If you follow my Instagram feed (really, you should!) then you will know, like every other board game blogger, I did a top ten games of 2017. But I decided to be realistic, I’m not a full time board game reviewer with the time to play all the newest titles; big publishers don’t send me all their latest games to try out; I can’t pull off a big Go Fund Me or Kickstarter campaign to get the money together to keep up with the cult of the new. I’m just a person who loves playing games, like you, and I buy what I can when I have the money.
Saying that, 2017 was a bit of a bumper year for us, we added over 30 games to our collection. However I only played 14 games that were actually published in 2017. For that reason I thought it would be more informative if we put together a top ten list of the games we added to our collection in 2017.
The games added were: Forbidden Island, Terra Mystica, Evolution Climate, Wombat Rescue, Ticket to Ride UK, The Networks, First Martians, Super Hot, Kodama, Love Letter, Flamme Rouge, Century Spice Road, Squirrel Rush, Kana Gawa, Ominoes, The Godfather Corleone Empire, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, 13 Days, Caverna: cave Vs Cave, Tesla Vs Edison Duel, The Networks, Happy Salmon, Pandemic Iberia, Castles of Mad Kind Ludwig, Imperial Settlers, Sons of Anarchy, Waggle Dance, Istanbul, Herbaceous, The Island of Eldorado, Lords of Waterdeep, Port Royal.
On top of that I can add twenty of so games that I’ve played but not bought, but as I didn’t record them properly I will leave them out of the top ten this time. Even then I think the only game that may have got into the top ten was maybe Unfair.
Anyway, here goes: (more…)