Here’s our list of must-have games to start your board game collection! A few titles, not a lot, just to “get your feet wet.”
And like Les Aventuriers du Rail, since its release twenty years ago, Carcassonne has been shielded with extensions and other suites. Take the basic version. To begin. She’s very well !
Kingdomino is a must have for any new game library. A refreshed reinvention of the domino game, with a clever turn-assignment mechanic so you know who gets to choose. Kingdomino is easy to learn, has a short playtime, approximately 15 minutes, and is affordable.
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The Adventurers of the Rail
Released over 10 years ago, Raiders of the Rail must probably be one of the favorite games of all time. This is a very easy to understand game that spins and rushes! One of the essential board games to start your toy library.
If the game is smooth and easy to learn and play, it’s the JUNGLE when it comes to which one to buy. Indeed, since its release more than ten years ago, Les Aventuriers du Rail have released palettes of extensions, boxes that need the original game, and spin-offs, boxes that do not have need the base game, which play very well on their own. Our advice? Take Les Aventuriers du Rail Europe. In our opinion, the best version to start with.
A party game, but not really either. A word deduction team game. Subtle and addicting, big hit since its release a few years ago. You can even play it online and for free on a dedicated platform.
Another game of deduction, but of pictures this one.
A poetic game with sumptuous illustrations for this game released in 2008. The goal? A person must make his card guess in a word, a song, a mime, an expression. The others choose one of theirs that looks like the description, we mix it up, and we have to vote on the correct card. If everyone finds, the first person does not get points, the same if no one finds. It will therefore be necessary to be subtle so that some find it, but not everyone.
The main asset of the game is the beauty of the card illustrations. Many extensions have been released since. To start its collection, the base game will be fine.
Azul is one of the prettiest board games on the market, with beautiful tiles made from heavy and solid plastic. Build your palace by placing the tiles obtained in a subtle way in your palace. You score points based on how you’ve arranged your tiles to decorate your own palace. Azul can be played from 2 to 4 in about 30 to 45 minutes.
When we think of Azul, we think of three aspects: simplicity, elegance and beauty. A must for board game!
talking about a pandemic in a board game in the midst of … pandemic might not be the best idea. Or if, precisely, because there is a cathartic side, and because in this board game, released after the SARS epidemic, we can really get over the health crisis. No need to wait for vaccinodromes!
Pandemic is a great introduction to the cooperative board game, which can be a pretty weird concept. We don’t play against each other but together against the game. That changes everything!
In Pandemic, as in real life after all, the main goal of the game is to prevent the spread of deadly and contagious diseases. You must cooperate to make it happen and save humanity. Each person takes on a specific role which gives them a special ability in the game to help the team.
You take turns traveling the world to eradicate disease and find a cure. The game can end when the disease is cured or the disease takes over the world and cannot be stopped. Containment will then be of no use there.