Top 5 Thematic Elements That I'm a Sucker For
Theme. I love it. And there are certain things that have me salivating immediately.
5. Storytelling: OK, so this isn't really a specific "thing" but it is crucial in theme (I think, at least). And perhaps this should be #1, because without a narrative...who cares? haha just kidding ("I care." - Luke Skywalker). But games like Above and Below (won't tag) and #Near and Far just capture my imagination like nothing else.
3. Brandon Sanderson: This should probably be #1, but since there are only three game (to my knowledge) that are based off his books, I figured I'd save the top two spots for things with a lot more games. I don't know if I have a favorite Sandereson game, as they are all great, but here they are: #Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archive, #Mistborn: House War, #The Reckoners Board Game. And I also have a few #Mistborn Metal Dice.
2. Dinosaurs: The scalier, the better, although some of the feathered ones are still cool. But I'm old school when it comes to depictions of dinosaurs. #Tiny Epic Dinosaurs is one of my new favorite dino games.
1. Dragons: I guess I really like scaly lizards for some reason. If it's got dragons, I want it, I need it, I must have it. Ironically, I've never really played Dungeons and Dragons (I know, there aren't always dragons in it), but the creatures are a weakness. I think #Clank! is my preferred game involving a dragon.