Another ten days closer! We’re counting down to Gen Con on our Instagram, and providing summaries here on our blog.
- Day 150: Catan Dice Game
- Day 149: Junk Orbit
- Day 148: Blokus
- Day 147: Pandemic: Rapid Response
- Day 146: Mystic Market
- Day 145: Istanbul
- Day 144: Cursed Court
- Day 143: Azul
- Day 142: Kingdomino
- Day 141: Herbaceous
Azul, Kingdomino, and Blokus great games that are also very approachable. They are easy to learn without sacrificing strategic gameplay. Mystic Market and Herbaceous may also be in that category, though they aren’t as popular. Junk Orbit is fun as well, and has a lot of replay value.
Istanbul is a bit tougher to get into. We played it wrong for the longest time, making the rules much harder than they actually are. It wasn’t until we played the digital version that we realized what we’d done. As a result, we’re a bit more careful about reading rules.
I don’t think Cursed Court or Catan Dice Game would be crowd-pleasers. We enjoy them, but they may be more of an acquired taste. Pandemic: Rapid Response is fun (and the dice are beautiful!), but its not as fun for us as Escape: The Curse of the Temple.
Posting one of the Pandemic games this week was more timely than we intended. As Indianapolis residents, we are glad that our state is taking precautionary measures to help flatten the curve and bring the current pandemic under control. Gen Con has stated that they do not anticipate postponing their event, but will continue to monitor the situation.
For now, we all have a great reason to stay in and play more games!
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