So we’re slowing approaching GenCon! With all the research I’ve done, here’s where my list stands at the moment.
Games of Interest
I have been trying to get my hands on this game for years! This game is my type of game for sure. Set collection, bidding and area control.
Onitama: Way of the Wind
This is an expansion to Onitama which I believe adds new movement cards and new playing pieces which will add some new mechanics.
If you know me at all, I’m a huge fan of werewolf. I know hardly nothing of this but from the descriptions I have heard I will like it. This may have to be my first stop this year!
Council of 4
Here’s another great example of a game that I know has been around a long time but could never get my hands on a copy. The art and minis are nice and all but what really speaks to me are the mechanics: resource management , route building and hand management just to name a few.
Imhotep: A New Dynasty
This is an expansion for Imhotep, which is easily one of my favorite medium weight board games. Games of Imhotep can get very tense really fast. Imhotep to me has the right amount of simplicity with the right amount of strategy and depth that anyone can play! I can’t wait this expansion adds.
I think the box art speaks a lot for this game. I have only played the ZMAN Games version one time and liked it. A nice tableau building card game with surprising deep strategy. Let’s see what Renegade Games Studios does with this neat card game.
Birds on a telephone wire. This game is a light abstract tile placement game. I am sure this gains won’t be fowl.
Events and Other Things of Interest
- Demoing Luxor
- Demoing Cahoots
- Demoing Istanbul Dice
- Participating in the One Night Ultimate Werewolf championship
- This Gencon marks my first cosplay! So if you see me and want a picture or just to say hi, please do!
- Overall as you can see most of the games on this list are reprints or expansions to games I enjoy. In my opinion not a lot has come out and wowed me. I am sure there will be a few hidden gems for me, there always are!
- This year I am more focusing on networking and meeting new people and catching up with those I see but once a year.