Conventions, blogs, and BGG—they seem like an endless source of inspiration (and temptation). This leads to today’s FDQ: What new game is on your radar? Or, if not new, what game is at the top of your wish/to-play list? Answer in the comments!
As a huge Dominion fan, I’m obviously pretty stoked about the new Donald X. Vaccarino titles, Nefarious and Kingdom Builder, to see if lightning struck twice. (Admittedly, Kingdom Builder’s name is lame.) I’m also pretty curious about Ora et Labora from Uwe Rosenberg. I love Bohnanza, Agricola, and At the Gates of Loyang, and this one—combined with a theme that interests me—is one I will follow with interest.
As for games on the to-play list, Fresco is at the top. It looks like a beautiful game, an interesting twist on worker placement. I’m quite excited about trying Glory to Rome—with schnazzy new art! I had avoided the older version because of the kiddish artwork, but I kickstarted the black box edition. I am anxious for its arrival. And thanks to The Card Gamer, I’m pumped to try out Ra. If any of you have a copy and are holding out on me…
This is pretty easy for me to answer. Rex is the number one title I’m looking forward to right now. As a huge fan of Cosmic Encounter and the designers of that game, I’ve had my sights on the impossible-to-find-if-you-don’t-want-to-spend-hundreds-of-dollars Dune game for a long time, so imagine my excitement when I learned it was being re-released in a new form in the Twilight Imperium universe. Incidentally, though Twilight Imperium isn’t new, I haven’t had a chance to play it yet, so it’s also high on my want-to-play list.
I also really want to get my hands on Star Trek: Fleet Captains. I’m a huge Star Trek fan, but as there have been a number of pathetic excuses for star trek games milking the franchise, I was apprehensive. After trying it at Gencon, though, I found it to be excellent.
Apparently I really like Space-themed games.
See, Nemesis, I can put in a bunch of random hyperlinks too!