Our Personal Top 20 (2017)

  • Heroscape

    #01: Heroscape

    Heroscape is played using pre-painted miniature figures on a board made from interlocking plastic hexagonal tiles that allow for construction of a large variety of 3D playing boards. It was originally manufactured by Milton Bradley Company, and later by Wizards of the Coast, both subsidiaries of Hasbro, Inc., and discontinued by Hasbro in November 2010. The game has a very high quality game components, in particular the pre-painted miniature figures as well as its interchangeable and variable landscape system.

  • #02: Dungeons & Dragons 5E

    D&D is a fantasy-based roleplaying game. The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more.

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  • #03: Pandemic Legacy

    Pandemic Legacy is a co-operative campaign game, with an overarching story-arc played through 12-24 sessions, depending on how well your group does at the game. At the beginning, the game starts very similar to basic Pandemic, in which your team of disease-fighting specialists races against the clock to travel around the world, treating disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.

  • #04: Gloomhaven

    Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for travelling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.

  • #05: The Others: 7 Sins

    In The Others, the world stands on the brink of apocalypse, as the fanatics of the Hell Club have summoned the 7 Deadly Sins to lay waste to our reality. One player plays one of the sins and the others play a team from the paranormal organization known as F.A.I.T.H. (Federal Authority for the Interdiction of Transdimensional Horrors).

  • #06: Cosmic Encounters

    In Cosmic Encounter, each player is the leader of an alien race. The object of the game is to establish colonies in other players' planetary systems. Players take turns trying to establish colonies. The winner(s) are the first player(s) to have five colonies on any planets outside his or her home system.

  • #07: T.I.M.E. Stories

    T.I.M.E Stories is a narrative game, a game of "decksploration". Each player is free to give their character as deep a "role" as they want, in order to live through a story, as much in the game as around the table. But it's also a board game with rules which allow for reflection and optimization.

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    #08: Captain Sonar

    In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.

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    #09: Dead of Winter

    Dead of Winter is a meta-cooperative psychological survival game. This means players are working together toward one common victory condition — but for each individual player to achieve victory, he must also complete his personal secret objective.

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    #10: Zombicide: Black Plague

    Zombicide: Black Plague takes the zombie apocalypse into a fantastical medieval setting! The arcane powers of the Necromancers have unleashed a zombie invasion in the age of swords and sorcery, and it's up to your group of straggling survivors to not only stay alive during these dark times, but to take back the realm and punish those responsible for the apocalypse!

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    #11: Secret Hitler

    Secret Hitler is a dramatic game of political intrigue and betrayal set in 1930s Germany. Each player is randomly and secretly assigned to be a liberal or a fascist, and one player is Secret Hitler. The fascists coordinate to sow distrust and install their cold-blooded leader; the liberals must find and stop the Secret Hitler before it's too late.

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    #12: Eldritch Horror

    Eldritch Horror is a cooperative game of terror and adventure in which one to eight players take the roles of globetrotting investigators working to solve mysteries, gather clues, and protect the world from an Ancient One – that is, an elder being intent on destroying our world.

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    #13: Blood Rage

    In Blood Rage, each player controls their own Viking clan’s warriors, leader, and ship. Ragnarök has come, and it’s the end of the world! It’s the Vikings’ last chance to go down in a blaze of glory and secure their place in Valhalla at Odin’s side!

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    #14: Mechs Vs. Minions

    Mechs vs Minions is a cooperative tabletop campaign set in the League of Legends universe for you and up to three of your most genius-ish yordle friends. You’ll program and pilot your new mechs through 10 minion-mashing missions, each of which will take around 60-90 minutes. What do you mean this doesn’t look safe?

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    #15: Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

    Deception: Murder in Hong Kong is a game of deduction and deception for 4-12 players that plays in about 20 minutes. In the game, players take on the roles of investigators attempting to solve a murder case – but there's a twist. The killer is one of the investigators!

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    #16: Arcadia Quest

    Arcadia Quest is a campaign-based game for 2 to 4 players, where each player controls a guild of three unique heroes, facing off against the other players and the various monsters controlled by the game. Players need to accomplish a series of quests in order to win each scenario and choose where to go next in the campaign.

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    #17: Descent: Journeys in the Dark

    Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) is a board game in which one player takes on the role of the treacherous overlord, and up to four other players take on the roles of courageous heroes. During each game, the heroes embark on quests and venture into dangerous caves, ancient ruins, dark dungeons, and cursed forests to battle monsters, earn riches, and attempt to stop the overlord from carrying out his vile plot.

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    #18: Dixit

    Each round one player takes on the role of Storyteller, choosing one card from his hand, then telling a story, singing a ditty or otherwise doing something that in his opinion is associated with the played card. Each other player then chooses one card in her own hand and gives it to the Storyteller in secret. These cards are shuffled and revealed, then players vote on which card was played by the Storyteller.

