A friend of mine told me that he wants to start a boardgame collection. I know he already has some, but just the standard dutch games. He also has the Castle Ravenloft D&D game, which I've play with him. I'm quite sure that one is his favorite.
He's still saving up for an official boardgame table before he actually wants to start collecting board games, but his birthday is coming up and I'd love to give him a small start for his collection. I sometimes play some of his games with him, but apart from that I know absolutely nothing about boardgames. So I was wondering if you could help me find a game that he would definitely like.
I was looking at Gloomhaven, but the game was just a bit too expensive for me. I'm hoping to keep it under 100,- euros. I know he likes fantasy games most but thats not a hard demand. Also he prefers games that can be played cooperative instead of competitive. It would be great if the games also weren't extremely hard. Even though he has a good understanding of the games, the people he plays with are usually new to boardgames (like me).
Are there any fantasy coop games he really should have if he wants to start his collection? Would really appreciate the help!
EDIT: Looking through the games on the site a bit also made me think he prefers an adventure like game with an actual board/map. Not a cards only game
- Last edited Mon Mar 5, 2018 12:39 pm (Total Number of Edits: 2)
- Posted Mon Mar 5, 2018 12:35 pm
Maybe something like Legends of Andor...?
It is not coop, but Lords of Waterdeep might be a good start. It is a classic worker placement game and quite fun.
Star Wars: Imperial Assault is coop, mostly, but is Star Wars. I have found it enjoyable.
A fun game with a fantasy theme is Above and Below. This is one of my personal favorites.
- Last edited Mon Mar 5, 2018 1:17 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Mon Mar 5, 2018 1:12 pm
+1 Legends of Andor
I would recommend a handful of "gateway games" these will offer a good variety of options and different board game types to start a collection. Any in the following list would be a good place to start.
Ticket to Ride
King of Tokyo
Lords of Waterdeep
A little more complex:
Legends of Andor
Zombicide black plague
Above and Below
Near and Far
Mansions of Madness
Thanks everyone! I bought Legends of Andor for him. Seems like that was the most mentioned one