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Pedro's Top 5 Games Played in 2016
Wednesday , 04 January 2017 , 05 : 46 PM

Hello dear readers and gamers. Another year has gone by, I have played a lot more than previous years and it was rather difficult to me to come up with my top 5 games of 2016. So, without further ado, here they are.

5. Lord of the Rings LCG

I never got to try it till this year. And damn I was missing out. The game is rich in strategy and lore. And the way it works is almost like an RPG. Whole stories could be woven from every adventure played. While the initial sets of this long running LCG were not great, the latest packs are great and has made the game better, deeper and more enjoyable. I look forward to play it a lot more this year.

4. Arkham Horror LCG

When I started playing this game I could see the strong influence from LotR LCG. But the actual mechanics of Arkham Horror are better thought out and make great sense in the universe of cosmic horrors of H.P. Lovecraft. THis game feels even more like an RPG and the art is fantastic. I have always been a huge Cthulhu mythos fun, and this game ticks most boxes when it comes to what you would expect from a lovecraftian adventure.

3. Roll Player

This game is rather unique. The aim is to create a mighty hero using tons of dice trying to achieve certain attribute and background goals to gain victory points. And the best part, you can use the created character in either Pathfinder or D&D (or any system that has similar character attributes). In fact, I’m about to start running a PF campaign with players that created their characters this way. The game is easy to learn and deeper than expected. It is not all luck of the dice, since you have many ways to make your own luck.

2. Star Wars Roleplaying Game (FFG)

This game keeps being awesome, and I try to play it whenever I get the chance. I eagerly await for any announcement from FFG to release material about Rouge One, probably under Age of Rebellion. I love being a pilot or a droid, and being a force user doesn’t make you overpowered.

1. Warmachine / Hordes (Privateer Press)

I’ve plunged into the sea of wargames out there. And my choice was Circle of Orboros. This system is fast, easy to learn (hard to master) and the lore is fantastic. You don’t have to go back to a huge book every time you shoot a bullet or use a spell. The latest iteration, Mark 3, is well balanced and the starter battlegroups are great, the come with everything you need to play a game: good quality models, a rules digest that doesn’t weigh 2 kilos, tokens, a ruler and some maps. Right now I am itching to play some more.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Scythe
  • Android: Netrunner
  • Big Book of Madness
  • Lanterns: The harvest Festival
  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • Forbidden Stars
  • Quadropolis
  • Game of Thrones LCG
  • Star Wars: Destiny
  • Dragon & Flagon