Lord of the Board

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Top Three Must Own Games

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.

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6 comments on “Top Three Must Own Games

  1. Jennerosity
    May 1, 2012

    Totally agree that both Settlers and Dominion are must haves in any gaming collection! Dominion is my own favourite though. Have yet to try Stone Age but it sounds good too!

  2. Jennerosity
    May 1, 2012

    Dominion is by far my favourite game to play. I love how no 2 games ever play out the same way. I’m not as good at Settlers but it’s another great game too. Have yet to try Stone Age, but will have to keep an eye out for it and see if we can’t find an opportunity to play.

  3. Steaks
    May 2, 2012

    Replace Dominion with Trivial Pursuit and I agree. I still don’t understand that game.

  4. Steaks
    May 6, 2012

    JK I played dominion yesterday. It’s great.

  5. Bri
    May 11, 2012

    i do really enjoy dominion and catan… perhaps i need to try this stone age as well

  6. josh
    July 6, 2012

    I really enjoy both Dominion and Catan, but I’m now all Catan’d out. Have you tried 7 wonders? It’s my new favorite game. Short, intense, and each turn is simultaneous, so there is very little sitting and waiting.

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