#52GameChallenge for GJJ Games - 2018

This year I'll again be participating in the 52 Game Challenge, proposed by Southern Starr Games, where I try to play at least one tabletop game with my family and friends every week.  Last year I played 162 different games (down from 237 in 2016), and many of those multiple times during multiple weeks.  Last year my gaming fell a bit short, but that's because we added a new family member, so my time was focused elsewhere. This year I'm hoping to squeeze more gaming back into the schedule again as the littlest guy gets a bit bigger.

I challenge you to do the same with your family!  Just one game a week, where players are unplugged and interacting.  See how it changes your family for the better!  Post the games you play to Facebook or any other social media site with the hashtag #52GameChallenge

So here's a list of the games I've played each week throughout 2018.  (I'll put a * next to games that were played with someone other than my kids and/or wife, and a + next to games my family played without me.)  Italicized games were played by me for the first time this year.  Bold games are games I played for the very first time ever.  Each week I'll also list a series of numbers in the format of 1|2|3|4|5|6 where the numbers are:
  1. The number of games played that week by my whole family.  
  2. The number of games I played that week.  
  3. The number of games I played for the first time ever (or at least since keeping track).
  4. The number of games I played for the first time this year.  
  5. The total number of games I've played for the first time ever this year.  (101 in 2017)
  6. The total number of games I played this year.  (162 in 2017)
I'll also track games my sons play in parentheses, in bold and/or italics if it's their first time playing the game this year:
  1. Sam's plays this week.  
  2. Sam's games this week.  
  3. Sam's total games this year. (92 in 2017)
  4. Mike's plays this week.
  5. Mike's games this week.
  6. Mike's total games this year. (77 in 2017)

Week 50 - 12/10 - 12/16 -
Week 49 - 12/3 - 12/9 -
  • Card Sharks (Kevin Winchell prototype)
  • Beard Snacks (GJJ Games prototype)
  • 8 Seconds (GJJ Games prototype)

Week 48 - 11/26 - 12/2 - 15|15|8|11|89|151
  • Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
  • Rendezvous (JT Smith prototype)
  • Fantasy Mini Golf (Ben Moy prototype)
  • Beard Snacks (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Prime Location (Randy Ekl prototype)
  • We Fight Crime (Scott Starkey prototype)
  • Hates Aliens (Nate Jones prototype)
  • Honey Buzz (Paul Salomon prototype)
  • 8 Seconds (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Evil Medieval (Kevin Jones prototype)
  • Pyro Tactics (Arkadiusz Greniuk prototype)
  • MiniSkull Quests (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Cats or Dogs (Maxine Ekl prototype)
  • Macabre Witches (Patrick Rauland prototype)
  • Fry Thief (Patrick Rauland prototype)
Week 47 - 11/19 - 11/25 - 6|6|2|4|81|140
  • Thanos Rising
  • Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game
  • 8 Seconds (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Star Realms
  • Can't Stop
  • Rollet
Week 46 - 11/12 - 11/18 - 8|8|4|7|79|136
  • Pocket Sub
  • Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game
  • Castellan
  • Megaland
  • Give Me the Brain!
