The Meeple Circus

One may not think that the New York Magazine would be the place to look for board game recommendations, but for the past couple of years the magazine has featured articles on board gaming as part of life and culture in New York City.  Its latest article, featured in its Strategist section which helps shoppers focus on getting the best value for their money, identified the best four-player board games according to experts. These experts included game store owners, board game reviewers, and even a board game illustrator, so it should be no surprise that the list included some heavy hitters in the board game hobby and include several Spiel des Jahres winners. Some of the games on the list do play more than four players, but the experts felt that these games played best with four players.  Pandemic was named Best overall four-player board game.  Other categories on the list include best four player strategic board game, best four-player board game for beginners, best four-player thematic board game, best family-friendly four-player game, best board game for advanced gamers, best cooperative four-player board game, best world-building board game, best four-player party games, best word-association four-player board game, best fast-paced four-player board game, best app-compatible four-player board game.  Sheriff of Nottingham, from the Dice Tower Essentials line, was named one of the best family-friendly four-player games.  Read the full article here to learn more about which games were consider the best four-player games.  In case you missed it, take a look at their list of best two-player games published earlier last month.

Surfin’ Meeple welcomes 2019 with two new games!

First is The Meeple Circus: The Wild Animal and Aerial Show. This expansion includes lions, wild bears, an acrobat and a tightrope walker.

Players start with three acrobats: a blue, a yellow and a red. As the public wants to see more death-defying stunts, more challenges will appear in the game. The expansion also has advanced rules for a more difficult game.

Also out in January is Room-25 VIP. This expansion brings in a new player – the VIP – who is part of the team of prisoners and is revealed after the role distribution. The VIP does not program his actions and is a more subtle player. The game comes with 5 new exclusive rooms to explore