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Conesy’s Stunning Tabletop Gaming Statistics for 2023

It’s been another year of playing games and logging all of those plays. I am still amazed at the types of insights that can be derived from these logged stats. Often, I find myself surprised when looking at the stats. Games that, as a reviewer, I may not have thought were that great may show up with a lot of plays. Meanwhile, games I thought were brilliant may only receive a single play. Logging gameplay is not something everyone should or would want to do, but I share some of the insights derived as I wrap up 2023.

Traditionally, I log all of my stats on BoardGameGeek’s website using the native BGG tools. Moving forward in 2024, I will be using a new App, BGG Catalog, which Suzanne has used for quite some time. There are versions of the App for both Android and iPhone users so give it a try if you are interested in logging your games.

Some interesting statistics jump out immediately:

  • I played over 480 games
  • I played over 138 unique games.
  • May was my best gaming month, with 60 games played.
  • My collection grew by approximately 66 games, toping now at 731 titles, including expansions.
  • Less than half of my plays were via online platforms

Most Played Game – Ark Nova

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Ark Nova

It’s no surprise to me that Ark Nova from Capstone Games/Feuerland Spiele was played the most. Not only was it my 2022 game of the year, but it also was implemented on Board Game Arena, where I was able to play it 57 times. While I had 5 in-person plays of Ark Nova, it didn’t get to the table as much as I would have liked. It’s a little tricky to fit in a weekly game night, especially if we need to teach it which has made it a bit harder to table.

I enjoyed this game so much that I immediately wrote a review of Ark Nova for this blog. I am still very high on this game, though my online play has slowed. With the release of the Marine Worlds expansion, which I also think is brilliant for the game, I am hoping to have this game hit the table a few more times in 2024.

Episode 109: Lands of the Mesozoic Designer Interview

In this episode the hosts had the pleasure of speaking with Ander Guinea. He is the designer of an exciting new prehistoric game called Lands of the Mesozoic. If you’re a fan of prehistoric games, card games, or just fun games, give it a listen. We also discuss the games we’ve been playing and upcoming events you can find us at.

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Read on for links to the games discussed and pictures.

Episode 105: CabinCon 2023

In Episode 105, not only do the hosts discuss games they’ve been playing, but Consey and Justin recap their long gaming weekend in Northern Wisconsin.

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Episode 104: The Game Crafter and Thunderworks Games Extravaganza!!!

In Episode 104, the hosts have two epic interviews. First, Suzanne sits down with JT from The Game Crafter to explore a different side of the tabletop gaming industry. Next, Justin and Ben explore Goblin Vaults with Keith from Thunderworks Games. Of course, the hosts also catch up on the games they have been playing, hobby corner, and the news!!!

Keith and Justin at Thunderworks Games Checking Out Goblin Vaults

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Top 5 Tips to Having a Blast at Gen Con

I have been to Gen Con since it was hosted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over more than the last decade, it’s become an annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis for the best four days in gaming. Over that time I have learned a few tips that I wish I knew the first time I went. Here are my top 5 tips to having a blast at Gen Con!

Conesy and Suzanne at Gen Con 2021!!!

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