Archive | January 2014

Nasir’s Top Board Games in 2013

Hello and welcome to what I hope will be the first in an annual tradition: our top games lists. This particular list is not the best games that came out in 2013, but rather the games I enjoyed playing most in 2013. Also, this list is in no particular order. So let’s get to it.

parade

Parade

Parade is a game that works well in almost any situation. I’ve played with my friends, with my parents, with strangers, and at our events, and had fun each time. High quality cards, wonderful artwork, and excellent mechanics that work well with two to six players.

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John’s 2013 Top Ten List

This is a list of my top ten favorite games I played during 2013.  I didn’t get to play every game that came out in 2013, and a few of these are games I learned in 2013 that came out in previous years.  Here they are:

love-letter

10.  Love Letter

This simple, plays in 20 minutes or less, game something I picked up because of a recommendation by a friend.  After playing a few rounds I discovered quite a bit of depth.  It’s a good casual game and plays best with 3 or 4, but can still be played with 2.  There are a few variants of the game, the original comes in a little red velvet pouch, and 2 different special editions that come in boxes, and add additional cards that can replace the Princess card.  I prefer the pouch version over the boxed version.  Due to the size of the game, it’s an easy one to travel with which adds to its appeal as part of a game collection.  My wife and I have introduced it to several couples, and it’s always been a hit!

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