Ganesha is an abstract game where players try to win the god of wisdom’s favour by putting gems to magical mandala to score points.
Moon Base is a board game for two from Itten Games, Japan. This abstract game lasts for six rounds where both players try to gain the most points to win. The points are gathered by constructing residences and facilities.
Carrossel is an abstract game for 2-4 players with tile placement and pattern building as its mechanics. What’s interesting, the board can spin! Gain the most points to win the game and get the total control over the old carousel.
Tiki is a fast-paced abstract game for two players. To win the game, you have to be the first one to harvest four pineapples. Tiki is published by OZ Editions and its deluxe edition was available on Kickstarter in 2017.
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.
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.