Failed Resolution: #PlayThemAll2015

At the beginning of 2015, I chose a somewhat ambitious New Year’s resolution. I set out to play every game in my family’s collection by the end of the year.

I came up short. :/

I played a lot of games, but going into December (the busiest month of the year), I knew I wasn’t going to make it. I had too many games left that I couldn’t knock off the list w/ my kids (who were heroes and helped me get the majority of the games played). There were several I just ran out of time for and a couple I didn’t want to play and couldn’t get rid of before the end of the year (I’m looking at you Descent). Oh well.

So, here’s what I’m going to do for 2016: I’m going to get the remaining games played by the end of 2016.


  1. Ticket to Ride (US) Played 2016!
  2. Warhammer: Invasion
  3. Android Netrunner
  4. Descent Sold!
  5. Ground Floor
  6. Zeppelin Attack Played 2016!
  7. Machine of Death
  8. Epic Spell Wars: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre
  9. Pint Craft Played 2016! Bound for Bookmans
  10. ROFL Sold!
  11. Coup G54 Rebellion Played 2016!
  12. Bomb Squad Played 2016!

It’s certainly a much shorter list this year. Though, I think I may still have to plan some game-specific nights/sessions in order to pull this resolution off. By all means, if you see a game you want to be in on, let me know!


Play Them All in 2015!

As the new year starts, I’ve decided to commit to a couple resolutions. Most of them are fairly personal. But one… while admittedly very geeky, I’m comfortable sharing with you.

I’m going to play every single board game in my family’s collection at least once before the end of the year.

My grand plan is to record the games as they get played in a list below. I’ll probably throw them up on Twitter & Instagram (#playthemall2015) as they get played, and then update the list in batches… when I remember. 😉

Yes, the links below are Amazon affiliate links.

The List

  1. Flash Point: Fire Rescue 1/1/2015
  2. Planes 1/3/2015
  3. Power Grid 1/3/2015
  4. Yardmaster Express 1/7/2015
  5. Ticket to Ride: Europe + 1912 exp. 1/11/2015
  6. Sushi Go! 1/14/2015
  7. Tokaido 1/31/2015
  8. Escape 2/6/2015
  9. Mice & Mystics 4/2/2015 (Chapter 11, finally!)
  10. Pathfinder: Adventure Card Game 4/7/2015
  11. Dragon Slayer 4/9/2015
  12. Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game 4/11/2015
  13. Terror in Meeple City 4/11/2015
  14. Love Letter: The Hobbit Edition 4/25/2015
  15. Eminent Domain: Microcosm5/15/2015
  16. Smash Up 5/17/2015
  17. Hobbit Tales: From the Green Dragon Inn 5/29/2015
  18. Dominion 5/31/2015
  19. Takenoko 6/21/2015
  20. Eminent Domain 6/27/2015
  21. Belle of the Ball 6/27/2015
  22. Space Hulk: Death Angel 6/28/2015
  23. Monopoly: Millenium Edition 7/4/2015
  24. Cornerstone7/4/2015
  25. Avalon 7/17/2015
  26. Age of War 7/17/2015
  27. Cypher 7/18/2015
  28. Survive: Escape from Atlantis 8/1/2015 #GenCant
  29. Lords of Waterdeep 8/1/2015 #GenCant
  30. King of Tokyo 8/1/2015 #GenCant
  31. Exploding Kittens8/4/2015
  32. Tsuro 8/9/2015
  33. Hot Rod Creeps 8/9/2015
  34. Mouse Guard: Swords & Strongholds8/10/2015
  35. Skyline 8/29/2015
  36. Lanterns: The Harvest Festival 11/14/2015
  37. Portal – The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game 11/14/2015
  38. Bomb Squad Academy 11/15/2015