  • Pirates, Ninjas, Robots, & Zombies
  • Element
  • Mint Delivery
Week 45 - 11/5 - 11/11 - 2|2|0|0|75|129
  • Race to the Moons (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Palm Island
Week 44 - 10/29 - 11/4 - 12|12|6|7|75|129
  • Pinns
  • Dracula's Feast
  • Vampire Hunter
  • Death Wish
  • Scythe
  • Cursed Court
  • Feudum
  • Not Alone
  • Villainous
  • Trickerion: Legends of Illusion
  • Age of War
  • Tyler Sigman's Crows
Week 43 - 10/22 - 10/28 - 5|5|2|2|69|122
  • Zoo-ography (Doomsday Robots prototype)
  • GoodCritters
  • Death Wish
  • Tiny Epic Defenders Second Edition
  • 8 Seconds (GJJ Games prototype)
Week 42 - 10/15 - 10/21 - 4|2|3|67|120
  • Zoo-ography (Doomsday Robots prototype)
  • Tiny Epic Zombies
  • 8 Seconds (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Tetris Link
Week 41 - 10/8 - 10/14 - 0|0|0|0|65|117
  • Nothing this week :-(
Week 40 - 10/1 - 10/7 - 6|6|1|1|65|117
  • Sagrada
  • Storm Lords (Tony Czekala prototype)
  • MiniSkull Dungeons (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Splendor
  • Tides of Time
  • Flip Ships
Week 39 - 9/24 - 9/30 - 4|4|1|2|64|116
  • GoodCritters
  • Rise of Tribes
  • Laser Battle
  • The aMAZEing Labyrinth
Week 38 - 9/17 - 9/23 - 18|18|8|9|63|115
  • Lucidity: Six Sided Nightmares
  • Beard Snacks (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Flip Ships
  • The Ogre's Jewels (Troy Pichelman prototype)
  • Machinations (Brennan ALdridge prototype)
  • Salvage (Tim L. prototype)
  • Rise of the Cabal (Troy Pichelman prototype)
  • Moly (Ian Winningham prototype)
  • Pharmacology (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Paradise Lost (Tom Butler prototype)
  • Race to the Moons (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Pantheon (Seth Van Orden prototype)
  • Supply Sergeant (Rod Currie prototype)
  • Great Googa Mooga (Aaron Malone prototype)
  • MiniSkull Quests (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Trick Builders (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Get Your Ducks in a Row (Maxine Ekl prototype)
  • 8 Seconds (GJJ Games prototype)
Week 37 - 9/10 - 9/16 - 5|5|0|0|55|106
  • Palm Island
  • Rise of Tribes
  • Kingdomino
  • Blokus Duo
  • Tsuro
Week 36 - 9/3 - 9/9 - 7|7|2|3|55|106
  • Flip Ships
  • Potion Explosion
  • Codenames
  • Science Ninjas: Valence Plus
  • Kingdomino
  • A-TTAC MECHS (GJJ Games prototype)
  • MiniSkull Dungeon (GJJ Games prototype)
Week 35 - 8/27 - 9/2 - 5|5|2|2|53|103
  • Palm Island
  • Old Maid
  • Rise of Tribes
  • Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time
  • Fleecing Olympus
Week 34 - 8/20 - 8/26 - 3|3|1|1|51|101
  • Palm Island
  • Old Maid
  • Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time
Week 33 - 8/13 - 8/19 - 4|4|0|1|50|100
  • Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
  • GoodCritters
  • Roll Player w/ Monsters & Minions
  • Palm Island
Week 32 - 8/6 - 8/12 - 5|5|2|3|50|99
  • Wakening Lair
  • GoodCritters
  • Qwirkle
  • Hive
  • Palm Island
Week 31 - 7/30 - 8/5 - 7|7|4|4|48|96
  • Skulk Hollow
  • Bullfrogs
  • Roll Player
  • 8 Seconds (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Deep Sea Adventure
  • Wakening Lair
  • Lockup: A Roll Player Tale (Thunderworks Games prototype)
Week 30 - 7/23 - 7/29 - 6|4|2|4|44|92 - 3|3|31|5|2|24 NOTE: After this week I stopped tracking my sons' plays.  They've been playing games with friends beyond what I can easily track, so from here on out I'm tracking only my plays.
