Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Four Anticipated Board Games 2023

In the board game industry board games are slapped with release dates that are based on the game's factory production date. Sadly, this has nothing to do with the dates that these games are finally delivered and become available on store shelves. Most of the games on the past 2022 posts are only now becoming available.

That means that the entries that I am sharing now for my 2023 wish list aren't actually available at all. This then, is more of an "Anticipated" Games list, than a wish list.

Deadly Dowagers (2023)

The theme of this card game is to marry rich, murder your husband, and then marry rich again. Deadly Dowagers just seems so ridiculously dark, silly and fun that I can't wait to try it.

Starry Night Sky (2023)

Recently saw this on the YouTube channel: Rolling Reggie, where he recommended it as a modern alternative to Ticket To Ride. I really love the idea of a constellation themed star gazing board game. A recent foray into that genre: Astral, fell flat for us. This one is so beautiful and looks to be far more accessible. I think Starry Night Sky could be a great game. We love our heavy games, but it's the engaging lighter games that tend to hit our table over and over. I think Starry Night Sky will be one of those for us.

Unconscious Mind (2023)

In this game, players are psychiatrists trying to help patients during the time of Sigmund Freud. This is such an unusual theme that it has grabbed our interest and imagination. The mechanisms of worker placement in the game look interesting. The components with artwork by Vincent Dutrait (Oltr√©√©) and Andrew Bosley (Everdell) just look fantastic. Unconscious Mind is getting lots of great reviews. We can't wait for this one.

My Island (2023)

Julie and I loved this game's precursor: My City. A competitive legacy style tile laying game, My City was a favorite of the past year. My Island is a follow up game of the same type by the same designer. That's enough to put My Island at the top of both my and Julie's wish lists.

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