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July 2019's list of the top 10 best board games is designed to help you find the best new board games that you may not have known about!
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Joan Of Arc FAQ: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2210087
Root faction comparison spreadsheet: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2169580/root-game-data
7th Continent direct-purchase availability: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1926712971/the-7th-continent-what-goes-up-must-come-down/posts/2546761
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Games discussed this month include:
TIME OF LEGENDS: JOAN OF ARC
oan of Arc is set during the 100 Years War, when kings struggled for France’s throne, and chivalry was often spoken of, but rarely practiced. This story-driven game is a combination of card play, resource management, and position tactical board maneuvers. Scenarios range from small skirmishes featuring a few characters and simplified role-play elements, to full blown battles with dozens of knights, archers and men-at-arms. The game also includes a battle mode, allowing battles between custom-made armies.
Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 (1 to 6 with the 'Riverfolk' expansion) players battle for control of a vast wilderness. The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths. Though some may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers are old enough to remember the great birds of prey who once controlled the woods. In Root, players drive the narrative, and the differences between each role create an unparalleled level of interaction and replayability. Leder Games invites you and your family to explore the fantastic world of Root!
Taking flight from spot thirteen to land at number one this month is Wingspan by Stonemaier Games. Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game in which players are bird watchers, ornithologists, researchers and collectors - all seeking to discover and attract the best birds to their network of wildlife preserves. Demonstrating that even in the world of tabletop games, even environmental conservation is rife with competition. The game includes 170 unique cards featuring fabulous feathered illustrations, custom dice and a tailor-made Game Trayz insert, 75 egg miniatures, a birdfeeder dice tower, and other components designed with an avian touch. Wingspan will be soaring into retailers on March 8th. In the meantime, if you wet your beak, you can try out a digital version of the game that’s available right now on the Tabletopia online platform
LORD OF THE RINGS: JOURNEYS IN MIDDLE EARTH
Journeys in Middle-earth is a fully co-operative, app-supported board game for one to five players. Each individual session of the game is a single adventure in a larger campaign. Players will explore the vast and dynamic landscapes of Middle-earth, using their skills to survive the challenges that they encounter on their perilous quests. As the heroes explore the wilderness and battle the dark forces arrayed against them, the game's companion app guides them to reveal the looming forests, quiet clearings, and ancient halls of Middle-earth, while also controlling the enemies that they encounter. Whether you play the part of a courageous hero, or a double-crossing no good swindler, there’s a lot to explore and discover in this adaptation of the Middle-earth mythos.
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All the games in the July 2019 Top 10 board games countdown are:
10. Time of Legends: Joan of Arc (NEW)
9. Batman: Gotham City Chronicles (-4)
8. Middara: Unintentional Malum Act 1 (+6)
7. Terraforming Mars (-1)
6. Root (+2)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth (-4)
4. Star Wars: Outer Rim (+18)
3. Wingspan (-1)
2. Gloomhaven (+1)
1. The 7th Continent (+6)
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