This week in gaming: My board game wishlist

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Yeah, this is going up late. It’s been a little bit of a hectic week for myself. A big hectic to the point that I forgot that today was Wednesday (well, now it’s Thursday). I’m in the very slow process of moving my family and I into a new house. Let me tell you, moving is not very fun. However, there is a small exception here. Since I’ve been in between moves since the beginning of the summer, most of my belongings have been in storage. I had to pack up most of my Magic cards and, worst of all, most of my board games went into storage.


Now that my family and I are at our new house, I’ve been able to get most of my belongings out of storage. Tonight, I was able to grab my board games. It’s funny. I really didn’t know how much I missed them until I opened the box that contained them. It’s not much, but what I do have means a lot. So, I bet you’re wondering what games I have. In no particular order:


Netrunner LCG
Marvel Legendary
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Elder Signs
Takenoko (Sealed)
Rampage (Sealed)
Ascension (Base Set)


The reason Takenoko and Rampage are sealed is because they were originally for the Extra Life fundraiser that was held a couple of weeks ago, but due to the fact that they were in storage, I was never able to give them away. Now the question is, “What do I do with them?” Obviously these games would make great additions to my collection. Of course, there is also a part of me that wants to stick to the original plan and give them away for a good cause. I’m not sure. Although, I am open to suggestions.


Lords of Waterdeep

There are some games I have been wanting to get my hands on for some time now. One game I definitely want for my collection is Lords of Waterdeep. I’ve played this game a few times, and, while I have yet to win a game, each time has been a blast. You don’t even need to be that knowledgable in the Dungeons and Dragons lore, but it does make the game that much more fun if you know the whole story, or at least parts of it.


7 Wonders

Another game I’d like to add to the list is 7 Wonders. I remember when Andrew Pegg-Wheat was demoing the game for the store. I took every chance I could to sit in on a game. It is extremely fun and I highly recommend it. How does it play? For Magic players, I like to describe it as Drafting, but it’s just the best part – the drafting. Everyone gets three “packs” or pile of cards; a pile of cards from each of the three ages. They choose a card from their pile and then pass the cards on to the next person. You continue to pick cards from the “packs” until there is one left, and that card goes back into the box. The object of the game is to score the most points.


The neat part of the game is that you need to build up your resources in order to draft certain cards. For example, you may need brick, wood, gold, or all three in order to draft a library. That library then scores you points in one of numerous categories. It may sound a little complicated, but once you play it, the game is very easy to follow.


Marvel Dice Masters

This game had been out of stock for a long time. Also, if you’ve ever played Quarriors, this should be no surprise that this is on my list of board game wants. So not only does the game play exactly like Quarriors, but it features some of my favorite characters from comics – the X-Men. What sets the game apart from Quarriors, though, is the fact that it’s a collectible dice game. What do I mean by this? When you buy the game Quarriors, you get everything you will need for the base set inside the box. When you purchase Marvel Dice Masters, you start by buying the 2-player starter set. From there you buy booster packs that contain two dice and their corresponding cards.


This allows for the possibility of tournaments with the game. I’m hoping that game catches on enough that there will be plenty of people willing to play. As a gamer, I enjoy anything that involves rolling dice. That’s probably why this is at the top of the “list.” Anyone up for a game?


Star Trek Attack Wing

I get there isn’t a board involved, but I am a big Star Trek fan. Am I a Trekkie? I don’t know, but I enjoy it nonetheless. I’ve played Star Wars Attack Wing and that was a lot of fun. In the end though, I guess you either like Star Wars or Star Trek (or, at least, one more than the other). Of course, one of the reasons I’d like to own the game is because of the look of the figures. I’ve watched enough episode that the idea of controlling one of these ships (albeit in a game) excites me.


Tabletop miniatures adds a lot to gaming that you can’t get with normal board games. I like to think of board games like 2-D side scroller video games. So, I guess that makes tabletop miniature gaming like wearing an Oculus Rift.


Well that’s it for now. You know that the holiday season is closing upon us. If you’d like to get me a gift, make sure you bookmark this page so you can refer to it in the future.


As always, thanks for reading.


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Simeon is now the Community Manager for Battleground Games & Hobbies. If you have any questions or inquiries, then you can reach him at He is also an avid gamer who loves to play board games and video games. He graduated college with a degree in Political Science, and now serves the public by writing about games. You can check that out here. Don’t forget to “like” him on Facebook as well. It’ll update you on all of his newest content. Best of all, you can follow Simeon on Twitter (@SimeonCortezano) for some real time hilarity. Thanks for reading!


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