I try to play as much as I can. I do play because I like games, I do play because I am vulnerable to hype, I do play because I love to see new great ideas from other designers.
Of course, for most of the time I need to play my own prototypes and it takes a lot of time, I have not enough time to play games published by other designers. I do my best, but still, it is damn hard to catch up with all those great games published every year.
Yesterday I was writing about great games of 2013. Today I want to write about great – so it seems! – games of 2013 that I did not play yet. My disgrace list consist of games that were not on my radar, games I haven’t played, games I have nothing about:
- Battle for souls,
- Serpent’s Tongue,
- Pax Porfiriana
- Sushi Go!
- La Boca
I know nothing, literally nothing about these games. How on Earth this is possible that these titles missed my radar? Have you played them? Any recommendations? 🙂
I have battle for souls and me and my wife like it a lot. The theme is a battle between hell and heaven and my wife especially likes to play as hell. It’s a very thematic two player card game with very good choices, but luck of draw also has its part. The most fascinating thing about the game for me is the artwork which is basically a collection of religious arts gathered from all over the world.
La Boca is very surprising. It is extremely simple, but very ingenious. I highly recommend playing it.
As for Targi, it is currently one of my favorite 2-player game, along with Longhorn.