ISS Vanguard Giveaway


I initially found an image for this giveaway online via a google search and wasn’t sure where it came from.) I apologize for not having given credit sooner as I didn’t know where it came from exactly. (Credit for the previous photo that was in this spot goes to Kickstarter Radio 102.4’s Youtube channel. My apologies. 

2021 has started off with too much focus on craziness. We at Everything Board Games would like to redirect that craziness to what really is worth our time and energy: Board Games! 

Make sure you’re subscribed to our site so you never miss the cool things we’re doing! 

That being said, Every month of 2021 we will be doing an AWESOME GIVEAWAY! 

For January one lucky commenter will receive the base game of ISS Vanguard by Awaken Realms (Which at the time of this posting with 11 hours to go in their campaign has raised over 4.5 Million Dollars)

How to win?

Comment on this post telling us what your the best gaming experience was in 2020.

Note: your comment has to be approved, please be patient with us!

Giveaway will end on the 31st of January 2021 at 11:59PM PST. GOOD LUCK and thanks for entering.

Note: This giveaway is sponsored by Everything Board Games

Are you a publisher interested in giving one of your games away in 2021? Send an email to lake@everythingboardgames.com



  1. Jazz Paladin
    January 7, 2021 / 6:07 am

    Tainted Grail! AWAKEN realms tells great stories, and the same writer for a Tainted Grail is doing ISS Vanguard!

  2. Andy
    January 7, 2021 / 6:18 am

    Best gaming experience was playing forgotten waters. Great game!

  3. The Frozen Meeple
    January 7, 2021 / 6:35 am

    Cthulu Death May Die. Gaming Group of 4 adventurers slogging through the fiery hallways, defeating cultists, summoned demons, and ultimately the Great Old One. Adventurer after adventurer fall. Final cast of the dice, this is it, win or die, the fate of the world in the tumbling dice…..world fades to black!

  4. Gabe
    January 7, 2021 / 7:21 am

    My best gaming experience of the year was probably playing Star Wars:Outer Realm with my son. We both love the game, but it's one of the few longer games he gets excited to play, and it's a fantastic bonding opportunity.

    January 7, 2021 / 7:28 am

    Participating in so many Kickstarter campaigns. Hope that gamefound takes some good steps into a great realm

  6. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 10:41 am

    Best Gaming Experience: Carcassonne! Love how funny it can get =)

  7. Marpeters55
    January 7, 2021 / 11:54 am

    Playing a game of Funemployed with family (and our granddaughter’s boyfriend) in our new home.

  8. Nickbro249
    January 7, 2021 / 1:12 pm

    Finding an almost new copy of Mechs Vs Minions for $15!! Best gameplay was really getting into Everdell and some of the deeper strategies that can be employed.

  9. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 1:23 pm

    Tainted Grail with a friend of mine. I love the storytelling aspect of AR games. I've got Etherfields but haven't found the time to get it to the table yet. Looking forward to dive into it. From what I've seen ISS Vanguard will have an even more compelling story and I'm very excited for it.

  10. Bryce H
    January 7, 2021 / 1:49 pm

    Rediscovering how much fun solo gaming can be

  11. asda
    January 7, 2021 / 2:23 pm

    Playing kingdom death monster with friends

  12. Romane Verbeeren
    January 7, 2021 / 2:48 pm

    I sleeved my first game (It's a Wonderfull World)

  13. Jamie Maltman
    January 7, 2021 / 3:02 pm

    I played through the full lovely Rise of Queensdale campaign with my wife back in the early part of the pandemic. It was great having something where we could lightly compete on building better in that dark time of lockdown.

  14. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:03 pm

    Playing Clank! Legacy with my wife was my favorite moment of the year. It was also the best Legacy Experience I have had.

  15. Travis
    January 7, 2021 / 3:05 pm

    My best gaming experience of 2020 was definitely playing games over Thanksgiving with my niece and nephew. I had not seen them in months, and I was very lucky to get to spend a full week with them. I took two full bags of games and played through about half of them!

  16. Ben
    January 7, 2021 / 3:06 pm

    Wrapping my head around Root and playing with friends in different faction combinations

  17. Allan B
    January 7, 2021 / 3:08 pm

    Escape the Dark Castle, I had a group of people I met when I was working in Las Vegas last year. We had a great time playing Escape the Dark Castle before the lockdown hit and I had to go back home. I had a great time and miss my friends.

  18. Ryan
    January 7, 2021 / 3:08 pm

    My best experience was spending quarantine time with my fiance and playing through Pandemic Legacy 0.

  19. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:09 pm

    Nemesis without a doubt !

  20. Chuck
    January 7, 2021 / 3:10 pm

    My best gaming experience of the year was our yearly Pandemic Cthulhu game at Thanksgiving.

  21. Acido_Cinico
    January 7, 2021 / 3:11 pm

    Best playing experience was a full game of City of the Big Shoulders with my SO…

  22. SladeWeston
    January 7, 2021 / 3:12 pm

    My shelf of shame is overflowing and my gaming experiences have been casual stuff with the family rather than my usual Big games. So I guess I'd say Isle of Cats with my wife and daughter. A fun game that's easy to learn but has lots of layers of complexity.

  23. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:12 pm

    My best gaming experience had to be getting a proper in-person board game session in, when restrictions relaxed a little in the UK, with my 3 friends. Just spending the day playing some simpler light-hearted board games. Quacks of Quedlinburg specifically, being silly with over the top "stirrrrrrrrs" in the final round. It lifted spirits a lot.

  24. Acido_Cinico
    January 7, 2021 / 3:13 pm

    My best playing experience this year was probably the first scenario of Zombicide invader with my sons. Teamwork, fun, and bonding…

  25. zevvy
    January 7, 2021 / 3:13 pm

    7th Continent, everything seems fine…then wife goes into labor…

  26. Reg
    January 7, 2021 / 3:13 pm

    Breaking out solo variants on games I own.

  27. Joey Joe Joe
    January 7, 2021 / 3:13 pm

    Nemesis. So thematic and plays magnificently at all player counts. The play experience was made even better with the expansion.

  28. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:14 pm

    My best moment was in July finally getting together with friends after the first lockdown to play again. We sat down and learned Barrage, as a friend got it months prior and couldn't play it with our group. I lost horribly but it was so good to be at the table again and the game itself is a thing of beauty👌

  29. Jamin
    January 7, 2021 / 3:14 pm

    We finished our Betrayal Legacy game in 2020 which was pretty fun. Also, we finished Pandemic Season 1 this year. Despite 2020 being a rough year we did have some really good gaming experiences :).

  30. Joey Joe Joe
    January 7, 2021 / 3:14 pm

    Nemesis. A great thematic game at any player count with the play experience made even better with the game expansion.

  31. Shane K
    January 7, 2021 / 3:14 pm

    I loved nemesis. I think this would be another in the must play regularly list.

  32. Humithmu
    January 7, 2021 / 3:14 pm

    I love heavier games, but playing light games like For Sale with my nephew has been a blast since it's so fun to see him enjoying the hobby.

  33. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:15 pm

    2020 was the year where I played every AEG At Noon game of Tiny Towns, Space Base, Santa Monica, and Cat Lady online. A nice and fun break to the loss of FLGS boardgaming last year.

  34. FunkyBlue
    January 7, 2021 / 3:15 pm

    Meeple Circus. Fell in love with it so much, I kickstarted the giant version.

  35. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:15 pm

    My favorite gaming memory of 2020 is still being able to play with my friends virtually via online platforms such as Boardgamearena, Yucata, and Tabletop Simulator.

  36. OrlandotheTechnicoloured
    January 7, 2021 / 3:15 pm

    It's been thin on the ground in 2021, probably some solo kingdom death monster for me, the first time I put down a level 3 phoenic

  37. Tintros
    January 7, 2021 / 3:17 pm

    Playing Vampire: Heritage for the first time with a small group. Getting something from Kickstarter to the table for the first time in who-knows-how-long, again.

  38. John Hildebrand
    January 7, 2021 / 3:17 pm

    My best gaming experience in 2020 was High Frontier 4 All. I realized that when I was incredibly focused on building my next mission during my downtime.

  39. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:18 pm

    I finally discovered 'Too Many Bones' in 2020 and would say that was my best gaming experience.

  40. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:19 pm

    My greatest gaming experience of 2020 has got to be playing Nemesis for the first time and surviving the intruders to win the game. Unfortunately my partner was not so lucky. Better luck next time. haha

  41. 2ofdee
    January 7, 2021 / 3:19 pm

    Probably Battlestar galactica to date!

  42. Kyre
    January 7, 2021 / 3:20 pm

    Jackbox Party Games via Discord streaming — we might not be able to meet in person, but we can still get up to some raucous fun that way. 🙂

  43. Mawihtec
    January 7, 2021 / 3:20 pm

    My best gaming experience of 2020 was definitely attending Airecon in March. Little did I know it would be the last Games convention of 2020. with the entire UK going into Lockdown the week after it finished

  44. kamikame
    January 7, 2021 / 3:21 pm

    may it be.. Nemesis, yes, Nemesis for sure

  45. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:22 pm

    Playing Zombicide Black Plague with my son and nephews…

  46. Joctan
    January 7, 2021 / 3:23 pm

    My best experience was teaching how to play Robinson Crusoe durin BGG@Home

  47. RickityBobby
    January 7, 2021 / 3:23 pm

    Gloomhaven jaws of the lion has been fantastic!

  48. m3ddl3r
    January 7, 2021 / 3:23 pm

    I got Root towards the end of the year and I've absolutely fallen in love with it! Also made great progress in our Gloomhaven campaign.

  49. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:23 pm

    Finally playing my first game of 1989, coincidentally the first game I've ever played over email using VASSAL. It has been a blast to finally try this gem with a human opponent.

  50. Patrick Aquilone
    January 7, 2021 / 3:24 pm

    My best gaming experience was playing a game I helped to design (still not available for purchase) but tons of fun.

  51. DL
    January 7, 2021 / 3:24 pm

    My favorite gaming experience last year would probably be a tie between my two victories in Dune and playing several 4-player games of War Chest back to back. Also all of the hours spent gaming with my wife were amazing, but it's hard to pick out a single moment from that.

  52. Brayden C
    January 7, 2021 / 3:25 pm

    Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion. I played with my brother, best friend, and wife. The rollout of the game was so smooth, and It was a great way to introduce the uninitiated to the game!

