Once again in 2019 a lot of board games and card games have been released.
I’ll take a closer look at best 10 board games from last year in this article and share my opinion.
Top 10 Board Games of all time
On googlegreensboro.com there are tens of thousands of board and card games. Of course you can also search there for various criteria and so I’ve looked at the 10 best rated games from the year 2019.
10. Codenames Pictures
On rank 10 is the successor of the Game of the Year winner 2016. “Codenames: Pictures” has no text, but pictures. Many people celebrate the game and certainly can handle it. Only me does not irritate the game at all. Since I can not do anything with it.
9. Captain Sonar
A very special game is in position 9. Captain Sonar is a game that you play in 2 groups against each other. Unfortunately there will not be so many table games. I think it’s quite interesting, but I probably will not pick it up. I just do not think that I would really play it often.
8. Arkham Horror: The card game
The new Living Card Game with Lovecraft theme is already the big hit in the USA. I can hardly wait until it appears . In the first quarter it should be so far . Various extensions or supplementary packs have already been announced.
7. Great Western Trail
One of the connoisseur game highlights of the past year is Great Western Trail. Here you drive cattle through the southern states to then load them on trains. I find the topic very interesting and it should also be a very good game. I’m sure I’ll strike.
6. A feast for Odin
I really like Tierra del Fuego games, but I’m not so sure about “A feast for Odin“. Some celebrate it, others it is too much jigsaw. Something frightens me. But on the other hand I’m in Viking fever right now. Of course that would fit. Well, we’ll see. If it’s a dry spell, maybe I’ll hit it.
5. Mechs vs. Minions
This huge box with great mechs and countless minions was certainly one of the highlights of the year. I have not struck yet, but it will be reprinted and then I’ll make sure. And only to call this price / performance monster my own.
4. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Here I am quite astonished. The first version was praised very much, but the effort in building the game and the “Overlord” during the game was probably very big. Now an app takes over the “opponent” and also provides for all kinds of atmosphere. That sounds good. However, I’m not a big fan of board games apps. I’ll certainly not get it for almost 100 euros.
3. Terraforming Mars
One of the highlights of the 2016 game season. Unfortunately, Terraforming Mars sold out very quickly at the GAME in Essen . At the beginning of the year, I took part in the pre-order campaign and am really looking forward to the game, which should arrive in the course of February. So far, I’ve only heard good things about this Mars settlement game.
Scythe is the only game on this list that I already own and have played. Even the first illustrations have totally touched me and I also like the game itself very well. In the course of this year, a new edition will be published. Let’s see if something bigger is changed or not. Anyway, I am enthusiastic and am already fondling the expansion.
1. Star Wars: Rebellion
In the first position is “Star Wars: Rebellion“, which many consider the best Star Wars game ever. It definitely makes a good impression, but I am only partially a fan of two-player games in such big board games. It just looks so big and epic that you really want to play it in a bigger round. But nevertheless it irritates me and on good occasion I might hit it.
2019 was certainly not a bad year for the game. However, in the top 10 are only partial games to my liking. I already own one, 4 more I’ll be sure to grow (see also my wish list ). The others are not for me.
But that’s okay too. Everyone has their taste and it is quite normal that one does not like everything. Especially since there were many more interesting board games in 2019 beyond the top 10.