In my last post, I laid out the bones of our Depth Year plan. Let’s take a closer look at our quest to get our number of unplayed games (aka Shelf of Shame) trending toward zero. We’re breaking the year into quarters for this goal and focusing on 15 games each quarter (yeah… we’ve got waaaay too many unplayed games). The 15 games won’t be the ONLY games we play during the quarter, but we will be making a conscious effort to get the unplayed playlist to the table each quarter. For Quarter 1 (Q1), we’ve got the games below in our playlist. I’ll update each entry with a play date once we’ve played the game.

With every play, we will make a decision on whether the game stays or goes. There are three potential outcomes for each play: 1) definitely stays, 2) definitely goes, or 3) needs another play before deciding.

Things in the “going” pile will be sold, traded, or donated. Prior to 2019 starting, we’ve added 40+ games to our going list, which was a great exercise in getting over the emotional attachment we have to our games.

Which would YOU recommend we play first?

Game Details
NameAbove and Below (2015)
ComplexityMedium [2.53]
BGG Rank186 [7.51]
Player Count2-4
Mechanism(s)Action Point Allowance System, Card Drafting, Deck / Pool Building, Dice Rolling, Set Collection, Storytelling and Trading
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA
Game Details
NameAmong the Stars (2012)
ComplexityMedium Light [2.24]
BGG Rank480 [7.15]
Player Count2-4
Mechanism(s)Card Drafting, Simultaneous Action Selection, Tile Placement and Variable Player Powers
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA
Game Details
NameCaverna: Cave vs Cave (2017)
ComplexityMedium [2.57]
BGG Rank574 [7.32]
Player Count1-2
Mechanism(s)Tile Placement and Worker Placement
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA
Game Details
NameEuphoria: Build a Better Dystopia (2013)
ComplexityMedium [3.11]
BGG Rank343 [7.29]
Player Count2-6
Mechanism(s)Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Set Collection, Variable Player Powers and Worker Placement
Notes from RebeccaGreg played this on January 19th, 2019
Game Details
NameFounders of Gloomhaven (2018)
ComplexityMedium Heavy [4.08]
BGG Rank1417 [6.89]
Player Count1-4
Mechanism(s)Auction/Bidding, Deck / Pool Building, Hand Management, Route/Network Building, Tile Placement, Variable Player Powers and Worker Placement
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA
Game Details
NameThe Fox in the Forest (2017)
Accessibility ReportMeeple Like Us
ComplexityMedium Light [1.58]
BGG Rank423 [7.39]
Player Count2
Mechanism(s)Hand Management and Trick-taking
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA
Game Details
NameHero Realms (2016)
ComplexityMedium Light [1.93]
BGG Rank168 [7.70]
Player Count2-4
Mechanism(s)Card Drafting, Deck / Pool Building, Hand Management and Take That
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA
Game Details
NameMy Little Scythe (2017)
ComplexityMedium Light [1.94]
BGG Rank791 [7.56]
Player Count (Recommended)1-6 (3-6)
Mechanism(s)Area Control / Area Influence, Dice Rolling, Grid Movement, Pick-up and Deliver and Take That
Notes from Rebecca Rebecca played this on January 19, 2019
Game Details
NameThe Others (2016)
ComplexityMedium [3.06]
BGG Rank631 [7.47]
Player Count2-5
Mechanism(s)Area Control / Area Influence, Area Movement, Dice Rolling, Modular Board and Variable Player Powers
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA
Game Details
NameRoot (2018)
ComplexityMedium [3.48]
BGG Rank64 [8.12]
Player Count (Recommended)2-4 (3-4)
Mechanism(s)Action / Movement Programming, Area Control / Area Influence, Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Point to Point Movement and Variable Player Powers
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA
Game Details
NameStuffed Fables (2018)
ComplexityMedium Light [2.44]
BGG Rank523 [7.79]
Player Count (Recommended)2-4 (1-4)
Mechanism(s)Cooperative Play, Dice Rolling, Role Playing, Storytelling and Variable Player Powers
Notes from RebeccaBoth played this on January 12, 2019
Game Details
NameTiny Epic Quest (2017)
ComplexityMedium [2.59]
BGG Rank583 [7.20]
Player Count1-4
Mechanism(s)Area Movement, Dice Rolling, Modular Board and Press Your Luck
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA
Game Details
NameTiny Epic Western (2016)
ComplexityMedium [2.84]
BGG Rank1243 [6.73]
Player Count (Recommended)1-4 (1-3, 3-4)
Mechanism(s)Area Control / Area Influence, Dice Rolling, Set Collection, Variable Player Powers and Worker Placement
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA
Game Details
NameTiny Epic Zombies (2018)
ComplexityMedium Light [2.29]
BGG Rank992 [7.32]
Player Count1-5
Mechanism(s)Area Control / Area Influence, Cooperative Play, Dice Rolling, Modular Board, Partnerships, Pick-up and Deliver, Press Your Luck and Variable Player Powers
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA
Game Details
NameVinhos Deluxe Edition (2016)
ComplexityMedium Heavy [4.07]
BGG Rank149 [8.25]
Player Count1-4
Mechanism(s)Area Control / Area Influence, Variable Phase Order and Worker Placement
Notes from RebeccaPlayed on TBA

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