Coerceo

Abstract strategy games for two players. There are many of them already, you could think that all the good ideas have been done. And then a game like Coerceo comes along, completely redefines how you use the board in a classic black-vs-white abstract game and is all fresh and exciting. You should never consider a genre complete, there are always great ideas still to be dicovered.

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2019: The Arctic

In 2019, the Arctic is one of the few remaining areas on Earth with natural resources. Naturally, everyone with a claim on those, however slight it may be, want them. And so the fight for the Arctic begins. But only at first glance is it a conflict between nations – cooperations are the driving power.

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Québec

Québec is not only a city in Canada any more, it is now also a game about that city. But where games with city names are often variants of other games with some new pictures, Québec introduces new mechanics and really invents a new game, not just renames it.

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Prêt-à-Porter

The world of fashion is not a usual setting for boardgames, but Prêt-à-Porter nails it on the first try. It was nominated for Polish Game of the Year this year, and this year the whole world can enjoy the English edition.

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The Gnomes of Zavandor

Zavandor, the land of gem mining. After Mines of Zavandor, Gnomes of Zavandor is the second mining-themed set title in the fantasy world. Unlike its predecessor, Gnomes of Zavandor has a strictly economical engineat its core.

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Caylus

Caylus is not quite the first worker placement game, but it did did its part in making the mechanic popular. But Caylus adds many things beyond that, the options can feel a bit threatening at times.

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7 Wonders

Despite what the title implies, 7 Wonders is not a civilisation building game but a very strategic card game that only reveals it’s depth after a few plays, and then some. Enough to win awards left, right and centre. And the best part? You can play in 30 minutes!

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