Looking Forward: The Rest of 2020 in Gaming

Well, it’s the end of a…very weird year, both for gaming and for *points at everything*. With entire countries in lockdown and a global pandemic shutting down all major public gatherings, it has been a slow year in gaming.

As the year lumbers towards its end, Board Game Geek has posted a list of every game that’s expected to come out this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to take a quick look to see what catches our interest here at the Meeple Overlords’ bunker. Here’s the first batch of the last batch of games of 2020!

The Castles of Tuscany – I love Castles of Burgundy, though Em does not. I’m not sure the game needs a sequel, Still, it looks like the boards are modular, the components are colorful, and, in true Stephan Feld fashion, the points are plentiful. I’m going to try to talk Em into this one.

Goons – Supervillain henchmen battle it out to launch the greatest schemes. The characters in this game look great, and I love just about anything with variable player powers, so this one’s definitely on my radar.

Publisher render of Goons, stolen from Board Game Geek. Don’t tell them.

Tungaru – Play as Polynesian explorers colonizing the Gilbert Islands and discovering resources. I’m a sucker for the art, and it’s nice to see an exploration game that’s not about Europeans.

Cloud Age – Alexander Pfister has had a pretty great decade, what with Great Western Trail, Maracaibo, and Meeple Overlords’ favorite Isle of Skye. Cloud Age combines deck building, engine building, and resource management with a campaign-based game in a post-apocalyptic world. And there are airships, if that’s your thing.

Golem – Literally the only thing I know about this game is that it is based on the legend of the Golem of Prague, but that’s all I need to know. I have to play this.

Dune Imperium – OK, look. The Dune movie is coming out soon, so we’re there’s going to be no drought of games based on either the film or the book series. AND I WANT TO PLAY THEM ALL. I’m a fan of the books, but less so of the David Lynch version of the film. The early reviews of Dune Imperium are good, and I can’t wait to try it.

Dune Imperium. Another publisher image stolen from Board Game Geek. Just be cool, guys.

What games are you looking forward to? Join the conversation by commenting, or find us on our social media! Come back next week for a second look at the Games of November-December 2020!

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