Carcassonne, one of the most famous “gateway” games, has been winning people over for almost 20 years now. Today, two of our writers explore just what it is that draws people to this game and keeps them coming back for more.
Category - Territory Building Board Games
Territory-building games involve using specific pieces or resources to claim spaces on a board, with the ultimate goal of gaining more or better areas than the opponent(s). Games in this genre often have some form of combat or conflict resolution system in order to make acquisition more difficult for players. It is also common for territory-building games to include some level of resource generation, development, or point accumulation based on the territory held, adding a layer of strategy. One of the more famous territory-building games is Risk, though more recent games, such as Scythe, have improved upon the formula.
Prepare to dull your pencils as you sharpen your wits in Cartographers, the new roll and write style game from Thunderworks Games!
Complexcity is a tile-laying game with a sci-fi twist--solitary puzzly experience. Read more in our review of Complexcity.
Bunnies are cute, furry creatures with adorable fluffy tails. Read our review of Bunny Kingdom for something...a little different: strong, warrior like creatures vying for territories! How well will your bunny clan do?
Stefan Feld’s masterpiece, The Castles of Burgundy, has received the app treatment. How does it stand up to the physical game? Read our review to find out.
Glen More II: Chronicles, a re-envisioning of a modern classic, is coming to Kickstarter. Read our review of Glen More II: Chronicles to find out what changed! Do you need another Glen More in your life?
Although only 8 years old, The Castles of Burgundy has become a classic staple of board gaming. Read our review of The Castles of Burgundy to find out why.
In feudal Japan, the cleverest warrior will prevail. Read our review of Gunkimono, then show your opponents that you deserve the title of daimyo of your clan!
Hanging up your hat in the untapped, uninhabited outback? What do you do next? Read our Montana review to find out. Gather your courage, manage your workforce, and go on a town-building frenzy!
Self described as “Star Wars Rebellion in 18 Cards”, Button Shy’s newest game has a lot to live up to. Read our Liberation review to find out if it succeeds.
Is it possible to design a co-op city planning game in just 18 cards? Read our Sprawlopolis review to find out if Button Shy can pull it off!
New to Asmodee’s line of Android games is the app version of Carcassonne. Is it as fun as the physical game? Is it a wise expenditure of your money? Read our review of Carcassonne for Android to find out what we think.
Dokmus is a clever, challenging game of spatial awareness, area control, and expansion. If this sounds intriguing then it may just be right for you. Check out our Dokmus review for details.