Published on May 28th, 2014 | by boagam0
Explore Caves and Dungeons With The Best Fantasy Games 2016
Before there were a lot of fantasy based TV shows like Game of Thrones and video games like Elder Scrolls, there were fantasy board games like Dungeons and Dragons, which is still one of the most popular fantasy board games in the world. With the popularity of the genre, there have been a rise in the number of fantasy board games that are available to buy, so we decided to review the best fantasy games in 2016, and make a list of the top 5 fantasy board games, which is listed below.
#5 Cutthroat Caverns
This is a very entertaining game that allows you to form an alliance with other players when it suits you, and stab them in the back when you no longer require their help. It is played over nine rounds and in each round, any monster that you encounter while playing will have a prestige level from 1-6, and the player who lands the killing blow gets the prestige associated with the monster. The player with the most prestige after nine rounds is the winner, if no player makes it through all nine rounds, no one wins the game.
#4 Dungeons and Dragons: Castle Ravenloft
As previously mentioned, Dungeons and Dragons remain one of the most popular fantasy board games, in this version, which can be played with up to five players, the master of Ravenloft has invited you and your friends for dinner, and you will have to work together as a team to survive the evil hidden in the castle. You get to choose which hero you want to be, from the Human Rogue, Dragon born fighter, Dwarf Cleric, Wizard, or Human Ranger. You must slay the monsters and achieve your quest goals to finish the game.
#3 The Settlers of Catan 4th edition
This is one of the best selling board games ever, and can be played with up to six people. You and the other players are settlers in mythical Catan, you roll the dice to determine which resources are being generated, and must use and trade resources with other players, in order to build your settlements, roads, and cities. There is a point limit that will be set prior to the start of the game, and the player who reaches the set limit first, wins the game.
#2 Mage Knight Board Game
This award winning game is a combination of traditional board games, deckbuilding games, and RPG games, which makes for a very entertaining adventure. In this game, you can control one of four powerful Mage Knights, and you have to explore and conquer a part of the Mage Knight universe under the control of the Atlantean Empire. Throughout your journey, you will get to build your army, and collect powerful spells and actions while exploring caves and dungeons, with the ultimate goal of conquering the powerful cities controlled by the Antlanteans. You can create alliances with other players, but you have to remember that only one person can control the land, which will lead to a lot of back stabbing among the players.
#1 Carcassonne Big Box Game
In this tile placement game, players get to draw and place tiles with a piece of French landscape on it. The tiles must be placed next to other tiles that have been played, which connect, like cities to cities, and roads to roads. The player then place one of their meeples on the tile, which could be a knight in a city, or robbers on the road. Once the area is complete, the meeple scores points for the player that puts them there and the player with the most points wins the game. The game comes with different expansions that will provide a lot of hours of entertainment for the players.