Our new games record books are in full swing. This post is dedicated to @meeplesweek on Instagram and anyone else who might want to give this a go.
Myself and Caroline have been keeping records of our games, digital and board, since we met. Our books have evolved over time, and more recently I separated Game Day so it's got its own tidy book now.
Game Day has all the records, from today, we've done 22 Game Days. It can involve family and friends, but there are rules. To make an official Game Day, 4+ games have to be played, and at the end of the day to find a champion, we all do a secret vote on who we think played best. There's also the Guild title, I work out who actually did do best, both champions, or champion, gets an award to keep. We also have little championships we have to defend. I post photos of my Hama made awards sometimes.
Our private book contains challenges and tournaments. We have a prize pot which builds up after putting money on our games. Loser puts money in. At the end of the book, we have one big book final over a few games, the winner of the prize pot gets to spend it on new games of their choice. Then we make a new book, play some more. Recently, we'd played our 4000th game since we met nearly 10 years ago.
Our new book has our sons' records in too. Considering he's just turned 2, he has the record on Zombie Dice of 12 straight brains. lol. I lost that one badly.
I recommend all gamers give this a go with friends or family. I also add photos in these books, so they're really good to look back on.