  53. Eric Folsom
    January 7, 2021 / 3:28 pm

    The King's Dilemma pre-Covid was practically Game of Thrones with shifting alliances and past grievances

  54. Dragonblack13
    January 7, 2021 / 3:29 pm

    Nemesis with my friends has been a truly funny, action packed, thrilling experience! Best of 2020

  55. Mark P
    January 7, 2021 / 3:30 pm

    My best experience was barely eking out a win in Colt Express by getting the bonus for shooting the most others. Sometimes a light game is needed to offset the heaviness of everything that is going on in the world.

  56. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:30 pm

    A game of Terraforming Mars with my brother, who had traveled a few thousand kilometers. It was also just before the pandemic started.

  57. Misiołak
    January 7, 2021 / 3:30 pm

    My 4-year daughter beat her mom and myself in Camel Up… several times. Blissful moments of fair victory. She's keeping her streak for now, but we shall see what the new year will bring. By the time Vanguard will come out, she will be ready! 😀

  58. Cris
    January 7, 2021 / 3:31 pm

    It was ti discover that my game group Is still unite even if with Covid-19 we weren't able to meet as we Wish. Se keep in touch with social and phone and also were able to play at least one game remoteli … Hope to meet again sono.

  59. Mark P
    January 7, 2021 / 3:31 pm

    My best experience was barely eking out a win in Colt Express by getting the bonus for shooting the most others. Sometimes a light game is needed to offset the heaviness of everything that is going on in the world.

  60. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:34 pm

    My wife and I played through ther entire campaign of Pandemic Legacy Season 2. It was a great legacy game and it was a satisfying adventure for us to undertake together while cooped up in our home.

  61. Andrew C. Durston
    January 7, 2021 / 3:35 pm

    Started year still playing Terraforming Mars and ended it learning Beyond the Sun, so I'd say those 2 are our "plays of the year."

  62. Tim Thackaberry
    January 7, 2021 / 3:37 pm

    My brother and I played a bunch of Crimson Company. Great little card game. Always fun to play

  63. Chinliupiggy
    January 7, 2021 / 3:38 pm

    Jaws of the Lion is great but my best experience might be playing Zombie Kidz Evolution with my son!

  64. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:39 pm

    My best gaming experience of the year was starting a playthrough of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle with friends new to gaming. Our campaign is on pause due to the pandemic but we're looking forward to continuing once it is safe to meet and game in person again.

  65. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:39 pm

    My best gaming experience of last year would be playing The Crew with friends and family in the brief window of time that we could do that (due to restrictions on get-togethers). We had a blast with it!

  66. JavaJoe96
    January 7, 2021 / 3:44 pm

    my best gaming experience of 2020 is playing Small World with my regular gaming group online. For most of them that was their first foray into online board gaming and it was great to be together virtually.

  67. Ty Napier
    January 7, 2021 / 3:44 pm

    Forgotten waters. The app makes it easy to play with friends remotely

  68. Eric Folsom
    January 7, 2021 / 3:46 pm

    The King's Dilemma pre-Covid was basically Game of Thrones with shifting alliances and acting upon previous grievances. It had amazing moments from the player interaction.

  69. John
    January 7, 2021 / 3:47 pm

    My best gaming memory of the year was discovering tabletop simulator so gaming could still happen in pandemic lockdowns.

  70. Russ
    January 7, 2021 / 3:48 pm

    I have backed quite a few campaigns on Kickstarter myself. This one looks very interesting.

  71. S X
    January 7, 2021 / 3:49 pm

    Gloomhaven. Although it took us some time to obtain it, once we had it, it's been amazing!

  72. Hamilton
    January 7, 2021 / 3:49 pm

    My best gaming experience was diving in to solo gaming via PnP games. I was not a big solo gamer prior, although I dabbled a bit. My personal favorite was Maquis, a fantastic game by Jake Staines.

  73. Stewy
    January 7, 2021 / 3:51 pm

    My wife learning, teaching me, then playing one of the hardest board games I owe on my birthday.

  74. Juralis
    January 7, 2021 / 3:51 pm

    My best gaming experience was starting a D&D campaign with my kids. It's my first time DM'ing and their first time playing, but we've all had a blast so far.

  75. ThatSwordplay
    January 7, 2021 / 3:53 pm

    Best experience? Probably playing through Aeon's End: The New Age campaign with my wife. That game is consistently entertaining. But lots of games of Forbidden Island with my daughter is a close second.

  76. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:54 pm

    My best gaming experience was playing through the legacy game The Rise of Queensdale with 3 friends. I came in second, but really enjoyed the gameplay!

  77. Stewy
    January 7, 2021 / 3:57 pm

    My wife learning, teaching me, then playing one of the hardest board games I owe on my birthday.

  78. Birdman37
    January 7, 2021 / 3:57 pm

    I am very interested in ISS Vanguard. I have and love Tainted Grail and really want to try this out!

  79. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:57 pm

    My best board game gaming experience was playing the digital version of Gloomhaven for the first time. Wasn't sure I'd ever play the board version due to the price, so it was a thrill to get to play it all.

  80. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 3:58 pm

    Close scrapes are always memorable. In Star Realms I was getting behind and my wife had me down to 1 authority. She probably had about 20 left, but then a good hand came out giving me some more authority. She drew a mediocre hand next and I was able to come back next turn for the win!

  81. VU-Tang
    January 7, 2021 / 4:01 pm

    Playing and completing Etherfields wave 1 ♥️

  82. Michael
    January 7, 2021 / 4:01 pm

    Who HAD a gaming experience in 2020? 🙂 I've enjoyed a LOT of solo plays of Marvel Legendary! I did get to play one new game with my family called Paleo and we've enjoyed it.

  83. VU-Tang
    January 7, 2021 / 4:01 pm

    Playing and completing Etherfields wave 1.Absolutely in love

  84. SESchend
    January 7, 2021 / 4:03 pm

    Best games were teaching my kids to play RPGs via D&D, Marvel Super-Heroes, and Gamma World (yeah, we're an old-school gamer home).

  85. SESchend
    January 7, 2021 / 4:04 pm

    Introduced my kids to roleplaying finally (though we're old school so it was Marvel Super-Heroes and Gamma World to ease them into more recent games).

  86. JamesH
    January 7, 2021 / 4:07 pm

    Clank Legacy was the highlight for me!

  87. Andy
    January 7, 2021 / 4:07 pm

    Finishing the complete Downwood Tales expansion for Mice and Mystics with my family.

  88. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 4:10 pm

    2020, having more time to try a lot of games from my shelf of shame 🙂
    Almost done it, but when you receice so many ks deliveries, hard to do lol

  89. Wade Tripp
    January 7, 2021 / 4:14 pm

    Not really much for gaming with Covid, so digital versions and preaparing to play later.

  90. birddog
    January 7, 2021 / 4:15 pm

    Best gaming moment? Family receiving dice in their stockings and agreeing to play some TTRPG!

  91. Abe
    January 7, 2021 / 4:17 pm

    Playing online with cousins I couldn't visit

  92. Spartacus
    January 7, 2021 / 4:21 pm

    My best gaming experience in 2020: Continuing our Gloomhaven campaign with two friends and my daughter on saturday afternoons (stretching into evenings, depending on the scenario), finishing off with one or two rounds of some small "nightcap" game and some nachos con queso afterwards – until the pandemic broke it.
    To be continued somewhere in the future. Gloomhaven is still waiting…

  93. Tater
    January 7, 2021 / 4:24 pm

    Sadly I did not get to game much in 2020. However I expanded my collection and pimped out Flashpoint so much that it is a joy just to see it on the table now.

  94. profunduslibrum
    January 7, 2021 / 4:27 pm

    Playing with Barrage. Great game! 🙂

  95. JJ
    January 7, 2021 / 4:32 pm

    Playing pandemic for the first time!

  96. Kristin's Project
    January 7, 2021 / 4:33 pm

    Specific-game-wise, my best experience was probably Forgotten Waters for how engaging the story aspect was.

    In general though, my best experience was connecting with friends online to play board games over Tabletop Simulator

  97. StarmanTTLB
    January 7, 2021 / 4:35 pm

    My best gaming experience of 2020 was (and still is) my ongoing Gloomhaven campaign with my wife and two friends. When the pandemic made in-person gaming unsafe, we transitioned to an online game where once a week we virtually meet up and through a mash of Tabletop Simulator and Discord make it work. Half of the session is just banter and chatting, but that bit of sanity has been very important this year!

  98. Drunken Boxer
    January 7, 2021 / 4:38 pm

    My best gaming experience was playing Dune: Imperium. That was probably my favorite game of the year.

  99. Joel
    January 7, 2021 / 4:41 pm

    Probably the best experience of the year was finishing Pandemic Legacy Season 1 with my wife. What a fantastic time we had!

  100. Itsme
    January 7, 2021 / 4:42 pm

    Too Many Bones. Since it’s hit the table, it been a challenge to get it off.

  101. Karl Markovich
    January 7, 2021 / 4:43 pm

    Since the pandemic, I've been unable to meet with my regular gaming group. So my best game moments of 2020 was being able to introduce my new wife to the world of board games!

  102. Pelor
    January 7, 2021 / 4:46 pm

    Having time to play Deep Space D6! and playing Pandemic Hot Zone for quick fun

  103. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 4:48 pm

    My group finding Board Game arena. We were able to play a couple of times. Beating one of our over confident friends at not alone was the icing.

  104. Trib
    January 7, 2021 / 4:50 pm

    It's hard to say which gaming experience was the best for me last year. We weren't able to boad game as much as we normally could as a family which sucks, but this last year socializing to any extent got cut back. I will say that every one of us the few times my family and I were able to play games, are all my favorite gaming experiences! My family is my game group first and foremost, and I enjoy any time I can spend witgh them.

  105. Kelly VA
    January 7, 2021 / 4:51 pm

    My best experience was finally playing Arkham Horror the card game. Great solo game during covid.

  106. João Coelho
    January 7, 2021 / 4:56 pm

    Terraforming Mars! It was amazing!!

  107. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 5:00 pm

    Nemesis! The most thematic game!!!

  108. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 5:01 pm

    My best gaming experience of the year was with Imperial assault, still !

