I like to mix up the reviews on this blog to provide a different kind of game every once in a while. But what if you have a particular game you want reviewed? I’m a man of the people… I can respond to such requests. If you want me to review a particular game, all you have to do is become a follower of this blog and then post a comment on this thread of the top 5 games that you would like to see reviewed before all others.
Here’s the long list of games that I’ve got, or that are due to arrive in the next year….
Dead of Winter – 84%
Jailbreak – 78%
Flick ‘Em Up – 75%
Red November – 65%
Candy Land – 14%
Armadora – small, cute magical conflict game
Balancing Beans – children’s solo puzzle game that subtly teaches algebra
Battleship – classic game
Bohnanza – card game involving beans
Carcassonne – popular tile-laying game
Castle Panic – cooperative game to keep monsters out of your 3-D castle, with expansion
Chaos Marauders – old school card-laying battle of orcs
Charades for Kids – it’s charades, but for kids
Chess – classic game
Chutes and Ladders – please don’t make me review this. Candy Land was bad enough.
Clue – classic game
Dark Tower – 1980s classic board and electronic combo
Dead of Winter: The Long Night – sequel to the above
Dinosaur Escape – cooperative game for kids
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! – competitive game for kids based on a popular book
Dungeon! – classic 1980s dungeon crawl
Dungeons & Dragons Attack Wing – modern miniatures game
Elementos – super simple portable two-player game
Engineering Ants – cooperative kids’ game with a twist
Exploding Kittens – super-successful Kickstarter card game
Flashpoint – cooperative game of firefighters, with expansions.
Fleeced! – Wallace & Gromit rustle sheep
Friday – solo card game in which you try to help Robinson Crusoe survive
Fury of Dracula (3rd ed.) – Semi-cooperative game in which players try to hunt down Dracula
Ghost Stories – Extremely difficult but beautiful cooperative game, with expansion
Heroquest – classic table top game, with expansion
Hey, That’s My Fish! – penguins compete over diminishing resources
Hi Ho! Cherry-O! – children’s game
Hoot, Owl, Hoot! – Cooperative game for kids
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes – Not a board game. One player uses a computer to describe the bomb while others try to help them defuse it.
Kings of Israel – Like Pandemic but with Biblical Prophets and some excellent twists
Knights of Camelot – Old school 1980s TSR game where you gather experience by performing quests
Let’s Go Fishin’ – children’s game
Lord of the Rings Living Card Game – Extremely difficult cooperative game for one or two players, with expansions
Lord of the Rings Risk – Like Risk but different
Make Your Own Opoly – Monopoly but you design the board
Mice and Mystics – Cooperative fantasy game of mice battling cockroaches, cats, etc
Monopoly – classic
Monopoly (Star Wars) – classic trying to be better
Monopoly (Transformers) – classic trying to be better
Monster Factory – cooperative or competitive kids’ game of tile laying to create fun monsters
Pandemic – modern classic resource management game
Pop Up Pirate – stick swords in a barrel until the pirate pops up. Great for pirate parties
Race To The Treasure – cooperative game for kids trying to reach the treasure before the ogre
Rush Hour – children’s solo educational puzzle game
Scrabble – classic
Sentinels of the Multiverse – cooperative card-laying game to defeat various villains
SET – annoying matching game that hates colourblind people
Slapjack – kids’ card game that teaches local animals
Socialism! – An add-on that makes Monopoly nice
Sorry! – simple classic game with a merciless twist
Spaceteam – mega-fast paced cooperative game trying to repair a rocket before it falls into a black hole
Spot It! – matching game for kids or adults
Star Wars: Empire vs Rebellion – Part Poker, part blackjack, part something else, all in the Star Wars universe
Star Wars: Epic Duels – modern classic miniatures game that spawned a thousand fan decks
Star Wars Miniatures Starter Set – don’t make me review this, please. The game failed because it’s so dull.
Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures – the biggest-selling miniatures game in America today, and for good reason
Stratego – classic wartime strategy game
Terror in Meeple City – dexterity game of rampaging monsters
The Battle of Balaclava – old school board game attempting to recreate a disastrous battle
The Ladybug Game – children’s game
The Mystic Wood – classic TSR, search the wood, solve a quest and leave before anyone else
The Siege of Jerusalem (2nd ed.) – extremely complicated game recreating the Roman siege of 69C.E.
Toss Across – Noughts and Crosses (aka Tic-Tac-Toe) with beanbags
Twister – classic
Wiz-War (8th ed.) – Wizards duel to the death, or try to steal each others’ treasure
Yahtzee – classic

Zombies!!! – Before Zombicide, Dead of Winter and all the others, there was Zombies. Features the grossest artwork of any game.

It’s funny. Listing them like this shows me that I’ve really spent a lot of my life playing games….
Then There Were None – animal extinction game for older children
Captain Sonar – co-op team game of tense submarine combat
Castle Assault – solo or 2-player game of….ya know… assaulting castles
Ivor the Engine – Kids game based on the BBC TV classic
Legends of Andor  – stunningly beautiful cooperative game

Star Wars: Imperial Assault – one of the highest rated games of all time
7 Wonders – The highest rated family game on BGG. Ancient city building.

Bloc by Bloc – Cooperative game of contemporary urban insurrection
Blood & Plunder – 28mm historically accurate pirate game
Conan – Insanely popular Kickstarter semi-cooperative game
Imploding Kittens – The expansion pack to one of the biggest Kickstarters ever
Joking Hazard – offensive card game by Cyanide and Happiness
Planetarium – beautiful planetary formation game, all sciency and stuff
Scuttle – pirate car game for kids

Zephyr: Winds of Change – Cooperative Steampunk dirigibles game

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