I was going through my collection the other day, and the reviews already up here on my website, and realized that I have a very strong persuasion to light games. Makes sense. I prefer games that I can put on the table and everyone has a good time. The downside to this is that it leaves a hole in my collection: medium weight games. Here are four medium weight games, that I’m extremely excited about:
Hellboy The Board Game: This isn’t a board game yet, it’s a news announcement, but holy crap what an announcement. When it comes to comic books, my three favourites are: Blacksad, Hellboy, and Batman. Suffice to say that I am very excited for this. It also appears to be a co-operative game, so I’m all in, baby. The Kickstarter begins in April, make sure to save some money for then.
Whistle Stop: I’ve been a big fan of Bezier Games, owning everything Suburbia, a few of the One Night series, and dreaming about getting the Mad King Ludwig games. This is one of their latest games and it looks great. An introductory train game with pick up and deliver mechanics – another thing I’m missing from my collection. I love the pastel look of the game, and it’s getting really good reviews.
Raiders of the North Sea: Renegade Game Studios have done a stellar job of making sure I see as many pictures of this game on Twitter as possible. I’m finally succumbing to their advertising, because this game does look fantastic. I’m intrigued by the Viking theme, and had a tough time picking between this and Champions of Midgard. I prefer the art style in this game, but don’t be surprised if you see Champions of Midgard pop up next update.
Azul: There has been so much hype for this game that it’s taken the form of a cold fish that someone promptly picked up, and slapped me with. It’s a two to four player abstract game about laying tiles into patterns, and it’s gorgeous. I’m only half sure as to what it is or how it plays, I just know that I will not stop until it is in my collection. I read a great review from Two off the Top, making it sound all the more enticing. Now, if only it came back in stock somewhere.
Well, that’s what I’m looking fourward to in January. I’ve already spent my board gaming budget this month, and I’m amid sorting out what to get in February. I’d love to buy Scythe, but that’s a little bit out of my budget, so it’s going to be a toss up between Whistle Stop and Dinosaur Island. However, if I see Azul come back in stock anywhere, I’ll probably pounce on that plus a smaller game.
My questions for you:
- What games are you most looking forward to?
- Are there any games you’d like me to review?