So with the end of the year rolling around, I thought I would quickly list my most played board games for the year:
10 Days in Asia- A nice small filler game with interesting decisions. Very luck dependent but the trick comes down to how to mitigate your luck.
Scythe- A game that keeps on giving. Best described as an economic game with a side of combat and posturing, it has good table presence and its forgiving nature means you are in the game until the end (for the most part).
Magic Maze- A bit of a flash in the pan in the game group. Was played consistently for a few weeks and now it has sort-of petered out. Still a fun game although I have not played consistently enough to get to the higher scenarios.
Codenames- A favorite starter game. It also got a shot in the arm with Duet, which I prefer allot more than regular Codenames.
Mansions of Madness Second Edition- A great game. Removal of the Overlord means it is purely co-operative and very easy to get to the table.
7th Continent- Probably my game of the year (I haven’t played Gloomhaven yet). A great exploration game that nailed exactly what it set out to do- a choose your own adventure in an open world.
This has been a very good year for games, with some great games coming out, old favorites coming back in print and available, and allot of favorites hitting the table. 2018 has allot to live up to.