Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week.
Cottage Garden – You compete in the art of gardening and are working two beds with a variety of flowers, gaining points for all of the visible plant pots and planting bells once completed.
Heart of Crown – Heart of Crown is a deck-building card game. Each player starts with the same deck, strengthens that deck with strategic cards, and finally one player will declare victory by throning the princess he controls.
Cards against Humanity – A party game for horrible people that works like Apples to Apples, but the sense of humor required is very different!
Ticket to Ride – Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn.
Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization – This is the new edition of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, a civilization building game. Each player attempts to build the best civilization through careful resource management, discovering new technologies, electing the right leaders, building wonders and maintaining a strong military.
Tak – Tak is a two-player abstract strategy game dreamed up by Pat Rothfuss in “The Wise Man’s Fear” and made reality by James Ernest. Players attempt to make a road of their pieces connecting two opposite sides of the board.
Imhotep – Players become builders in Egypt who want to emulate the first and best-known architect there, namely Imhotep.
Two Rooms and a Boom – A social deduction/hidden role party game for six or more players
Clue: Supernatural Edition – One of the main characters has been possessed by Abaddon and opened a gateway to Hell. It is up to everyone to hunt down who has been possessed, what mystical object was used to open (and can close) the gateway, and where it was opened.
Poo – The Card Game – Poo is a fast-paced card game for two to eight players, requiring anywhere from five to fifteen minutes to play.
Rise and Fall – Players play either Eastern or Western Rome, Persia or a barbarian horde in a strategic game that portrays the last days of Rome.
Agricola – In Agricola, you’re a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, take actions from all the possibilities you’ll find on a farm to build and expand you family and farm.
Dominion – In Dominion, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. Through their selection of cards to buy, and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end.
San Juan – A card game based on Puerto Rico. Cards from the hand can be either built or used as money to build something else; cards from the deck are used to represent goods produced by the production buildings.