Today I'm going to do a quick recap of all of the games I had to play at the beginning of the year and those that I added throughout. There were three games that I traded without playing them so they weren't be featured in the list below. Those games were Mottainai, Nexus Ops, and Notre Dame.
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Update: Before this list was posted, we played this at a player count of 4. It played about the same I think. The other players liked the art, but I don't think this is anywhere near as a good as No Thanks! so it's probably going to go.
World's Fair 1893
Solstice: Fall of Empire
The Quest for El Dorado
Lost in R'lyeh
Palace because at least there is some tension with the face down cards.
VAST: The Crystal Caverns
Coal Baron: The Great Card Game
Grant doing Grant things with another interesting design. It's a small box game that is beautifully produced. I want to dive deep into this one but after the initial play with my group, that's going to be difficult. It's a bear to learn, but if I can find somebody who wants to really learn it, I think this could be a real gem in my collection.
Team K&K strike again with a lighter but still fun game about building towers. The worker placement mechanic that forces you to follow the color or use two workers is unique and an trick taking like spin. It plays quick and is very easy to teach.
I probably won't have another one of these posts again because my focus is now on curating my collection down to the games I really want to play often. Are there any games on this list that you really enjoy? Any that you think don't deserve to stay on my shelves? Comment below!