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Counting down the hottest, most popular board games each month to help you find the best new games that people are playing, backing on Kickstarter, and talking about! August 2018's list of the top 10 best board games is designed to help you find the best new board games that you may not have known about! How does our list compare to yours? Which games are on YOUR top 10 list of the best games for August 2018? Let us know in the comments! 7th Continent virtual save system: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1860027 Venus Next request form for replacement cards: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZkEuPrWqgVeEzC6YKHEXhT4m0F1iHiDKPnmZWlUKUyuW6rQ/viewform #TopBoardGames #Top10GamesAugust #BestGamesAugust - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Games discussed this month include CTHULHU: DEATH MAY DIE In Cthulhu: Death May Die, inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, you and your fellow players represent investigators in the 1920s who instead of trying to stop the coming of Elder Gods, want to summon those otherworldly beings so that you can put a stop to them permanently. You start the game insane, and while your long-term goal is to shoot Cthulhu in the face, so to speak, at some point during the game you'll probably fail to mitigate your dice rolls properly and your insanity will cause you to do something terrible — or maybe advantageous. Hard to know for sure. The game has multiple episodes, and each of them has a similar structure of two acts, those being before and after you summon whatever it is you happen to be summoning. If any character dies prior to the summoning, then the game ends and you lose; once the Elder One is on the board, as long as one of you is still alive, you still have a chance to win. The episodes are all standalone and not contingent on being played in a certain order or with the same players. ECLIPSE: SECOND DAWN FOR THE GALAXY A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. You explore new star systems, research technologies, and build spaceships with which to wage war. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy according to the strengths and weaknesses of your species, while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors. Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy is a revised and upgraded version of the Eclipse base game that debuted in 2011 that features: New graphic design, while maintaining the acclaimed symbology of the first edition; An introductory short story by award-winning science fiction novelist Johanna Sinisalo, providing rich background for the world of Eclipse; A full line of Ship Pack 1 miniatures; Custom plastic inlays; Custom combat dice; Fine-tuned gameplay; New miniatures for ancients, GCDS, orbitals, and more. TERRAFORMING MARS: PRELUDE In Terraforming Mars: Prelude, you get to choose from Prelude cards that jumpstart the terraforming process, or boost your corporation engine. There are also 5 new corporations, and 7 project cards that thematically fit the early stages of terraforming. Prelude is an expansion to Terraforming Mars, and can be combined with any other Terraforming Mars expansion or variant. ARKHAM HORROR: THIRD EDITION The year is 1926, and it is the height of the Roaring Twenties. Flappers dance till dawn in smoke-filled speakeasies, drinking alcohol supplied by rum runners and the mob. It’s a celebration to end all celebrations in the aftermath of the War to End All Wars. Yet a dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien entities known as Ancient Ones lurk in the emptiness beyond space and time, writhing at the thresholds between worlds. Occult rituals must be stopped and alien creatures destroyed before the Ancient Ones make our world their ruined dominion. Only a handful of investigators stand against the Arkham Horror. Will they prevail Arkham Horror Third Edition is a cooperative board game for one to six players who take on the roles of investigators trying to rid the world of eldritch beings known as Ancient Ones. Based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, players will have to gather clues, defeat terrifying monsters, and find tools and allies if they are to stand any chance of defeating the creatures that dwell just beyond the veil of our reality. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - All the games in the August 2018 Top 10 board games countdown are: 10. Scythe 9. Cthulhu: Death May Die 8. Spirit Island 7. Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy 6. Azul 5. Founders of Gloomhaven 4. The 7th Continent 3. Arkham Horror: The Card Game 2. Terraforming Mars 1. Gloomhaven
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For anyone who has brought games to a board game night at a friend's house, at the FLGS, just needed some filler games, or simply had to move any or all of your games *cough* me *cough*, this video is for you. This is all about great games that literally come in a small package. Though some may need some help. What is/are your favorite small games? Regardless, thanks for watching and enjoy! Number 5 - http://tinyurl.com/lap6zeg Number 4 - http://tinyurl.com/p9swy7g Number 3 - http://tinyurl.com/pte9w3h (or any other variants) Number 2 - http://tinyurl.com/pfstqw6 Number 1 - http://tinyurl.com/n2shuw2 Be sure to follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/dannycgamingsci) and Twitch (http://www.twitch.tv/blutspitze/) for notifications of new videos and livestreaming games!
Kevin shares his Top Ten favorite board games!
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10 - Dominion
9 - Lords of Waterdeep
8 - Ticket to Ride (especially Europe)
7 - Imperial Settlers
6 - Power Grid
5 - Codenames
4 - TIME Stories
3 - Agricola
2 - Kingsburg
1 - Lewis and Clark