Opinionated Gamers Spiel Want Lists

October normally brings the excitement of new games from Spiel and Dale’s food lists but this year we will miss some of that. So let’s talk about SPIEL.digital and what might be found there. The Opinionated Gamers will present their lists of games they’d be chasing down in Essen at spiel in virtual mode over the next few days.

First up is Mark’s Top 10


#10 Meeple Land – It doesn’t matter how many times I’m disappointed… I’m an easy mark for amusement park themed games.

#9 CloudAge – Some Pfister designs are too clunky… but I’ve loved both Expedition to Newdale and Blackout Hong Kong, so I’m looking forward to this one.

#8 The Few and the Cursed – Post-apocalyptic faux RPG board gaming? With cool minis and a new world to explore? Count me in.

#7 Faiyum – Friedemann’s bad ideas are interesting… his good ideas are fascinating games. Faiyum’s take on deck-building interests me.

#6 Monster Expedition – Another Pfister design that’s received some good buzz… and thematically it’s right in my wheelhouse.

#5 Cloud City – I like the spatial element of the game… and Phil Walker-Harding has been a hit with a number of different games in my family.

#4 Super Skill Pinball: 4-Cade – Not exactly fair, as I already have a copy… but this roll’n’write perfectly captures the feel of pinball.

#3 Warp’s Edge – Another game I have in hand (thanks to Kickstarter) – a really enjoyable solo bag-builder that harkens back to Space Invaders and other old-skool alien attack video games. (My review here on the OG was just published!)

#2 Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 – I have to know how it started… and I get to be a spy? The first two installments were amazing, so this is an instant buy for me.

#1 Lost Ruins of Arnak  – I love almost all of CGE designs… and this deck-builder/exploration game is the thing I’m most excited to play!


  • 7 Wonders Duel: Agora
  • The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Alchemists
  • Monolith Arena: The Golems
  • Tobago: Volcano
  • Clank!: Adventuring Party

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