Always Be Closing! No wait… Michael Scott said that’s sales. Hmm… Always Be Collecting? Maybe for some, but not entirely necessary. Hmm… Approachable, Beautiful, Captivating? Okay, so there’s probably not one single way to describe the “ABC’s of Gaming” as it were, but hey, that’s not really the point here. (Tricked ya, didn’t I?)

As you may have noticed, on weekends over the last few months, I’ve been posting days “Brought to you by the letter ___,” and thus playing through some of my games alphabetically. It was a pretty fun little experience/project that I actually got a lot out of, so I wanted to put together some final thoughts, as well as a list of all the games I enjoyed during it, in case you want to try it out yourself and/or needed to find some more games to add to your rosters ! Check it out and let me know if you do decide to try with your own collection! What’s your favorite letter for games? Are you missing any letters in your collection that you’d like to get?

Happy Gaming~

The Good

  • It was a cool way to look at a collection! You might never think about how many games you have that start with a certain letter (because why would you most of the time?) and it’s neat just to see how many you have in each letter and what might be missing.
  • It makes picking a game(s) to play a little easier! And if, like me, you have a hard time picking, that’s great.
  • Trying a project like this might help you get some things to the table that haven’t been played in a while, it did for me! And that might help you make some culling decisions for your collection.
  • I was trying to figure out which games in my collection played up to 5 or more players, so I had new things to bring to game night when we reconvene, and this helped me find a bunch as I played them without going out of my way to look it up or pull things off the shelf just to check if it wasn’t obvious from the outside of the box. Playing them also helped me gauge if they’d be a good fit for my group too!

The Bad

  • Like many ongoing projects, sometimes this can feel a little tedious, so I definitely recommend breaking it up if you do want to try it. But don’t be afraid to just stop after a certain letter either if you really want to. Just do it if you want to have fun with it!

The List

Reaction Key
❀️ – Loved It/Always Love It/Favorite
πŸ˜„ – Liked It/Will Likely Play Again
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ – Okay/Take It or Leave It
πŸ‘ŽπŸ» – Didn’t Like/Would Not Play Again


πŸ˜„ Atelier: The Painter’s Studio
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Alchemists
πŸ˜„ Archer: Once You Go Blackmail…
❀️ ArchRival
❀️ Adventure Mart


πŸ˜„ Blend Off!
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Bullfrogs
πŸ˜„ Between Two Castles of Mad King
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ BattleLore
πŸ˜„ Bed Bugs


πŸ‘ŽπŸ» Chinese CheckersπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Century Spice Road
πŸ˜„ Castles of Mad King Ludwig
πŸ˜„ Corinth
πŸ˜„ Codenames: Duet❀️ Cartographers
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Claim
πŸ˜„ Crossfire


πŸ˜„ Dice Stars
πŸ˜„ Dr. Microbe
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Dr. Beaker
πŸ˜„ Dr. Eureka
πŸ˜„ Drop It
πŸ˜„ Donut Disaster
πŸ˜„ Dicenstein
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Doctor Who Co-Op Adventure Game


πŸ˜„ Escape: The Curse of the Temple
πŸ˜„ Electronic Mall Madness
πŸ˜„ Electronic Talking Mystery Mansion
πŸ˜„ Echidna Shuffle
πŸ˜„ Escape the Mad Mummy
❀️ Everdell


❀️ Fantastic Factories
πŸ˜„ Flying Pirates
πŸ˜„ Forbidden BridgeπŸ˜„ Flipships
πŸ˜„ Fluxx
❀️ Fleet: The Dice Game


πŸ˜„ The Grimm ForestπŸ˜„ The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire
πŸ˜„ Go Go Gelato
πŸ˜„ Gloobz
πŸ˜„ Gimme Gimme Guinea Pigs
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ The Gallerist


πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Henchmania
πŸ˜„ Heart of Crown: Digital
πŸ˜„ Heroscape
πŸ˜„ Harvest Dice
πŸ˜„ Hardback
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Hedgehog Hop


πŸ˜„ Inner Compass
πŸ˜„ ICECOOL – Plus the Artifacts promo
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Infarkt
πŸ˜„ Islebound


πŸ˜„ Jamaica
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Jump Gate
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Jenga
πŸ˜„ Jumping Jack
πŸ˜„ Jumanji Fluxx


πŸ˜„ Karma
πŸ˜„ The King’s Guild
πŸ˜„ Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama
πŸ˜„ Kamigami BattlesπŸ˜„ Kingdomino DuelπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Kerala


❀️ Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game
πŸ˜„ Love Letter: Legend of the Five Rings
πŸ˜„ Lanterns
πŸ˜„ Let’s Make a Bus Route


πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Memoir 44
πŸ˜„ Match Madness
πŸ˜„ Marvel Fluxx
πŸ˜„ Mr. Mouth
πŸ˜„ Monster Mash
πŸ˜„ Master Mind
❀️ My Little ScytheπŸ˜„ Make β€˜N’ Break
πŸ˜„ Mephisto
πŸ˜„ MBL Pocket Pro
πŸ˜„ Mamma Mia!


πŸ˜„ Near and Far
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Neue Heimat
πŸ˜„ Nightmare Before Christmas CCG
πŸ˜„ Note Ability
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Nmbr 9


πŸ˜„ Outta Control
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Old Maid
πŸ˜„ Octo Dice
πŸ˜„ On Tour
πŸ˜„ Oceanos
πŸ˜„ The Omega Virus


πŸ˜„ Pyramids
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ The Powerpuff Girls Villains at Large Game
πŸ˜„ Portal of Heroes
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Pixel Tactics
πŸ˜„ Pop Pop Pinata
πŸ˜„ Pop Rocket
πŸ˜„ Phase 10 Twist
❀️ Pickle Letter
❀️ Problem Picnic: Attack of the Ants


πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Quarriors
πŸ˜„ Quodd Heroes
πŸ˜„ Quadropolis
❀️ Qwixx
πŸ˜„ The Quest for El Dorado
πŸ˜„ Queendomino


πŸ˜„ Roll Player
πŸ˜„ Rhino Hero
πŸ˜„ Rack-O
❀️ Roll for your Life, Candyman
πŸ˜„ The River
❀️ Rampage
🀷🏻️ Railroad Ink
πŸ˜„ Reef
πŸ˜„ Rival Restaurants


❀️ Sagrada
πŸ˜„ Spirits of the Wild
πŸ˜„ Splish Splash
πŸ˜„ Spot It Party
❀️ Steam Park
πŸ˜„ Skip-Bo
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Sundae Split
❀️ Silver & Gold
πŸ˜„ Stroop
πŸ˜„ Sunset Over Water
πŸ˜„ Stockpile
πŸ˜„ Spiky Dastards


πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Timeline Challenge
πŸ˜„ Top That
❀️ Tag City
πŸ˜„ Tavern Masters
πŸ˜„ Takenoko
πŸ˜„ Ticket to Ride: New York


πŸ˜„ The Uncanny X-Men Alert Adventure Game
πŸ˜„ Ursa Miner
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Uno Stacko


πŸ˜„ Victorian Masterminds
πŸ˜„ Veggie Garden
πŸ˜„ Valley of the Kings
πŸ˜„ Vikings Gone Wild


πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Wonderland
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Windup War
πŸ˜„ Wallamoppi
πŸ˜„ Wonky
πŸ˜„ The Walking Dead Card Game
πŸ˜„ Waters of NereusπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Warcraft The Board Game


πŸ˜„ X-Men Under Siege
πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ X-Code


πŸ˜„ Yeti, Set, Go!
πŸ˜„ Yahtzee
πŸ˜„ Yamatai


πŸ˜„ Zogen