Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(16.12.2019 - 16.01.2020)
Howdy, how are you doing this year? Hope everything is to your liking and you are thrilled about the christmas days.
Let's wrap up the year with a "GOTY" game. Try to pick at least one game, that has been a "Game of the Year" or with released a GOTY-Edition or which has GOTY/Game of the Year in the name.

For Pickers. Just copy paste and complete the data :)

* [GAME#1](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#1-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#1-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#2](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#2-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#2-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#3](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#3-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#3-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#4](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#4-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#4-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#5](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#5-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#5-HLTBTIME

  • Please make sure your games are sorted by completion before applying.
  • If you so desire and you have at least 5 unplayed SG wins, the 5 games can be picked out of your SG wins (instead of only 2/5). Just note it in your application comment.
  • Note in your post if you're ok playing multiplayer only games.
  • Same for Early Access (I know some people want to wait for release).
  • When you finish one (or more) of the games picked for you, please post an update by replying to your picker's comment.
  • If the game has achievements, you can link to either the Steam or Astats page corresponding to your progress.
  • If the game doesn't have achievements, please post a screenshot showing your completion.
  • Finally, if you have completed all the games that were assigned to you but want another go at it, feel free to post another application.
  • You can pick for/challenge up to 2 fellow assassins, please refrain to pick more so everybody who wants get a chance at it.
  • You can pick for anybody who has applied and hasn't been given a list yet, unless they specified otherwise (see next point). It is recommended to signal with a "reserved" comment that you're currently picking for that person. This way it'll avoid the situation where you spend time picking games just to come back to somebody's comment 2 minutes prior.
  • Please use the following criteria when picking a list for somebody.
  • Pick exactly 5 games
  • Length-wise: at least 2 short games (under 10h to beat) and 2 medium (under 15-20h). You can use HLTB to check the time, or more conveniently the Enhanced Steam browser extension (it shows the HLTB time directly on the game's steam page). That rule can be overridden by the bottom (i.e. pick 5 short games) but not the other way around, as not everybody has the same time to dedicate to gaming.
  • Pick two SG wins unless the person specified SG wins only, in which case pick only in the applicant's SG wins list.
  • Quality-wise: at least 3 of the 5 games should have a positive (or above) rating. You can use this site to quickly sort games in a user's library by ratings (thanks to JaffaCaffa for the suggestion).
  • Please, respect the applicant's choice regarding multiplayer-only and Early access games, as well as other requests (exclusion of certain genre etc.).
  • Please use the code below to post your comment, it's already formatted, you just have to copy/paste & complete the data.

Do I have to participate in this event?
No, this is an event to help you reduce your backlog. If you already have a plan and don't want anyone to pick games for you, you're free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the event?
Absolutely nothing.

What happens if I play all the games picked for me this month?
Still nothing. (You might get a shiny profile badge at some later date. And you can come back for another batch.)

What if I don’t have time to play 5 games?
Don’t worry, one is enough, we’re just asking the pickers to select 5 to give the player a little choice.

One of the game picked for me won’t run on my computer for X or Y reason, what do I do?
If this happens, please notify the picker by replying his comment and ask them to pick a replacement. If the original picker don’t give you an answer within 24h, don’t panic, just leave a comment and we’ll pick one for you. Meanwhile, you could try one of the other picked games if you haven't played them all yet.

I played all 5 games that were picked for me and I want more!
If you have completed all 5 games and reported your completion to the original comment, you can make a new request for another list.

When picking for other people, can I only pick “never played” games?
Not necessarily, you can also pick games that seem to have been abandoned but haven’t been categorized as “won’t play”. No beaten or completed games, or games being currently played obviously.

Why are there so many rules for picking the games? I can’t be bothered!
We’re trying to make this enjoyable for everyone so if you decide to pick games for others, please read and follow the rules. I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for the pickers too, but if it’s bothering you too much, remember you don’t need to pick games for others to join the challenge.

I’m new here, can I join the challenge?
Yes of course (and welcome to BLAEO). Please just be sure to have your games sorted by progress before signing up for the challenge, to make it easier for your picker.


Post here in case of issues


not gonna take part but good luck everyone


I actually have a vacation till the end of the year, so pick something for me :)


Reserved Finished :3

A Bird Story 1-2h
Enclave 8-11h
Brigador: Up-Armored Edition 10h
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun 25h

Played Enclave back in the day, hope it holds up ^^


Lost Ember is already on my hard drive, so I will start it ASAP. And Shadow Tactics may be a good idea now, when I have a bit of free time. Thank you for picks!


Well challenge me please. Please again pick games on the shorter side (max. 15h), from either of the following lists. Please choose at least 3 SG wins, need to play some more of those :) Not so sure about the GOTY editions. Only have a few and they are all rather long.

under 8 h

I’ve beaten or completed 2 out of 5 games last month :/ Need to do better.


Lemme know if you want anything changed, not sure if they’re still too long. I’m personally interested in all of ‘em and liked what I played of Smoke and Sacrifice/Bridge Portal. They’re all SG wins btw. Have fun. :)


Those look perfect 👌

Thanks for picking them. I will download them as soon as I am fully awake.

Trilled Meow

Can someone pick for me? Please consider unfinished games, too. Thanks.


Let’s see if I can find something for you :)

Except the first one I played all of them and enjoyed them. If you need any changes, please let me know. Tried to pick a mixture of unfinshd and never played games. Enjoy!

Trilled Meow

Thanks, I started The Bards Tale a few years and have wanted to finish it. Risen I played a long time ago and really liked.


Then I have chosen the correct game :D


I’m back after skipping one month! I think it’s good cuz I got less stressed about finishing game. :3 Perhaps I should do bi-monthly for challenge me? We’ll see. :P

Please choose shorter titles.
No multiplayer games.
Fine with early access.
No horror which overly uses jumpscares. I’m bad at horror so please pick light ones.
For easier picking, look at To Play and ABC plan lists. :3
As always, thanks for digging through my huge backlog. x3


I’ll see what I can find for you. I’ll skip the GOTY title since I could only find borderlands, which is quite long and you asked for shorter titles

All are games that I enjoyed in the past. If you need anything replaced just say so.


Thanks for picking for me. :3 I’ll probably start with 7 Wonders. Been thinking of playing some match-3 games on my phone so perfect pick. :D


Glad I could be of service then :D


I have beaten 7 Wonders and won’t try to complete it as it hurts my wrist a little. Now I hold the firm believe that match-3s are best on mobile. xD Will probably start Cat Quest next as it fits the Monthly Theme.


I have beaten Cat Quest! It’s soooo fun!! Will work on getting more of the achievements. That’s it for me for this month’s challenge me. Gonna work on other events. :P


Glad you liked it. It is one of my fav games of last year.


Interested in another challenge, everything’s fine, even stuff from my unfinished list.


I was playing and enjoing all of those games: