As one does at the beginning of a new year, we here at PWP are taking this time to look back on our year, setting our goals, and of course, weighing our experiences in the table top world in 2015. While we work on our recap of 2015 (check out our 2014 year in review here), we thought we’d take a quick poll of the games that really stood out from our sessions around a table.
This is the first in that series: our top 7 games to buy in 2016. These are the games that we liked so much, we are itching to add to our collections. There are some newbies and some classics, even one from 1971 on the list. Check it out, in no particular order.
Five Tribes: An instant classic from Days of Wonder, easy to learn rules but hard to learn strategy.
Quantum: A new game to us but was immediately a hit. Fun to play at 2, and lots of room for flexibility to keep it fresh.
Splendor: So simple, so tough. Not a lot of talking going on when we break this out.
7 Wonders Duel: A simpler, streamlined version of the original, which is a favourite with Hogarth. We like the wide variety of pathways to victory, making sure there is always a move to make.
Takenoko: Bauza is almost always a winner, and this is no exception. Strategic with two players, and a blast with more.
Abyss: Immediately impressive because of the incredible art, Abyss was fun to play and left us wanting more.