  109. Brian H
    January 7, 2021 / 5:11 pm

    Playing Escape Tales The Awakening with my Family

  110. Brian H
    January 7, 2021 / 5:11 pm

    Playing Escape Tales The Awakening with my Family

  111. Brian H
    January 7, 2021 / 5:12 pm

    Playing Escape Tales the Awakening with my family

  112. Ocraoke
    January 7, 2021 / 5:17 pm

    We live in a historic district, circa 1918, one of the few places with city blocks, we usually getting 700-800 kids at Halloween, we passed this year sadly, a 42 year event, sadly…
    Spent the night in the world of Universal Horrors: The Studio’s Classic Films, 1931–1946, playing Horrified with wife, between pressured cooked cornbread, cheesecake, slow cooker chili, the annual feast.

  113. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 5:18 pm

    This year has seen a lot of games, but I was able to start Betrayal Legacy and bond with family over it, so that is up there as a favorite.

  114. JLA
    January 7, 2021 / 5:22 pm

    For now it has to be Pandemic, as it was the main one I played over 2020.
    I have Tainted Grail in the queue to try out but haven't gotten to it yet 🙂

  115. Rob Bendig
    January 7, 2021 / 5:33 pm

    Spending the first month of lockdown running through part of my shelf of shame in alphabetical order playing a new game each day (mostly by myself mind you) – Artemis Project, Black Orchestra, Coloma, Dire Wild, Egizia, Factory Funner, Giga-Robo, Helionox, Ironclad, ……

  116. Gambit001
    January 7, 2021 / 5:49 pm

    Just getting to play at all was honestly the best experience, only got to have 1 session since March…

  117. Reverance Pavane
    January 7, 2021 / 5:49 pm

    Lending out games for others to play.

  118. Dave McK
    January 7, 2021 / 5:53 pm

    My friends and I play Old School Dungeons and Dragons using Discord. It's quite amazing how fun the minds-eye imagination can be! Our next step is to find a good platform for playing boardgames online

  119. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 5:58 pm

    I got the elusive kamikaze in Cabo without even knowing what my forth card was! I had two 12s and a 13, and lo and behold, my forth unrevealed card was a 13! I won the game that round stealing victory from my 8 year old son who didn't even care that he lost he was just in awe of what just happened.

  120. Fullmoon
    January 7, 2021 / 6:22 pm

    My best experience in boardgames was playing online with friends! I hadn't before and didn't expect much of it, but found it to be a great way of keeping in touch.
    I advice to play online with people you know already, and use visual and sounds (be it webcam or What's app cam): it add's so much to the fun!

  121. Cubsnextyear
    January 7, 2021 / 6:24 pm

    Playing Forgotten Waters with my game group was my best experience

  122. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 6:35 pm

    My favorite moment was receiving Betrayal Legacy for my birthday and my brother (who never plays board games) enjoying it so much we played four rounds in a row!

  123. Hai Kulture
    January 7, 2021 / 6:38 pm

    The 50 Game Bracket Battle of BattleCON and the expansions during Spring Lockdown

  124. jpizzle
    January 7, 2021 / 6:38 pm

    Best Gaming experience of 2020 was playing on Zoom with friends. Also, loved all the board games acquired during the holidays.

  125. Maiksu
    January 7, 2021 / 7:04 pm


  126. Scorba
    January 7, 2021 / 7:06 pm

    Before the quarantine craze we got together with like 20 friends to play boardgames for a whole week in the countryside. I hope we can repeat it this year!
    to name a single game, I've bought Inis and we've played a few, and we've enjoyed it so much I even bought the expansion!

  127. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 7:30 pm

    Discovering 'Terraforming Mars' and despite the inial learning curve that almist scared me off, we persisted and found an amazing game – with many repeat plays so far.

  128. digital_sextant
    January 7, 2021 / 8:35 pm

    Finishing all 10 mysteries in SHERLOCK HOLMES CONSULTING DETECTIVE – BAKER STREET IRREGULARS felt really good. Kudos to Space Cowboys and designer Dave Neale for a great mystery experience!

  129. JD
    January 7, 2021 / 8:38 pm

    My best gaming moment would be finishing Pandemic Legacy Season 2 after playing for 2 actual years. Yay!

  130. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 8:40 pm

    Finally winning an Eldritch Horror scenario after trying countless times! It made finally winning much more satisfying.

  131. actor73
    January 7, 2021 / 8:42 pm

    Before restrictions were invoked again, having a chance to play multiple board games like Pandemic and Mansions of Madness with my brother-in-law on my first camping trip in 20 years.

  132. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 8:43 pm

    Etherfields finally arriving. such an amazing game.

    Jordan Dyksley

  133. Kelcey
    January 7, 2021 / 8:45 pm

    My best gaming experience in 2020 was during a game of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles! I was playing as the villain and my boyfriend and 2 friends were playing the heroes. This was really a big comeback for me as a gamer in terms of showing good sportsmanship. The last time we had played a game where I was the "one," I am sad to say that I was not a good sport and I pouted and was bitter when I was barely able to hinder the other players at all. This time around, I took the position of "I am here to make sure the other players have a good challenge, but ultimately I am here for them to have fun. Even if things don't go my way, I can have fun too by just enjoying the ride." The mindset was huge and made for such a great game (and other Batman scenarios that followed). We all had a great time and I had a great time even though my villains and henchmen were crushed. I am really proud of my growth as a gamer and a person, and board games are what helped me achieve that success!

  134. Marky Mark
    January 7, 2021 / 9:04 pm

    Discovering Patchwork with my wife and Pass The Pigs with my son

  135. Archangel
    January 7, 2021 / 9:15 pm

    Rolling out the heavier euros has been the best part of a low distraction situation– it's so much easier to focus on complex rules. Nothing feels quite as satisfying as plowing through a catalog of Lacerda games and then laying into a heavier thematic game like Nemesis, it draws out more of the intircate gameplay and contrasts the greater emphasis on theme to the more stark euro games.

    Oh, and it is only fair that I mention that I have never played solo games before given that I consider gaming a social experience, but the pandemic has caused me to reconsider. I will likely not become a "solo gamer", but I have gained an appreciation for solo gaming that I likely would not have known otherwise.

  136. the_deck_builder
    January 7, 2021 / 9:17 pm

    My best gaming moment of 2020 was when my girlfriend pushed ****** into a ****** towards the end of Clank Legacy. It was an epic moment in a truly epic legacy game.

  137. AndyV
    January 7, 2021 / 9:41 pm

    Just One may not be a "board" game but it certainly was funny.

  138. alicia
    January 7, 2021 / 9:52 pm

    My best experience was with Lorenzo il Magnifico! I bought the game and its expansion in the spring. Despite a rather stressful time with the pandemic, we played it over a dozen times. When playing, all other worries seemed to melt away, and we could just have fun with engine building and combos. Thanks for the contest!

  139. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 9:55 pm

    I think my best memories are just playing with my two sons whether it be a small quick game or a longer game. It is time well spent.

  140. Daniel
    January 7, 2021 / 9:57 pm

    I just started painting my Star Wars Legion mini's and can't wait to play my first battle

  141. nmgara
    January 7, 2021 / 10:26 pm

    Spent one afternoon taking many turns on several games on BGA and Yucata with friends while we chatted on Zoom. Everyday should be like that.

  142. Unknown
    January 7, 2021 / 10:49 pm

    Going through Clank! Legacy with my wife and kids.

  143. K'JawSa'
    January 7, 2021 / 10:54 pm

    Space ,the final frontier….

  144. Bradly Billingsley
    January 7, 2021 / 10:54 pm

    It's usually a long shot that I get to play board games with family at Christmas. Since they come from out of town they often have other commitments they run back and forth to in order to see everyone for the holiday. But this year everything was last minute and everyone had more time than normal. So of course I took the opportunity to bring a whole load of board games by for everyone to enjoy. It was actually the most board gaming I got done with family during the Christmas holidays that I can remember.

  145. W Kruta
    January 7, 2021 / 10:58 pm

    My best gaming experience was Dobble and see my teenage (4 years) playing with his grammas and parents and winning all of them. 😀

  146. Mr. K
    January 7, 2021 / 11:09 pm

    Nemesis 😛 Since played for new year 😀

  147. jeffrhind
    January 7, 2021 / 11:37 pm

    Without a doubt Rococo Deluxe edition was my favorite play of 2020. I know it's an old game but it was "new to me" and I love the E-G edition!!

  148. dvice12
    January 7, 2021 / 11:39 pm

    My best gaming experience was playing Star Trek Ascendency with friends over Tabletop Simulator.

  149. ClockworkDragonfly
    January 8, 2021 / 12:03 am

    Finally getting Nemesis to the table was definitely a highlight, but it might tie with teaching my daughter Grimdark Future by One Page Rules.

  150. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 12:04 am

    My best gaming moment of 2020 was a very close game of Carcassonne with my wife. She beat me by 5 points.

  151. Nate W
    January 8, 2021 / 12:07 am

    Getting my son into some heavier games was the best part of my year. We played Battleball and some Choose Your Own Adventure style games.

  152. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 12:21 am

    My wife and I were blessed with our second child last year. During the month after it was hard for us to find time between the newborn and toddler to play any games. We had recieved a couple kickstarters and other exciting games we couldn't play. That first time we got enough time to play and started the Rise of the Red Skull Marvel Champions expansion was AMAZING.

  153. Lucas
    January 8, 2021 / 1:55 am

    I've really been enjoying playing through Rise if Fenris with my son. He's a high school junior, and I'm treasuring this time before he heads to college.

  154. Shiaoran
    January 8, 2021 / 2:40 am

    Playing with foreigners, now that people have discovered the simulators.

  155. Victoria K
    January 8, 2021 / 3:19 am

    I loved playing with my family when we were still able to see them.

  156. Laporbo
    January 8, 2021 / 3:24 am

    My best gaming moment of 2020 was the one game day I got to do with friends. All the rest were canceled.

  157. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 4:58 am

    My best experience was playing Spirit Island. It was a birthday present gamble that I bought on a whim and I never looked back

  158. Knarf
    January 8, 2021 / 5:29 am

    Choosing the masks.

  159. Boothestar
    January 8, 2021 / 5:48 am

    My best experience was playing Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion with my wife. I played the original Gloomhaven with a gaming group, so I was very familiar with the mechanisms, but seeing my wife fall in love with Gloomhaven was a very pleasant surprise. She loved it so much that we played through the complete campaign again with the two characters we didn't use the first time!

