GNOIF: What We’re Playing

by A.J. Coltrane

We’ve now hosted 15 GNOIFs. We rotate “themes” with the idea that we’ll rotate through the game closet and offer a different mix at every event.

What’s been offered to play (3 or more times offered):

Game Total Offered
Fluxx, Any 12
Mr. Jack, Pocket 9
Ticket to Ride Europe 8
Dominion 7
Mystery of the Abbey 7
Agricola 6
Bang! 6
Forbidden Island 6
Gardens of Alhambra 6
Catan, Settlers 5
Citadels 5
Gloom 5
Guillotine 5
Last Night on Earth 5
Lost Cities 5
Mr. Jack NY 5
Rocketville 5
Small World 5
Ticket to Ride Card Game 5
Betrayal House Hill 4
Cards Against Humanity 4
Dead Fellas 4
Poo 4
Black Rock City 3
Carcassonne 3
Catan, Starship 3
Dracula 3
Family Business 3
Magic The Gathering 3
Munchkin, Zombies 3

Now the more interesting bit.. What’s been played most often (3 or more times offered):

Game Total Offered Not Played Played % Played
Forbidden Island 6 0 6 100
Cards Against Humanity 4 0 4 100
Magic The Gathering 3 0 3 100
Bang! 6 1 5 83
Citadels 5 1 4 80
Guillotine 5 1 4 80
Rocketville 5 1 4 80
Poo 4 1 3 75
Dominion 7 2 5 71
Fluxx, Any 12 4 8 66
Agricola 6 2 4 66
Gardens of Alhambra 6 2 4 66
Pirate’s Cove 3 1 2 66
Ticket to Ride Europe 8 3 5 62
Last Night on Earth 5 2 3 60
Lost Cities 5 2 3 60
Ticket to Ride Card Game 5 2 3 60
Betrayal House Hill 4 2 2 50
Dead Fellas 4 2 2 50
Mystery of the Abbey 7 4 3 42
Small World 5 3 2 40
Black Rock City 3 2 1 33
Catan, Starship 3 2 1 33
Mr. Jack, Pocket 9 7 2 22
Gloom 5 4 1 20
Mr. Jack NY 5 4 1 20
Catan, Settlers 5 5 0 0
Carcassonne 3 3 0 0
Dracula 3 3 0 0
Family Business 3 3 0 0
Munchkin, Zombies 3 3 0 0
Power Grid 3 3 0 0
Vampire Hunter 3 3 0 0

Finally, the percentage of the time that games get played sorted by how often they’re offered:

Times Offered Average Played %
12 66
9 22
8 62
7 57
6 79
5 50
4 69
3 23
2 7
1 52

We’re clearly not “pushing” the games that we’ve only offered a few times. (The “2” and “3” category.) The “1’s” are oftentimes games that were brought by guests, hence the spike.

At 9 offerings and 2 plays, the outlier is Mr. Jack Pocket. We like the game. It’s good for road trips. Unfortunately it’s only two-player, and that seems to be killing it at game night.

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