Lately I’ve been playing more board games, thanks to gaming friends moving to my area, and also to my son and his buddies reaching an age where they can understand and enjoy games. I have a number of good board games from the 70s, 80s and 90s, and the newest one in the house is Blokus from 2000. Now I’m thinking of buying something new, and I’d appreciate some suggestions.
Here’s what I have in mind.
- A new game, 2006 or later.
- Suitable for age 12 upward.
- Typical session length less than 4 hours.
- English, German or Scandy.
- Not a spin-off on an earlier game such as Settlers or Carcassonne.
So, Dear Reader, any ideas? Is Thief of Baghdad any good, for instance?
Update 15 June: Thanks everybody for your suggestions! After some serious study on-line, I’ve ordered Race for the Galaxy, and I’m looking for a reasonable deal on Pandemic in the EU. The only place I’ve found it actually available is Amazon in the US, which would force me to pay a lot of postage and customs.
Anybody registered on Board Game Geek? I’m “mrund” there, feel free to befriend me.