  160. KingJowy
    January 8, 2021 / 6:39 am

    Playing the Crew with the family was one of my most fun gaming experiences ever, not just of 2020. And a Christmas full of board games was also excellent.

  161. KingJowy
    January 8, 2021 / 6:39 am

    Playing the Crew with the family was one of my most fun gaming experiences ever, not just of 2020. And a Christmas full of board games was also excellent.

  162. Jordan, Aubrey, Kaden, and Toby
    January 8, 2021 / 7:54 am

    Trying new games out with my kids were my favorite experiences gaming. Seeing them fall in love with different games, and just having different games out on the table experimenting with them in new ways.

  163. Jordan, Aubrey, Kaden, and Toby
    January 8, 2021 / 7:55 am

    Trying new games out with my kids were my favorite experiences gaming. Seeing them fall in love with different games, and just having different games out on the table experimenting with them in new ways.

  164. Sjeng
    January 8, 2021 / 8:50 am

    Crokinole for dexterity, Arena the Contest for dungeon crawlers, and Escape the Dark Sector for dice games.

  165. Atus
    January 8, 2021 / 1:43 pm

    Solo Navajo Wars

  166. Marc
    January 8, 2021 / 2:19 pm

    Playing with my family during quarantine was great!

  167. phunkysai
    January 8, 2021 / 2:35 pm

    Thanks guys….this looks really cool!

  168. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 2:35 pm

    My best gaming experience last year was during summer when I was home from the pandemic and I had hours to myself playing C&C Red Alert at home left alone.

  169. Peter Schott
    January 8, 2021 / 3:08 pm

    Best – probably Five Minute Mystery with the family.
    Solo – Terraforming Mars will get the nod

  170. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 3:08 pm

    Doing Clank Legacy in about 2.5 weeks. Solid fun. Wife beat me by 5 points… Good fun.

  171. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 3:10 pm

    Quarantine this year meant I could spend more time with my son. We played a lot of board games together. One of my best times this year was prior to lock down taking my son to a board game café called The Boardroom in Winooski, VT and playing some Star Wars Risk.

  172. Ruskicowboy
    January 8, 2021 / 3:10 pm

    My best gaming experience was playing Burgle Bros. with my daughters. They really got into the theme, and were doing action by action commentary and humming Mission Impossible while playing. We've lost every game so far, but have come soo close…

  173. GRHyman
    January 8, 2021 / 3:12 pm

    Getting together with friends for the first time after not seeing them most of the year. Played a few games (Paris, Tokinado) and just enjoyed being social.

  174. Benjamin Kocher
    January 8, 2021 / 3:13 pm

    I'd have to say that playing Nemesis with my game group. The tension was high throughout, a lot of laughs and we STILL talk about how I fought valiantly with one of the other players to make it to the escape pods, then ditching him once there haha Great times.

  175. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 3:13 pm

    Playing games with the family while starting home had kept us engaged and provide fun distractions. Playing Imperial Assault solo was also fun.

  176. tanderegg
    January 8, 2021 / 3:18 pm

    Exploring online gaming has been fun, since our game group went fully virtual, and I've gotten involved in competitive play on BGA.

  177. MentalShiver
    January 8, 2021 / 3:32 pm

    last year my best experience was when i finally met my group of friends and we played concordia, anachrony and nemesis… we had fun, lot of laughs and some chat… my favorite game night

  178. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 3:33 pm

    Boardgamearena has been the best experience of 2020 for our group. The only way we've been able to play during the 2020 pandemic

  179. Kees
    January 8, 2021 / 3:39 pm

    Playing games (and drinking beers) with family every day over Christmas vacation!

  180. Joel Lim
    January 8, 2021 / 3:42 pm

    Playing Pandemic Legacy Season 1 finally!

  181. Pete Darby
    January 8, 2021 / 3:44 pm

    Very early in the year, playing cosmic encounter with my wife and kids in a boardgame cafe. Little brats teamed up to get joint victory over the olds…

  182. Aaron J M
    January 8, 2021 / 3:46 pm

    My best moments were playing Clank! Legacy! Too bad Covid happened and we never got to finish. I'm looking forward to all the games such as this one, that I'll be playing in masses, once F2F gaming is a safe thing again.

  183. Mshea1
    January 8, 2021 / 3:50 pm

    I actually got to go one convention in 2020, so my best gaming in 2020 was Winter Fantasy.

  184. Mike papac
    January 8, 2021 / 3:51 pm

    I own a lot of big box games but my tiny games took 2020. I Incan gold, fun employed, Quatro. I got to share them with people who weren't really into boardgames and get them interested and involved. Having people react positively to the hobby made my 2020 bareable.

  185. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 3:51 pm

    Beginning to play more complicated games with my son.

  186. Harvey Noir
    January 8, 2021 / 4:00 pm

    Friends came over and played Cthulhu Wars and A Feast for Odin. Full day of gaming and I loved it! Nice safe break from the quarantine.

  187. Mr. Teacher
    January 8, 2021 / 4:15 pm

    Scythe has been my favorite experience. I've only played it once multiplayer but the Solo play is incredible! It was the first game I ever painted minis for, the first game I bought deluxe components for, and the first time I have ever had to buy the "big box" to fit all of the expansions! I'm still working my way through the Rise of Fenris expansion, but wow! The giddiness and excitement of opening up a new box has been absolutely thrilling!!

  188. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 4:36 pm

    Got Colt Express at a garage sale and had a blast playing it with my kids.

  189. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 4:43 pm

    Gaming with my son. He likes DnD types games ok, but he's really into futurism and sci-fi (think Shadowrun or Cyberpunk). Though my favorite gaming moment with him was playing Star Wars Imperial Assault and him constantly taking his Bothan sniper up to make point blank head shots on stormtroopers. Cracked me up every time.

  190. David
    January 8, 2021 / 4:44 pm

    Finding familiar games to play online, so I stayed in touch with friends.

  191. NexusX
    January 8, 2021 / 4:46 pm

    My best gaming experience of 2020 was playing Dead of Winter: The Long Night for the first time. My family aren't gamers, so it wasn't an easy sell, and harder still during the pandemic. We owned the game for the longest time and had a wonderful time, laughing and leaving the world behind us, if only for an evening.

  192. U
    January 8, 2021 / 4:52 pm

    My best gaming experience of 2020 was probably setting up some family game nights. It was fun to introduce my kids to some more games.

  193. João Braz
    January 8, 2021 / 4:52 pm

    I have a couple os surprises from the year 2020,both new games as well as old games.
    For the new games i really love playing Dwelling of Eldervale, Tidal Blades and Valor and Villainy and for the old ones i got trading some games of i had that did liked, i played Lords of Waterdeep and Champions of Midgard…DAAMN….ALL OF THIS GAMES WHERE AWESOME

  194. Dallan
    January 8, 2021 / 5:07 pm

    The best gaming experience in 2020 has got to be being able to play through ALL my game collection (about 300 different games). There are a lot of great games out there…as well as a few crummy ones that I own, but I made it through them all. This included playing about 40 games of Gloomhaven making a good dent through that campaign. Keyflower remains my #1 game of all time.

  195. Henry L
    January 8, 2021 / 5:36 pm

    Gaming on TTS and making new friends from all around the world.

  196. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 5:37 pm

    My best gaming experience of 2020 was completing Gloomhaven (with Forgotten Circles) with my group. We had been playing the campaign for nearly 2.5 years and the final scenario took us 3 attempts.

  197. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 5:56 pm

    For me, Dwelling of Eldervale won 2020 and everything before as it dethroned Gloomhaven as my all time #1 game. Mind you, possibly this is also due to not having played GH in over a year but no other games even came close to be considered a #1 for me till DoE.

  198. Chris
    January 8, 2021 / 5:59 pm

    Really enjoyed cracking open Dreadball with my son this year

  199. Davinport
    January 8, 2021 / 6:11 pm

    My wife requesting that I buy Everdell without ever playing it.
    Since played it love it! She can't wait to play it again.

  200. WolfSamurai
    January 8, 2021 / 6:16 pm

    I didn't get any face to face gaming time this year because of covid, but I got a good session of the Dresden Files card game online with a friend I haven't been able to hang out with in a while and even won one of the times we played. Which is surprising since it's so damned hard.

  201. WolfSamurai
    January 8, 2021 / 6:17 pm

    I'm not sure this went through because of a hiccup with blogger, but I didn't get any face to face gaming this year due to covid, but I did get one really good session of playing the Dresden Files card game online with a friend who I only rarely get to hang out with. We even one a case, despite that game being really damned hard.

  202. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 6:43 pm

    Getting to play Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion with my friends

  203. Giveaway Guru
    January 8, 2021 / 6:43 pm

    My best gaming moment of this last year was finally getting Dinosaur Island and the expansion. It's just such a good game!

  204. zlajonja
    January 8, 2021 / 6:50 pm

    Although playing Tapestry seems to be the best moment for me, actually playing Dixit with my 5yo for the first time and being astounded by how clever he can be with coming up with terms. ^^

  205. Karen J
    January 8, 2021 / 6:55 pm

    Still playing a personalized version of Command and Conqeuor.

  206. Chris34
    January 8, 2021 / 6:57 pm

    I know it will heard weird to many of you , but my best board game for 2020 was Warhammer Quest 1990 edition .

  207. Becca
    January 8, 2021 / 7:15 pm

    Teaching my mom to play Patchwork and her loving it.

  208. Paul S.
    January 8, 2021 / 7:32 pm

    Playing Pathfinder Adventure Card Game with my wife, especially good because my game group has not met since March.

  209. Paul S.
    January 8, 2021 / 7:34 pm

    Playing Pathfinder Adventure Card Game with my wife, especially good because my game group has not met since March.

  210. Karsten K
    January 8, 2021 / 7:48 pm

    Playing Gloomhaven for the first time. It was an amazing fun time. Unfortunately, we didn't get too far before the Pandemic hit.

  211. Karsten K
    January 8, 2021 / 7:49 pm

    My first time playing Gloomhaven was an amazing fun time. Unfortunately, the pandemic struck not too long after. I'm dying to play it again.

  212. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 7:57 pm

    I finally got Star Wars Rebellion to the table after 2 years of it sitting on my shelf. It was everything I hoped it would be!

  213. OrdinaryMan
    January 8, 2021 / 8:01 pm

    My family and friends play a lot of traditional board games, CLUE, MONOPOLY, CHESS, etc. We would love to play a more complicated, non-traditional board game. And this one is in space. What's not to like.

