Here are the ten boardgames that I played more than four times during 2017. The year’s total was 78 different games.
- Magic: The Gathering (1993)
- No Thanks! (2004)
- Patchwork (2014, a new arrival on the list: a textile-themed two-player, perfect for couples who sew!)
- Plato 3000 (2012)
- Heimlich & Co. (1984)
- Keltis (2008, travel version)
- For Sale (1997)
- Lost Cities (1999)
- Innovation (2010)
- Sechs nimmt / Category 5 (1994)
Cousin E’s presence in the Rundkvist household with its convenient geek uncle lies behind this year’s emphasis on two-player games (MTG, Patchwork, Lost Cities). The games on the list are mostly short ones that you can play repeatedly in one evening. Innovation is a bit longer. A longer game that I played four times this year was Castles of Mad King Ludwig, though this one was too much collective solitaire for me. All the others are highly recommended!
Dear Reader, what was your biggest boardgaming hit of 2017?