Brave and Profitable New World
As Dale Yu pointed out over at Boardgame News, there’s been quite a lot of mainstream media attention toward Eurogames and other “designer” games this year. Consider this list from Wired magazine: the ten best for gift-giving in 2007 –
- Hey, That’s My Fish!
- Wits & Wagers
- Settlers of Catan
- Puerto Rico
All pretty good games, though I’m no big fan of W&W and I suck at Go. (Actually, I played Fiji a couple of years ago and decided that it hurt my head, and I could do almost as well playing randomly as using any kind of strategy.) But it’s hard to go wrong with the rest.
I know that some people’s first reaction (you still reading this, Slet?) is to say, “well, yah, that’s just Wired. But take a look at this article, or this one, or this gift guide. That’s a lot of publicity.
Anything to avoid (in Lore Sjöberg’s words) endless “versions of Monopoly”.
Happy Christmas Gaming!