  214. Jason Peterson
    January 8, 2021 / 8:16 pm

    Best moment was being able to play Netrunner with 300 other people online for the Worlds tournament thanks to NISEI's extremely effective continuance of the game! <3

  215. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 8:31 pm

    We haven't played D&D since I was a kid and finally started a small campaign with our "bubble". We've had so much fun and have scheduled a regular get-together. Looking forward to more this year!

  216. Adam Waggenspack
    January 8, 2021 / 8:54 pm

    Playing Spirit Island Jagged Earth. Spirit Island is my favorite game, and Jagged Earth added a lot of new content for it. I was very happy that I managed to get a lot of time in playing it last year, and look forward to enjoying it just as much this year.

  217. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 9:14 pm

    Getting Nemesis on my birthday, the very last day of 2020

  218. Arik K
    January 8, 2021 / 9:52 pm

    Playing more games with my family!

  219. Unknown
    January 8, 2021 / 10:17 pm

    My best game moments of 2020 were the roleplaying sessions and discovering indie solo games of all sorts. Also, playing the new Dune board games and late night Terraforming Mars.

  220. TS
    January 8, 2021 / 11:05 pm

    Finally playing Star Wars: Rebellion! What a game! 🙂

  221. LJ
    January 8, 2021 / 11:46 pm

    Starting my first Gloomhaven campaign was probably my best board gaming experience. For tabletop gaming as a while, probably getting hired by a Company that puts on D&D games as a DM and getting that fist session in was really cool.

  222. DeannaR
    January 9, 2021 / 12:04 am

    My best gaming experience was the beginning of many great memories. Specifically, it was implementing our recurring Tuesday night game night with a group of friends. It is now something I look forward to each week and can’t wait to continue in the future.

  223. J Pregel
    January 9, 2021 / 12:09 am

    My best gaming experience of 2020 was starting our first ever campaign of Gloomhaven with my 27 year old son. We are about 10 scenarios in and loving it.

  224. Jordan Binkerd
    January 9, 2021 / 2:02 am

    Beginning to play Imperial Assault with my wife! 😀

  225. Gyouza
    January 9, 2021 / 2:16 am

    I think the best was probably just playing Here to Slay with my son. We got it for him as a gift and he fell in love with it asking to play several times a day and led to him being more passionate about trying other games!

  226. Unknown
    January 9, 2021 / 2:53 am

    You have so many to choose from but Five minute mystery I really enjoyed as we all could play together as a family

  227. fountmw
    January 9, 2021 / 2:58 am

    My favorite gaming moment was playing board games all night and into the next morning on new years eve! Century: Spice Road, Onitama, Kingdomino: Duel, Machi Koro, and Century: Eastern Wonders!

  228. Jerm
    January 9, 2021 / 3:36 am


  229. Jerm
    January 9, 2021 / 3:37 am

    Playing the Clockwork factions with Root!

  230. Jerm
    January 9, 2021 / 3:37 am

    Playing the Clockwork factions with Root!

  231. Melesomancer
    January 9, 2021 / 4:29 am

    Best gaming experience was getting into playing lots more two player games at home with my wife because of the pandemic. It's a great way to spend quality time together

  232. Unknown
    January 9, 2021 / 5:34 am

    My best gaming moment of 2020 was finally being able to visit my nephew (high schooler) and get him to play his first hobby board game. We spent a good part of the day flying our ships through space playing Xia: Legends of a Drift System. It was fun getting to show this off to the next generation.

  233. humpty
    January 9, 2021 / 5:37 am

    My favourite 2020 was clank legacy, we enjoyed playing quite a few games this year and we all had different tastes but endured each others choices with patience

  234. Unknown
    January 9, 2021 / 7:02 am

    Playing KDM with my entire family.

  235. daniele.pantieri
    January 9, 2021 / 7:40 am

    My best board game experiens for 2020 was Iwari deluxe edition from @thundergryph. Even if an abstrate board game has components very accurated and beatyful. It gives a lot of replayability with all the different maps which introduce different game strategy.
    I strongly suggest it to lovers of abstract games.

  236. daniele.pantieri
    January 9, 2021 / 7:42 am

    My best board game experiens for 2020 was Iwari deluxe edition from @thundergryph. Even if an abstrate board game has components very accurated and beatyful. It gives a lot of replayability with all the different maps which introduce different game strategy.
    I strongly suggest it to lovers of abstract games.

  237. Drake2000
    January 9, 2021 / 9:26 am

    The Last Of Us.

  238. Kksimons
    January 9, 2021 / 10:37 am

    Best gaming experience of the year was trying and failing to win the game set a watch. It's very puzzling and difficult and for me that challenge was enjoyable.

  239. Claypeace
    January 9, 2021 / 1:13 pm

    My best gaming experience of 2020 I think was when my son legitimately beat me in War Chest. I enjoy introducing new games to him, but when he enjoys the game and has a great time, that's my favorite.
    I was also glad to get to play Edge of Darkness a couple times after having it unopened for over a year, and always have a good time playing Vindication!

  240. Tony Simpkins
    January 9, 2021 / 2:46 pm

    Chronicles of Crime – During the pandemic my wife (not a gamer) and I played through all the cases. Great fun.

  241. matt
    January 9, 2021 / 6:43 pm

    My best gaming experience was with my son while we were on lockdown. Mostly marvel champions

  242. Dr.Benn
    January 10, 2021 / 1:49 am

    7 Wonders Duel. With lockdowns and quarantines here in southern California, two-player games were all I could manage. I enjoyed this the most, especially with the Pantheon expansion, though my opponent disagreed.

  243. SexyBrat
    January 10, 2021 / 3:41 am

    My best gaming experience was getting to try the VR this year. Me and my boyfriend were having a grand ol time.

  244. Jesse
    January 10, 2021 / 4:15 am

    I got to play the Battletech miniatures game with 5 other friends. We made two teams of 3. We had a blast, and it really was a pretty close match.

  245. lilyk
    January 10, 2021 / 5:14 am

    playing Marbles online

  246. vetstadium
    January 10, 2021 / 2:55 pm

    Its really almost every sci fi game we play that deals with flying especially Star Wars games.

  247. eXar
    January 10, 2021 / 3:05 pm

    It would be bringing Dune to the table and then losing 2 games in a row to youngest player in our grup in 4 man game. It was devastating 🙂

  248. Dchrys
    January 10, 2021 / 5:07 pm

    Playing Tainted Grail with friends and really getting into the story and lore and feeling the atmosphere the game creates.

  249. Browerjason@gmail.com
    January 10, 2021 / 7:34 pm

    My best gaming experience so far was just last week. Teaching my kids, ages 7,10, and 13 how to play monopoly with my wife. We are just getting started playing some of the games that aren't just for youge kids and they are loving it.

  250. Jason
    January 10, 2021 / 7:52 pm

    Favorite gaming moment for me in 2020 was being at PaxEast, demoing Dungeon Drop to the public for the first time, just before the world shut down!!

  251. Leela
    January 10, 2021 / 11:23 pm

    Dwelling of Eldervale.

  252. Poloxamer
    January 11, 2021 / 9:20 pm

    My best gaming experience was getting to play Viscounts of the West Kingdom while staying in a cabin up in Gatlinburg. It was a welcome release after all of the stress brought on by 2020.

  253. Justin H
    January 11, 2021 / 10:45 pm

    My wife and I finally got Everdell, and we absolutely loved it! It's been a great 2-player game.

  254. aaea cat
    January 12, 2021 / 12:23 am

    My best gaming experience in 2020 was playing monopoly with my spouse.

  255. pavl05
    January 12, 2021 / 6:05 am

    Best gaming experience was every time more than 2 people gathered to play. These were few. Tough year

  256. Shawn Currier
    January 12, 2021 / 7:05 am

    Tainted Grail, Aliens: AGDITC, and Big Trouble in Little China have kept me pretty happy in 2020….well as happy as one can be anyways.

  257. Tyler G
    January 12, 2021 / 7:50 am

    Getting to play Fireball Island again

  258. GarishMan
    January 12, 2021 / 3:13 pm

    My Brother and I were finally able to begin regularly playing games online using boardgamearena.com Playing with him and my nephew and my other brothers has really helped knit us together more.

  259. GarishMan
    January 12, 2021 / 3:15 pm

    My brothers and I have been able to really connect over boardgamearena.com whereas before our gaming experiences only took place at holidays. We can persistently challenge each other on week days. It has been very rewarding to our relations. My favorite challenge was getting him on to puerto rico and watching his mind click on it. Having them return challenge to rematch me is awesome!

  260. Kevin Grim
    January 12, 2021 / 3:26 pm

    Teaching my son how to play Above and Below. He always loved the components and now he gets to play with them.

  261. Kevin Grim
    January 12, 2021 / 3:30 pm

    My son and I learning new games. I’m teaching him how to play Lords of Waterdeep. It has greatly improved his reading. “What’s an Owlbear dad?” “Go ask your mother son.”

  262. TRIPPER2365
    January 12, 2021 / 10:47 pm

    No particular one just enjoyed so many with the kids during pandemic shutdown ..

  263. Camille B
    January 12, 2021 / 11:09 pm

    I have started playing Arkham Horror (the card game) in 2020 and it was really excellent!

  264. Unknown
    January 13, 2021 / 5:02 pm

    Opening new board games

  265. moloche
    January 14, 2021 / 6:11 pm

    Being able to put a fully painted Speed Freek Force down on the table!

  266. signatus
    January 14, 2021 / 6:35 pm

    Managing to play a first scenario of Dice Throne Adventures before the end of the year was amazing. Great game and looking forward to continue it in 2021!

  267. Tempus
    January 15, 2021 / 9:34 am

    My best gaming experience of 2020 was "Nemesis" and "vampire vandetta"

  268. kingmiked824
    January 15, 2021 / 2:10 pm

    My best gaming experience is my Friday night domino night with the fam

  269. VickieC
    January 15, 2021 / 2:29 pm

    I actually dont play games but my 8 grandsons do ,they play on my computer all the time i know they play mindcraft a lot

  270. monique s
    January 15, 2021 / 2:44 pm

    My best experience was playing Zombicide invader with the kids. It was so fun and exciting.

  271. Unknown
    January 15, 2021 / 3:27 pm

    Had to pry the wooden blocks from the mouth of my dog while playing my OLD classic RISK game. He loves the colored wooden armies.

