Here’s one of my favorite pieces from a few years back, for those who don’t go to certain other sites. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing.
Hands down, the best Family Strategy Game for 2012 was Takenoko.
Takenoko was available only by special import in 2011, and then became widely available in the US in 2012, and that’s good enough for me.
Hardcore gamers have hundreds of boardgames. It’s an addiction, but there are certainly worse things to be addicted to.
It also makes them dreadfully hard to buy things for without having them directly ask. How can you keep up with their ever shifting inventory? Here’s a few ideas for the gamer who just has all the games they want right now.
A lot of people want to either get into more serious boardgames or get someone else into more serious boardgames. More serious being beyond Monopoly, Scrabble, Apples To Apples and similar ‘gateway games’. There are a few games that are always suggested as entry level games into modern boardgames. Let’s get those out of the way.