Pandemic Legacy was arguably the hottest game of 2015. It was so hot, most people couldn't even get a copy. I'm happy to report we now have a good supply of this runaway hit.
Pandemic Legacy takes the concept of Pandemic (team up with your friends to stop virus outbreaks around the world) and turns it into an exciting "series" full of twists and turns. In a Legacy game, players make decisions that will actually change the rules of their game - by the end of "season one" no two games of Pandemic Legacy will be the same. Ever-changing elements means that every game will be unique to your group.
Shape the world, the characters, and even the diseases. Check out this great video review:
Pandemic Legacy: 2-4 Players, 60 minutes, $79.95
Archaeology was a real treat to discover. It's immediately become one of my favourite 2-player games, but it's even more fun with more players.
At its heart, this is a simple "set collection" card game. Will you save up for a large set that scores big? Or try to cash in lots of smaller sets? Holding cards can get suspenseful, because at any time you could lose cards to a thief or a sandstorm.
There's a lot of game in this little box, and it looks great, too!
Archaeology: 2-5 Players, 30 minutes, $23.95
Each Star Wars game released by Fantasy Flight Games has been bigger and more epic than the last. Star Wars Rebellion recreates drama of the epic trilogy as the Empire scours the galaxy to find the hidden rebel base. The Rebels' objective is to stay alive and go planet-to-planet winning support for their cause. The Empire's goal is to find the Rebel base and destroy it!
Featuring more than 150 plastic miniatures and two game boards that account for thirty-two of the Star Wars galaxy's most notable systems, Rebellion features a scope that is as large and sweeping as any Star Wars game before it.
Star Wars Rebellion: 2-4 players, 180 minutes, $144.95
Knit Wit is a word game like Scattergories, with players racing to think of words that fit into particular categories, but instead of using cards, players make up their own categories while playing the game.
Every element of this game is beautifully designed. Players loop strings across the table and overlapping strings create different categories (like a venn diagram). It's not like anything you've seen or played before!
Knit Wit: 2-6 Players, 15 minutes, $47.95