You may now refer to me as “Oh Glorious Keeper of Games Made of Cardboard.” Funding has been awarded to me to start a library of board games. I have chosen games which span designers, artists, producers, themes, mechanics, dynamics, time to play, and number of players. However, I have not chosen entry level games… The following games demand the excitement and glee that comes with learning a new rule set. I will be happy to play any game at any time with anyone and help them through the rules. The list that we have is below. I have very quickly classed them in terms of time, number of players, genre and my guess at how long it is to learn and set-up before you can get going… to learn more about each game, I urge you to spend your days reading boardgamegeek.com
Age of Steam, 3-6 players, 2-3 hours, Train tiles and economics game. 10 minutes of learning.
Automobile, 3-5, 1.5-2.5 hours, Historical Car Economics game. 10 minutes.
Battle of Westeros, 2 players, 1-2 hours, fantasy military combat adapted from the novels of G.R.R. Martin, 15 minutes of rules, lots of set-up…
Betrayal at House on the Hill, 3-6 players, 1 hour, horror mystery, 10 minutes of rules…
Container, 3-5 players, 1 to 1.5 hours, Boats, factories, and the most brutal antitrust economics game that will force you to co-operate or force a recession 10 minutes.
Diplomacy, 3-7 (best with 5+) players, 4+ hours, World War I politics and intrigue. 15 minutes of rules…
Dungeons and Dragons: Castle Ravenloft, 1-5 players, 1 hour. Roleplaying Game with a more defined structure. 15 minutes of rules…
Through the Ages, 2 players , 2-4 hours, Civilization game. 20 minutes of rules.
Shogun, 3-5, 1.5-2 hours, Samurai territory and economics games with a DICE TOWER. 15 minutes of rules.
Space Alert, 1-5 players, 30 minutes, Space co-operative multimedia. 15 minutes (plus several tutorial missions…)
Thunderstone, 2-5 players, 45 minutes, Fantasy in-game deck building. 10 minutes to learn.
All of these games are well ranked… I did not want to spend our money to test out bad games… My descriptions are very limited as you can see, so please read up a bit and then tell me you want to play and I will show you where they are.