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In my opinion, the most beloved superhero game of right now is #Marvel Champions: The Card Game. It is a cooperative hand management game so it would be you and your son as heroes teaming up to fight against the villains of the games. It, however, is not like anything on the list you provided.

#Splendor is a great game that is one of the super easy yet robust titles like #Carcassonne and #Ticket To Ride. It is an engine builder where you either take gems or spend them to get bigger and better things and a quest for victory points. Luckily, there is a new #Splendor Marvel version that helps give a little superhero style.

I don't think you can get any better that #Arkham Horror: The Card Game if you are looking for something story driven. for all other instances, I am telling everyone #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine!

Those are both cooperative so if you are looking for something not, then I usually say #Dominion, I may be old but I love it so much and it is always a crowd pleaser.

So two player games have mostly been played between me and my spouse, who tends to enjoy less number crunchy games. We've really enjoyed the following:

#Scrabble - recently got this at Christmas and it is so much fun, surprisingly tactical at two players. We've recently taken to picking a theme and you have to link the word to the theme in order to play it. We get fairly wacky with the justifications but that is half the fun.

#Targi - I was a little surprised with how much Maddy enjoyed this, although she is very sneaky and enjoys foiling my plans.

#13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis - one of my favourites, it has wonderful mechanics, enjoyable historical information and has a really fun balancing act and bluffing dynamic to it.

#The Fox in the Forest Duet is a really nice relaxing two player cooperative two player game, perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons but with enough tension to keep it interesting

Also, cannot heap enough praise on #War of the Ring: Second Edition, it is epic and thematic and strategic and just is so worth committing an afternoon/evening to.

 

Three years ago when my birthday was coming up, I told the family I wanted a new board game, and I was eyeing #Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure.  I really enjoy #Dominion and this seemed like a good twist on deckbuilding games. While at one of my FLGS with the family, I was looking at Clank! and #Clank! In! Space!. Someone playing a game at a nearby table came over and talked with me about both games and recommended Clank in Space, their preference of the two games (which they had played multiple times).  So that's what I asked for.

I really like Clank in Space.  The card references are hilarious, and it can be played differently based on those you play with (more on that later).  

I do own it, and started to use the Renegade app for solo play just recently after seeing 's comments on it a few months ago.  I do not have any of the expansions.

I have played it about half a dozen times with others, and about that many times solo (three times with the app).  That's actually decent play times in my house as my family isn't into games as much as I am and my semi-monthly game group plays lots of different games.

You can play this more cooperatively where everyone has a chance to get an artifact and get out, helping each other a bit by taking your time to 'leave the ship' until everyone is ready to escape.  You can also play more competively to get your artifact and get out.  This can really harm other's opportunity to escape, as every time someone who has escaped the ship has their turn come up, they take clank out of the bag and people can die really quickly. 

Best strategies: I don't have any solid ones yet, but I would suggest you get 'secrets' as often as possible and purchase your special tokens from the market as soon as possible.  After having played it solo with the app a few times and realizing that I'm moving through cards a lot faster (becuase at the end of each of your turns, the app has you discard one or two cards in the adventure row which leads to more clank draws), I'm beginning to reassess how many cards I purchase.

(This game can lead to analysis paralysis in certain types of players.)

Played an interesting collection of games this week:

Good week!

Edit:

Just realized I forgot about my board game arena games.  The question is, do I count them when finished or just the fact that I played them?

#Yokohama with , tenelka413, & .  So far I'm doing ok but I think I'm hitting a mid game slow point that I always seem to get with this game.

#Russian Railroads with , .  I feel like I'm flailing around with a bad strategy.  I'm not out of the game yet but I'm not sure if I can get a good engine going. 

I do find it hard to get a focused strategy with the big gaps between turns.  I've started using the notes section so hopefully that helps a bit.

 

Welcome! What are some of your favorite games?

Here are some of my favorite lighter games:

  • #Century: Golem Edition - pretty quick engine-builder with a race element. It's easy to teach and has nice art and pieces, so it's a good crowd-pleaser.
  • #Kingdomino - great 15-minute domino game. Also very easy to teach, and has a nice small box. It has a puzzley feel with some tough decisions. It's got some luck in it, but definitely not too much, especially for how quick the game is.
  • #Santorini - one of my absolute favorite games, and one of the best "abstract strategy" games around. It has rules for up to 4 players, but it's essentially a 2 player game.
  • #Tiny Towns - another puzzley feeling game. It plays up to 6 players, and plays fairly quickly. If you like Tetris, you might enjoy this one.
  • #Horrified - very fun cooperative game about defeating Universal Pictures monsters such as Dracula and the Wolfman

A couple of games that we enjoy that I would consider to be a step up from the above games:

  • #Wingspan - huge hit from a couple of years ago. Engine builder about birds. Very pretty and enjoyable game.
  • #7 Wonders - this is a classic card drafting game, and was my intro to modern board games. It plays very quickly once everyone is familiar with the rules, but does take a few minutes to teach. I recommend finding a good rules explanation on youtube. There's a fancy new edition that came out recently with updated art and components.
  • #Dale of Merchants - my personal favorite deck-building game (it's actually a series of games that can be mixed and matched together)

There are some good suggestions in this forum already.  While only the first two are strictly card games, I personally like #6 Nimmt!. #Marvel Champions: The Card Game (which I just acquired), #Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle (a deckbuilder-both of these last two are cooperative and don't require any real knowledge of the characters), #7 Wonders (there is also #7 Wonders Duel which I haven't played), #Century: Spice Road, #Disney: The Haunted Mansion - Call of the Spirits Game (really fun!), #Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archive (great artwork and at the end of the game you tell a story about your character based on the cards you acquire), #Terraforming Mars (with Prelude expansion), #Ticket to Ride: Europe, #Wingspanand #Clank! In! Space!.

Have fun exploring new games!

I love that there are more games coming out with the Dune license, but this may be the first of those that I don't insta-buy. I have little interest in cooperative games to begin with, and "story-driven adventure" is a phrase that turns me off a game even further. Still, I'm sure I'll be following this to see what people think about it.

The components look awesome - that map: 🔥

I'm such a big Dune fanboy that I might buy it eventually just to have it in my collection lol.

Agreed.  I abhor cooperative games so this will be an easy skip for me.  But it'll be great for the market that wants it and wants more of the Dune universe.

Hello bubblegumstuff. We could offer much better suggestions if you give us a bit more information. What games have you played that fit as "light" from your point of view (Monopoly, Checkers, Parcheesi, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Risk...)? Are you looking for (or avoiding) any genre in particular (cooperative, abstract, Risk type, card games, etc.)?

The thing is that one player's light is another player's "too much stuff going on" so a great suggestion like JuneBloom's #Splendor could be much too light for some people or too involved for others.

#The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game is renowned for being a difficult game. I've played 21 solo games so far, all on the lowest difficulty level, with a 48% win ratio. I think I've had a few lucky results there, too, so that ratio likely should be lower.

#Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game seems to get a very varied response. Some people say it's far too difficult, and some say it's very easy. Personally, I have a 60% win ratio in 5 solo games (again, at the easiest difficulty level) and we lost the only multiplayer game I tried.