For board gamers, Gen Con is a magical place, with new releases and old favorites lining the halls. Read on into this article to discover some of the games we're most excited to buy at this year's convention.
Category - Modern Board Games
Board games have come a long way since the 1970s. They’ve even come a long way since the 1990s and early 2000s. Gone are the days of flimsy cardboard and games with little decision making. Modern board games come with a visual bang: glossy paper, thick durable cardboard and even resin or high quality pvc miniatures. But more important than the appearance is the gameplay.
Modern board games pack quality decisions, rewarding actions, and numerous ways to play, and win. From competitive play to cooperative, the games listed below are just a tiny drop in the ocean that is modern board gaming. These are games that I love and would play just about any time. Perhaps some of them might be of interest to you; you might even find your next favorite game. Dive in and take a look.
Have you ever wanted to witness the birth of a solar system? Planetarium lets players guide the formation and evolution of entire planets. Read our review of Planetarium to find out more!
In an ever cluttered world, we all need to take time to admire simplicity at its finest. Enter Splotter Spellen’s The Great Zimbabwe, a masterpiece of board gaming elegance, but that elegance is what makes it one of the deepest...
NMBR 9 is a tile laying, number stacking, cardboard lovers dream; the love child of Piet Mondrian and Euclid. If you enjoy Sudoku and other number placement style puzzles, then this game is right up your alley! Check out our...
Mars is constantly on the mind of pop culture. Read our Terraforming Mars review to see how you can take the Mars habitation narrative into your own hands as you attempt to make Mars livable for future generations.
Legacy is the new buzzword in the board gaming industry. Want to learn more about legacy games and how they work? Join us as we take a closer look at three legacy games. Risk Legacy, Pandemic Legacy and Seafall.
Raid and pillage. Raise animals. Expand your holdings. Collect valuable treasure. Eat flax! Become the Viking of your dreams. Read our review of Uwe Rosenberg’s newest game A Feast For Odin!
Explore the galaxy. Expand your empire. Exploit resource-rich planets. Exterminate your foes. Can you bring your people to cultural ascendancy? Will you rise above your foes to emerge victorious? We take a look at the epic Star...
Eighty years after the nanopocalypse, the earth is mostly ruins. Fight for dominance over your rivals in a race to see who can rebuild their Colony first. Read our review of Colony.
There’s no doubt about it, Lotus is a beautiful game. But is it is as good as it is pretty? Read our review of Lotus to find out!
Ever wanted to run your own television network? Think you can do better than the big three? There has been lots of buzz about The Networks, but does it live up to the hype? Read our review of The Networks to find out!
Quarriors is a six-sided slug fest, a hexhedronal hullabaloo. Build the perfect creature army and conquer your foes in Quarriors.
Warp Gate, this is Daedalus do you copy? Attempting to make our escape from the Singularity. If we don't make it, tell our families that we lo...