  • Chemistry Fluxx (M4) +
  • Headbanz (S1)(M1) +
  • Radiant (S1)
  • The Captain is Dead (S1)
  • Bullfrogs *
  • MiniSkull Quests (GJJ Games Prototype) *
Week 29 - 7/16 - 7/22 - 5|4|1|2|42|88 - 8|3|28|0|0|23
  • Not Alone (S1)
  • Shadow Hunters (S1)
  • Flip Ships *
  • FUSE
  • Chess (S6) +
Week 28 - 7/9 - 7/15 - 8|5|2|2|41|86 - 8|3|26|3|3|23
  • Mint Works (S1)
  • Modern Art *
  • Kingdomino (S1)
  • Flip Ships *
  • Chemistry Fluxx (M1)
  • Race to the Moons (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Super Fight (M1) +
  • FATE (M1) +
  • Chess (S6) +
Week 27 - 7/2 - 7/8 - 7|6|4|4|39|84 - 6|1|26|1|1|22
  • Card Sharks (Kevin Winchell prototype) *
  • Pharmacology *
  • Potion Explosion w/ 5th Element
  • Century: Spice Road *
  • Scythe *
  • Roll Player w/ Monsters & Minions *
  • FATE (M1) +
  • Chess (S6) +
Week 26 - 6/25 - 7/1 - 5|4|0|1|35|80 - 3|1|26|3|1|21
  • Secret Hitler (S2)
  • Above and Below *
  • Chemistry Fluxx (S3)(M3) +
  • Azul
  • Cursed Court
Week 25 - 6/18 - 6/24 - 0|0|0|0|35|79 - 0|0|25|0|0|20
  • Nothing Played =(
Week 24 - 6/11 - 6/17 - 13|11|2|4|35|79 - 2|2|25|3|3|20
  • Qwirkle
  • Eight Minute Empire *
  • Mint Works
  • Kingdomino (S1)
  • Photosynthesis (S1)
  • Sagrada *
  • Urbania *
  • Deus *
  • Carcassonne: Amazonas *
  • Tides of Time *
  • Redakai (S1)(M1) +
  • Sheriff of Nottingham (S1)(M1) +
  • Grifters (M1)
Week 23 - 6/4 - 6/10 - 9|9|2|5|33|75 - 3|3|24|0|0|18
  • Pharmacology *
  • Not Yet (Kevin Winchell prototype) *
  • MiniSkull Dungeon (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Pirates, Ninjas, Robots, & Zombies (S1)
  • Blokus Duo (S1)
  • Qwirkle *
  • Knot Dice
  • Friday
  • Tides of Time (S1)
Week 22 - 5/28 - 6/3 - 3|3|2|3|31|70 - 0|0|22|0|0|18
  • Planet Crash (GJJ Games prototype)
  • Qwingo *
  • Battle Sheep (S1)
Week 21 - 5/21 - 5/27 - 8|4|0|1|29|67 - 7|3|22|7|2|18
  • Azul *
  • Pharmacology *
  • Secret Hitler (M1) +
  • Dice of Crowns (S2) +
  • Multiplication War (M6)(S4) +
  • Qwixx *
  • Minecraft Card Game (S1) +
  • Love Letter (Letters to Santa) *
Week 20 - 5/14 - 5/20 - 13|10|1|7|29|66 - 7|6|21|5|4|17
  • Photosynthesis (S1)(M1)
  • Dracula's Feast (S1)
  • Pharmacology (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Chess (S1) +
  • Dice of Crowns (S1)(M1)
  • Knot Dice - Distance *
  • Qwixx *
  • Zombie Dice *
  • Battle of Durak *
  • Pocket Ops (S1)
  • Eight Minute Empire *
  • Battleship (S2)(M1) +
  • Redakai (M2) +
Week 19 - 5/7 - 5/13 - 4|4|3|3|28|59 - 1|1|16|1|1|13
  • Secret Hitler (S1)(M1)
  • Captain Sonar *
  • Flow of History *
  • Planet Crash (GJJ Games solo prototpe)
Week 18 - 4/30 - 5/6 - 7|6|1|3|25|56 - 1|1|15|0|0|13
  • Trick Builders (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Xtreme Snowboarding (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Rurik: Dawn of Kiev (Stan Kordonskiy & Piecekeeper Games prototype) *
  • Harbor
  • Kemet *
  • Extra! Extra! *
  • Bob Ross (S1) +
Week 17 - 4/23 - 4/29 - 1|1|0|0|24|53 - 0|0|15|0|0|13
  • Cursed Court *
Week 16 - 4/16 - 4/22 - 0|0|0|0|24|53 - 0|0|15|0|0|13
  • =(  Nothing this week.
