We at Gray Cat Games are not particular fans of a lot of the big box, “classic” board games. In fact, memories of these games sometimes cloud your perception of newer, fantastic designs! Here’s why we don’t like Monopoly and a few alternatives that might better tick those boxes that people enjoy.
Ghost Stories is an Antoine Bauza-designed cooperative game with his signature difficulty curve. This game drips with menace and danger, and it will take the efforts of all the players to win on even the easiest setting.
Compounded is a medium-weight euro style game that combines elements of “piece” placement and negotiation. The chemistry theme and beautiful components are enough to set this one apart for us!
Recently, we posted a review of Castles of Mad King Ludwig, which is a really fun game with visual appeal and great mechanics. That opinion has not changed: it’s still awesome to play and gets pulled out quite often during our board game groups.
But earlier in the year we saw an announcement for an expansion to the game: Secrets. This will introduce new concepts like a moat, swan statues, and secret passages that can be collected.
Castles of Mad King Ludwig is a tile-laying game that requires you to think ahead and outmaneuver your opponents. It combines a lot of different mechanics into a very enjoyable game for two to four players.
King of New York is a fast-paced dice-rolling game with a heaping dose of chaos and plenty of yelling. It’s fast, it’s simple, and it’s a lot of fun!
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Splendor Mobile is a gem-collecting game. It involves very light strategy and is an easy game to learn. It’s the perfect game for a casual player.
If board games are something you want you and your family to get into, here are a few that could convert the Minecraft addict.