It's that time again -- time when I get the urge for a big free-shipping purchase, and I rely on BGG to "catch me up" on some games from the past year that I may not be aware of. A couple of years ago I got some great recommendations from this forum. I'm looking for similar suggestions.
What do you consider some of the "must-have" games from the past year?
Again, if it helps, here are some long-time favorites and recent hits:
Maria / Friedrich
A Few Acres of Snow
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Lastly, I enjoy nearly every genre of game, except abstracts. I tend towards heavy Euros, but I also enjoy experience games, TCG/CCG/LCG, lightweight games, deduction games, etc., etc.
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"that's a smith and wesson, and you've had your six"
From your tastes, I'll start that Concordia is a must get.
"...to excel above the common rate, in frivolous things, is nothing graceful in a man of quality and honor." - Michel de Montaigne
Let's just play everything always.
In my opinion, the top 20 games from 2013 to present are...
02. Caverna: The Cave Farmers
03. Bruxelles 1893
07. Francis Drake
08. Glass Road
09. The Capitals
10. Eight Minute Empire
12. BioShock Infinite
14. Archon: Glory & Machination
15. Russian Railroads
17. Legacy: The testament of duke de crecy
18. Bora Bora
20. Carcassonne: South Seas
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I would agree w/ the above and I also would have to say that Polis: Fight for the Hegemony seems perfect for you.
Navajo Wars is a stunning game; well worth investigating if you're happy with something with some heft. I'd agree that Lewis & Clark - despite some quality issues - should interest you, too.
Fantastic suggestions, everyone! A few of these I've played, a few are on my radar, and there are several that I've not heard of.
Navajo Wars (own)
I've got a copy of this, and have run through the example of play once. Unfortunately, I set it aside before I had the chance to try a game for myself. Now I've forgotten everything I learned. I'll have to start over.
Played, enjoyed, and am happy to play again. It wasn't a buy for me, but a solid game.
I've played this twice, and it was just okay. I would play again, but would probably not seek it out.
Russian Railroads (own)
Bought at BGG.con, and really enjoying it
Glass Road (previously owned)
Bought at BGG.con. It was okay, but sold after 2 plays. It feels like it's just getting started, when it suddenly ends. I don't feel like there is any time to build an engine. The mechanics are FANTASTIC, I just don't like the arc of the gameplay.
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
I've played 2-3 times, and I dig it. Someone in our group owns a copy, and I don't think it crosses the threshold for purchasing my own copy.
It was fine. When I heard it described as "streamlined Arkham Horror", I instantly checked-out. I love me some Arkham Horror, in all its chrome-plated, bloated glory. It's something I find charming about AH. Although I can appreciate the accessibility and improvements in EH, I'm just too much a fan of the original game to buy this one. I'd certainly play it again, but probably not purchase.
On My Radar
This one has come up a couple of times. I'll definitely consider this.
Eight Minute Empire
I saw this (Legends) being played at a couple of our game nights. I may have the opportunity to try-before-buy, but I am interested.
Rococo looks really interesting. I need to watch a video of this one.
These are on my radar, but I haven't done my research yet.
None of the below were on my radar. Great suggestions, and I've got some research to do!
Archon: Glory & Machination
Legacy: The testament of duke de crecy
Carcassonne: South Seas
Lewis & Clark
Polis: Fight for the Hegemony
Wow, this one looks incredibly interesting. Very great recommendation -- this may be one of the first I take a long look at.
Glad to hear that Polis has piqued your interest. It's a really great game.
Another I forgot to mention is Wildcatters.