Escapist Reveals Its Nominees for Best Board and Card Games of 2014

December 22, 2014 - 9:13am
the escapist banner Popular video game review site, The Escapist, is running a series of features in preparation for its annual The Escapist Awards. They have nominees in a myriad of categories ranging from games to movies to comics and more. The most important awards are, of course, Best Board Game and Best Card Game of 2014. There are four nominees in the board game category and three for card games. Let’s dig in. Board Games Evolution by Dominic Crapuchettes and North Star Games
“Evolution charmed us and made us wish we could play game after game to explore all the combinations.”
five tribes board Five Tribes by Bruno Cathala and Days of Wonder
“Days of Wonder don't often create a game for 'Hardcore Gamers' in the tabletop sector, those seekers of games about points, scoring points, and nothing but the points, but when they do you should sit up and take notice.”
Shadowrun: Crossfire by Mike Elliott and Catalyst Game Labs
“Where Crossfire really excels is that it's a consistently challenging experience in a world of milquetoast cooperative games.”
kings forge King’s Forge by Nick Sibicky and Clever Mojo Games
“You get to roll giant double fistfuls of dice, and who doesn't like that?”
Card Games Warhammer 40,000: Conquest Core Set by Eric M. Lang and Fantasy Flight Games
"Conquest is a delightful game that balances quicker victory now against the possibility that you'll deny your opponent victory in the future."
doomtown premium Doomtown: Reloaded Core Set by Mark Wootton and AEG
"It's a harrowing experience that begs players to push their luck, attempt interesting plays, coming back to the game again and again."
Magic: The Gathering Commander 2014 by Richard Garfield and Wizards of the Coast
"With five great decks, each really playable right out of the box and definitely including an obvious upgrade path for the deckbuilding-curious, this is a product you and a few friends can have a great time with even if you're not Magic experts."
Winners haven’t been announced yet, but given the interesting variety on these lists, we’ll be keeping an eye on The Escapist Awards throughout the end of the year. Head over to The Escapist to read more on their board game and card game nominees. Don’t forget to check out Dice Tower’s reviews to learn more about these contenders. Evolution, Game Boy Geek Preview Five Tribes, Miami Dice Episode 147 Shadowrun: Crossfire Review King’s Forge, Miami Dice Episode 145 Warhammer 40,0000 Conquest, Miami Dice Episode 146 Doomtown: Reloaded Review