Mord im Arosa

Mord im Arosa is a very, very unusual mystery game. There is no deduction element at all and neither are you supposed to hide your identity. Instead, the whole game is about listening where the clue cubes land in the tower when they are dropped in.
Unusual? Yes. Fun? Find out.

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Monty Python Fluxx

Some people don’t like too much randomness in games. Those people better stop reading now, because we’re talking about Fluxx. Fluxx is slightly more random than getting up in the middle of the business meeting yelling “CAULIFLOWER” … while wearing a wombat suit. And this here is not just any Fluxx, iiiiiiiiit’s MontyPython’s Flying Fluxx Game!

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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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Junkyard Races

Many here will recall playing one of the many incarnations of Mario Kart on their Nintendo console. Playing with a few people around the same TV was great fun, but had one big downside: it was not a board game. Now, finally, the same kind of fun can be had around the table, with up to 8 people in Junkyard Races. And oh boy is it fun.

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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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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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