The Lonely Gamer

Games I Quite Like

I usually specially tag these posts, and… well, I mostly talk about games I quite like, so almost all my game posts are tagged this way. Hooray!

Command & Colors series

My favorite kind of war game. This includes Battle Cry, BattleLore, and Command & Colors: Ancients (which I like best).

Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Game System

This isn’t the older D&D boardgame, but the new games, starting with Castle Ravenloft, continuing with Wrath of Ashardalon and Legend of Drizzt.

Kosmos 2-Player Series

Best series of 2-player games ever. There are some duds, as there always are in series, but for the most part they’re quite brilliant. I count the stunning Blue Moon as part of the series, as well as Settlers of Catan: The Card Game (which isn’t as cheezy as it sounds).

Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

The Fantasy Flight Games version, which by itself qualifies as the most portable LotR-themed adventure game you’ve ever seen.

Pocket Battles

The most portable skirmish battle game you’ve ever seen. Comes in historical and fantasy versions.

Return of the Heroes

One of my favorite adventure games, light and almost sweet. I like to play a variant from squash.

Other Games

Me and My Shadow

I admit it. I play many boardgames alone these days. Mostly due to the PTSD, which has been getting rather bad of late. These solo sessions are usually 2-player game affairs, because pitting three of myselves against each other is far more headache-inducing than just two.

But even though I spend so much time playing alone, I have thoughts on these games. Oh yes, I do. For what it’s worth.

I’m a casual gamer at heart. I love games wherein the rules can be broken by individual cards or pieces—aka, “special powers.” A perfect modern example is Magic: The Gathering; an ancient example is chess (and all the variants that popped up ’round it).

Take this all as you will.