Cards Against Humanity stormed into my life in a big way years ago. I was the first in my social group to have a copy, so for a good few weeks, it was a game that was played all the time. Then one day not long after that, it just stopped.
I bought a number of expansions and supported many of their holiday campaigns, but the magic that first came with the game disappeared and never came back. What happened?
I recently discovered the phenomenal work of ICv2. They do a tremendous job of covering the business side of geeky things, such as board games and comic books. One of the things that caught my eye in particular are their board game sales charts. While their list may not be perfect, it’s probably as close as we’ll realistically get to how these games are performing compared to one another. Let’s take a peek at their list of best selling board games and card games of spring 2015!
As a tabletop newbie with a lifetime of video game experience, I’ve noticed that shopping for tabletop games is very different from what I’m used to. With video games, they’re widely available at many different stores. Pricing for new titles is the same across all stores. Also, after a certain period of time, prices on games drop dramatically. Over time, I’ve come to learn that shopping for board games is not like that at all.
Within the last 2 years, board games have impacted my life in a very positive way. I’ve discovered how fun they are to play and rediscovered how great it is to share this social experience with friends and family. With so many games on the market, it can be hard to find the ones that are worth your time. So far, I’ve been fortunate to have discovered many great games thanks to the recommendations of others. Though my quest won’t end anytime soon, I hope that I can pay it forward here.
With that in mind, I’ve created a permanent page on the site that will archive all of my game recommendations. You can access it at any time from the main navigation under Board Games. As I find more cool stuff, I’ll add it to the list and make posts to spread the word each time I add to it. Click on the link below to check out my picks!
Awesome Board Games You Should Play
This is a two-way street, so I’m really hoping you recommend some hot tabletop games that I should try out too!
Coming in at 21 inches and 17 ounces, The Bigger, Blacker Box lives up to its name. For owners of Cards Against Humanity and its expansions, this is a new way to house and sort all of your cards. But can you justify spending $15 or more on a mostly empty box?
Back in my day, tabletop gaming wasn’t ‘cool’. They were played by kids, families, and nerds that I thought were far more nerdy than I. At the very least, that’s how I saw it. Even as late as my first experience at Fan Expo in 2010, I went into the tabletop gaming section and passed judgment with extreme prejudice.
What a difference a year makes. After being tricked by my girlfriend to partake in her friend’s Dominion night, I’ve actively partaken in many tabletop gaming nights and am slowly expanding my horizons in the genre. Apparently, I’m late to the party, because I get the sense that this scene has been in the midst of a resurgence for quite some time.