Week 15 - 4/9 - 4/15 - 19|18|10|13|24|53 - 2|2|15|0|0|13
  • Colt Express (S1)
  • Azul *
  • Splendor (S1) +
  • Treasure Hunter *
  • Apogee-Perigee (Randy Ekl prototype) *
  • The Manhattan Project: War Machine (Minion Games prototype) *
  • Death Trap Bits (Troy Pichelman prototype) *
  • Trick Builders (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Cavern of Antiquities (Jenny Fleishman prototype) *
  • Hello Friend, Goodbye Dinner (Kevin Jones prototype) *
  • Race to the Moons (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Rurik: Dawn of Kiev (Stan Kordonskiy & Piecekeeper Games prototype) *
  • Build the Skies (Steve Kaftanski prototype) *
  • Dice Chefs (Stan Kordonskiy prototype) *
  • Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 (Brett Myers / Thunderworks Games prototype) *
  • Pharmacology (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Fry Thief (Patrick Rauland prototype) *
  • Xtreme Snowboarding (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Get Your Ducks in a Row (Maxine Ekl prototype) *
Week 14 - 4/2 - 4/8 - 6|6|1|3|14|40 - 0|0|13|3|2|13
  • Trick Builders (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • 8 Seconds w/ Vegas Showdown (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Pharmacology (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Azul
  • Roll Player (M1)
  • Tides of Madness (M2)
Week 13 - 3/26 - 4/1 - 11|10|0|5|13|37 - 4|3|13|1|1|11
  • Pokemon (S1)(M1) +
  • Kingdomino (solo)
  • Dwarf War
  • Tsuro (S2)
  • Kodama (S1)
  • Cursed Court *
  • Island Hopper *
  • Pluto Attacks *
  • Tides of Time *
  • Eight Minute Empire (solo)
  • Friday
Week 12 - 3/19 - 3/25 - 1|1|1|1|13|32 - 0|0|10|0|0|10
  • Dwarf War (solo)
Week 11 - 3/12 - 3/18 - 5|4|1|3|12|31 - 11|2|10|9|2|10
  • Blood Rage *
  • Cursed Court *
  • Eight-Minute Empire *
  • Chess (S9)(M7)
  • Air Hockey (S2)(M2) +
Week 10 - 3/5 - 3/11 - 3|3|1|1|11|28 - 0|0|8|0|0|8
  • Eight-Minute Empire (solo)
  • Trick Builders *
  • Kingdoms *
Week 9 - 2/26 - 3/4 - 3|3|0|2|10|27 - 0|0|8|0|0|8
  • San Juan (solo)
  • Patchwork (solo)
  • Tiny Epic Kingdoms (solo)
Week 8 - 2/19 - 2/25 - 5|5|0|4|10|25 - 0|0|8|2|2|8
  • 7 Wonders (M1)
  • RobotLab (M1)
  • Eight-Minute Empire (solo)
  • Dice of Crowns (solo)
  • San Juan (solo)
Week 7 - 2/12 - 2/18 - 4|4|0|3|10|21 - 3|3|8|2|2|7
  • Kingdomino (S1)
  • Happy Pigs (S1)(M1)
  • Jamaica (S1)(M1)
  • Friday
Week 6 - 2/5 - 2/11 - 2|2|0|0|10|18 - 0|0|5|0|0|5
  • Trick Builders (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Mint Works *
Week 5 - 1/29 - 2/4 - 6|5|3|5|10|18 - 2|2|5|0|0|5
  • Trick Builders (GJJ Games prototype) *
  • Alhambra *
  • Tiny Epic Quest (solo)
  • Cow Cents (S1) +
  • Carcassonne Gold Rush (S1)
  • Race to the Moons (GJJ Games prototype) (solo)
Week 4 - 1/22 - 1/28 - 5|5|1|4|7|13 - 0|0|3|1|1|5
  • Abandon Planet *
  • Robo Rally *
  • Dice Game Prototype (Tony Czekala prototype) (M1)
  • Rx & Roll (GJJ Games prototype) (solo)
  • Friday
Week 3 - 1/15 - 1/21 - 3|2|2|2|6|9 - 2|2|3|1|1|4
  • Artifacts Inc. (S1)
  • Rx & Roll (GJJ Games prototype) (solo)
  • RobotLab (S1)(M1)
Week 2 - 1/8 - 1/14 - 3|3|2|3|4|7 - 0|0|1|2|3|3
  • Newspeak *
  • Secret Hitler (M2)
  • Artifacts Inc. (M1)
Week 1 - 1/1 - 1/7 - 4|4|2|4|2|4 - 1|1|1|1|1|1
  • Fresco (S1)(M1)
  • Scythe w/ Wind Gambit *
  • Clank! *
  • Mint Works (solo)

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