My Favorite Games of Every Letter Vol. 2

Welcome to Volume Two in the series of My Favorite Games of Every Letter. If you haven't looked at part one, you can do that by clicking here. If that's old news to you (or you're not interested in the slightest), please continue reading below as I document my current favorite games that begin with the letters G-L.

G- Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

Why Do I Love It? 

It's easy to slip a Gloomhaven title into this position, but it is well deserved. The "training" chapters at the beginning were an excellent way to teach the game without overwhelming those new to the series. The card play can be excruciating, but it is the fun type of painful while always being interesting. It's a game of epic scope that can be set up in a relatively short amount of time. 

Close, but not quite: Grifters, The Game

H- Horrified

Why Do I Love It?

I am definitely a fan of cooperative games where the players are battling the game itself instead of one another. This theme- Universal monsters, is not my favorite, but the gameplay is fun and engaging. While it might not hold up over time like co-op stalwart Pandemic, I prefer it because of the unique mini-game that each monster possesses instead of everything working the same way.

Close, but not quite: Hues and Cues

I- In the Hall of the Mountain King

Why Do I Love It?

I'm a sucker for laying down polyomino tiles and I also love to gain resources to do a bunch of things in a single turn. That's what this game is. Recruit trolls to gain resources. Use those resources to create tunnels and break rock to find what's hidden beneath the surface. 

Close, but not quite: ICECOOL

J- Just One

Why Do I Love It?

Just One really had no competition. However, it's so easy to explain the game to anyone no matter their gaming experience, and most people really enjoy it. I'm looking at you, sister-in-law!

Close, but not quite: N/A

K- Kingdomino

Why Do I Love It? 

Drafting tiles and laying them down is simple and enjoyable. Confining it to a 5x5 grid can be challenging. Multiplying land types by the crowns displayed on those tiles makes it great.

Close, but not quite: King of Tokyo

Current score: 16 (Grasslands- 4 tiles x 2 crowns, Water- 4 tiles x 1 crown, Forest- 4 tiles x 1 crown)

L- Lords of Hellas

Why Do I Love It?

Techno-Greek mythology? Sure, why not?! This area control game is fiddly, for sure, but it's easy enough to figure out. Those buildable god minis are really cool, too. What really makes this game great is the multiple win conditions even if hunting monsters is by far my favored path. Lost Ruins is definitely creeping up though...

Close, but not quite- Lost Ruins of Arnak, Love Letter

What are YOUR favorite games that begin with the letters G-L? Be on the lookout for Volume 2- M-R!

Thanks for reading!


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