2015 saw me play 314 games of 205 different titles and 110 of these were new to me during the year. Comparing this to previous years, the games played are down a bit on last year but still significantly above previous years:
Year Total Different
2015 314 205
2014 335 219
2013 234 155
2012 239 154
2011 200 156
2010 208 157
2009 229 157
My full list of games played in 2015 is here.
My most played game was Codenames which saw 8 plays, closely followed by Roll for the Galaxy with 7. Only five other games had 5 or more plays (Baseball Highlights 2045 and The Game .. spiel so lange du kannst with 6 plays each and 7 Wonders: Duel, Crazy Coconuts and Hostage Negotiator with 5). 3 games were played four times, 14 were played three times, 37 were played twice and 144 of them were played just once. My unplayed game list started 2015 at 42 and fell down to single figures at one point but is currently sitting at 20. I need to get this down to single figures again fairly soon this year.
My six picks for the best games I played for the first time in 2014 were Roll for the Galaxy, Codenames, Mysterium, Quartermaster General, Stockpile and Staufer Dynasty. As with last year, I’ve also done a six picks of solo and two-player games featuring 7 Wonders: Duel (probably my favourite game of all in 2015), Trambahn, Patchwork, Baseball Highlights: 2045, Risk: Star Wars Edition and Sylvion. All in all, a pretty good year. Let’s hope 2015 is just as good.
I spent a good chunk of the year on my 2015 challenge to reduce my collection by 365 games by the end of the year. I actually managed to sell 410 games and, having done some tidying up of my collection here on BGG as well as my Trickylight site database, I now reckon I own 617 games a huge reduction on the 1,000+ games I have owned in the past. I’ll probably still look to trim that number further during 2016 but not to the same extent as this year’s effort.