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In a previous article I talked about 2015 as the year I dove into board gaming. I’d like 2016 to be the year I start to refine my tastes and preferences. That can’t happen without playing games, lots of games. To that end I’ve committed to playing at least one game every day for the entire year.

You can track my progress on Twitter as I post the games that I played that day under the hashtag #MMGameEveryDay, or by scrolling through the list below where I’ll summarize the games I’ve played in the past week.

FAQ

Some might ask what my criteria are. I’m not going for an average of 365 games played this year. I’m literally shooting to play at least one board game each day.

I’ll play a game with anyone, but overall I’ll be playing mostly with my kids, because they love it, and I’m around them every day. So expect to see a decent amount of games geared towards younger audiences.

Show me the games!

Multiple plays of a game in a week will be grouped together, with parentheses indicating the number of plays. Games without parentheses are a single play.

Update

My Game Every Day challenge is now complete. I’ve compliled some interesting statistics in my Meeple Mountain 2016 Zeitgeist article. Why not check it out?

WeekGamesPlays
Jan 1 – 7Blokus: Trigon, Coloretto, Friday (2), Luna, Mancala (2), Medieval Academy, No Thanks (3), Patchwork, Piñata, Port Royal, Rhino Hero, Roll For It, Rolling America, Star Realms, Tsuro19
Jan 8 – 14Clue, Coloretto (2), Flip City, Friday (2), Friday, Gold West, Isle of Skye, Jaipur, Moustache Smash (2), Port Royal, Quarriors, Star Realms, Stop Thief, Tides of Time, Tiny Epic Galaxies, Yspahan18
Jan 15 – 21Cockroach Poker, Dino Dude Ranch (2), Forbidden Desert, Grand Austria Hotel, Hive Pocket, Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King, Kahuna, Pandemic, Patchwork, Port Royal, Spoons, Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise, The Rivals for Catan15
Jan 22 – 28Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small, Battle Sheep, Bullfrogs, Cockroach Poker, Coloretto (2), Crab Stack (2), Dino Dude Ranch, Fuse, King of Tokyo, Mancala, Pagoda, Star Realms, Stone Age, The Game16
Jan 29 – Feb 4Best Treehouse Ever, Bullfrogs, Friday, Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game (2), Las Vegas (3), Patchwork, Quilt Show11
Feb 5 – 116 nimmt! (2), Coup (2), Exploding Kittens, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Loopin’ Louie, Oh My Goods! (2), Pit, Progress: Evolution of Technology, Star Realms, Terrace, The Builders: Middle Ages14
Feb 12 – 18Between Two Cities, Bullfrogs (2), Carnival, Champions of Midgard, Codenames, Dino Dude Ranch, Formula D, Hive Pocket, Kahuna, Las Vegas, Monopoly Deal Card Game, Oh My Goods!, Rolling America, Sans Allies15
Feb 19 – 256 nimmt!, Bullfrogs, Dexikon, Fuse (2), Hive Pocket, Imperial Settlers (2), Las Vegas (2), Mancala, Medieval Academy, No Thanks!, Patchwork, Sushi Go!15
Feb 26 – Mar 36 nimmt! (2), Fuse, Hoverkraft, Imperial Settlers, Solitaire, Las Vegas, No Thanks! (2), Oh My Goods!, Stone Age, The Downfall of Pompeii, Yspahan13
Mar 4 – 106 nimmt!, Battle Sheep, Birds of a Feather (2), Caledea: The Epic Strategy Game, Coloretto, Concordia, Dino Dude Ranch, Hive Pocket, Imperial Settlers, King of Tokyo, Las Vegas, Mancala (3), Power Grid, The Great Fire of London 1666, The Voyages of Marco Polo, Titan Race, Turn the Tide, Zombie Kidz (2)22
Mar 11 – 17Battle Sheep, Birds of a Feather (3), BraveRats (4), Coloretto, Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Pie Factory, Piñata, Power Grid, Quarriors!, Take 5!, Ticket to Ride17
Mar 18 – 246 Nimmt!, Harbour, Medina (second edition), Quarriors!, Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise, Tsuro (2), UNO, Yspahan, Zombie Dice (2)11
Mar 25 – 31Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small, Apotheca (3), Flip City, Hive Pocket, Las Vegas (2), Lost Cities, Patchwork, Stop Thief, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game, VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game, WWE Superstar Showdown14
