SPIEL ’19 was full of games and Tabletop Together was there first-hand to check out what games would be our favorites. Peter and Jacob will give their top 3 games from this years SPIEL, but this is by no means exhaustive. There were over 1.000 new games present at the fair and we obviously haven’t played them all. These 6 games have risen to the top for us.
Colonizing America is no easy easy task, but with the help of dice and titles you just might succeed. Santa Maria is a game all about drafting dice to trigger rows and columns of buildings in your ever growing colony. Every turn is a puzzle to solve and every game features different scoring goals and special powers. Will you end up having the most prosperous colony? Or will you be outwitted by the dice and the other players?
Thar’s gold in them thar hills! And what’s mining for gold without a little poker? End of the Trail puts you in charge of finding the best gold claims and seeing how much extra you can win with a little … Continued
Who are you? Who will you become? What will make you who you are? We all have our own back stories in real life; the major events and people who have shaped our lives and helped us become who we are today. Truth be told, most of our stories are probably not super epic, but in Call to Adventure you get to create an epic story for your character unlike any of us have ever lived.
Fog of Love had a great deal of buzz about it when it was released in 2017. With its sleek graphic style, its unashamedly two-player yet non-filler nature, and still even now practically unique theming (outside a few light party games) of playing out a romantic relationship, it’s easy to see why it turned heads. But is the game just a somewhat expensive fling, or something for the long term?
I used to play a lot of RPGs when I was younger. Not just classic pen and paper Dungeons and Dragons but also a lot of the 90’s RPGs on my PC. Sitting down to play Time of Legends: Destinies instantly took me back to that frame of mind. Starting off with a lovely scroll text intro with a voice over, simple rules and a character with a goal, a destiny to fulfill…
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us” Gandalf spoke to Frodo. And so I’ve dedicated my time lately to playing Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth by Fantasy Flight Games. It’s a cooperative adventure game in which 1 to 5 players embark on an epic journey through the menacing landscapes of Middle-Earth.
The gold rush has brought many people to your small town and being the enterprising self that you are, you realize this could be exactly what you need to make your fortune. Unfortunately, the same thought has crossed the minds of several of your fellow townspeople. In Saloon Tycoon, you are competing against others in your town to make the best saloon with the services the town wants so you can walk away with the most money.