  272. Catherine L.
    January 15, 2021 / 7:37 pm

    Tainted Grail with my hubby.

  273. Maiju
    January 15, 2021 / 9:03 pm

    Old fashion matching game. My son is finally old enough to play games and have fun.

  274. hawaiijack
    January 15, 2021 / 9:49 pm

    a 30 hour mararhon Dungeons and Dragons session over Labor Day

  275. Unknown
    January 16, 2021 / 1:08 am

    Enjoyed play game with zoom

  276. Kawaii_design
    January 17, 2021 / 2:37 pm

    My Christmas gift which was Codenames, unlimited hours of fun, laughts, intrigue with friends to be creative and like Sherlock Holmes!

  277. Rebecca
    January 17, 2021 / 6:11 pm

    After sitting beside my husband while in and out of the hospital nonstop for5 years, he was finally stable enough to consider an escape. Daughter moved into my house and my bed next to his hospital bed and I went away for2.5 weeks. It was February in Vermont and we would walk when the weather allowed but otherwise we would play boardgames or I would sleep. On the last day of my visit my friend and her husband took the day off and we played board games all day and into the evening. We played4 different games, best 2 out of three for every game and ultimately played about a dozen or more games. I used to love to play boardgames and have converted back to playing again. We were once the party hosts for game contests for our departments and forgot in the midst of this health crisis. I am back in the game and it is making a long and arduous existence a fun new day! With only one functionality good arm, husband is also back in the game and guiding loaner and on where to put his pieces. Boardgames rock!

  278. sammo
    January 17, 2021 / 11:16 pm

    I've been playing retro games, so I beat my son's score on PacMan…finally!

  279. Unknown
    January 17, 2021 / 11:38 pm

    Tainted Grail was my favor this year!

  280. Brandy
    January 18, 2021 / 12:30 am

    I haven't gamed yet in 2020, but I watched my friends play COD.

  281. justvickie
    January 18, 2021 / 1:09 am

    Patchwork with my granddaughter

  282. Fraud Guy
    January 18, 2021 / 1:50 am

    Playing Dominations 4 handed…much better than I expected.

  283. Fraud Guy
    January 18, 2021 / 1:57 am

    Played Dominations 4 handed…much better than expected

  284. Jeanette J
    January 18, 2021 / 8:51 pm

    I finally got the games Horrified and Ultimate Horror Trivial Pursuit. Still learning the rules but will be playing Horrified a lot this year.

  285. solozzo
    January 19, 2021 / 2:00 am

    Meeple circus, I felt playing like a real track boss!

  286. GK
    January 19, 2021 / 3:06 pm

    Got a copy of Disney Villainous for Christmas in 2020, great game to play with the wife and kids, and usually very competitive!

  287. RickityBobby
    January 19, 2021 / 3:16 pm

    I played a lot of amazing new to me games this year. Space Base might have been our favorite!

  288. Unknown
    January 19, 2021 / 3:30 pm

    Anything stimulating, making our nuerons work from older classic to their newer versions of em and games with altogether newer twists turns. But board games a lot even the 3d build ones

  289. Greg
    January 19, 2021 / 3:35 pm

    Thanks for the contest! I didn't have as many great experiences as I would have liked last year, and although I taught my Wife Russian Railroads and played the game again immediately afterwards, the experience that really stands out is playing Animal upon Animal with my Wife and three teenage boys! It was hilarious, and just a fantastic time!

  290. Μανώλης Φραγγίδης
    January 19, 2021 / 3:51 pm

    Heroes of Tenefyr: The Second Curse!

  291. Mark P
    January 19, 2021 / 4:11 pm

    My biggest game in 2020 was punching out Kickstarter games and hoping that my group could get back together to play them. After that was app versions of roll-n-write games.

  292. Mark P
    January 19, 2021 / 4:14 pm

    My biggest game in 2020 was punching out Kickstarter games and hoping that my group could get back together to play them. After that was app versions of roll-n-write games and puzzle games.

  293. Unknown
    January 19, 2021 / 4:36 pm

    I got all three of my kids to play Hero Realms with me. 9, 8 and 6. So I was pleasantly surprised.

  294. Prozzden
    January 19, 2021 / 5:02 pm

    My best, and nearly only gaming experience in 2020 was the Dice Tower Cruise.

  295. Prozzden
    January 19, 2021 / 5:02 pm

    My best, and nearly only gaming experience in 2020 was the Dice Tower Cruise.

  296. John W
    January 19, 2021 / 5:30 pm

    I have been playing Gloomhaven with my two housemates throughout 2020 and having a great time

  297. Tim Thackaberry
    January 19, 2021 / 6:01 pm

    Playing the Thing so well, that I was able to fail the last mission to win as the alien.

  298. Unknown
    January 19, 2021 / 6:29 pm

    I don't know much about games but enetering for my son game mad xxx

  299. Unknown
    January 19, 2021 / 6:45 pm

    My best gaming experience was playing outside on a picnic table with my oldest friend when it was still safe to do so.

  300. Jessica laurent
    January 19, 2021 / 7:19 pm

    Robinson crusoé, still my numbet one game 🙂

  301. Leela
    January 19, 2021 / 10:46 pm

    The Simpsons Tapped Out.

  302. tiago rosado
    January 19, 2021 / 11:52 pm

    Well because of the pandemic here in my country i spent most of 2020 at home,the only time i was able to play something IRl was in the summer when friends came visit and we finally had a Roleplaying session outside of the internet!!!

  303. Unknown
    January 20, 2021 / 7:22 am

    The most fun I had was playing Port Royal + Just one more contract expansion in a beach bar last summer while drinking beer with friends 😀 It's such a simple, fun and portable game, we play it everywhere!

  304. Øivind Himsett
    January 20, 2021 / 12:26 pm

    Edge of Darkness

  305. AndyV
    January 20, 2021 / 6:51 pm

    My brother-in-law bought me Among Us and we played with the family.

  306. dixtated
    January 21, 2021 / 3:46 am

    Greatest gaming moment in 2020 was Gloomhaven

  307. Unknown
    January 22, 2021 / 4:28 am

    My favorite gaming experience of 2020 was "Dragon Age Inquisition". Amazing game. It had beautiful graphics and a well laid out storyline. I love RPG's. Sometimes I get tired of the games I download, but not this one. 10/10!

  308. Christian A.
    January 25, 2021 / 3:42 am

    My favorite game experience was introducing my family to Wingspan over the holidays. We've played that more than any other and have really enjoyed it.

  309. Just call me Vic
    January 25, 2021 / 5:21 am

    Spending new years with my brother, sister in law and friend playing various games.

  310. Unknown
    January 25, 2021 / 11:23 pm

    Playing with friends

  311. Defustello
    January 26, 2021 / 1:45 pm

    The best gaming experience in 2020 was… culling the collection. Thanks to this we were able to cycle trough all the collection and enjoy all different mechanics that we like the most. We have now room for cool new things in 2021.

  312. Unknown
    January 28, 2021 / 2:29 pm

    My best gaming experience of 2020 was every game I played in December, because we bought a budget gaming table. Every game is better when you have the space to play it! We also participated in a challenge on BGG to play themed games everyday and it was a blast!

  313. Michael Pickard
    January 29, 2021 / 12:35 am

    Introducing a co-worker and their spouse to what modern boardgaming really is! Their minds were blown and now they have a small collection of their own, have backed their first Kickstarter, and have even started painting minis. As much joy as my family gets out of this hobby, the ability to share that joy with others is simply the best!

  314. drmage
    January 29, 2021 / 12:37 am

    My favorite has probably got to be trying out Guards of Atlantis 2 online. Can't wait to see how it turns out in print!

  315. Mess_AXP
    January 29, 2021 / 12:39 am

    Getting through the pandemic by playing Gloomhaven on TTS

  316. Samuel
    January 29, 2021 / 12:42 am

    My best gaming experience this year was playing Tapestry for the first time!

  317. Janus
    January 29, 2021 / 12:42 am

    2020 was rough for gaming. That said, I played the new Dune in a 6 player game, pulling out a win after 10 turns as the Spacing Guild. Great game. Next time we play with the advanced rules.

  318. Jesse Chapman
    January 29, 2021 / 12:51 am

    Being able to play a bunch of Marvel Champions with my wife throughout the year was definitely a huge highlight!

  319. MiniatureWargaming Editor
    January 29, 2021 / 1:07 am

    A final game of Illuminati with a friend before he passed away.

  320. thelastcoyote
    January 29, 2021 / 1:16 am

    My first ever (but hopefully not my last!!) gaming convention in February of 2020 @ DiceTower West. It was fabulous! I am so thankful it happened before all the lockdowns began!

  321. thelastcoyote
    January 29, 2021 / 1:18 am

    My first ever (and hopefully not my last!!) gaming convention at DiceTower West in February 2020. It was fabulous! So glad it occurred before the lockdowns began!

  322. Offroad Noobs
    January 29, 2021 / 1:20 am

    My best gaming moment was when Scythe hit our table. We were reluctant to buy it because it seemed complex and intimidating. But it turned out to be a dream to play and a tactical masterpiece.

  323. Ablang
    January 29, 2021 / 1:23 am

    My best gaming experience was playing an old game of C&C: Red Alert during stay-at-home last year.

  324. Ryan Middleton
    January 29, 2021 / 1:23 am

    Had one friend who was in my “safe” bubble (for COVID purposes) and we played Unmatched for the first time as well as 1st and Goal. Both were awesome games and experiences!

  325. Pedro Soares
    January 29, 2021 / 1:24 am

    In 2020 my boardgame experience was great because I became admin of a local Boardgame Club so I had to play many different games, some of my own, some that club members took to play. Anyway because of Covid I had to stay at home and so I had the chance to play many games that I own but that I never had the chance to play. And I'm feeling really great because of that. Normally I'm a positive person, so this was the positive part of having to stay at home due to a pandemic such as covid. When we are under stress boardgames play a rather important role on our mental (and also Physical) health, so I must say that boardgames saved me from getting frustrated and mental ill.
    Besides all this, I managed to take some friends and club members and created a Boardgame Arena Group where we all play once or twice a week. It's not the same as playing live, but it can make the difference as we join for playing and chat through that internet platform.
    So 2020 was, after all, an incredibly amazing boardgame year to me and my 18yr old daughter.
    Guys, don't feel down because of covid. Remember, you are all boardgamers and boardgamers resist to any bad situation. Take care from covid and play boardgames.
    Hope that I have taken some minds up.

