This was the first year that I've done the 10 x 10 challenge. I learned about it mid-January, and did not choose my final ten games until most of the month had evaporated. The challenge is designed to prevent against the tendency of newer games to overshadow the gems of your collection. I decided to pick ten different mechanics and find games I would commit to playing that had that mechanic at its core. I also wanted to ensure that no game would be an easy, automatic entry.
Drafting - A Drafting game where hate drafting what your opponents want actually pays off
Racing - Race around the island while plundering and fighting your way to victory in this resource management game
Race For The Galaxy
Simultaneous Action Selection - Build your empire quickly and efficiently by choosing the best phases in which to participate
Sheriff of Nottingham
Bluffing - Lie to your friends to their face in this simple game of risk and reward. Or make them think you are lying