Games for Rainy Nights

August 9th, 2017

Rainy nights are perfect for tabletop games. Here are a few strategy-heavy games laced with fantasy that we know will keep you entertained while waiting out a stormy night.

See a game you want to learn more about? Stop by Game Goblins and check it out. We are located in Central Arkansas on Bowman Road.

1. Lovecraft Letter

Spend your next rainy night solving mysteries in a H.P. Lovecraft-themed post World War I state of confusion. Like any good rainy-night tabletop game, Lovecraft Letter combines strategy, fantasy and chance. Are you insane? Draw an insanity card from your discard pile and your strategy must be drastically changed.

Lovecraft Letter is played the same way the game Love Letters is. You must devise a plan to investigate the mysterious and beware the strange. Players must win by being the last one standing or by finishing with the highest card.

This game can be played with two to six players ages 10 and up. It takes about 15 minutes to complete a round.

2. Death Wish

Introducing: Death Wish. Here is a game where defibrillating your friend back to life has about the same effect as handing them a draw four card just as they are about to win a game of Uno.

Despite its grim introduction, Death Wish is a light-hearted game. It was developed by Jason Hibbert and released in 2017. Play it with two to eight players that are ages 15 and up. A round of Death Wish can take up to 45 minutes.

To win a player must die from the disease laid out in the center of the table. This could be any number of infectious diseases. Each round determines how your health fares based on symptoms and how you contracted the disease.

3. Kingdomino

What do Qwirkle, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, and Kingdomino all have in common—other than being classic tabletop games you can find at Game Goblins? They all won the Spiel des Jahres award.

Kingdomino, released in 2016, recently won this prestigious award. So to say we highly recommend it would be an understatement. Stop by Game Goblins and check it out.

Kingdomino is played with two to four players ages eight and up. A great choice for a family game on a rainy night! Each player is a land-seeking lord with dominos to fight with. The game is over once every player completes a full grid. The winner is determined by who has the most points at the end of the game.

It takes about 20 minutes to play a round of Kingdomino.

Not seeing a rainy-night recommendation right for your tabletop gaming crew? Stop by our location on Bowman Road and check out our full selection. Our team would be happy to give you a few recommendations.