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The 10×10 Challenge – Part 3

Last week I explained what the 10×10 challenge was (essentially, you try to play ten specific games ten times throughout the year) and we covered my first five picks for the list.  I spent quite a bit of time coming up with the ten games I wanted to play.  Ten times is a lot for some games!

Today we finish off the list.  What are the final five games that I want to play ten times this year?  Let me tell you…

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Hey, that’s my strategy! (part 1)

It can be annoying when other people copy a strategy that you came up with, especially if random events cause it to work out better for them than for you. One of the best ways of ensuring that no-one steals your boardgame strategies is obviously to write a series of blog posts describing them all in detail. Of course, readers may question the quality of the strategic decision making that would lead to writing such a blog, and therefore avoid following my strategy tips – unless they think that I was already taking that into account, in which case they should follow my advice, and so shouldn’t, and so on…

So, let’s examine some of the key questions about using pieces of other people’s strategies: when is it a good idea, how do you make the best use of both their and your own strategic thinking, and when you are shamelessly copying one of your friends’ approaches to a game what are the best things to say to really really annoy them? (more…)