Apr 1 – 76 nimmt! (2), Birds of a Feather, Dino Dude Ranch (2), Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension, Imperial Settlers, Istanbul, Kigi, Las Vegas (2), No Thanks! (2), Pie Factory, Star Realms, Through the Desert16
Apr 8 – 14Best Treehouse Ever, Cape Horn, Castle Knights (2), Flip City, JunKing, San Juan, Spookies, The Builders: Middle Ages, Thebes: The Tomb Raiders, Through the Desert, Tides of Time, Titan Race (2), Tsuro15
Apr 15 – 21Battle Sheep, Birds of a Feather, Deep Sea Adventure, Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Las Vegas, Machi Koro, Medieval Academy, Moustache Smash, Port Royal, Spookies, The Siblings Trouble, Thebes: The Tomb Raiders, Turn the Tide, Zombie Dice16
Apr 22 – 28Kahuna, Mancala (2), Pandemic: The Cure (3), Rolling America, Spookies, Targi, The Siblings Trouble10
Apr 29 – May 5Apotheca, Battle Sheep (2), Castle Knights, Coconuts, Der schwarze Pirat: Das Duell, Fool’s Gold, For Sale, King of Tokyo, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Pandemic: The Cure, Quadropolis, Qwirkle, Survive: Escape from Atlantis!, The Great Fire of London 1666, The Grizzled16
May 6 – 126 nimmt!, Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King (2), King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Mancala (3), Splendor, Star Realms9
May 13 – 19Apotheca, Black Fleet, Camel Up, King of Tokyo, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game (2), Kingdom Builder, Mancala, The Siblings Trouble, Through the Desert, Trajan, Unpublished Prototype12
May 20 – 26Bomb Squad Academy, Eminent Domain, Forbidden Island, Kingdom Builder, Mancala, Patchwork (2), Port Royal, Splendor9
May 27 – Jun 26 nimmt! (3), Eminent Domain, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Medina (second edition), No Thanks! (2), Pandemic: The Cure, Sushi Go!, Sylvion, World’s Fair 1893 (3)14
Jun 3 – 96 nimmt! (3), Codenames, Concordia, Dino Dude Ranch, Forbidden Island (2), Karuba, Las Vegas, Mahjong, Saboteur (2), Titan Race, World’s Fair 189315
Jun 10 – 16Clue (Second Crime Scene Edition), DC Comics Deck-Building Game, Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers, Exploding Kittens, Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Oh My Goods!, Port Royal, Star Realms, Sushi Go!, Take 5!, World’s Fair 189312
Jun 17 – 236 nimmt!, Carnival, DC Comics Deck-Building Game, Deep Sea Adventure, Mancala (2), Monopoly Junior, No Thanks! (2), Oh Hell!, Oh My Goods! (2), Swipe, Take 5!, Tokaido, War16
Jun 24 – 30Coloretto, Deep Sea Adventure (2), Exploding Kittens (2), Forbidden Desert, Hive Pocket, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Kingdom Builder, Las Vegas, Pickpockets (2), Power Grid, Stop Thief, The Castles of Burgundy15
Jul 1 – 7Coloretto, Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers, Istanbul, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Love Letter, Pickpockets (6), The Castles of Burgundy, The Game of 49, World’s Fair 1893 (2)15
Jul 8 – 14Animals on Board (3), Blueprints, Imhotep, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, New York 1901, Rocky Road à la Mode (6), Tides of Time14
Jul 15 – 216 nimmt!, Animals on Board, Checkers, DC Comics Deck-Building Game, Flip City, Imhotep, Imperial Settlers, Kingdom Builder, La Granja, Las Vegas, Rhino Hero, Rocky Road à la Mode, Thebes: The Tomb Raiders13
Jul 22 – 28Animals on Board, Blueprints, BraveRats, Gold West, Jaipur, Kahuna, King of Tokyo, Mancala, The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction (2)10
Jul 29 – Aug 4Barnyard Roundup (2), Castle Panic, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Lost Cities, Parade, Patchwork7
Aug 5 – 116 nimmt! (2), Barnyard Roundup (3), Blueprints, Cacao, Dice City, Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers, Imhotep, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Pandemic: The Cure, Pickpockets, San Juan, Through the Desert15
