Kaptain Kobold of The Stronghold Rebuilt has suggested a 6x6 challenge based on the boardgamegeek 10x10 challenge. Play 6 tabletop games 6 times in 2017 and post the game reports (the level of detail up to you). More details are at this blog post.
I generally only play about, 30 games a year. Of these only two I think I have played more than 6 times in one year! 36, and 6 of 6 games, will definitely be a challenge. The choice of 6 games to play is fairly easy for the first few, and gets harder after number 2.
Game 1 - Ancient Battlelines Clash
This one should be easy to meet. I am likely to play at least 6 games using my own ancient rules. i think I have played about 150 games with this rules over the last four years. I am also slowly chronologically working my way through the Peter Sides historical scenarios. I am up to number 30 with about 150 to go.
Game 2- Advance to cover
The second choice is also fairly easy as I was aiming to play four or so games to playtest my own WW2 rules. Six may be a stretch but will see how I go.
And now it gets hard. I tend to dabble in other rules for Ancients and WW2 and dip into other periods with only 1-2 games a year. Luckily the rules around game selection are quite loose - while good to choose up front, they do not have to be, and can change during the year.
Game 3 - Field Commander:Alexander
I bought this when it first came out. I used to play lots of boardgames in the 90s and keep meaning to get back to them. But I haven't. The challenge will be the opportunity to get this out and actually play it. It has god a lot of good reviews. There are four scenarios that link together into the campaign. So two campaigns will be 8 games.
Game 4 - Full Thrust
I have always wanted to play Full Thrust but was in a figure gaming hiatus when it was big. I still really want to play it. I bought some painted Firestorm Amanda figures to play some Full Thrust but ended up playing a bit of Starfire instead (as I was familiar with it). The spaceships have seen only 3 outings since I got them about three years ago and they should get out more. I know Full Thrust is still played. I know there may be better rules out there. Bit I missed out 20 years ago so want to give it a go! However, this is one that has a good chance of changing as the year goes on.
Game 5- Fall of Rome (original 1973 edition)
I played this a little but when it came out and really liked it. I got it out and set it up about 6 months to get back into it but have played other games instead. There are 7 scenarios covering different periods (no campaign). I am hoping not to change this one as with this and field Commander, I feel like I am actually playing a few of the boardgames that are gathering dust in the cupboard.
Game 6 - ???
I have a few games that I may manage to squeeze in 6 of that I may be playing with the children (8yo and 10 yo), a few I would like to play, a few that I may play with some friends. The short list of possibles may also end up replacing one or more of the game above. However, none of these games I can see getting in more than a couple in one year - it will definitely be a stretch to get to six :-( Games include: Warhammer Quest, Retro, X wing, Wings of War, Zombicide, Space Crusade, UpFront. There are likely others and it is quite possible (hopefully!) something else crops up that I play 6 times. Game 6 is definitely one I have no plan for....but...also to add to this list are two games that I have not played much, are good fun and are quite quick. They could be standbys to get 6 games of something: Tiny Epic Galaxies and Dungeon Roll.
So one definite, one highly likely, three possibles and an unknown. Well, it is called a challenge for a reason!
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