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Oath Stats – More Games, More Stats

A while back I did a post about the stats from our first 17 games of Oath. And it recently dawned on me that we have since almost doubled the number of games we've played yet I haven't given an update! So we got more games and we got more stats. Our group has made it through 34 games of Oath. We have accomplished all but one paths to victory (having a successor with the scepter is a hard goal. Or maybe it's just not inciting given the way we play). There were some very interesting stats and graphs that came out of 32 games. It makes me want more!

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18xx: A History [Part 2]

I adore the 18xx series of games, I might have a slight addiction because of 18xx.games. Access to all of these fun game titles got me thinking. What commonalities do games with in the series have? Differences? Which games inspired others? While I tried to be as comprehensive as possible, I know I didn't get all of the details. Leave a comment if you see anything that needs to be changed! Many of the statements below are generalizations about the genre of games and do not apply to all circumstances. The stats listed do not include data points from every game. I love the 18xx series because you get to see all the exceptions. Continue Reading →

Deep Dives

18xx: A History

adore the 18xx series of games, I might have a slight addiction because of 18xx.games. Access to all of these fun game titles got me thinking. What commonalities do games with in the series have? Differences? Which games inspired others? As you can see above, the core of this series is 1829 - the very first 18xx game by Francis Tresham. While I tried to be as comprehensive as possible, I know I didn't get all of the details. Leave a comment if you see anything that needs to be changed!