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.