Category: Less about games

  • Gaming Year 2023

    Gaming Year 2023

    A review of my gaming year 2023: the best, the worst, the long-standing favourites and the missing games.

  • Top 100 list, the 2023 edition

    I did another edition of my Top 100 list. This was the first list with the new BGG GeekList sorting system, where I can assign a rank for each item and have BGG rank them in descending order. That’s very nice for these top 100 lists. The number of comments the list received has been…

  • Lautapelaamaan 2023

    Lautapelaamaan 2023

    Thanks to Covid-19, Lautapelaamaan was last organized in 2019. Now it returned unusually: it was held in February and in Tampere. Like in 2019, the event was held in a mall: the Ratina mall in Tampere had suitable empty space we could use. Thus the Lautapelaamaan was held for the first time outside Helsinki. As…

  • One game per BGG page

    Michael Debije listed his favourite games, one per BGG page, on BGG: A Curmudgeon chooses one game per page… going deep. A friend made his own list on a forum, prompting me to make mine. It’s simple: browse the BGG ranking list and pick one game from each page. Here’s my list: 1-100: A Feast…

  • Gaming Year 2022

    Winding down. The number of games I played dropped again. A few years ago, I played over 700–800 games per year with over 350 hours clocked. Now, 384 games and just 227 hours played. The last time I had a year this slow was 2010, and then I had a baby and a toddler. I…

  • A history of fads

    A thought hit me while I was compiling my latest top 100 list. I could take each quarter in my game records and look for the hottest game of that quarter. That would show the fads and the flashes in the pan and be a nice snapshot of my gaming history. For each quarter, I’ve…

  • Gaming Year 2021

    Covid-19. The pandemic got better, and I got the vaccine shots. I returned to the board game cafe meetings in June. Things have become much better. The number of games I played dropped significantly from 2020: from 753 to 481. In hours, I went from 339 to 266. The main reason for this is Nooa,…

  • My 2021 top 100 list

    Once I again I went through the effort of pitching games against each other in a massive round-robin tournament between my 180 favourite games in order to create a top 100 list. The result can be found here on BGG. The results are somewhat obvious, but there are some interesting newcomers on the list –…

  • Gaming Year 2020

    2020 was a weird year. Covid-19. Let’s get the big one out there first. Covid-19 was a big thing, and wasn’t. The total amount of games I played was about the same as it has been in previous years. The ten year average is 751, I played 753 games in 2020; in hours the average…

  • My top 100 games in 2020

    I just finished my Top 100 list for 2020. It’s on BGG: Mikko’s Top 100 – 2020 edition.