Greatest Hits 2020
At Solitaire Times we know what we like, and we do as we like. But one day every year, we listen to you. What do you like, dear reader? We use Google Analytics, the Wix counter, a spreadsheet and some magic to check which posts were the most popular in 2020. What were our greatest hits? Here are the results. Except for the ones we didn't like.
We wrote some 300 Kickstarter news posts this year and 50 retail news posts. We published almost 80 session reports in Table Presence, of which 34 were for Print and Play games. Then we had a little over 20 grumpy posts and another 20 posts with editorials or games we chose as our monthly selection etc. Over 450 posts all in all, we've been busy little bees.
Our readers were the most curious for the Scenario Book for Robinson Crusoe, Roll Player Adventures, official solo rules for Carcassonne, Gate and Oath: Chronicles of Empire.
But overviews are very much appreciated as well, like the recent 47 games launching on Kickstarter in 2021. And everybody likes it when we are slightly critical of big campaigns (Trudvang Legends).
It will come as no surprise: Spirit Island is the winner here. Followed by Bomber Boys, which may sound strange, until you realise it was designed by the guy from Sprawlopolis. The more unusual suspects that were among this years winners: Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein, Star Trek: The Dice Game and a preview version for the expanded Mini Rogue.
When the lockdown started, we had a themed series of six posts with things to do while stuck at home. Almost all made it to the best-read list of 2020.
Just like last year, our "Grumpy Gamer"-posts have a large fanbase, and get a lot of views. This year's top of the crop:
Things I dislike in solo games (sometimes without even trying them)
Innovative strategy game Wingspan wins BGG's Best Solo Game Award 2019 (and all other awards)
Greatest Posts of All Time, Anywhere
And now... the moment you've all been waiting for: the best read posts of 2020 by YOU, our dear audience. THIS is what you like. THIS is who you are. THIS is why you keep coming back to us, always wanting more.
Win on Condition and The clavis or key to the magic of Tony Boydell's Aleph Null.
Some games just have too much content
 Sign o' the Times - JW's Top Solo Games in 20/20
An entry for the People's Choice Top Solo Games
 Finding my haven
How playing solo board games helped coping with depression
 Things I dislike in solo games (sometimes without even trying them)
A modern gamer's pride and prejudice
 Garden of degenerate delights: musings on the art and theme of Dungeon Degenerates
Board game illustrations and themes as art
What can we say? You have good taste in reading. You are our kind of people. Well done, everyone.
And thank you for visiting us this year. 😉