  326. Jules
    January 29, 2021 / 1:26 am

    My best gaming moment of 2021 was fighting the lock-down blues with murder, treachery and laughter, playing Among Us online with friends.

  327. Gonzalo Bedia
    January 29, 2021 / 1:29 am

    For me, the best game experience in 2020 was Maracaibo. Enjoyed other titles such as Barrage but Pfister's game is my fav of 2020

  328. Chuck R.
    January 29, 2021 / 1:32 am

    I think "The Dead Eye" was one of the best experiences I had – especially with the 3-D glasses that I played the game with.

  329. joseverdin10
    January 29, 2021 / 1:45 am

    Same for me, Star Wars Rebellion was amazing after finally getting to play it. My favorite 2 player game by a long shot.

  330. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 1:50 am

    Between BoardGameArena and Tabletop Simulator, my friends and I were able to maintain playing board games on a regular basis during quarantine (and even sneak games in places we wouldn't have been able to normally). Still, it would be a toss up between Tainted Grail, which we got about half way before lockdown started, and Gloomhaven's well scripted implementation on TTS…Think I'd give the edge to Tainted Grail…story is more interesting.

  331. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 1:59 am

    My wife and I found our zen with Wingspan and Everdell. The fun is in the construction, not the competition.

  332. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 2:01 am

    Playing Marvel Champions Rise of Red Skull campaign in one sitting with my brother. That kind of memory never fades.

  333. attackoflance
    January 29, 2021 / 2:03 am

    With more time at home means more time board gaming with my wife. Late night games of Calico were our favorite moments of 2020.

  334. matyas.toth
    January 29, 2021 / 2:37 am

    After this all started playing Pandemic….and winning.

  335. KingCoolDaddy1
    January 29, 2021 / 2:49 am

    My favourite gaming experience in 2020 was breaking out our new Tidal Blades Deluxe version with my kids. Holidays and gaming with family is the best!

  336. Gene Lane
    January 29, 2021 / 2:54 am

    Best 2020 board game experience has been finishing Gloomhaven via TTS with our group who was 3/4 of the way done pre-pandemic.

  337. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 3:03 am

    I would have to say my favorite gaming experience of 2020 would have to be the discovery and investment in the various online board gaming platforms: Tabletopia, TableTop Simulator, and most excitingly, Board Game Arena. I haven't had any time (or people) to play with over the last year, and Board Game Arena has provided an outlet to get some gaming in that is not purely solo. I have discovered so many new games I otherwise would not have played and have a much larger list than before of must buys. Currently have 12 games on the go!

  338. Hoosudaddy
    January 29, 2021 / 3:23 am

    Adding Jaws of the Lion to our collection. I LOVE Gloomhaven, but setup and breakdown times prevented us from playing very often. In comes JOTL to save the day. And I love my Demolitionist!

  339. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 3:37 am

    Played a great game of Wingspan with my Nephew and his wife. During the game, he had is year old daughter in his lap, and it was amazing/funny/cute seeing her respond to all the bird pictures. She would point and touch her daddy's cards, but never tried to hold them. Would love to have known what all her baby comments meant about the different birds. She just made for a special game experience.

  340. Macefield
    January 29, 2021 / 4:35 am

    Discovered the joy of playing Danger Noodle with my kids.

  341. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 4:43 am

    Hmmmm… i would have to say playing The king is dead with friends on TTS:) Our matches always come down to wire and, win or lose, they are magical!

  342. wrip
    January 29, 2021 / 5:11 am

    Learning the Clockwork factions for Root solo was AWESOME!

  343. Somauser
    January 29, 2021 / 5:39 am

    Tainted Grail has been a real highlight over the last year, matched only by a bit of Cthulhu Wars. Both great games!

  344. Mike Bauer
    January 29, 2021 / 5:46 am

    Dungeon! board game.
    I was so happy when our 4-year old daughter asked if I would show her to play, because she had seen it some time when a friend was with us.
    I had painted her two minis, a girl warrior and a boy wizard, which we used as player figures. She played the Fighter girl, I played the Wizard boy. She won, having collected about 50% of the treasure she needed to win – I was eaten by a dragon. 😀

  345. RDCoyote
    January 29, 2021 / 6:07 am

    My spouse got me a copy of Key to the Kingdom, so I was able to play the game that started my board game obsession with my kids.

  346. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 6:27 am

    Having the opportunity to play Cthulhu: Death May Die with my family and friends. In particular, my 10 year old, Olivia, who had tremendous fun making decisions, discovering items and new story lines and getting to shoot Cthulhu in the face! Excellent, well paced and balanced game that's been pure fun for all I've introduced it to.

  347. Bryan C
    January 29, 2021 / 6:46 am

    My best gaming experience of 2020 was playing Scythe with my wife and her brother over Thanksgiving holiday. I had still never won even though we had played a bunch of times. Finally I had my breakthrough, and the monkey was off my back!

  348. Bryan C
    January 29, 2021 / 6:46 am

    My best gaming experience of 2020 was playing Scythe with my wife and her brother over Thanksgiving holiday, and I had still never won even though we had played a bunch of times. Finally I had my breakthrough, and the monkey was off my back!

  349. Alpha-Bull
    January 29, 2021 / 6:58 am

    My #1 gaming experience 2020 was with my daughter and her finally asking to play those games for older kids, now that she learned to read. We played almost a full day through many many games

  350. jondxs
    January 29, 2021 / 7:40 am

    My 9 year old seriously getting into Sentinels of the Multiverse, DND, Splendour and many others – Found my lockdown gaming buddy!

  351. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 7:42 am

    Best game experience of 2020 was discovering Board Game Arena and getting to learn so many new (and old) games.

  352. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 8:09 am

    Arrival of All Bridges burining about the seldom gamed Finnish Civil War.

  353. SpinDisc
    January 29, 2021 / 8:16 am

    Discovering SOLO versions of so many games; Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Wingspan, Ticket to Ride Home version, etc.

  354. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 8:26 am

    Playing War Chest and developing strategies

  355. CodeWorx Studios
    January 29, 2021 / 8:29 am

    Starting family game day every week… And sticking to it. Everyone looks forward to it.

  356. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 8:33 am

    Just the simple fact of in December getting together with friends to put a game "Shadows of brimstone" on the table and play with them.

  357. pensareadaltro
    January 29, 2021 / 8:45 am

    Zombicide. Best ever. Classic do the best.


  358. gediwan
    January 29, 2021 / 8:50 am

    Playing Hanabi online with friends near and far, and getting back into Through the Ages.

  359. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 9:12 am

    One of the few highlights of 2020 was discovering board game arena. It has allowed me to continue to play games easily with friends and introduce me to lots of new games.

  360. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 9:16 am

    Played a lot pf battlecon and family gaming through the game collection. Loving the magazine.

  361. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 9:23 am

    Playing Pandemic Legacy Season 1 on TTS with my brother and friend. Lockdown has been tough, so being able to chat and have a bit of escapism with them both has really helped me with my mental health.

  362. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 9:47 am

    My favorite gaming experience in 2020 was realizing my game group and I could still play D & D via Discord!

  363. Pumpysmom
    January 29, 2021 / 10:14 am

    The best gaming experience from last year is being able to introduce my children to all my favorite games!

  364. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 11:06 am

    Meeting and befriending Scott DeMers, the designer of Hellenica Story of Greece, online of course, and then having a game with him. One of my favourite games. And now he has asked to join in with playtesting his new game, Spring and Autumn Story of China, the next in the 'Story of' series. Really excited about that.

  365. Zdenis
    January 29, 2021 / 12:48 pm

    Failing to beat Nemesis over and over again 😀

  366. ccmonter
    January 29, 2021 / 1:13 pm

    Stuck at home on lockdown? It's time for games with the family. We played over 250 different games in 2020. The game that stood out as the best experience was Clank! Acquisitions Incorporated. It's not the best game mechanically. It's good, with some interesting choices. But the Legacy aspect of the game is incredible! Opening secrets constantly, laughing at the jokes and at each other. Adjusting to the circumstances. Choices that we made 3 games ago coming back to affect the latest game. Simply fabulous.

  367. The Outsider
    January 29, 2021 / 1:24 pm

    Going through pretty much all the Unlock! boxes with mi GF during lockdown.

  368. doublew1723
    January 29, 2021 / 1:34 pm

    My best experience was being able to spend more quality time with my daughter and my wife, especially teaching them to play Kingdomino, which they loved.

  369. staffy53
    January 29, 2021 / 2:09 pm

    I discovered Gloomhaven through a mate…..we played all night….it was magic….all of us had a great time of it…..man, I'm hooked

  370. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 2:25 pm

    Finishing Gloomhaven and its expansion – great game!

  371. Yuri D
    January 29, 2021 / 3:14 pm

    My best experience was getting to try Incan Gold (Diamante) with some friends online. It was a blast and full of laughs.

  372. ARTmergency
    January 29, 2021 / 3:22 pm

    Learning that my SO enjoys playing 51st State & Xia. I thought she wouldn't be into them but now I get to play them with her on a regular basis!

  373. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 3:26 pm

    My best gaming experiences of year 2021 will without any doubt be those who occured in this confinement year.
    One of those that remains hard is the discovery of Eclipse for a gargantuan play.
    The different series of The Crew are also noticeable.

  374. RoofGod
    January 29, 2021 / 3:46 pm

    Starting a Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion campaign.

  375. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 4:04 pm

    Finding some gems when the charity/thrift stores were still open – from "Concept" to "4000AD". And finally getting Lords of Waterdeep to the table, and being beaten by my wife.

  376. OrlandotheTechnicoloured
    January 29, 2021 / 4:06 pm

    mosly aining minis, no seen anybody o game wih

  377. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 4:38 pm

    Getting to play Digital Gloomhaven when I could not afford the board game

  378. Zweigesicht
    January 29, 2021 / 4:54 pm

    Gaming Sessions were scarce this last year…
    But one game of "Last Night on Earth" stands out.
    The last survivors heroically fighting their way across the board – only to be wiped out in the last round of the game!

  379. MysticX
    January 29, 2021 / 5:18 pm

    For 2020 being what it was, my best gaming experience was solo (though I prefer gaming with other people), doing a Gloomhaven campaign! Not finished yet, not enough free time in a week to progress through all!

