Oh wow, another month & year has come to a close! Thanks mostly to PAXU, I played a bunch of new games this month, which was great! I also got to enjoy some new games around the holidays, so that was great too. What was your favorite new-to-you game this month, or this whole year?

❤️ – Loved It/Always Love It/Favorite (I rate it a 9 – 10)
😄 – Liked It/Will Likely Play Again (I rate it a 7 – 8)
🤷🏻‍♀️ – Okay/Take It or Leave It/Could Play Again (I rate it a 4 – 6)
👎🏻 – Didn’t Like/Would Not Play Again (I rate it a 1 – 3)

😄 Only One Collection
🤷🏻‍♀️ Come Together – I probably would have enjoyed it more if it was a little bit shorter
🤷🏻‍♀️ Die Wandelnden Turme – Cute game, but not a lot of meaningful decisions turn to turn
👎🏻 Piazza Rabazza – I love the unique design on it, but it was stressful and difficult, so it was not for me
🤷🏻‍♀️ 12 Rivers – Looks great, but just fell flat at 2 players. The marbles are also way too fiddly
🤷🏻‍♀️ Pokemon Trading Card Game
😄 Vivarium
👎🏻 Dracula: Walpurgis Night – Hate when I play a spooky game that just isn’t any good
🤷🏻‍♀️ Touch It – It’s neat, but the novelty dies off quickly
🤷🏻‍♀️ Don’t Wake the Dragon!
👎🏻 World Splitters – A giant game of dots but like way worse…
🤷🏻‍♀️ Lawyer Up
😄 Shapers of Gaia
😄 Treehouse Diner
😄 Beer & Bread
😄 Tiwanaku
👎🏻 Swindler – Push-your-luck games should not have this many rules…
😄 Take a Seat
🤷🏻‍♀️ Deities
😄 Applejack
🤷🏻‍♀️ Etariya
🤷🏻‍♀️/😄 CATastrophe – It’s definitely fun! But it’s also kinda mean…so I’m on the fence. More plays to come; review coming soon!
😄 Holiday Hijinks #6: The Groundhog Gambit
😄 Transmissions
😄 Unlock!: Game Adventures – Mysterium
🤷🏻‍♀️ Railroad Rivals – Not worth playing at 2 players, pretty boring. Might try it again with more though
👎🏻 Mechanical Beast – I wanted to like this, but it just did not work for me.
🤷🏻‍♀️ Munchkin Dungeon – I want to like this more too, but it’s just really swingy for points, which I guess is true to Munchkin nature, so I’m sitting on the fence with it
😄 Heroes of Barcadia – Silly, but cute!
😄 Clue Something’s Fishy Pet Edition – This has some surprisingly nice components!
😄 Deal with the Devil – I liked this even more than I thought I would. I can’t wait to play again!
❤️ MicroMacro Crime City – All In
🤷🏻‍♀️ Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels – It’s swingy, but it’s fun. I definitely need to try it again.
😄 Zombie Teenz Evolution
😄 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
😄 Elf: Journey from the North Pole
🤷🏻‍♀️ National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: Twinkling Light Game
👎🏻 Something Wild! Villians – I felt like there was little to nothing within your control in this game, so I wasn’t a big fan.