Thinking about Dungeons & Dragons earlier in the week got me thinking about that other element of tabletop gaming that I have a fondness for: board games. I was only just talking to a friend the other day about making a trip to Good Games and Games Paradise, two of the bigger homes for board games in the city.
There's just so many new games that I want to try, especially after seeing everything that was demoed at GenCon. Thing is, what are you excited for?
The one that really caught my eye is the game above. It's called Vast: The Crystal Caverns, and it's a dungeon crawler for 1 to 5 people where you can be the cave.
What's supposedly really cool is its asymmetrical nature, where each of the characters have completely different win objectives. For instance, if you're the cave you win by collapsing and crushing all the heroes. Neat.
One that a friend of mine is really excited for is Scythe, a 4X game set in the 1920s. The game is designed to get rid of rounds and phases as well, which I've always found is one of the stumbling blocks when trying to learn a new game (particularly with anything that lasts over 2 hours).
Do you play any board games yourselves? What are your favourites — and what new ones are you looking out for?