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5 Must-have Abstracts for Your Shelf | A Pawn's Perspective

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There's something special about a good abstract strategy game where you strip away everything else, and mechanics are the core focus. These games have a...

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2 months ago

I love a good abstract that doesnt take too long, is engaging, and slightly variable. They make for great casual games or quick thinky fillers while youre waiting for someone to show up to a game night.

Premium User2 months ago

I think my fiancée would bounce off it pretty hard but I too would love to try #Onitama. If I had to add something to the list, I think it would be #Mandala or #Azul. Both are great abstracts in my opinion.

Partner2 months ago

Azul is such a fantastic game. I really need to try the other two games in the series!

2 months ago

Nice list! I think #Onitama would be something I'd like. I also just saw #Zendo for the first time on a list of "top 10 games every board game designer needs to play".

2 months ago

I would love to play Tak someday. I gotta say that #Santorini needs to be on this list, though. It's so simple to learn, and the gameplay is so much fun.

Partner2 months ago

Santorini is such a great game!

2 months ago

I could not agree more! It's one of my all time favorites.

2 months ago

Really want to try Onitama sometime as someone who grew up playing chess. Other lesser known abstracts I'd like to add are a newer one I recently came across, #TacTiki in which you're moving around totem pole figures. Also #Soulaween which has a theme that's actually based on a short animation - really caught my attention. 

2 months ago

Zendo is a cool concept. Also a game that I had a pretty awkward experience with, I have to say! It was my first meet up with a new group, and I seemed to have gotten rules which effectively broke the game. I could NOT work out how to meet the criteria and the group were getting annoyed at me for being too slow. Anyway, I'd like to try it again with a different group some time.

I've not heard of Tak so thanks for putting that on my radar.

Partner2 months ago

I really love Tak. I actually own several sets and would like to get some more.

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