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What exciting new stuff did you discover in 2017?
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Did you play a great new game? Read a fantastic book? Find a new food that you love? Share the new "stuff" you found in 2017!
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1. Board Game: Spirit Island [Average Rating:8.49 Overall Rank:53]
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Our big game find of the year was this Kickstarter release. We played almost a hundred times in 6 months and its well on its way to being our favorite co-op ever! A wonderful, challenging game with a ton of variety and a huge range of difficulty for every taste.



I posted a review here: Challenging, full of variety, thematic - absolutely brilliant! (A Crazy Couple's Co-op Review).

The other great discovery was Terraforming Mars, which we've been playing like crazy - even if we've been playing a co-op variant.



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Food:

I had no idea shepherd's pie was so easy to make, which Lisa is very happy about as she really likes it!

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We backed the game RWBY: Combat Ready on a friend's recommendation (its a co-op, which we're super into) and then got curious about the series, which is all on YouTube. While the animation is poor and its rather cheesy, we've been really enjoying this (and the animation goes up and the cheesiness goes down as seasons go on). Having just discovered it a few months ago, we've jumped into fandom of it.



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2. Board Game: Dragonscroll [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:4008]
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Dragonscroll. I had no idea this game existed. The game play is pretty light and random, but the dragon minis are amazing.

HM: Spirit Island, Clank! In! Space!, Fate of the Elder Gods

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SHUX2017. I initially wasn't going to go to this because it seemed pricey. I was invited to go demo some games, and had a lot of the costs covered as a result. The convention was amazing. Totally a gamer's event. The SHUX crew said they wanted to do it again, in the same location, and I'm buying tickets as soon as they go on sale.


Food

Chicken 649. It's a little Korean fried chicken place that opened up just around the corner from us and it is amazing.


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I finally read the entire Expanse series. I'd started off watching the show, and figured I should read the books. Loved them.


There might be some edits if/when I think of more stuff later.

(Now on to 2018 - new kitchen counters/sink/faucet/backsplash next week, and a fancy gaming table late this month or early next month. )
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3. Board Game: Witch of Salem [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1543]
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I know - nothing new for you, Brian, but I discovered this gem only in 2017 (such a shame for me!) and I like it even more than "Ghost Stories" (played +/- 35 times and all player counts (1-4)).
I also have some ideas for an expansion
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4. Video Game: Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword [Average Rating:8.51 Overall Rank:17] [Average Rating:8.51 Unranked]
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Gamewise, I discovered mostly old things in 2017. I've stopped buying board games because I don't have anyone to play them with anymore (and don't want to go "networking" just to line up opponents), but I've missed out on lots of good video games over the years, so I'm catching up on those.

In 2017, the complete Civ IV collection became dirt cheap, so I bought it and started playing it. I'd owned a copy back when it was new, but I hardly played it at all before our computer system made it impossible. Now I've played quite a bit of it and found out it's a darned good game.

What else? Well, in October 2017 I discovered I can do public speaking. I've always been a shy guy and would steer well clear of any such thing. But I was asked to give a short talk to a few thousand people, and I guess I did OK at it. Got some good feedback anyway. And when I watched the video, I didn't blush in shame. I wouldn't want to do it often; it was pretty stressful. But it's good to know it's something I can do after all.
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