Jaws of the Lion and Giveaway & Other Board Game News
This Week's Top 5 Game Pages Viewed
- Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion (+632.5%)
- Nemesis (-28.2%)
- Wingspan (+3.0%)
- The King's Dilemma (-16.6%)
- Brass: Birmingham (+22.8%)
The Hottest Game of 2020 So Far - Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Every board game related media is in a frenzy to cover the latest release from Isaac Childres, the designer of the #1 Game of All Time, Gloomhaven. Notable reviewers such as Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower, Efka of No Pun Included, and many others are absolutely loving this game, and Trent and I have also been busy trying to deliver as much content on Jaws of the Lion. I really hope you don't mind, because we've been spamming our own forum in the past week with so much Jaws of the Lion goodness, including videos for unboxing, first impressions, playthroughs, and there's only more coming. We're also giving away a copy to the lucky winner!
Top 10 Board Games of All Time
Top "X" lists are always fun and always wrong. At least, that's how I feel about them. Now that we have our own ranking system in place for tracking the Best and the most Trending games around, I put together an article introducing the current Top 10 Board Games of All Time, except... it's already wrong because Gloomhaven and its franchise has been seeing so much traction lately that it pushed it past Scythe once again. This is based on a number of factors such as visits on the game page over the game's lifespan, user ratings, number of mentions and references to measure its longevity, and so on. Anyway, please take a look at our list and let us know what you like/don't like seeing!
Here are some cool projects we're helping to spread the word that have less than 30 hours left on their campaigns!
If you like the sound of a dice worker placement game with another fantastic illustration by Andrew Bosley (think Everdell), plus high quality components and cool merchant theme, make sure to check out the campaign before it ends.
Dinosaur 1944 brings the usual premium miniatures game fun from Petersen Games, and although it took time to build up traction, the campaign has now doubled its funding in the span of a week. If you want to see the potential of a game about army heroes vs. giant dinosaurs, take a look at their campaign!
- Merchants of the Dark Road from Elf Creek Games ($377,097/$35,000)
- Dinosaur 1944: A New Kickstarter from Petersen Games ($155,323/$50,000)
12 Obscure Board Games Reviewed
If a game has been out for years and is owned by only a handful of people in the entire world (at least, on BGG), does that mean it's a bad game? Maybe, maybe not. It certainly is interesting to learn about them though, and here's J from 3 Minute Board Games covering 12 of them.
Board Game Advice for Daniel Radcliffe
Have you ever met your "boad game soulmate"? Well, Actualol has found his match and here are his tips for Daniel Radcliffe.
As mentioned above, we're giving away a copy of the hottest game of 2020 (so far)! We're also giving away Cartographers with the anticipation that it will win the 2020 Kennerspiel des Jahres (Connoisseur-Enthusiast Game of the Year). At least, that's our wish since we like it more than The Crew.
- Board Game Atlas Giveaway: Jaws of the Lion
- Board Game Atlas Giveaway: Cartographers
- Check out our past giveaway winners
Thanks for the read! Make sure to check out the new ranking system and let us know what you think.
- Phil & Trent