So many great new games… so many great upcoming games… so many great games that aren’t even new but that I haven’t had a chance to play yet! Here’s some of the games I’m most looking forward to playing!
Tokaido is one of my favorite board games of all time. It could be argued that the game doesn’t need any expansions and is perfect the way it is; the zen-like experience of playing Tokaido has yet to be surpassed by any other game I’ve played. The second expansion to this wonderful game looks very promising!
Matsuri adds festivals for the travelers to take part in while staying in the inns along the journey. The expansion’s components are listed as follows on the Passport Games website:
- 20 Matsuri cards
- 20 Journey point tokens (double-sided, values from 1 to 4)
- 4 Closed Space tokens
- 5 Doll/Carp tokens (double-sided)
- 16 Traveler tiles
I never need much coaxing to take a trip into the world of Tokaido, but this expansion will make it even easier to get me to take the plunge. Tokaido: Matsuri is available now!
My First Stone Age
Stone Age is one of my favorite worker placement games, but it is a little too complicated for the younger crowd. It’s hard to find a lot of information about this upcoming version of the game, made specifically for younger players. My First Stone Age will be released this year according to Z-Man and their tweets from January. I look forward to playing this one with my kids who are still a little too young for the full version.
T.I.M.E. Stories is a time travel game that is played out in episodes called modules. Each module is set in a different period of time and has unique characters and locations, and players play temporal agents sent back in time to prevent paradoxes. I have yet to have a chance to play T.I.M.E. Stories, but I have been very much looking forward to doing so.
Click here to jump over to the Space Cowboys website to read more about the available modules and learn more about the game itself.