 3 new titles to the collection which were Pocket Landship, Tea for 2 and The Tea Dragon Society Card Game. My total collection now stands at 696.

At the end of May, I have three unplayed games (2 at the start of the month) and my Game of the Month was Tea for 2.

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