Here’s the setup: You’re stranded on a deserted island, and you can only have five (or ten or whatever) of something with you. What (or who) do you take?
So let’s play that game with…games! 😆 I expect this page will be updated over time as games come in and out of favor in our household, but for now here are my top five games that I would want to be stranded with.
A beautifully made game that always gets requested at our family gatherings.
The original cooperative game that our family was introduced to. I still enjoy the game and we’re not even up to playing on epic level yet. We have a copy of the “legacy” game but haven’t cracked it open yet.
Dead of Winter
Another cooperative game but this time there’s a twist: someone is (probably) working against you! The personal objectives make it seem like everyone is just a little bit paranoid, but what do you expect when you’re trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in the middle (dead) of winter?
Star Wars X-Wing
This game currently holds the record for most hours played and therefore the lowest cost per entertainment hour of my entire library. I attend X-Wing night every Wednesday at my FLGS (friendly local game store). I’ve played in a couple of casual tournaments. I’ve spend hours playing Heroes of the Aturi Cluster. Simply put, this game – despite the amount of money I’ve spent on it – has easily been worth the cost.
I really enjoy this game, but it doesn’t hit the table as often as I would like with my local gaming group. I’m working to change that…
Didn’t quite make the cut but really good
Shadows Over Camelot
Another semi-cooperative game with a potential traitor, much like Dead of Winter. I put it down here because although I love the theme (what’s not to like about King Arthur) I just like Dead of Winter better.
Dixit was a secondary choice here, but Mysterium gets the nod because if you haven’t noticed, I like cooperative games.
What are your desert island games?
Last update August 9, 2018