Here are the statistics of our board game plays over 2013!

In 2013 we played a total of 423 board games, 3% less than in 2012 (434). However, we did play much more different games, 131 in total, up from 114 in 2012. Those were played on 127 different days (2012: 156 days) with 18 different (known) players.

Top 15 played board games (with 5 or more plays):

Rank Board game              Plays  2012   Diff   Rank 2012
1.   Race for the Galaxy        49    17  +188%   5   (+ 4)
2.   Dominion                   37    47   -21%   2   (± 0)
3.   Quarriors                  28     0          -
4.   Chess                      24     0          -
5.   Mahjong                    23    43   -47%   3   (- 2)
     Tichu                      23    58   -60%   1   (- 4)
7.   Love Letter                14     0          -
8.   Hanabi                     12     3  +300%   22  (+10)
9.   Click Clack Lumberjack     11     0          -
10.  Würfel Bohnanza            10    27   -63%   4   (- 6)
11.  Buccaneer Bones             7     0          -
12.  Do you worship Cthulhu?     5     0          -
     Heck Meck                   5     1  +400%   -
     Kingdom Builder             5     5     0%   12  (± 0)
     Ticket to Ride              5    15   -67%   6   (- 6)

No longer in the top 15 since 2012: Ascension, Bluff and Claim It! with 4 plays, 7 Wonders (just 3 plays), Nefarious (2 plays) and A Fistful of Penguins (no play in 2013!).

We played mostly at Home (70%), other popular locations were Spiel, Essen (8%), in the Garden (6%), at Maybe’s home (6%), at the BSW De Lage Landen meeting in Almelo (3,5%) and at our Hotel Bredeney in Essen during Spiel (2,5%).

Most popular play dates were the BSW DLL meeting in Almelo (28 sep 2013) and Spiel, Essen on 24 and 25 oct 2013 (13 plays per day). June 16th must have had good weather, because we played 12 games that day in the Garden, while we also played 12 games on New Years Eve.

[edit 05-01-2014: corrected all numbers slightly]

This year we went again for four days to Essen for the Internationale Spieltage (Spiel) 2013. This is what we arrived home with:

Haul 2013

For an overview of some of the games we viewed and played, look at the photo’s below, or check Suzan’s BoardGameGeek list.

PolterfassHal 3Holmes 13MetallumKing & AssassinsTrains & StationsPrimate fearOrtusGear & PistonHeidelbärgerFounders of the EmpireJengaBlueprintsConceptsBoothSplash attackMisson:combat!King & AssassinsHotelkamerSuper FantasySpeculationLords of warCastawaysSlicksAtacamaFairplayGlastonburyConjurersAscension Rise of Vigil2n hand games boothIndie boards & cards Flash point 2nd storyWooolf!!Garden diceConceptKashgarTash-kalar at the hotel game roomSuburban disputeIntrigue CityShadows over the empireRussian railroadsMauna KeaClick Clack LumberjackMachina Arcama board gameWhitewaterPashaRattusHaul 2013

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