Witch of Salem

The Witch of Salem is one of many board games set in Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, and its art really makes that world come to life. Four scholars of the paranormal set out to keep the Great Old Ones imprisoned in R’lyeh. Will they succeed?

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Metropolys

Metropolys – easily recognised as one of Ystari’s games by the trademark Y – is an auction game with not too complex rules but some interesting scoring trade-offs. It also features a very unique and appealing artistic style.

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Chrononauts

Remember history lessons from school? Yeah, me neither. Too many dates to remember. So how about we just go and mix up history until it matches the answers that we thought were right?

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Quarto

An abstract strategy game by Gigamic from 1991. The rules are explained in about 2 minutes, but that doesn’t mean the game is easy to play. Expect to put some brain juice in order to win.

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Tombouctou

Tombouctou from 1993 thematically sounds like a caravan trading game, but it turns out to be a deduction game where you protect your cargo from thieves by figuring out where they strike first.

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Dixit

Dixit is a very creative communication game that has you describe and guess at picture cards. It’s much more fun than this description sounds, fun enough for this year’s Spiel des Jahres award.

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