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    #19: Sherrif of Nottingham

    In Sheriff of Nottingham, players will not only be able to experience Nottingham as a merchant of the city, but each turn one player will step into the shoes of the Sheriff himself. Players declare goods they wish to bring into the city, goods that are secretly stored in their burlap sack. The Sheriff must then determine who gets into the city with their goods, who gets inspected, and who may have their goods confiscated!

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    #20: Formula D

    Formula D is a high stakes Formula One type racing game where the players race simulated cars with the hope of crossing the finish line first. Each player manages when to shift gears, with each gear providing a different speed.

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Games We Own

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  1. Aeon's End
  2. The Depths Expansion
  3. War Eternal Expansion
  4. A Game of Thrones the Card Game (LCG)
  5. Abyss
  6. Among the Stars
  7. Anachronism
  8. Android: Mainframe
  9. Android: Netrunner (LCG)
  10. And Then We Held Hands
  11. Aquaretto
  12. Arcadia Quest
  13. Arkham Horror (board game)
  14. Ashes: Rise of the Phoenix Born
    • Frostdale Giants
    • The Children of Blackcloud
    • The Roaring Rose
    • The Duchess of Deception
    • The Laws of Lions
    • The Song of Soaksend
    • Dimona and Lulu Promos
  15. Assault of the Giants
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  16. Balderdash
  17. Bang! The Dice Game
  18. Bang! The Dice Game: The Walking Dead
  19. BattleCON
  20. Battleground: Fantasy Warfare 
  21. Battlelore 2nd Edition
  22. Battleship Galaxies
  23. Battlestar Galactica Board Game
  24. Betrayal at House on the Hill
    • Widow’s Walk Expansion
  25. Beyond Baker Street
  26. Beyond Balderdash
  27. Big Idea Card Game
  28. Blood Bowl: Team Manager Card Game
  29. Blood Rage
  30. Boggle
  31. But Wait There’s More
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  32. Call of Cthulu the Card Game (LCG)
  33. Captain Sonar
    • Upgrade One Expansion
  34. Carcassonne
  35. Cardline
  36. Cards Against Humanity
  37. Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis
  38. Cash ‘n Guns 2nd Edition
    • More Ca$h 'n Guns
    • Team Spirit
  39. Castellion
  40. Celestia
    • A Little Help Expansion
  41. Channel A: The Anime Pitch Party Game
  42. Chronology
  43. City of Horror
  44. Claustrophobia
  45. Codenames
    • Codenames: Disney Family
    • Codenames: Pictures
  46. Codinca
  47. Concept
  48. Cosmic Encounter
  49. Coup
  50. CutThroat Caverns
  51. CV
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  52. Dead of Winter
    • The Long Night
  53. Death Angel
  54. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
  55. Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition
  56. Dice Masters: Marvel, DC, and D&D
  57. Dixit
  58. Dominion
  59. Doomtown: Reloaded
  60. Dragon Farkle
  61. Dragon Run
  62. Dreamblade
  63. Duel of Ages II
  64. Duke, The
  65. Dungeon Command
  66. Dungeon Petz
  67. Dungeon Run
  68. Dungeon Twister
  69. Dungeons & Dragons Attack Wing
  70. Dungeons & Dragons 5.0 (roleplay)
  71. Dust Tactics
  72. Dust Warfare
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  73. Eldritch Horror
    • Forsaken Lore
    • Mountains of Madness
    • Strange Remnants
    • Under the Pyramids
    • Signs of Carcosa
    • The Dreamlands
    • Cities in Ruin
  74. Epic Card Game
    • Tyrants
    • Uprising
  75. Escape: Big Box
  76. Evolution: Second Edition
    • Climate Conversion Kit
  77. Fairy Tale Board Game
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  78. Flick Em Up!
    • Stallion Canyon
    • Red Rock tomahawk
  79. Flux
  80. For Sale
  81. Forbidden Island
  82. Formula D
  83. Friday
  84. Fuse
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  85. Game of Things, The
  86. Gauntlet of Fools
  87. Ghost Stories
  88. Gloom
  89. Gloomhaven
  90. Good Cop Bad Cop
  91. Guillotine
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  92. Hanabi
  93. Hanamikoji
  94. Hemloch
  95. Heroscape (IMHO: Best Game of All Time)
  96. Hordes / Warmachine (miniature game)
  97. Hive
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  98. Identik
  99. Jamaica
  100. Jenga
  101. Jumbalya
  102. Khet
  103. King of New York
  104. King of Tokyo
  105. Krosmaster Arena
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  106. Legend of the Five Rings (CCG)
  107. Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game
  108. Legendary: Encounters
  109. Leonardo DaVinci
  110. Level 7 (Omega Protocol)
  111. Libertalia
  112. Lightning Reaction Reloaded
