I wrote a post a while back about how to encourage your gamer to socialize. I talked about hosting a board game party. Board games provide a great opportunity to get together with friends and have some fun. The question is, what are some board games that would appeal to gamers?
In that post, I specifically mention Munchkin and Wits & Wagers. I have played both of those games and really enjoy them. However, that is about where my personal experience with board games ends.
Luckily the PC gamer site Rock, Paper, Shotgun recently created a list of the Top 50 Board Games. This is a list from someone who has extensive experience playing different board games. It is a great place to start when trying to think of a game for your gamer.
There are a few games I am intrigued by on this list.
- Risk Legacy (#38) – This is an interesting twist on the popular game Risk. In this game, decisions you make affect future games. You tear up cards, rename places, and open new card packs. All these decisions affect every future game you play with that specific board. This is a great way for your gamer to have something that is specific to his set of friends.
- Formula D (#40) – This is a racing game. Yes, a racing board game. You roll dice to determine what gear your car is in. The gear affects the speed, which will effect your ability to do things like turn a corner. It definitely sounds interesting to me.
- Cosmic Encounter (#0) – Rab (the guy in the videos) loves this one so much he put it outside the actual list. He said the list could change but nothing would change the fact that it is his all-time favorite. That is a huge endorsement from someone who obviously plays a ton of board games.