Gaming Goals

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Prof. Amy Lupin
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Gaming Goals

Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:41 pm

One of the things I'm looking forward to this year is playing boardgames more regularly. My usual gaming group generally meets twice a week, though in the past I've only aimed for once a week due to the distance. Between this group, potentially two smaller groups, and a gaming day that the one retailer puts on roughly once per month, I'm hoping to play boardgames at least 4-6 times a month going forward.

I'm also aiming to play at least 1-2 new boardgames a month (at least new to me), including several that have been sitting on my shelf for a while. Fortunately, the gaming day I mentioned has 300-400 demos to choose from.

A goal that seems popular in some boardgaming communities is "10x10", or in other words, playing 10 different games 10 times each, usually aimed at reducing the number of unplayed games one owns. This isn't a goal I'm especially aiming for as I tend to enjoy variety and even some of my favourite games I try to space out, lest I lose interest in them. That being said, there were some games I definitely did get at least 10 plays of last year, such as Azul and Century: Spice Road.

As far as video games are concerned, last year saw me get back into them with the Mass Effect trilogy. I'm aiming to finish off Mass Effect 3 this month or next, and am hoping to fit in a few more older titles this year, such as Shadowrunner, Thief (one of my brothers played a fair bit of the series) and Lost Odyssey (I've been wanting to play this ever since it first came out as it was around the time I got into Final Fantasy VII, and it was produced by the same company). I'm also hoping to explore other video game genres, such as strategy games.

Do you have any gaming goals for the year ahead? Are there any high scores you want to try beat or games you'd like to win?
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Re: Gaming Goals

Post by Alexander Brighton » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:52 am

I play some board games, I sometimes have game nights with friends and sometimes family and we'll play games like Sorry, Skip-bo, Apples to Apples, Harry Potter Scene It and I just got a Harry Potter Clue game, and another board game called Harry Potter Maze Game, so we'll probably add those in.

I am really into Videogames. Harry Potter, Pokemon, Mario Kart, and Uno are a few of the videogames I play. My goal right now is to beat my brother in Uno on the Nintendo Switch! But another goal is to get a high score in Mario Kart.
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Re: Gaming Goals

Post by Shadow Gaunt » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:30 am

My goals are very simple: try and gather my family at least once a month for a bunch of board games. We have several favorites: Sushi Go, Dominion, Scotland Yard, etc. (I'm forgetting a lot) and I think that actively trying to play them (in fall 2018, for instance, we only played 3-5 times) will be really fun and connecting!
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Re: Gaming Goals

Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:04 pm

One month into the year, and I seem to be on track with my goal of playing boardgames more regularly. I've also enjoyed following the progress a friend of mine is making with their own boardgaming goals (as well as contributing to it). They've already reached their 5x5 goal (6 plays of my copy of Mint Works helped with this) as well as their goal of playing 10 new games (which also helped with my own goal of playing some of the unplayed games on my shelf). Their other two goals are a 10x10 and playing 20 new games, though they're already talking of expanding those.

In terms of scores, I'm hoping to get as close to 100 as I can in a game of Azul… I've managed somewhere in the 90s once or twice before, but I'm curious to see if I can manage more than 95 at least once.
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