So I went shopping. Help me pick what to play next?


What do you do with a backlog of games to play?  Buy more of course!

One of the reasons I made this site was to go through all my games properly and share my thoughts.  The dent in games I have wanted to play has definitely begun, but there are also games coming out.  Always new games are coming out.

I got the chance to do a combined order with Alpal from a few places, and I may have gone a little overboard…

End of June Shopping Haul
I have no regrets. Well, I regret not having more time, but that's always a thing 🙂

There are games I already know I am going to be talking about soon.  The Mind I have been looking forward to and wrote about hereTiny Park is a quick dice rolling puzzle game that will be discussed in this week’s Blatherings.  With the announcement of Android: Netrunner coming to an end in October, I have decided to purchase the last sets of cards that I had decided to skip.  I even have a reason to play King of Tokyo and King of New York again with the official Cthulhu and King Kong character expansions!

But that leaves a lot of games left to play.  Any chance you can help me pick what to play and put up on the site next?

Hoard is a game that came out a couple of years ago, but I have only just seen at my local game store.  It has a bit of a history to it, but it looks like an interesting filler game.

Hoard Box Art
Get in and steal as much as you can, without waking the dragon

Dark is the Night looks an interesting two-player game between a hunter and a monster.  The hunter stays by a campfire, hoping to catch a look at the monster so he can defeat it.  The monster simply wants to eat the hunter before daybreak.

Dark is the Night Box Art
Player vs Player takes on a whole new meaning

Lost in R’lyeh has you trying to escape from R’lyeh and the slumbering Elder God Cthulhu.  It looks to be an interesting travel game, and I am curious to see how it plays.

Lost in R'lyeh Box Art
Can anyone truly escape R'lyeh?

Lucidity: Six-sided Nightmares is a press-your-luck dice game for 2-4 players that is making waves at the moment, and I want to see what all the buzz is about.

Lucidity Six Sided Nightmares Cover Art
I already know the dice are against me. Here is a game to celebrate the fact.

Otys looks to be an interesting puzzle with worker placement and action planning.  This is going to be one of the heavier games I am looking forward to playing soon.

Otys Box Art
Can you use your workers to unlock the mysteries of the past before anyone else?

Majesty for the Realm is the game I am hoping will earn the term Splendor Killer that got thrown around over the last couple of years.  And it is from the Splendor designer Marc Andre!

Majesty For The Realm Box Art
Can the designer of Splendor design an actual Splendor Killer?

That’s a Question! is another party game from Vlaada Chvatil (of Codenames fame).  It’s a well-known format – one person asks another a question, and everyone else bets on the answer.

That's a Question Box Cover
Another fun party game from the designer of Codenames

Lowlands is possibly the heaviest game here.  It will be close between Lowlands and Otys.  Players are farmers trying to build the biggest herd possible – but you have to work together against the elements or lose it all!

Lowlands Box Cover
Don't let the sheep fool you - Lowlands is a tense and heavy gaming experience

So what do you think?  Is there a game you would like me to jump into first?  Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

JohnHQLD