4 Games To Try If You Are Looking For A New Tabletop Challenge

April 9, 2017

Looking for a new board game to try? Here are a few suggestions from the team at Game Goblins.

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1. Chess: The Legend of Zelda

Two worlds combine as players experience the world of Zelda on the chess board. Chess: The Legend of Zelda is a collector’s chess set styled after The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time video game.

Just like any chess set, The Legend of Zelda chess set has 24 pieces. The pieces of this chess set are styled after the characters from the game. One player plays with 12 “hero” pieces and the other plays with 12 “villain” pieces.

  • The “hero” player playes with Link as the King and Zelda as the Queen. The Bishops are all played by Impa, the Knights are all played by Epona, the Rooks are all played by Darunia and Navi plays the part of all the Pawns.
  • The “villain” player plays with Ganondorf as the King and Twinrova plays the Queen. The villain Bishops are played by the Iron Knuckles, the Knights are all Phantoms, the Armos play the Rooks and the Deku Scrub play the Pawns.

2. Dreams

How’s your poker face? In this unique game of constellations and gods, one player must hide the fact that they don’t know what’s going on. The rest of the players must discover who that clueless player is.

We recommend this game for parties. It requires three to six players ages 10 and up. The game is moderately complex and requires several rounds to finish. Altogether it should only take 30 minutes to play.

3. Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Military games are notorious for their extensive length and strategy based structure. If you enjoy history, and complex tabletop games. Give Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization a try. Bring snacks and your comfy chairs because this game has an average playing time of three to four hours. It requires two to four players and is recommended only for players ages 14 and up.

This is the new updated edition of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization. The “new” edition features small changes to the game’s cards and big changes to the strategy side of the game.

Want to find out more? See the game for yourself at Game Goblins.

4. Vortex

The visual aspect of Vortex, paired with the mechanics of the board, make it a fun and challenging strategy game. This game requires two to six players ages eight and up and should only take 15 to 20 minutes to play. Take turns spinning and claiming towers. See who can make it to the other side of the ever-changing board first.

The board and pieces aren’t limited to just the game of Vortex. Got a younger audience? Use the board to play a game of Cat & Mouse. Playing by yourself? Use the Vortex board and pieces to challenge yourself with a unique puzzle similar to a rubik’s cube.