There’s nothing like getting together with friends and family to play a board game, while simultaneously ruining relationships. By this, I mean playing Monopoly. Monopoly has been around for quite some time, 83 years to be exact. As we head further into 2018, more and more new tabletop games are being released. Here are 5 newly released games, so let’s get playing!
1. Ultra Pro Valerian: The Alpha Missions Strategy Board Game
This board game is based on the movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. It’s a cooperative, action-packed game that depends on teamwork to escape the enemies of Alpha. Strategic planning is in your favor as you go through the missions. The gameplay is about 30 to 45 minutes and takes 2 to 4 players.
2. Of Dreams and Shadows: The Monster Within
Of Dreams and Shadows is a dark fantasy cooperative game in which you must save your realm as a Champion. You play by making decisions and working together through the story. Although this is not a new game, the expansion pack is. The Monster Within brings new and epic challenges set after the original. Amazon describes what this expansion offers:
Updated abilities, new villians, foes, and epic foes, plus new Resource cards such as spells that will grant more control of the map and new rules on customizing your Resource deck to fit your preferences.
3. King of the Dice
This tabletop game is all about luck and competition. You play as a King who needs luck with dice to attract citizens to your kingdom. In the process, watch out for dragons and other various enemies who will stand in your path. Be careful, or you may lose your title as Dice King!
4. Empires of the Void II
Empires of the Void II brings you through a story of eight fringe planets, which includes the species that occupy them. With this, you will conduct rescue missions, stop planetary wars, as well as find ancient ruins. This game allows you to interact with the characters within the game. Here Amazon describes the interactions;
Will you choose to conquer or befriend the aliens you encounter? Your alien allies will give yo upowerful abilities and unique characters that you can recruit.
5. Explorers of the North Sea
In the board game Explorers of the North Sea, you become a sea captain who aims to raid, pillage, and claim new land. Once your land is claimed, you can transport your crew, as well as capture livestock. Your main goal is to become a prestigious sea captain, who raids settlements and destroys enemy ships in hopes of gaining victory points. As Amazon confirms, victory points are key:
The game ends at the dawn of winter. At this point, the player with the most Victory Points is declared the winner!
Grab These Tabletop Games
So, here you go, geeks! I hope you found this list of tabletop games insightful. Go ahead, challenge your friends and family to some serious, yet fun, gameplay. Let us know if you picked any of these up. Now for the most important question: what are your favorite tabletop games?