Thursday, June 1, 2017

6 x 6 Game Challenge Update

I thought I would write a quick update on my 6 x 6 Game Challenge and share a few thought on the experience so far.

To start let me say that I am surprised by how seldom I replay games over a short period of time.  I know that my gaming tends to wander around a bit and I go from one game to another pretty quickly, but I never really noticed the level of wandering until I tried to play a game 6 times before.

To be fair, I've decided to make videos of my plays for this challenge and I've had some camera issues that didn't record certain plays correctly, I've played a game here and there to refresh or learn the rules before taking video of the next play, and I needed to paint a few models here and there so that I have what I need to play some of the games.  So I have played a couple games a few times that aren't counting toward the challenge and haven't started some because I still need to get more models painted.

I am enjoying playing the games that I have so far and look forward to more games of the ones I've already started as well as playing the other games on my list that I have yet to tackle.

Playing these games multiple times does allow for a better story to develop and a better understanding of game mechanics.  It also allows you to build up tactics and strategies that you might not have tried when you only play a game once a year.

On a side note, I've had a few friends either watch my videos or hear about this project and reach out to me to see if they can join in on one of the games I'm playing.

Overall, I'm happy I signed up for this challenge and have enjoyed the experience.  I still have a lot of games yet to play in the next 7 months.  I can't wait.


My plan was to play 3 games each month toward this challenge and that would fulfill the 36 games I needed to play by the end of the year.

I'm a little behind with only 11 games played at the end of 5 months, but I will try to get back on track in the next month or two.

You can click on the links under each game to see the post about each game session played so far.

Cold War Commander
Game 1, Game 2

Conflict of Heroes - Awakening the Bear

The Walking Dead: All Out War
Game 1, Game 2, Game 3

Kings of War
Game 1, Game 2, Game 3

Imperial Skies

Memoir '44
Game 1, Game 2, Game 3


  1. I am finding interesting how I can sometimes get a wargames "feast" in which I can get several games in and then other times it's "famine" when real life intrudes. Overall the Challenge has been a good thing as it is making me play games when otherwise I might find excuses to turn Netflix on. And reading others' games (such as yours) has also provided inspiration.

    1. I agree, that seeing the reports that others have posted is encouraging and has shown me a variety of new games that I want to try.

      At the end of the day, having fun is what it is all about and this has been a fun experience so far.

  2. Thanks for this; it makes it so much easier for me to collate reports when people do it for me :)

    I confess that I don't watch video reports. I don't watch video tutorials either. I much prefer things that are written down that I can pick through at leisure.

    My challege has been, as the poster above puts it, a mix of feast and famine; some months I've exceeded the target, and others I haven't made it. Fortunately I'm now a month or so ahead of the game, which means I have chance to think about how I'm going to approach the second half of the challenge.

    1. I thought it would be a good idea to post an update to see where I was. I'm glad it helps you out. You have to do this for quite a few people.

      I know that video reports aren't for everyone. I've been more heavily focused on video recently, but will likely fall back to the written format in the future. When I started your 6x6 Game Challenge, I said that I would do videos for all my game plays. If I hadn't I would be further along toward my goal.

      Good job being a bit ahead. You set a good example.