Bazaar

Bazaar is a genuine classic: the first edition dates back to 1967, and it still has its fair share of followers today. It’s a game about buying carpets with different-coloured gems, which you either roll for or trade for others. But despite a theme being present, it’s more an abstract strategy game than anything else.

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Pandemic: On The Brink

Is fighting the same old diseases getting boring? Saving mankind is just another job for you, and you’re looking for a new challenge? Better get your doctor’s bag ready and your syringe disinfected, because humanity is on the brink of destruction, threatened by virulent diseases, mutation and terrorism.

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Identik

Identik advertises itself as “the drawing game for people who can’t draw”. Given my innate artistic ability, I consider that a challenge. Turn out that it actually works: in this hectic party style game, if you can manage stick figures, you can do well. Provided you get obscure details like the number of ears in the picture or the size of the sun right.

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Forbidden Island

Thousands of years ago, the Archaean empire was at the height of its power. They created four artefacts that could control the very elements. But power, as everyone learns sooner or later, is no guarantee for survival. And so it is, a long time later, a small group of modern-day adventurers that set out to retrieve the legendary treasures from the Forbidden Island.

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