Episode 362 – Our Top Ten Games of 2023

The Family Gamers Top 10 Games of 2023
The Family Gamers Top 10 Games of 2023

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What We’ve Been Playing

Seven Bridges – a roll-and-write that feels different from any other.
Tesseract (our review)
Smug Owls (review coming soon)
Unmatched: Sun’s Origin (Tomoe Gozen & Oda Nobunaga)
Oh What Fun! (last year’s review)
Motley (review coming)
Trio (review coming – we recommend!)

Monthly Report and Year in Review!

Anitra’s December: 45 plays of 27 unique games. Learned Camel Up on New Year’s Eve! H-index 3: Trio, Skyrockets, Tesseract, Smug Owls.

Andrew’s December: 28 of 17 unique games. H-index 3: Tesseract, Trio, Smug Owls.

Andrew’s 2023: 288 plays of 148 unique games. H-index: 4. Most played: “Unpublished Prototype”, Unmatched, Jekyll vs. Hyde, FORK. 64% of plays at home.

Anitra’s 2023: 564 plays of 210 unique games. H-index: 9 – Calypso, Unmatched, Numbsters, GROVE, Roll to the Top, River Wild, Forage, Wildtails, Turbo Kidz. 2 players is most often: 37% of the time. Next most common is 3 players and solo, which each get 18%. 67% of plays were at home.

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SNAP Review – Ecosystem: Savanna

This sequel in the Ecosystem series is more family-friendly and fun!

This card-drafting, tableau-building game is a great way to learn or review facts about animals that live in the African savanna.

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Top Ten Games of 2023

Andrew came up with a way to rank our top games and allow for overlap: we each distributed 10 points among our top 6 games. It worked! We have a top ten.

At one point each, our bottom five:

Unmatched (see our previous reviews)
Her Story (our review)
Smug Owls
Disney Animated (our review)

At two points each:

Junk Drawer (our review)
Roll to the Top: Journeys (our review)
Turbo Kidz (our review)

Our #2 game, with three points:

Illiterati (our review)


Our top game, at a combined FIVE points:

boop. (our review)

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