On Season 3 of Tabletop, Wil and friends played great games perfect for any board game night. If you are looking to expand your board game collection, checking out the Tabletop archive is the way to go. Once you have done that though and played through those games over and over, you’ll probably still want more games. A good strategy is to try for games with similar mechanics and play styles, so let’s take a look at a couple of those games.
The Season 3 finale featured Mice and Mystics from Plaid Hat Games, a light dungeon exploring game. This co-op dungeon crawler has a lot of fun replayability with multiple scenarios, content packed expansions, and downloadable content. It is a solid game for people who aren’t ready for that regular tableto role-playing game. After you have played it a few times, expansions and all, its time to take a look at what else is out there.
Keeping to that theme, Descent: Journeys in the Dark from Fantasy Flight Games is a classic co-op adventure game full of miniatures, which recently saw the release of it’s second edition. This new edition puts the game in a new box with updated rules and miniatures, all while leading your characters through those classic adventures and old dungeons. Having a similar style “dungeon master” lead the players through the game scenarios, Descent is a staple for any board game group looking for a light role-playing game without having to dedicate to a regular role-play night.
Tabletop had Wil, Ashley Johnson, Grant Imahara, and Dodger Leigh battling zombies in Plaid Hat Games’ Dead of Winter. This resource management zombie survival game creates drama and tension every time. Worried about running out of food, enemies attacking your base, and someone about to betray you? This style of game creates that fun, friend-keeping excitement at your board game night and if you want to find another game with that same feel, then look no further than Battlestar Galatica: The Board Game from Fantasy Flight Games.
Players take on the roles of the modern Battlestar crew, struggling to get to Earth while fighting against the Cylon Fleet. Each turn plays out as a mini episode as players manage resources and work with their cards to beat each challenge. Food, fuel, and population are all spent as Galactia travels to Earth. All the while, one or two of those players would be a Cylon, secretly working against the crew to stop them from their goal. Both of these games create an environment of tension and suspense. The game runs around 90-min and have a lot of great replayability and while the main game can get a little repetitive after a while, there are multiple expansions that add crew members, additional ships, and alternate game endings.
While it taking a game night to make sure you are playing the game correctly may seem like an upset to the normal routine, its nice to change it up and try something new. Take a look at what you’re playing and explore your local game store to see what else is out there. Let us know what games you’re playing that are in similar veins to Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game and Mice and Mystics.