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Our Staff Top Picks – Volume 4

With over 350 hobby board games to choose from, our library might be a little overwhelming for some. Don’t worry! Our staff has some great recommendations for you if you are looking for something new to try.

Lindsey, Team Member: King of Tokyo

This Yahtzee-style game brings together press-your-luck dice rolling and everybody’s favorite monsters – King Kong, Godzilla, and more – to wreak havoc on the city and win you big points!

Lindsey recommends this games to groups of 3-5 players that may include some novice gamers because the rules are easy to learn, the game pieces are a lot of fun, and there is a great social side to playing a game that is not too complicated with some healthy friendly competition.

Ashley, Team Member: Role-Playing Games

There are so many different types of games that include elements of role-playing and those are Ashley’s JAM! She loves that role-playing games give you the chance to be creative and put yourself in another life and do things and be characters you don’t normally get to play.

It is a lot of fun to imagine an alternate reality and go on adventures as an Elf Wizard and test your skills and problem solving against mythical monsters and scheming villains.

We host many traditional RPGs (Role-Playing Games) like Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder in weekly sessions you can join. We also have games with role-playing aspects to them such as Wakening Lair and Fiasco.

Sarah, Team Member: Gloom

In another nod to creative story-telling, Sarah recommends the game of Gloom. In this game you try to kill off your hand of characters in creative and dark ways by telling stories of sorrow and gloom. This game is best for teens and adults with a dark sense of humor who don’t take things too seriously.

Her favorite part of this game is the way it provides some guidance on how to play, but really leaves the story up to the players and allows for bending of the rules of reality to create an entertaining narrative.

This one also has some pretty neat components with clear cards that you layer over each other to help track the storyline and your points in the game.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this series of game recommendation blogs from our team members! Be sure to stop by soon to try some of these games out and check out the rest of our ever-expanding library!

Molly Smith is a wanderer of the Wasteland, a lover of all that is hoppy, and only burns grilled cheese half the time. She spent her college days trekking around Franklin Hall at Kent State University where she pursued her degree in marketing and advertising. Her passion for guest satisfaction and love for event planning led her to the Malted Meeple and Ravenwood Castle.