The 12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 12th Day

12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 12th Day

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Twelve Stefan Feld games, eleven Pandemic co-ops, ten Ticket to Ride games, nine Catan expansions, eight Unlock! escape games, seven Exit: The Games, six sets of Card Sleeves, five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game.

12 Stefan Feld Games

Stefan Feld Games

Stefan Feld Games

Stefan Feld is one of my favorite game designers. His Castles of Burgundy is my favorite game of all time. It’s been number one on my Top 10 list for years. While every Pandemic and Ticket to Ride game has similar mechanics, every Stefan Feld game I’ve played – and I’ve played most of them – has different mechanics. I get the feeling he likes to experiment and never does the same thing twice.

One thing almost all Stefan Feld games have in common, though, is that there are multiple paths to victory. So there are multiple strategies to explore. Perhaps that’s why I want to play them again and again.

Carpe Diem by Stefan Feld

Carpe Diem by Stefan Feld

If you’re not familiar with the name Stefan Feld, you’re probably wondering what other games he designed. Here’s a partial list: Castles of Burgundy, Bora Bora, Oracle of Delphi, Luna, Bruges, Notre Dame, Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game, Rialto, Trajan, Jorvik, Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game, La Isla, AquaSphere, the newly released Carpe Diem and the soon to be released Forum Trajanum.

Different themes, different mechanics and always interesting play with multiple paths to victory. Those are the hallmarks of Stefan Feld’s Euro strategy games and why I keep coming back for more!

I’m hoping Santa leaves a Stefan Feld game for me under the Christmas tree this year even though I sort of already got one as an early Christmas present: Carpe Diem.

 

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