As you might have read in my recent feature Top 10 New To Me Games in 2022, I played a whopping 142 new to me games in 2022. Some of these I only got a little taster of by playing once or twice. The following five games left me drooling and wanting more after just one play. So here are five games I am very eager to play again!
Kites went immediately on my wishlist after I had my first play. Up until this point I had never ever fancied real time games. I found them super stressful and ultimately not enjoyable. Kites has changed that! I loved the co-operative and fast-paced nature of playing cards and flipping timers. Me and my fellow gamers at the table failed but I am desperate to try and secure some victories in this fantastic, yet simple game. It really did feel different to everything else in my collection too, so it will end up in my shopping basket at some point I am sure!
The Grizzled is another cooperative card game. It also is a game I lost on its first outing to the table with Rachel and John aka @trywingames. It was fairly straight forward to learn, but the decisions during the game were tight and tough. As I trudged through the landscapes of war it wasn’t a jolly experience, and yet felt apt and interesting. It was also really good and I’m hoping if I get more plays of this one, I will find more respite from a victory.
Capital Lux 2 Generations
Capital Lux 2 Generations was a scheming little card game of tricky decisions which I got to play for the first time in the gaming halls of UKGE. It took a round or two for the process to click, but when it did I was left with a brilliant game to play in front of me, with some stonking futuristic neon artwork too!
I played a heck of a lot of games with Carl and Vic aka @twomanygames this year. I always enjoy their company, Momo their dachshund and the array of games they bring. On one of their visits this year they brought along the deluxe Kickstarter edition of Wonderland’s War. This was an absolute feast for the eyes with deluxe miniatures, supporter meeples and sculpted faction castles. The beautiful theme was the façade to a very clever area majority game with oodles of push your luck. The final turn saw the two game leaders push their luck too far gifting the win to the then third placed player in a devastating but memory-making final twist. I’m super keen to play it again!
Ca$h n Guns
I played Cash n Guns at an Instagram board gamer meet up in December and loved it. I must confess the box art and name completely put me off when I had seen it around before. However, after one play I was sold and scouring around for an elusive second edition on the internet. I could see it hitting the table oodles with larger player counts, so am keen to point my foam gun at my friends really soon!
I can’t wait to play these five again some time, but equally I am excited to form lots more fantastic first impressions in 2023!