Finishing up the year

Finishing up the year

So it’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted. It’s been busier than normal. I finished up my most recent job contract on the 13th and we moved yesterday, the 14th, from Oakland, CA, down to Woodland Hills, CA, which is North LA. Like I mentioned, it was a whirlwind of a couple weeks. We spent 4 of the 5 weekday evenings last week hanging out with friends that we had made in Oakland, and we were playing games on 2 of those days. The other day was spent packing up all of our stuff and getting ready for the 5-and-a-half-hour drive. All in all, it’s been a good week, although busy.

It’s also the season where all the board game media outlets, whether that be bloggers, youtubers, or podcasters, have been putting together their best of 2016 lists. I have probably casually read or listened to at least 10 best-of-‘16 lists, and that is without really searching them out. And that’s a little bit about what I want to talk about today.

Starting for the next few weeks (not entirely sure how many), I’m going to start doing weekly(hopefully), reviews of games that came out in 2016. I won’t be doing a big top ten list or a countdown, or anything like that. I’m just going to try to highlight some of the games that were really popular this year and that were swept up in the “hotness.” While traveling around, I don’t always get to play the new games that have all the buzz, but this year we’ve done a decent job of at least playing a lot of them, and buying some of them too. That’s the big reason I won’t do a top ten. I don’t feel that I’ve played enough games to base that on.

Some of the games that will be coming in the next little while are Cry Havoc, Inis, New Bedford, Great Western Trail, and many others. Like I mentioned above, the plan is to try to get one review out per week, and if I’m feeling really ambitious, maybe more. It’s going to be kind of a miniseries/retrospective on 2016 games.

I look forward to sharing my thoughts, and if there are any specific games that you think I should try to feature, feel free to let me know on facebook at the Great Lakes Gamer page or on twitter at @TheGLGamer!

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