Good December, my fellow tabletop geeks. I believe the end of the year is the best time to wax nostalgic. As you may or may not know, I started to make board game content on my YouTube page in January of this year. That prompted me to get more stuff played than I have in prior years (I think). For certain, I got to dive into some newer releases over the last twelve months. But also, and possibly more fulfilling, I got to play some excellent games that may not get as much love as they deserve. In that regard, here is my top ten list of tabletop games I played for the first time in 2021. Some are new and some are old. I think it’s a pretty good list! What do you think?

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Check out my video below to see/hear my discussion on each of the tabletop games on the list. You should definitely give all of these great games a look. Thanks for reading. Happy New Year.  And please keep safely nerding on! 

My Top Ten

10. Goldbrau
9.   Knizia Tie (Babylonia/Through The Desert/Blue Lagoon)
8.   Fleet: The Dice Game
7.   Imperial
6.   Struggle of Empires (Deluxe)
5.   7 Wonders: Architects
4.   Francis Drake
3.   Eclipse (Second Dawn)
2.   Hansa Teutonica (Big Box)
1.   Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition

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