Explorable games this month (Aug ’12)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 7-Aug-12 | 27 comments

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These games are explorable August 7th through August 31st.

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I need more explorable games… 8 at least.

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ps, Seeing a bunch of your avatars, it burns that I can’t sport the Gen Con 2012 badge or quest badges! Next year it’s happening!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lookin forward to November’s list! Thanks for the update Jim!

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Hey there! Sorry I missed this discussion. We’re working on a new set of explorable games that will launch in November. These new sets will also focus on specific types of games and act as guides. The first set will be a Cooperative Game Guide. They will also not be limited in the time they can be completed, once a game guide always a game guide ๐Ÿ™‚

@Hugin, When a game is no longer explorable, you won’t see the “explored” tab in the lower right on the page.

Games that were explorable:
June
Nightfall
Eclipse
D&D: Lords of Waterdeep
Uncharted: Board Game
Cargo Noir
Defenders of the Realm
Android
London
Airlines Europe
Eminent Domain
Yggdrasil

July
Ticket to Ride Pocket
Epic Spell Wars
Kingdom Builder
Conquest of Planet Earth
Toc Toc Woodman
Resident Evil Deck Building Game
Kill Doctor Lucky

August
Pandemic
Ticket to Ride
The Settlers of Catan
Dominion
Carcassonne

September
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
King of Tokyo
Battlestar Galactica
Pathfinder
Stone Age

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Andy said,
I think the last set had:

Pathfinder Beginner Box
Battlestar Galactica (base game)
Flash Point
Stone Age

There was one otherโ€ฆ it may have been King of Tokyo, though I could be mixing months.

Thanks, folks. So, after seeing this list, I first thought to myself, “Oh ya. I remember doing these ones”. But when I checked the pages for them they do not show as explored. I would have sworn I did them though, especially King of Tokyo because I had just bought it at the time.

Anyone else experience the same thing? (Or maybe I’m delusional. It’s certainly possible.)

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There were explorable games in September, but there aren’t any for October. The Exploration quests tab states that a new list will be posted in November.

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I think the last set had:

Pathfinder Beginner Box
Battlestar Galactica (base game)
Flash Point
Stone Age

There was one other… it may have been King of Tokyo, though I could be mixing months.

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I’m pretty sure the Pathfinder Beginner Box was one of them because I ended up buying that after exploring it. I don’t remember the others because I went through the quests some time around September 1st, which seems like a long time ago.

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@ Akden

Know what the the October games where?

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There was a round of explorable games for September, but there was no news announcement. They just appeared in the Game Exploration tab (under the Quest tab). In October when the next round was due, an update appeared in the Game Exploration tab that says there will be a new set of quests, starting in November.

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@ Hugin

I don’t think there was one.

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Did I miss it completely or has there not been any explorable games since these?

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@ Elida – Isn’t that a great feeling? I saw that I own a game on the latest Game Update and it nearly knocked me off my seat!

@ Jim – Agreed on the main stream thing! It’s a great mix of resurgence of board gaming popularity (since pre-video game times) coupled with amazing board gaming design and production quality that the hobby hasn’t seen the likes of. It’s a great time to be a gamer!

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@ Marvin K, Some months will have more explorable games than others, and this month definitely isn’t the end ๐Ÿ™‚

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@Marvin — Or are there secret games to explore? I wonder… has anyone noticed anything?

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I enjoy the quests as a chance to gain exposure to new games I might have missed, but does the decreasing amount of available games each month mean a vanishing point for the quests?

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That`s a first. All these games I have played and rated. I actually own a few of them, too. That`s a first! ๐Ÿ˜›

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I like it! Sure, there’s always the new and shiny games out there, but I am very happy to see some focus on these genre defining legends. I’m only sad that I’ve been reviewing their expansions and not the originals! Oops.

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There’s been some interesting studies done on the “Wheaton Effect” on games. Apparently, a lot of game stores are seeing big spikes in games after TableTop does a review of the game. Good for the industry.

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woohoo! first set of explorable games.

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