  380. Michael
    January 29, 2021 / 5:36 pm

    I guess the best gaming experience for me in 2020 was coming up with two player rules for Frankendice with my wife and playing them. Were the rules good? No, but it was a delightfully goofy experience as we played.

  381. NXPL
    January 29, 2021 / 5:59 pm

    Best gaming experience in 2020 was an epic experience of gaming Hitler's Reich with the game developer.

  382. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 7:30 pm

    I was able to get to play through the mini-campaign of Star Wars Imperial Assault together with my co-workers, when we still could work together in the same office. That was quite an experience, that everyone enjoyed.

    Me – that I got to play the game again after a long time.
    Colleagues – they never played or had bad previous experiences with it, but together we had so much fun!

    In the end, we agreed to play through another mini-campaign, but we are still to get back together in the same room to start the new campaign.

    Looking forward to having more great gaming and social experiences in 2021.

  383. Speedyhobgoblin
    January 29, 2021 / 7:36 pm

    Discovering many genuinely fun and Free Print and Plays.

  384. Speedyhobgoblin
    January 29, 2021 / 7:38 pm

    Discovering, Building and Playing many genuinely fun free Print and Plays!

  385. Unknown
    January 29, 2021 / 7:45 pm

    In 2020, ANY gaming experience was a great one! But BGG.Spring was my first serious intro to online gaming, and gave me a much-needed sense of connection with my fellow gamers. I even ran into old friends in the virtual hallway!

  386. Wesz
    January 29, 2021 / 8:12 pm

    The best experine was when I taught Founders of Gloomhaven to my parents 🙂

  387. Nekoashi
    January 29, 2021 / 9:07 pm

    My best gaming experience in 2020 was building my board gaming table! I am new to woodworking and undertook this as my first project. It was a ton of fun and turned out great. We now have a great spot for game night.

    If I need to comment on a specific board game experience, hands-down it would be our makeshift Zoom sessions with Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game (Portal Games) and working through all the cases in the series. Tremendous entertainment and highly recommended!

  388. Quinarbre
    January 29, 2021 / 9:50 pm

    I've finally laid my hands on a copy of Robinson Crusoe, and oh boy did it deliver all its promises!

  389. Sebastien Lessard
    January 29, 2021 / 11:11 pm

    Discovered and fell into the deep end of Arkham Horror the Card Game.

  390. Ryan
    January 30, 2021 / 12:11 am

    My best memory was passimg quarantine time playing Pandemic Legacy 0 with my fiance

  391. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 12:14 am

    My best gaming experience was playing Blood Rage with Same Healy.

  392. Dmar5000
    January 30, 2021 / 12:18 am

    Playing Brass Birmingham for the first time with my fiance! It was a blast

  393. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 12:19 am

    My wife, brother, and his wife finished pandemic legacy season 1. It was a long time coming since we live in different states, but man was it fun to save the world…kinda…

  394. Jerry Baker
    January 30, 2021 / 12:20 am

    Best 2020 moment? getting into Solo gaming more, learning games on tabletop simulator and playing games Board Game arena

  395. Almalik
    January 30, 2021 / 12:20 am

    Probably playing Clank Legacy with the kids.

  396. Michael Gillen
    January 30, 2021 / 12:30 am

    Finally unpacking and sorting Kingdom Death Monster!

  397. BubbaMudd
    January 30, 2021 / 12:32 am

    I got to play first 5 scenarios of Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion. Such a fun game. Then it got too cold to play outside. Hopefully after COVID we'll get back together and play some more.

  398. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 12:37 am

    Best gaming experience of 2020 was plying through the Rise of Fenris campaign of Scythe.

  399. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 12:38 am

    Freshly acquired Rum & Bones second tide with the so. No one expects the Spanish inquisition! To win. But I let her pick first and she picked the Deep Lords.

  400. Josh Christian
    January 30, 2021 / 12:45 am

    Getting my kids hooked on board games, and them always looking forward to family game night!

  401. Bryon D
    January 30, 2021 / 12:45 am

    Crystallo was my most played game of 2020. Great filler puzzle for short breaks while WFH.

  402. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 12:47 am

    Playing Quacks of the Quidelinburg with my family.

  403. LIZZIEV64
    January 30, 2021 / 12:49 am

    Playing Star Wars Outer Realm

  404. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 12:53 am

    I had a hard time getting games to the table last year, but I really enjoyed getting my wife into Gloomhaven JotL.

  405. Ravage
    January 30, 2021 / 12:56 am

    My best gaming experience was realizing that I might win a copy of Vanguard by Awaken Realms! A close second was the very fun "Dice Throne Adventures" that has recently been released.

  406. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 1:02 am

    Learning and playing Tekhenu for the first time.

  407. Derek
    January 30, 2021 / 1:26 am

    The best part was getting my old board gaming buddy after last few years of being apart. Now I have tried a ton of new games and am working into gloomhaven.

  408. KHARN
    January 30, 2021 / 1:58 am

    Sincerely; meet my friends again after the long lockdown because of Covid and have a game night. So much emotions… 🙂

  409. Wade Tripp
    January 30, 2021 / 2:28 am

    My best experience was playing Root online since I was not able to go out and meet people

  410. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 3:07 am

    Best thing was online gaming since several in my group weren't allowed to game in person by their spouses.

  411. John Hildebrand
    January 30, 2021 / 4:00 am

    It’s a Wonderful has been the most played for me this 2020.

  412. John Hildebrand
    January 30, 2021 / 4:00 am

    It’s a Wonderful has been the most played for me this 2020.

  413. Dave R
    January 30, 2021 / 4:24 am

    Over the years, my regular game group has gained people and lost people due to life changes. Changes in work schedules, people moving, people having kids, etc. The pandemic forced us to switch to online platforms to play our loved board games. Luckily, it brought a few people that hadn't been able to be a part of the group any longer back to the table. It was great getting to play with them again.

  414. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 5:33 am

    Barrage was fun game to puzzle out.

  415. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 5:43 am

    Best gaming experience of 2020: had a big 6 player game of Battlestar Galactica on my birthday via tabletop simulator and it was such an epic game!

  416. Dario Pesce
    January 30, 2021 / 6:34 am

    I think my best game of the 2020 is Tainted Grail, i loved to play It with my Friends, and i'm looking to continue the Campaign.

  417. RaveAir
    January 30, 2021 / 7:49 am

    My best gaming experience in 2020 was the Star Wars Outer Rim. I very enjoyed the game with my children.

  418. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 9:08 am

    We finally played the Nemesis game for the 1st time on TTS, awesome game…

  419. Brian T
    January 30, 2021 / 9:10 am

    Playing through Detective Season 1 with my wife and friend who moved back home out of the country soon after our last session.

  420. Jessica laurent
    January 30, 2021 / 9:18 am

    Robinson Crusoé is still my top one game, especially during pandemic as surviving in this island helped me survived confined 🙂

  421. CJ
    January 30, 2021 / 1:00 pm

    After the death of my mum I cried and walked and talked and then sat with a few friends and played games. I don't want to look on boardgamegeek to learn what we played: it was just good that we were together.

  422. Harold B.
    January 30, 2021 / 2:12 pm

    My best gaming experience last year was finding that Ticket to Ride has a multiplayer, multidevice app so that I can play with a group of friends over Zoom now.

  423. Moisés Omar Maurizio
    January 30, 2021 / 4:30 pm

    Playing Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion. The proper way ti start this awesome game. Then the big brother. I love it!

  424. Unknown
    January 30, 2021 / 5:04 pm

    Sandy Petersen Planet Apocalypse. Pure Hell in the best possible way. 😉

  425. Wesz
    January 30, 2021 / 7:34 pm

    My best experience was when I taught to my parents how to play Founders of Gloomhaven 🙂

  426. ae minx
    January 30, 2021 / 10:09 pm

    Best gaming experience is hard to say at this point.. I've been going old school with board games like scrabble and jigsaw puzzles.. Most fun would probably be rediscovering Portal. I loved that game.. and it's just as much fun as I remember

  427. dr_jaycee
    January 31, 2021 / 10:31 am

    Solo gaming on the computer :p Rimworld, WH2 Total war, Stellaris

  428. Zach
    January 31, 2021 / 1:24 pm

    I work in a school while dealing with the abrupt switch to online was kind of crazy it gave me a lot of time to board game with my children. Our best game was probably the many many rounds of tumblin Dice we played.

  429. Sir Dirius
    January 31, 2021 / 3:43 pm

    Best gaming-related experience from 2020 was at Christmas, when I finally received the order of the luxury gaming table from Geeknson! They only told me about a week before that it was going to be delivered and I was so excited – although it did mean that I need to make space for it rather quickly… Now it is so much easier to set up those big games, like Gloomhaven, without the concerns about my cats knocking over everything 😀

  430. Unknown
    January 31, 2021 / 7:36 pm

    Playing Gloomhaven JotL with my wife.

  431. Mike R
    January 31, 2021 / 11:23 pm

    Best gaming experience? Getting to play Jeopardy Trivia with 50 of my closest friends at a Virtual party dressed in a Tux, eating hors d'oeuvres, drinking wine, and nearly spitting it out when someone snuck some humorous comments into the "answers!" We couldn't make the yearly party, but we had a GREAT time with our friends.

  432. Jerry
    January 31, 2021 / 11:45 pm

    Getting a number of games that i've been wanting. Not so much the playing, giving the pandemic.

  433. corey1971
    February 1, 2021 / 4:59 am

    Playin Pandemic with my kids during a pandemic!

  434. Unknown
    February 1, 2021 / 10:35 am

    Best gaming experience: On Mars, the meeples look great and the mechanics rock😆

  435. Ted W
    February 1, 2021 / 7:02 pm

    Playing Wingspan on Tabletopia. I'd love to play it in person, but digitally is fun as well.

  436. Unknown
    February 4, 2021 / 5:40 pm

    My best gaming experience in 2020 was getting a copy of wingspan and the north American expansion and playing it before we went back into lock down again. My highlight this year will be to play any board game with my friends in the same room again.

  437. Giveaway Guru
    March 9, 2021 / 3:28 am

    Was a winner picked for this giveaway?

  438. Unknown
    March 14, 2021 / 3:46 am

    I'm just lost in Scythe, The whole theme works the best for me, I can't help but keep going back to it!

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