Overlooked Games

I've been talking about Bushido from Grey Fox Games lately, and I was wondering...

What are some of your favorite games that you feel have been drastically overlooked? For me, obviously Bushido makes the list. I also think Swamped is brilliant and I really enjoy it. Small box but super fun gameplay. 

What overlooked games should we look into?

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Premium User11 months ago

I agree with Ice Cool. It's pretty fun for a simple game. Heaven and Ale I think is such a great game and isn't ranked terribly high. That's easily the top most underrated game in my opinion.  

Gloomhaven...just kidding.  Call to Adventure seems to have lost stream though it plays very well. I'd put that in the underrated category. 

Random wild card...Left, Right, Center.  So simple, but keeps everyone engaged throughout, and you can't tell who will win. 

11 months ago

Left right center is fun but the end is so aggravating since you had zero control haha 

How does call to adventure play?

Premium User11 months ago

I don't have it yet but the play through I watched its a character development narrative game using rune casting for encounters.  

11 months ago

That sounds pretty cool. I think I saw it back in the day when it came out. I saw a couple bad opinions on it and moved on but I’ll have to go back and look at it myself!

11 months ago

Despite the lackluster reviews of Call to Adventure, I'm still pretty interested in it. I've been known to like what many do not (see also: The Last Jedi). 

Never heard of that last one. I'll take a look!

Owner11 months ago

I'm typically a man of the hype but a game I like that I don't see mentioned much is Ice Cool. I pull it out so often now and have a blast with friends.

11 months ago

I love Ice Cool. I picked it up for Christmas for the fam. Can't wait to get back and play it :)

Premium User11 months ago

I played this at BGG con. It is a fun dex game, which I got destroyed at :) 

A couple dex games I'd suggest are Hamsterrolle and Ascending Empires

11 months ago

i've seen Hamsterrolle once before and it looks fun. I love a good dexterity game! And I'll have to check out Ascending Empires! Reminds me a bit of The Final Flicktier which is pretty good as well.

11 months ago

I’ve only been hearing about this game recently. Looks like a fun game for a great price. What audience do you think it fits best? I have a few very different groups and people that I play with.

Owner11 months ago

It's a light dexterity game that plays pretty quick. I play it with basically everyone. It's the main event for family and non-gamers and a filler for my regular gaming group.

11 months ago

Okay cool that’s good to know. I think might pick that up!

Supporter11 months ago

And... It's fairly cheap. 

11 months ago

Yeah it’s only 15!

Supporter11 months ago

11 months ago

Overlooked? Riiiiiight hahaha 

Supporter11 months ago

Haha, if it is overlooked in general it’s definitely not overlooked here.  

Supporter11 months ago

Hyperborea is my choice. Very inexpensive and fun! It's a bag builder with area control. 

11 months ago

I've seen that here and there, but never really heard much about it. Looks pretty neat though.

Supporter11 months ago

Yep that’s because it’s been overlooked ;). The BGG crew did a good play through of it. I’ll find it and link it here. 

11 months ago

Favelas - I played this at Unpub and instantly fell in love with it. It's very straightforward and pushes the right brain buttons for me. I like the score manipulation mechanic that's similar to that found in Biblios.

Hocus Card Game - A really great poker variant with beautiful art. This has gone over well with some who don't even care for poker. 

Warsaw: City of Ruins - The localized version of Capital went relatively unnoticed, which is a real shame because it's fantastic. The game ramps up quickly over the 6 rounds. It features probably my two favorite mechanics, drafting and tile laying.



Supporter11 months ago

I've been interested in Warsaw. Looks interesting. 

11 months ago

Interesting choices. Hocus looks super neat, and I think I'd like Warsaw as well.

Supporter11 months ago

I'm going to go with Star Trek: Frontiers. It is a retheme of very very highly regarded game, namely Mage Knight. It gets good reviews. But, it languishes in the shadow of MK. 

Supporter11 months ago

This is a good answer. 

11 months ago

I still want to try this.

Premium User11 months ago

For me personally I really enjoy Okanagan: Valley of the Lakes.  It doesn't get a lot of mentions but I think it's an excellent game that for me is "Carcassonne but more".

11 months ago

I didn't know there was a game based on this location! I've never been there, but growing up in Canada, I've hear it talked about a lot. Looks great!

11 months ago

Sakura

This game....you can teach it in under 5 minutes to someone who has no game "experience." It offers crazy moments where your best laid plans come crashing down. There's just enough decision making to keep a strategic gamer interested and enough luck to keep the "give me luck or give me death" crowd enthralled. It's just simply awesome. For me the only negative is that it's not great at 3 or fewer players - but that's not really a terrible negative to me as there are far MORE games that are terrible at 5-6 players...where this one SHIIIIIIINES!