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The best of times

This Summer I asked Athena if she could start a website as I would like to find all solitaire board game news in one place. She agreed, if I joined. After some testing Solitaire Times went live on 19 August. In those 134 days we published 291 posts, so we're off to a good start. We even got ourselves some readers. Let's see what was popular with them in 2019.


Athena's tips for board game presents to yourself


[4] VOPPed

A grumpy post on premature purchasing by our guest writer Maricel


Genuine surprise over big company project management skills


Kickstarter announcement of the reprint of three DVG games


First plays of D-Day Dice (second edition)




Best of the rest:


Retail news

Looks like everybody's looking forward to Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and very curious what Inquisitor will be like. And we always get good views when there's something to complain about, like 15 cards you can't play with.


Kickstarter news

Our Kickstarter news section is the best read, so no surprise that the overview of 63 solo and soloable Kickstarter releases of 2020 was popular.


Just outside of the overall top-5 was a Kickstarter announcement In ancient times, when all women were top models - about Aeolis. We kept announcing the reprint for Apex Theropod and it may be one of the most anticipated Kickstarters for 2020 if they manage to get it live next year. Campaigns of 2019 that proved popular with our readers were Chronicles of Drunagor and 1565: St Elmo's Pay.


Even better read than announcements however, were musings like the one on the low standards of High Frontiers and more in-depth articles like So, what on earth is the Beyond the Monolith system?


Table Presence

We always put some session reports up as well. We don't really feel like doing reviews, but we like to share our experience.

  1. COIN in a torn pocket - The Coin Tribes' Revolt: Boudica's Rebellion Against Rome

  2. 100th Pocket Landship

  3. Isn't it iconic! - Race for the Galaxy


Grumpy Gamer

Almost every post in our section Grumpy Gamer scored high. Here's a handful:

 

Solitaire Select

Every month we had an editor's choice of the new retail and Kickstarter games. Judging by readers' visits, Tainted Grail was this years top favourite.


August


September


October


November


December


2019 overall

Best Kickstarter game, best expansion, and the Game of the Year.



We hope you will all join us again in 2020. We'll be there. For now, enjoy the last evening of 2019. Cheers.



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Athena
Athena
Sep 13, 2020

End Times is the collective title we gave in a series of posts in the holiday season, 'The best of times' is just one of these posts. :)

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Kos Petoussis
Kos Petoussis
Sep 13, 2020

Just a small, arrogant note: End Times is a reference to a certain Warhammer game universe (vermintide). The entry in the top says End Times, but the article referenced is titled Best of Times.

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Athena
Athena
Jan 02, 2020

Max, your words are greatly appreciated, thank you very much!

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JW
JW
Jan 02, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. This small website is a labour of love, mainly started because we needed it ourselves. It is very rewarding to hear other people find it useful (and sometimes funny) as well.

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Max Max
Max Max
Jan 02, 2020

Dear both,

I discovered your website by accident late last year and have been a follower ever since. I love your focus on solo/coop KS games. Your posts are short, to the point, informative, and accurate, and, last but not least, you have a nice sense of humour. Great work, keep it up!

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