Time for another TOP 5 list. This time I’m talking about 5 games that I think you should use to introduce new players to the hobby. So they’re not for groups made completley out of new players, but for a mix.
Hope you enjoy the list, and I will see you next week with another review!
Until next time, take care.
Hello one and all!
Time for another podcast episode, this time covering the tile-laying / worker placement game Carcassonne. It’s one of those games that you can find anywhere these days usually next to Monopoly and Ticket to Ride in the toy stores and even at supermarkets. But is the game any good?
Listen and find out!
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It’s time for my very first pod that is not a review and focused on one game alone. It’s time for my very first top 5 list, and just like my other episodes, it’s my first attempt at a listing and I will be sure to learn from it and do it even better in the future. Any comments are welcome!
You can listen to the podcast right here and/or on the go:
Or listen right now through the YouTube clip covering the same podcast:
Until next time, take care!
Enjoy this very first podcast I recorded about the game “The Resistance.”
I do also mention a Instagram video during this podcast, and you can find it here: https://instagram.com/p/0FObCbpJmx/
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Capitalism, ho! Yea this is one of the weirdest top 10 lists I’ve done in the longest time, ignoring the fact that it was a very very long time since I did a top 10. So in the following list I will present to you, the top 10 games that I want to add to my collection (but because of reasons they’re not in it yet). Let go through the games and tiny motivations to why I have them in my top 10 list of “boardgames I want to add to my collection”.
At spot nr 10.
10. Warhammer 40k: Conquest
I’ve always been a huge fan of trading card games, but recently, I’ve decided to stop playing them and switch to LCG and other collectible games where you know the contect of the expansions (this mostly because of the huge money-sink feeling of TCGs). Conquest have the setting of one of my favorite sci-fi worlds and the gameplay appeals to me in may different ways. Planets to fight over, a joint goal from both sides and hidden movement. And being a part of a LCG in its early days is something that I would love, being able to get the new cards as they are released and learn as the game expands. Conquest together with Netrunner will be my “go to” card games from now on, thanks FFG!
This is not the most popular boardgame in the world, it’s long, have plenty of tiny rules and things to keep in your head and that may not appeal to everyone. BUT I just love how all the mechanics and gameplay creates a story for the character you’re playing. Everything is put in to the game to connect you to the story and world of Android. This universe has a huge appeal to me, and it’s not by chance that I got the other two games set in the same one.
8. Chaos in the old World
This is one of those games… when you sit down and play it, you love it. But then as soon as you leave the table, you hardly remember how the game played. You just remember everything about it feeling thematicly awesome. You play as one of the four chaos gods from the Warhammer Fantasy universe and try to corrupt the old world with your evil powers and followers. I love this game and I really do want it on my shelf. Also… my nickname is Nurgle and in this game… I can not only be called Nurgle around the table, but also PLAY Nurgle. LOVE IT.
7. Tanto Cuore: Oktoberfest
All of you out there can play your Dominions and your Thunderstones, but I will stick around with my maid game Tanto Cuore. This game is loved by both me and my girlfriend and we will never say no if it’s pulled out on to the table. This cute deckbuilder puts you in the master positions of a house that you need to hire maids for… to serve you. The art is very cutesy and even tho it puts of a LOT of players, I hav not played with a single Dominion fan that have not liked this game. Behind the manga style art there is a great deckbuilder. Do not miss out on this game just because you turn your head on the theme. Oh and Oktoberfest is the fourth release in the Tanto Cuore franchise. As soon as it’s out there I’m getting it! (Yea it’s not released yet and already on my list… hm).
6. Fury of Dracula
This is one of those games that have been asking for another print run for the longest time. Or well, people around the world have been asking for it. I’ve wanted to get Fury of Dracula for many many years, but when I finally started with my boardgame hobby, this game was already long gone and in the safe hands of board game collectors everywhere (and I don’t know a single one of them apparantly). One player takes the role as dracula moving secretley around a board while the other players takes the role of vampire hunters trying to track him down. A out of print game that I would love to get my hands on.
5. Battlestar Galactica
You may not know this but one of my favorite board games of all times is “The Resistance”, a game with secret identities where you try to figure out which players are trying to make your life harder. Battlestar Galactica is a cooperative board game where there may be players working against you. There is plenty of things happening in this game and everyturn there are situations that you and the other players have to solve. Will you make it through or is there players working against you stopping you from progressing, or is it just that you can’t complete it anyway? A great game that everyone should try. I have not yet played with the expansions but I’m looking forward to it.
4. Cosmic Encounter
I’ve played this game two times. And those two games had a huge impact on me, I love how everyone plays a race with a very distinct special power and how the gameplay is so inredibly simple. Even tho if there is a simple base to this game, everything above that is huge. You have to communicate, try and create agreements with other players, figure out when to help and when to backstab and just PLAY it. I NEED this game in my collection.
3. Mall of Horror
I’ve played the new “version” of this game called City of Horror. Sadly that new version is lacking, especially when it removed a key element of the old game: hidden voting. It was one of the best parts! You could discuss with players, make deals, but then you make that secret vote and do something completley different to what you just promised. Every player wants to stay in the game, but you can not do so by playing it alone (or by playing nice). Communicate your way to your goal and keep your survivors alive in the mall before the zombies comes a’ knockin’.
2. Dead of Winter
I love zombies. I love hidden traitors. I love discussing. I love story elments. This game put some of my favorite elements from games mentioned in this list and made a game out of it. I CAN NOT WAIT to get this game out on the table with a group of players and try to beat them down as the traitor…. you know… if I end up being the traitor. I’ve been waiting to get this game for a long time and as soon as it is back in stock in my local store I will be all over it.
1. Twilight Imperium 3
Epic. Epicness. Epic sci-fi madness. I have not yet played this game. But everytime I see a review of it, everytime I see the gameplay, everytime I feel like playing a long and epic game, Twilight Imperium 3 just pops up in my head. There is so much I think I would enjoy about this game, the space battles, diplomacy, technology, special abilities. MAN. This game. Is something I want to display and have my buddies that enjoy sci-fi just go: WHAT. LET’S PLAY THAT ONE. And I will do it, everytime. I mean… if we have 5-6 hours to spend.
If you did not already figure it out, the name IS a word play on: 100% RNG. Which of course means: 100% Random Generator. And you will definatly feel that as you play. This little boardgame /cardgame is about rolling dice, moving around a board, fight the other players, collect stars and play cards from your hand with different effects. And of course you can gain levels and buy new cards within the game in booster packs. All to create a tiny but … a surprisingly fun game.
But this is one of those games that you should definatly play with your friends. All the randomnes of the different situations that occur throughout a round of play will definatly bring a smile to your faces. And as your tiny chibi-like characters run across the board you will want to continue hunting down those other players and points and cards and scores and… so on.
Even tho the game is random and alot of players will state that it is ALL random, you do actually have a few desicsions that still makes the game somewhat strategic. You can often decide to walk in a certain direction on the board, you build a deck of cards that goes in to the pool of cards that players can draw from, you decide on which goal you want to go for during the game and you decide which cards to play and when to play them. So there are desicions to be made! A lot mor than you would originally think anyway…
If you already love tiny random games with cute art and very positive music. Go ahead and get this game! If you don’t… well you’re probably not reading this anyway!