I’m happy to avoid the bum rush that is the opening of the GenCon vendors hall. I’m also happy to learn about new games,try new games, win new games. I tried to avoid games that I’ve played before or just expansions from BGG’s list of games to check out at GenCon. I couldn’t avoid them all, though; sorry (note my top choice). There will be a bunch of other games that I’ve checked out before that are wonderful at the con, but these guys said pick five to share with y’all so, here you go!
I want this to be a tabletop version of Rollercoaster Tycoon. If it isn’t, I’m a little less interested. If I can dig a hole and put unhappy guests in it, my interest will reach maximum levels.
4. Survive: Space Attack!
Because it’s Survive – in SPACE! That’s all.
I love word games. Scrabble. Paperback. Letter Tycoon. Bananagrams. Kerflip. Why wouldn’t this one also be awesome. Note: Mike won’t play word games with me, so in adding this to my list, I am also soliciting opponents.
Two-player abstract strategy games are my jam. I love them. And I can play them with Matt H. in a fairly reasonable amount of time, which is great for my lack of an attention span.
1. Ashes: Rise of the Pheonixborn
Can this friggin’ game be out yet!? Come on, I just want it. It looks gorgeous. The gameplay is tough, but fairly easy to learn. You get a bunch of cool dice. It’s just great. Great. Great. Great.