The 2016 Hat Trick
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This is a geeklist of my 2016 gaming goals.

With all of the different challenges out there, my mind was spinning. I want to purchase no new games, play all that I own and haven't, create a net zero, 100 play, 10 play, 100 game... BOOM! Head. Explode.

So this is my hybrid. A list of goals and a goal tracker all in one. I have no idea where this goes, how it goes, or if it sticks.

But I'm going to give it a go all the same.

So this is it. My attempt at a goal, or two. Who knows? Maybe Fedora will score a hat trick?
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Board Game: Splendor
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So I joined the 2016 challenge to play 10 games, 10 times.

Agricola
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
Utopia Engine
Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game
Pandemic/Pandemic Legacy
Splendor
Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
Stone Age
Carcassonne
Pathfinder Society Games

I'm also considering swapping out:
Shokoba


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2. Board Game: Family Game Night Book and Game Set: Scrabble, Clue, Sorry, Yahtzee [Average Rating:4.40 Unranked] [Average Rating:4.40 Unranked]
Board Game: Family Game Night Book and Game Set: Scrabble, Clue, Sorry, Yahtzee
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I'm also giving myself a personal challenge to play more games with my family.

So this is where I'm logging family Game Nights.
 
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3. Board Game: Adult Late Night Games [Average Rating:3.25 Unranked]
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For the first time in a long time, I've got a semi regular group of people to play games with. I'd like to have at least 10 game nights with other adults. I'll track that here.
 
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4. Board Game: He & She [Average Rating:4.75 Overall Rank:18392]
Board Game: He & She
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My gaming begins and ends with my wife. (Check out my profile for the full details on that.) So it's important to me that we find time to play games together as a couple. I'm hoping to see at least 10 game nights there. I'll log them here.
 
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5. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:858]
Board Game: Lord of the Rings
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This is my absolute hands-down favorite game. I LOVE narrative cooperative games with epic storylines.

I want to play this game at least once this year.
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6. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.10 Overall Rank:24]
Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game
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I think Mage Knight could very well be one of my top 5 games, if only I could ever play it. The last time this game hit the table, my youngest son was just born. That was 2.5 years ago.

I want to play this at least once this year.
 
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7. Board Game: Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:3591]
Board Game: Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game
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I really enjoy this game. I've got almost 70 plays logged. If there was a game I would like to see actually published, this would be it. So I want to hit 100 plays for this as part of the 100 play challenge.

I've kept record of every play to date, but I do need to type them up. This may be tough to accomplish.
 
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8. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:48]
Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
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I sought it out. I bought it.

Now I need to play it.

At least once.
 
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Board Game: Zero Down
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I have an addiction to games complicated by an incessent completionist need.

I thrift, ebay, amazon.

I need to sell.

I'll track my attempts here.
 
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10. Platform: SNES
Platform: SNES
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I picked myself up a USB retro controller. Looking forward to playing a few games with my kids or completing some old favorites.

I'm looking at you:
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
StarTropics
Super Mario Bros. 3
The Legend of Zelda
 
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11. Video Game: Myst [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:777]
Video Game: Myst
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I love escape rooms and adventure worlds.

I want to play through Myst with my kids before I get my copy of Obduction.

I also want to complete The Room Three.
 
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12. RPG Item: Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:2294]
RPG Item: Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide
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I really enjoy my play-by-forum games of Pathfinder Society scenarios. I'm hoping to GM at least 2 more this year and play in at least two more as well.

 
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13. RPG Item: The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Volume 1: Your Story [Average Rating:8.14 Overall Rank:38]
RPG Item: The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Volume 1: Your Story
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Harry Dresden. Mouse Guard. Mythic. Fiasco.

I would love to try my hand this year at a new role play system or two.
 
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14. RPG Item: GenCon [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: GenCon
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Finally, I want to spend at least two full days at GenCon this year. I already have my trade day badge... just need to make it happen.
 
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15. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:2719]
Board Game: Unpublished Prototype
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I really enjoy playtesting. I've playtested a handful of games, my favorite experience being D-Day Dice.

I'd like to playtest at least two more games this year. One of the design contests may help me knock this one out.
 
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16. Board Game: Game Design: Theory and Practice [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Game Design: Theory and Practice
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I have a few designs in various states of disarray. I'd like to get one to a complete enough format that I would be comfortable moving it into a playtesting phase.

This is a big gaming goal for me. Fingers. Crossed.
 
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