  113. Love Letter
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  114. Machi Koro
  115. Mage Knight
    • The Lost Legion
    • Krang Character
    • Shades of Tezla
  116. Mage Wars Academy
  117. Mage Wars Arena
  118. Mage Wars Arena: Battlegrounds Domination
  119. Magic the Gathering: Arena of the Planeswalkers
  120. Magic the Gathering (CCG)
  121. Mah Jongg
  122. Mascarade
  123. Mechs Vs. Minions (Wave 2)
  124. Medieval Academy
  125. Mice and Mystics
  126. Millennium Blades
    • Sponsors
    • Crossover
    • Final Bosses
    • Fusion
    • Futures
  127. Mindtwister Pentago
  128. Monsterpocalypse
  129. Munchkin
  130. Mutant Chronicles (miniature game)
  131. Mysterium
  132. Mystic Vale
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  133. Neuroshima: Convoy 2nd edition
  134. New York Slice
  135. Neuroshima Hex 3.0
  136. NOIR: Black Box Edition
  137. No Thanks!
  138. Numbers League
  139. Nuns on the Run
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  140. Once Upon a Time
  141. One Night Revolution
  142. Onirim
  143. Onitama
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  144. Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game
  145. Pandemic
  146. Pandemic Legacy
  147. Pass the Pig
  148. Patchwork
  149. Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
  150. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
  151. Pitch Car
  152. Pixel Tactics
  153. Pokemon (card game)
  154. Potion Explosion
  155. Power Grid Deluxe
  156. Pyramix
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  157. Quantum: Second Edition
  158. Quarriors
  159. Qwirkle Cubes
  160. Raptor
  161. Resistance, The: 2nd Edition
  162. Rick and Morty
  163. Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island 2nd Edition
  164. Roll Player
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  165. Santorini
    • The Golden Fleece
  166. Say Anything
  167. Scattergories
  168. Scrabble
  169. Secret Hitler
  170. Sellswords
  171. Sentinals of the Multiverse
  172. Set
  173. Settlers of Catan
  174. Seven Dragons
  175. Seven Wonders
  176. Seven Wonders Duel
  177. Seventh Continent
  178. Shadow Hunters
  179. Shadowrun Crossfire
  180. Shadows Over Camelot
  181. Shakespeare
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  182. Sheriff of Nottingham
  183. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper and West End Adventures
  184. Smallworld
  185. Smashup
    • Obligatory Cthulhu
    • Pretty Pretty
    • Awesome Level 9000
    • Science Fiction Double Feature
    • Big Geeky
    • Monster Smash
    • It's your Fault
    • Cease and Desist
    • Big In Japan
    • It's Your Fault
    • What Were We Thinking
  186. Smiley Face
  187. Snake Oil
  188. Spector Ops
  189. Splendor
  190. Spyfall 1 & 2
  191. Star Realms
  192. Star Trek Attack Wing
  193. Star Trek Fleet Captains
  194. Star Trek Panic
  195. Star Wars Armada
  196. Sturgeon
  197. Summoner Wars
  198. Survive: Escape from Atlantis
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  199. Taboo
  200. Takenoko
  201. Tales of the Arabian Nights
  202. Tanto Cuore
  203. Telestrations
  204. Terraforming Mars
    • Hellas & Elysium Expansion
  205. The Dragon & Flagon
  206. The Lord of the Rings the Card Game (LCG)
  207. The Lord of the Rings the Confrontation
  208. The Networks
  209. The Others: 7 Sins
  210. Thunderstone
  211. Ticket to Ride
  212. Tides of Madness
  213. Timeline
  214. T.I.M.E. Stories
    • The Marcy Case
    • A Prophecy of Dragons 7553 AT
    • Under the Mask
    • Expedition Endurance
    • Lumen Fidei 1419
  215. Times Up
  216. Times Up: Title Recall
  217. Tokaido
  218. Tomb of Annihilation Board Game Premium
  219. Tragedy Looper
  220. Tsuro: The Game of the Path
  221. Twilight Imperium: 4th Edition
  222. Tzaar
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  223. Ultimate Werewolf
  224. Ultimate Werewolf: Inquisition
  225. Ultimate Werewolf: One Night
  226. Vegas Dice Game
  227. VS System (CCG)
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  228. Warhammer 40,000 Conquest (LCG)
  229. Warhammer: Diskwars
  230. Warhammer Fantasy Role Play
  231. Warhammer Invasion the Card Game (LCG)
  232. Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
  233. We Didn’t Playtest This At All
  234. Welcome to the Dungeon
  235. Wits & Wagers
  236. World of Warcraft the Board Game
  237. World of Warcraft the Miniatures Game
  238. World of Warcraft the Trading Card Game
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  239. XenoShyft
  240. X-Wing
  241. Yahtzee Free for All
  242. Yinsh
  243. Zombicide
  244. Zombicide: Black Plague
  245. Zombie Dice
  246. Zooloretto
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