The long summer break is here, and I need something to help me struggle through the empty days ahead.The long summer break is here, and I need something to help me struggle through the empty days ahead.
Much as I love the boys, I need additional motivation to cope with the combined heat and boredom. My solution for this year is the Summer Gaming Challenge. This was already previewed in Twitter, using #SummerGamingChallenge.
The basic rule to the Summer Gaming Challenge (SGC) is to play at least one game for each day of the holiday. This is a cumulative total, so it is not necessary to play every day. I think that would qualify as an advanced challenge, so maybe next year.
The target for this year is to reach the end of the holiday, all the way away in September, and to have the total number of games played equal to, or greater than, the number of days in the holiday. I am not sure how many days this would be, so I will tweet a running total at the end of every day. This total lists Games vs Days. At the end of the holiday, I simply need the Games figure to be higher than the Days.
I began well yesterday, with games of Hero Realms, HeroQuest Glorantha and 14 Days. We actually played two games of Hero Realms, and barely a quarter of the 14 Days game. However, they each count as one game for the SGC.
I do not plan to be too exact over what qualifies as playing a game. We completed neither the HQ campaign nor the 14 Days game, but they both add one to the SGC count. To balance out these “partial” games, I only count the first instance of a game each day. Thus, the fact we played Hero Realms twice on Saturday only scores one point for the SGC. I am rewarded for playing a range of games, not just repeated games of the same system.
Of course, I will also report back on the Challenge here on the blog. I will also note the number of different games played in these blog updates. I played three different games on Saturday, plus a fractious four-Player game of Tiny Epic Galaxies this afternoon.
- Current SGC Score: 4 games in 2 days
- Total number of games: 4
- Games Played: 14 Days, HeroQuest Glorantha, Hero Realms, Tiny Epic Galaxies.