Aug 12 – 18Exploding Kittens (2), Gadgeteers, Herbaceous (5), King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game (2), Kingdom Builder, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Onitama, Ra14
Aug 19 – 25Camel Up, Castle Knights, Cockroach Poker, Frontier-6, Happy Salmon (6), Imhotep, KLASK, Monopoly Deal Card Game, Pit, Scythe, Sheriff of Nottingham, Stone Age, Tumblin-Dice (4)21
Aug 26 – Sep 1Camel Up, Codenames, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Racko Plus (2), Rocky Road à la Mode, Sagrada (2), Targi, The Game of 4910
Sep 2 – 8Coin Age (2), Daxu, Farmageddon, Imhotep, Pandemic, Parade, Sagrada, Spaceteam (3), Sushi Go!, The Networks (2), Zombie Dice15
Sep 9 – 15Automobiles (2), Bruges, Camel Up, Daxu (2), Ice Cool, Pandemic, Sagrada, Seeland, Sushi Go!, The Siblings Trouble, Tsuro13
Sep 16 – 22Ahead in the Clouds, Automobiles (2), Cathedral, Clue (Second Crime Scene Edition), Daxu, FUSE, Seeland, The Castles of Burgundy, World’s Fair 189310
Sep 23 – 29Ahead in the Clouds, Best Treehouse Ever, Camel Up, Coloretto, Daxu, Deep Sea Adventure, Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft (3), Pass the Pigs, Pickpockets, Rummikub, Sequence for Kids, Ticket to Ride14
Sep 30 – Oct 6Alien Frontiers, Animals on Board (2), Camel Up, Daxu, For Sale (2), Glass Road, Lords of Vegas (2), Potion Explosion, Saint Petersburg, Seeland (2)14
Oct 7 – 13Automobiles, Camel Up, Farmageddon, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Lords of Vegas, Minecraft Card Game?, The Great Heartland Hauling Co., Trambahn8
Oct 14 – 20Hamsterrolle, Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, Las Vegas, Lords of Vegas, Lotus, Mille Bornes, Roll for the Galaxy, Rolling America, Spot it! Freeze (3), Trambahn, Wordsy, World’s Fair 189314
Oct 21 – 27Bullfrogs, Colony, Kahuna, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Minecraft Card Game?, Seeland, Trambahn, Family Showdown (2)9
Oct 28 – Nov 3Betrayal at House on the Hill, Colony, Control, D-Day Dice (2), Parade, Rocky Road à la Mode, Rolling America, Seeland, Star Realms, The Networks, This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us (2), Tides of Time14
Nov 4 – 10A Feast for Odin, FUSE, King of Tokyo, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival (2), Lotus, Rhino Hero (2), Royals (2), Rummikub (2), The Blood of an Englishman0
Nov 11 – 17Colony (2), DC Comics Deck-Building Game, Deep Sea Adventure, Eminent Domain, Las Vegas, Monopoly Deal Card Game, Pandemic, Parade, Rocky Road à la Mode, Russian Railroads (3), Sanssouci14
Nov 18 – 24Blueprints, Celestia, Clue (Second Crime Scene Edition), Crab Stack, Diamant, Exploding Kittens, Fresco, Kahuna, Las Vegas, Mancala, Piece o’ Cake, Sanssouci, Star Realms, Stone Age14
Nov 25 – Dec 1DC Comics Deck-Building Game, Five Crowns, Forbidden Island, Kigi, Lords of Vegas, Mancala (4), Roll For It!, Sanssouci, Seeland, Splendor, Stone Age, The Game of 49, Unpublished Prototype16
Dec 2 – 8Battle Sheep, Castle Knights, Kigi, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Lost Cities, Mancala (3), Patchwork, Sanssouci, Topiary, World’s Fair 189312
Dec 9 – 15Bullfrogs, Daxu, Fuji Flush, Gold West, Imhotep, Kitty Paw, Mancala, New Bedford, Russian Railroads, Snow Tails (2)11
Dec 16 – 22Bullfrogs, Camel Up, Coloretto, Flip City (2), Forbidden Island, King’s Reign: Solitaire Card Game, Kingdom Builder, PitchCar (6), Topiary15
Dec 23 – 29DC Comics Deck-Building Game, Exploding Kittens, For Sale, Ghost Stories, Kitty Paw, Pandemic: The Cure, PitchCar (6), Star Realms, Sushi Go!, Take 5! (2), The King Is Dead, Ticket to Ride, Turn the Tide19
Dec 30 – 316 nimmt! (2), Automobiles, Birds of a Feather, Deep Sea Adventure, Fight for Olympus, Jaipur, Las Vegas, Pandemic, Parade, Paris Connection, Pass the Pigs, Rhino Hero (2), Swish Jr., Tides of Time, Yahtzee Steal the Deal17

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Andy Matthews

Founder of Meeple Mountain, editor in chief of MeepleMountain.com, and software engineer. Father of 4, husband to 1, lover of games, books, and movies, and all around nice guy. I run Nashville Game Night, and Nashville Tabletop Day.