My 2017 resolution is to play more games. Specifically, those board games I own and have never played. Happens to everyone who has traditional table top gaming among their interests. You either buy or are given games that then collect dust on your shelf, either because they don't interest anyone else (most can't be played alone), take too long on any give night, or require too few players (seems like I always have a full house on game night).
At time of writing, I have these games in the house that have yet to be played:
*The Con Game
*Dead of Night
*eBay: The Card Game (who the heck left this here??)
*Flick 'em Up
*Illuminati: New World Order
*Inherit the Earth
*Lord of the Rings (co-op)
*The Magic of Xanth
*Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
*Seals of Satan
In addition, I've never play-tested my homemade Waking Life card game, and my housemates have games we just haven't touched, like Love Letter, Last Night on Earth, and Codenames: Pictures. And then there are games I'd love to play if only I can justify getting more games. But those eleven already represent almost one a month. The hard part is of course getting others in to play these games when they've maybe shown no interest in them before (or perhaps I didn't suggest we play, I'm shy like that). Well, it always helps when it feels like a project, personal or communal.
So to make this work, I'm going to do a semi-weekly board game feature on the blog. Obviously, I'm not going to play a new game every week, so I'll cover the old favorites as well. In any case, I RESOLVE to not only put my games to good use, but to share the results with you. By the end of 2017, I must have played all the game currently in the house at least enough to write about them. And more besides. Wish me luck (it's a component of many games).
Now if I were thinking of doing this with all the role-playing games I own, I wouldn't be asking for luck. I'd be asking you to talk me down a ledge...