Top sellers of 2014 (so far)

by Nate T on November 24, 2014

Looking for games to consider as gifts for the upcoming holiday season, here's a (current) list of the top items purchased from WoodForSheep in 2014.

 

  • Sleeves - Amalgamated this to one option. If we left to the various sleeve sizes available, it would easily cover more than a third of this list. A good option to prolong the life of that favourite game by keeping it dry, clean and lessening the wear & tear.
  • Marvel Dice Master Avengers Vs X-men - an interesting addition to collectible games, Dice Masters lets you field a team of your favourite Marvel heroes and villains to pit against an opposing team, and see who prevails. Available in Starter sets (good for 2 players out of the box), Booster packs, and Booster case. Recently released is the new set - Uncanny X-men (Starter sets and Booster case).
  • Deck Box - storage solutions to keep game components from running rampant inside the box, saves set-up/take-down time allowing for more playing than cleaning and re-sorting. ;)
  • Sushi Go - a simple drafting game with cute art and theme. Quick filler for the serious gamers, also fun for the casual crowd. May cause food cravings during gameplay.
  • Star Realms - interesting implementation of a deck building game. Straight forward rules and game play. Duel aspect makes it fun and challenging.
  • Caverna - a recent entry in the farming-as-a-game division. Has established itself as a clear heavyweight in many aspects (game play, number of players, even just shear weight).
  • King of Tokyo - take on the role of a big monster trope (ie giant gorilla, oversized lizard, colossal robot) and roll your dice to victory, either by collecting enough points for the win, or being the last monster standing in Tokyo, a favourite destination of monsters of any genre. Recently, the second most popular city for monster visits gets a spotlight in King of New York.
  • 7 Wonders - where Sushi Go could be the gateway to drafting games, this "expert's game of the year" continues to be a challenging game that threads the line between simple game mechanics and complex decisions.
  • Jamaica - race around the tropical island plundering for food gold, and treasure, but be wary of your fellow pirates and keep a cannonball or two handy.
  • Parade - an interesting twist to set collection games where gathering cards equals points, and points in this game is not good.
  • Jaipur - a more straight forward set collection game (collecting sets equals points, points are good) that makes for a fun and challenging 2 player experience.
  • Pandemic - rather than competing against each other, players in this game have to work together to keep various diseases at bay before they run rampant all over the world.
  • Settlers of Catan - a modern classic; collect resources and build your settlement before everyone else on the island does, but keep your options open as you may need to barter with your neighbours.
  • X Wing B Wing - add the iconic ship (or several copies of it) to your rebel army to force your way to victory over the evil empire.
  • Coup - an intriguing game of bluffing and deduction that's sure to raise the tension around the table.

 

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