Slowly, but surely, I'm getting caught up with what everyone else has been playing for the past several years.
I've been going to game night at a friend's house for games once a week. There's usually only a few of us, and we only have a few hours, so he'll just pull something out from his collection. If we can have something set up ahead of time, even better. Last night, we had 6 people, so it was a good night to pull out a couple of social deduction games - Deception: Murder In Hong Kong, and Secret Hitler. Both games were new to me.
Social deduction games aren't my favorites, but I really enjoyed both of these. Both of them have enough actual rules that they actually felt like games, instead of party activities.
(We also played Mille Bornes, which was also new to me, but isn't a social deduction game. It is a fun card game, though.)
In general, I've done a terrible job of keeping up with new releases in recent years. Our collection is large enough that I'd rather just play something we already own, and if there any trends in games that have emerged since, say, 2015, I'm probably unaware of them.
Also, in recent weeks, I got to play Memoir '44 with my neighbor. That's one of my all-time favorites, and I appear to have gotten him hooked. We also got in another play of Ascension, which has become a legitimate rivalry between us.
D&D campaigns are stalling out these days, mostly due to the real Big Bad of every campaign: scheduling. We'll get there, someday...
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