Aug 25

Summer Gaming Challenge ‘17: Day 35


The long summer break is here, and I need something to help me through the empty days. Much as I love the boys, I need additional motivation to cope with the combined heat and boredom. So far, we have suffered more with rain than heat, but the predicted boredom materialized. My solution for this year is the Summer Gaming Challenge.


This was announced on the blog here.



Day 35

The weeks are rolling past, and we are now five weeks into the summer holiday. The SGC has faltered over the past few days, but overall it remains strong. I still want to push for the big 100 games target. This last week has been stupidly busy, but I hope to catch up next week.


In many ways, the enforced break may rekindle our enthusiasm for games. I have finally taught the boys to play Port Royal, which opens up the possibility of trying it with more than two Players. I would also hope to run another D&D session for the boys. However, I struggle to find time for the ongoing campaign preparation, so another RPG is a stretch.


Long-time leader UNO has now been passed by my wife’s current favourite: Ticket to Ride: Europe. New arrival Odin’s Ravens also shares the top spot. This pretty card game is only for two Players but plays quickly. Thus, it neatly fits into my available time. I definitely need a few more games of this play-length.


Looking ahead, there are 11 days left of the holiday. I need 26 more games to reach the big 100. This translates as 2.36 games a day. Another way to look at my remaining challenge is how even if I play two games a day, I will be four games short of my target. The recent run of blank game days has hurt this average. I need to step up next week in order to meet this third target of the summer.


  • Current SGC Score: 74 games in 35 Days
  • Total number of games: 25
  • Games Played:
    • 14 Days x2
    • Avengers Rapid Fire x2
    • Basic D&D
    • Bohnanza
    • Catan Dice x3
    • Cribbage
    • Dungeon World
    • Elfenland
    • Enchanted Forest
    • Fighting Fantasy RPG
    • Formula De x5
    • Frustration x4
    • HeroQuest Glorantha x4
    • Hero Realms x3
    • Labyrinth x2
    • Magic: The Gathering x4
    • Odin’s Ravens (2nd Ed) x7
    • One Banana, Two Banana x2
    • Pop to the Shops x3
    • Port Royal x3
    • Risk x3
    • Settlers of Catan x2
    • Ticket to Ride: Europe x7
    • Tiny Epic Galaxies x5
    • UNO x6


See my progress here


Happy Gaming



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