Board Game Geek has released the winners of the Golden Geek Award. Which games would get your vote?
Game of the Year: Light-Cascadia
Do I need to tell you about Cascadia? Just in case, here’s a snippet. Cascadia is a puzzly tile-laying and token-drafting game featuring the habitats and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.
Game of the Year: Medium-The Crew: Mission Deep Sea
In the trick-taking card game The Crew: Mission Deep Sea, you and the other players work together to search for the lost continent of Mu. This new adventure takes your crew deep down into the abyss on a search for the fabled sunken land. How far you get depends entirely on how well you work together as a team. Card by card, trick by trick, your search party will discover the challenges that lie ahead and forge a path to Mu.
Game of the Year: Heavy-Ark Nova
In Ark Nova, you will plan and design a modern, scientifically managed zoo. With the ultimate goal of owning the most successful zoological establishment, you will build enclosures, accommodate animals, and support conservation projects all over the world. Specialists and unique buildings will help you in achieving this goal.
Party Game- So Clover!
So Clover! is a cooperative word-association game. Play as a team to get the highest score. Get Keywords and secretly write their common features on your Clover board; these are your Clues. Then work together to try to figure out each player’s Keywords. At the end of the game, add up your score according to how many Keywords you found and write it in the Record of Legends. Try to beat your high score each game!
Dice Tower has put out their lists of game nominees in different categories. This is their picks for Best Welcoming Games. You can see all of their categories here.
7 Wonders Architects
- BGG Rating-7.1
- Time-25 mins
- Player Count-2-7 players
In 7 Wonders: Architects, players race to become a leader of the ancient world by completing an architectural wonder that will last through the ages.
Players receive an unconstructed wonder at the beginning of the game and must collect resources to build their society, develop military might to navigate conflicts, oversee resource management, research science improvements, and collect civil victory points as they race to leave their mark on world history.
- BGG Rating-7.5
- Time-30 mins
- Player Count-1-5 players
In Canvas, you play as a painter competing in an art competition. Players will collect art cards, layering 3 of them together to create their own unique painting. Each card contains a piece of artwork as well as a set of icons used during scoring. Icons will be revealed or hidden based on the way players choose to layer the cards making for an exciting puzzle. Paintings are scored based on a set of Scoring cards which will change each game. Once players have created and scored 3 paintings the game ends.
- BGG Rating-8.1
- Time-45 mins
- Player Count-1-4 players
Cascadia is a puzzly tile-laying and token-drafting game featuring the habitats and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. In the game, you take turns building out your own terrain area and populating it with wildlife.
- BGG Rating-7.1
- Time-50 mins
- Player Count-2-4 players
How do you take the perfect picture of a group of people if you only have one try? In Picture Perfect, each character has different wishes. Some want to be at the front of the picture; some want to stand next to another; and some really don’t want to be next to that one particular person by any means. Do your best to make everyone happy – even if you don’t actually know all the characters’ preferences. Players need to arrange fourteen characters to take the perfect photograph. Each of them has three specific desires that you want to fulfill. Unfortunately, these desires are hidden in envelopes.
Well, well, well…fancy seeing you here. Welcome to New Capenna! This here city was built by angels, but now these streets are run by the five families. Trust me, you won’t want to cross any of ’em.
You didn’t hear it from me, see, but the word on the street is that a new speakeasy has opened in town. The music is swingin’, the drinks are pourin’, and most importantly the cards are being dealt.
The Meeples Family (the silent sixth family of Capenna) has graciously volunteered to host our party behind the Suspicious Bookcase in their home. Here’s what you’ve gotta do, follow the links below to sign up for the events you will be attending.
When: Friday, April 22nd-6:30pm
Saturday, April 23rd- 12:30pm
Saturday, April 23rd- 5:00pm
Sunday, April 24th- 1:00pm (2 Headed Giant)
Cost: $30 per player
Sign up today here! There are a limited amount of in store sign ups available.
Check out some of the new games to hit our shelves in the past few weeks.
- Players: 2-4
- Ages: 14+
- Time: Hour+
In Whistle Mountain, take your company’s massive profits from all of that railroading and invest them in new technologies, deep in the Rocky Mountains where there is an abundance of resources. Your workers build crazy arrays of scaffolds and machines, upgrading your abilities and collecting resources. As you build with the help of your airship fleet, the mountain’s melting snow causes the water below to rise higher and higher, putting workers in danger and increasing the tension on the dynamically-changing board.
Stella: Dixit Universe
- Players: 3-6
- Ages: 8+
- Time: 30+ mins
Stella is a competitive game in the Dixit universe. In each round, players interpret Dixit cards on a board after receiving a common clue word. Each player observes the Dixit cards and secretly associates these cards with the clue word, marking on their erasable personal slates the cards that they choose. Selecting the same cards as the other players allows you to score more points. Conversely, selecting a card that no one else chooses may cost you dearly.
Welcome to…The Moon
- Players: 1-6
- Ages: 10+
- Time: 30+ mins
Welcome to the Moon uses the same flip-and-write game mechanisms as the earlier title Welcome To…, but now you can play in a campaign across eight adventure sheets. On a turn, you flip cards from three stacks to create three different combinations of a starship number and a corresponding action, then all players choose one of these three combinations. You use the number to fill a space in a zone on your adventure sheet in numerical order, and everyone is racing to be the first to complete common missions.
- Players: 1-5
- Ages: 14+
- Time: Hour+
In Tinners’ Trail, set in 19th century Cornwall, you represent a mining conglomerate at the height of the tin and copper mining industry. You must buy plots of land across Cornwall in auctions and survey them for tin and copper, always managing your “work points” and money effectively. Once you have a mine in place, it’s time to extract the ore and make a profit, but the deeper your mine goes, the more expensive the process gets. To reduce the cost of mining, you can place developments, such as ports, train stations, and adits (drainage tunnels), but there’s only so many improvements to go around. Once you have made your money trying to time the market to sell when prices are high you can invest it in industries outside of Cornwall, which gains you victory points. The earlier you invest, the better the return.
Calling all MAAAGIC PLAAAYERS! It’s time to head back to Kamigawa!
Neon Dynasty is set in the current era on Kamigawa, more than 1200 years after conclusion of the original Kamigawa block in 3326 AR. The plane’s feudal past has met futuristic modernity, with ninjas and samurai now carrying a cyberpunk aesthetic.
We are hosting 4 different Pre-release events! Here’s what you need to know…
- Friday, February 11th – 6:30pm (Sealed)
- Saturday, February 12th – 12:30pm, 6:00pm (Sealed)
- Sunday, February 13th – 1:00pm (2-Headed Giant)
Event Fee is $30 per player
With us, your favorite board game cafe!
- Masks and proof of vaccination (negative COVID test) for everyone 12 years and up will be required.
- We suggest arriving at least 30 mins early to get signed in and ready for the event.
- Events on Friday and Saturday are capped at 36 players, Sunday is capped at 16 teams.
- When signing up for 2-Headed Giant, please have your partners information ready.
For more information, or to sign up for an event, please give us a call (206.535.7896) today!