This year it seems what I'm looking for is games that are easy to play , 'fun' , well themed with plenty of special powers...
Also clear, concise and complete rules is a must!
The American board game designers are really creating interesting themed games that are not only tactically interesting and rewarding to play but are also imaginative and of course fun. (See Yomi, Summoner Wars and Battleship Galaxies for examples).
That being said I'm not selling any of my Knizia games in the near future!
Anyone getting into board games in 2011 certainly will see plenty of great games.
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