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A random list of extra challenges for some of my favorite games.
Posted on 11/25/2017 by Tim Rice
Some readers might remember that before I became a board game fanatic, video games were my main pastime, and one of my favorite parts of playing video games was earning XBOX achievements and improving my gamerscore.
For anyone who isn’t familiar, every game that was available for the system had a list of special goals that, if you completed them, earned you points. The points were completely arbitrary and had no real value, but of course that doesn’t stop gamers from competing for them. There’s something very satisfying about watching that number go up.
The best achievements were the ones that gave you something new to shoot for after you completed the main objectives. Often, they were a great excuse to explore a game’s extra content that most players would have otherwise overlooked.
Anyway, ever since I made the shift to board gaming, achievement collecting is one thing that I’ve missed. It’d be difficult to pull off, but I think some sort of app that mimics this system for board games could be a lot of fun. Until someone designs that though, I decided to write some of my own for a few of my favorite games. If you have any achievement ideas of your own, feel free to add them in the comments!
Thanks for reading!
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