People called me mad, a dreamer. A silly man with an unhealthy love for a fantasy football game. (And I mean fantasy football as in wizards and goblins playing a game with a ball and feet fantasy, not the other kind!). But Games Workshop’s newer more down-with-the-man-kids approach revival of the Specialist Games Division and strategically targeting children of 80s-90s nostalgia glands is starting to pay off right now!
Well not now exactly….more like some undetermined date in 2017 but still there is going to be a new version of my beloved Blood Bowl!!!
Christmas is over and the New Year has begun! Oh God you haven’t bought your geeky relative a present! YOU MONSTER! What is wrong with you? Every year you leave it to the last minute and end up getting something crap for them from Waterstones! Fear not dear reader I am here to help you with a “definitive” list of recommended tabletop games that you can buy to make up for being a terrible person.
These Advanced Games will more than make up for you missing the Christmas boat. Just insist that they are special and that the extra wait will be worth it! Or you could just buy them for yourself…
The criteria for these lists is: If I own it, I can include it. So if I have missed out on your favourite game it probably means that I do not own it…..yet.
Advanced Games are the sorts of things that make people run away in fear when they look at all the components laid out on the table. They take a long time to play and their rulesets are dense with information. They also tend to be on the component rich side of things so they can get quite pricey. Thankfully they are totally worth the investment due to being some of the best games I have had the pleasure of playing. Seriously if you are looking to buy someone a meaty gift or want to step things up a notch in your board game collection, any of the following games are worth the money.