Zoar is a strategy board game with a nice touch of dice rolling. It feels like playing a more military Catan with modular boards and its resource management. Find out what we think about this game here.
Another cute board game from Asia, Spring Rally is a board game with trick-taking to win the race between the spring cars. This game comes from Korean’s publisher, Mandoo Games and was showcased in Spiel Essen 2018.
Have you ever wonder how stressful and dangerous the route for salmon to breed? Find it out on Upstream, a competitive racing game through the river.
Welcome to the Kingdom of the bears, Wangdo. The king gets old and the new princes are competing to get the throne. Who will be crowned as the next king? Wangdo is a cute board game with colourful rubber statues. This game is a set-collection game that will please younger audiences.
Another 2-player-board-game that was designed so pretty: Siam. Siam feels like a lite-chess where every move of your pawn counts. Whether you are on the elephant’s or rhino’s side, you have to be the first to push the stone out of the area.
The publisher from Japan, itten, has a very fresh idea and game mechanic in their games. Here Comes the Dog is one of their masterpiece for a party game. You roast meats and try your best to befriend the wild dogs. Be careful, they bite when the bonfire is put out.
Horticulture Master is published by Mozi Games, a publisher from Taiwan. The game is wrapped in beautiful artwork and you’ll love it if you like puzzles. You are competing with the other players to build the most beautiful garden that invites many cute animals to come.
Itchy Monkey is one of many board games we found in Spiel Essen 2018 with the most refreshing ideas. Spread your lice and make the apes getting itchy. The game looks so cute but actually, it is full of strategy and pretty much competitive.
Ambar is a push-your-luck game published by Invedars. You will be the amber merchant who competes with the others to gain the most fortunes at the end of the game.
DiceWar: Light of Dragons is a strategic board game for two players. This game is quite competitive and packed with tactical and strategic movements.