Are there any games out there that have a perfect combination of Mechanic and Theme?
As we all know a game that has this combination has the potential to become one of the all time great games.
Here are a few that I thought seemed like a perfect pairing:
#Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition and deck building.
Building your deck in MK encapsulates the process of growing stronger over time. As your character grows you add new and more powerful cards to your deck which in turn helps you do more each and every round. It's such a logical progression and feels like the perfect way to handle this theme.
#Gaia Project and Player Boards with Upgrades
We discussed this mechanic early in the week where players remove components from their boards which reveal bonuses to their gameplay as they go. I feel like this mechanic pairs perfectly with the theme of growing your empire in GP. As you build and replace buildings you really get a sense of a culture building and growing their empire. And it creates incredible decision making spaces as well as you agonize over the choice to replace a mine or which structure to upgrade.
So that's only a couple of games that I could come up with off the top of my head. What are some examples that you can come up with?