Abstract Games

10 Minute Heist: The Wizard's Tower is a new set collection game by Daily Magic Games that is quick yet strategic.

Plus: highlights from Gen Con 50 and Origins 2017, how abstract games can offer a rewarding gameplay experience, crowdfunding catastrophes (and how to avoid them), an interview with Kingdomino designer Bruno Cathala, and how IELLO's passion and creativity beautified the board game world.

Onitama is a two player game where each move you make gives your opponent another option.

It you’re looking for a two-player game that packs a lot of strategy into a short amount of time, Tak-Tak has everything you need.  

Most people can remember at least one pretty crazy or vivid dream they had in their life. Whether it made their skin crawl, or filled them with joy, dreams can be powerful things. For game developer P.D. Warne, dreams led him down an unexpected career path which culminated in the creation of his Kickstarter project, the Larklamp.

Niya, by Blue Orange Games, is a small strategy game that adds a twist and depth to the common game mechanic of lining up patterns. Within a few moments we had the game set up and knew the rules, and gameplay was fast yet thoughtful.

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