Top 10 Essential Games for Gamers - The Dice Tower


Join in as Tom, Zee, and Sam share their takes on the 10 games everyone should own!

Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2020


1) Space Base
Space Base
In Space Base, players assume the roles of Commodores of a small fleet of ships. Ships begin docked at their stations and are then deployed to sectors as new ships are commissioned under your command. Use cargo vessels to engage in trade and commerce; mining vessels to build reoccurring base income; and carriers to spread your influence. Establish new colonies for a new Commodore in a sector to gain even more influence. Gain enough influence and you can be promoted to Admiral! Space Base is a quick-to-learn, quick-to-play dice game using the core "I roll, everyone gets stuff" mechanism seen in ...

2) Time's Up! Title Recall!
Time's Up! Title Recall!
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Based on the popular game Time's Up!, Time's Up: Title Recall challenges players to guess the titles of books, films, songs, and more. Players try to get their teammates to guess the same set of titles over three rounds. In each round, one member of a team tries to get their teammates to guess as many titles as possible in 30 seconds. In round 1, almost any kind of clue is allowed. In round 2, no more than one word can be used in each clue (but unlimited sounds and gestures are permitted.) In round 3, no words are allowed ...

3) Sheriff of Nottingham (2nd Edition)
Sheriff of Nottingham (2nd Edition)
Sell goods for profit, or risk losing it all by slipping contrabands in... ...

4) Terraforming Mars
Terraforming Mars
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Compete with rival CEOs to make Mars hospitable and build your corporation's empire. ...

5) Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
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Claim your treasures but don't attract the dragon in this deck-building dungeon race. ...

6) Bunny Kingdom
Bunny Kingdom
Peace has come at last to the great Bunny Kingdom! Lead your clan of rabbits to glory by gathering resources and building new cities across the land! Draft cards and pick the right ones to position your warrens on the 100 squares of the board, provide resources to your colonies, build new cities to increase your influence, and plan your strategy to score big at the end of the game. Settle in lakesides or fields to collect water and grow carrots, gather mushrooms in the green forest, and climb the highest mountains to discover rare and precious resources... Secretly rally rabbit ...

7) Century: Spice Road
Century: Spice Road
Century: Spice Road is the first in a series of games that explores the history of each century with spice-trading as the theme for the first installment. In Century: Spice Road, players are caravan leaders who travel the famed silk road to deliver spices to the far reaches of the continent for fame and glory. Each turn, players perform one of four actions: Establish a trade route (by taking a market card) Make a trade or harvest spices (by playing a card from hand) Fulfill a demand ...

8) Wingspan
Wingspan
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Attract a beautiful and diverse collection of birds to your wildlife reserve. ...

9) Santorini
Santorini
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Santorini is a re-imagining of the purely abstract 2004 edition. Since its original inception over 30 years ago, Santorini has been continually developed, enhanced and refined by designer Gordon Hamilton. Santorini is an accessible strategy game, simple enough for an elementary school classroom while aiming to provide gameplay depth and content for hardcore gamers to explore, The rules are simple. Each turn consists of 2 steps: 1. Move - move one of your builders into a neighboring space. You may move your Builder Pawn on the same level, step-up one level, or step down any number of levels. 2. Build - Then construct ...

10) Illusion
Illusion
Can you trust your eyes? How much color do you really see? These questions are what drive gameplay in Illusion, with rules that allow for gameplay to start immediately. Who has the right perspective not to be fooled? ...



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