Spreading the love of board games one meeple at a time
Some board games can seem expensive, Agricola, for example, costs $84.55 on amazon.ca. So I’ve come up with a list of my top three must own games. These are games that are a great introduction to board games, and will be a solid foundation for anyone’s collection. They’re all moderately priced (unless you buy a super deluxe edition) but they’ll stand the test of time as you, or your friends, transition from casual dice roller to Lord of the Board.
1. Settlers of Catan: Settlers of Catan is by far the most popular German board game. It’s most likely the one you’ve heard of, or possibly played. It’s a great game to introduce people to board games, and the more you play it, the more fun it becomes.
2. Dominion: Dominion is quick and easy to learn. A two player game can take less than 30 minutes so it’s great to play while waiting for dinner. It requires little set up and each game can be different, or you can play the same game until you’ve mastered the strategy. It’s a good card based game with ample opportunity for diversity in gameplay.
3. Stone Age: Stone Age is a fun and engaging theme game. It’s got great details but isn’t too complex. Though it doesn’t require much interaction with other players, it’s played in such a way that it’s never long until you get to make a move. Though the game play and game board remain static, Stone Age is a great game to try out many different strategies.