I played Codenames with some friends a while back. I loved it.
I've played this once. I don't think we really understood the rules well though. We had fun, but I will definitely read up on it before i play again.
Ticket to Ride
Harry Potter: Battle of Hogwarts
Those are probably the games we play the most.
I didn't know there was a Harry Potter board game! I haven't heard of Latice and Dragon Run either. Ticket to Ride is one I really like, because it's fast moving and I love maps. Thanks for the list! I'm interested in looking into these.
I like strategy games and Go is the simplest of concepts and there is always opportunities to learn with a new opponent.
I've never played this! Next time I'm in the Pacific Northwest, please let me be the new opponent!
I was gonna suggest that one too. Very simple but hasn't gotten old for me yet.
I like that the result never feels at all predetermined. That is to say, before the game has started you can't look at the board and immediately see advantages to certain players based on board position or turn order. Risk, Smallworld, Catan... you play them enough you begin to see the game unfolding before it's even started. And by a quarter of the way into the game things are already leaning towards a certain outcome barring a lucky streak to change the trajectory of the game. Is there anything worse than having to continue playing a game when you're clearly out of contention?
Much like the latter part of all Monopoly sessions.
Codenames feels like pure wits and people reading.
My kind of game!