So, you’ve finally done it. You sifted through the best options online, you took delivery, and now your brand new table is finally set up.
But what’s the first game you should play on it?
No matter whether you own a heaving game shelf, a well-maintained collection, or are looking to make some new purchases – deciding what to play first, second, or for the rest of your day with friends can be… tough.
So, here are eight of our favorite games that sing on tables of any size and are perfect for showcasing your (new) stunning dedicated gaming table.
If you’re going to play something novel on your brand-spanking-new table, it had better look fantastic. And, here, Oceans more than fits the bill. Further refining the mechanics put in place by the evolution series, Oceans lets you and your fellow players plumb the briny deeps and craft the ecosystem of your dreams (or fang and flipper-filled nightmares). A streamlined engine builder, Oceans combines card drafting with careful hand management as you build your food chain. With stunning card art, tense gameplay, and – dare we say it – an educational bent; this game is a joy to play, and a wonder to bring to your new playing surface.
Of course, you’ll want to get something that shows off just what you have. And while you can take advantage of a game cellar, modular extras, improved storage, and other fine elements… sometimes you just want to get your friends and play something that really lights the room up. And this timeless classic from Le Scorpion Masqué does just that, splitting players up into two teams and attempting to crack your rival’s code. Playing quick, the game lives on your table – turning your new play space into a debating floor as you try to outwit your opponents. A true joy to play and offering theatricality through the game’s chunky cardboard screens, Decrypto is the perfect start to your next level gaming experience.
A new table deserves something truly, truly special. Offering you Batman in a box, Gotham lets you create your dream Bat Family superhero team and take on the big guy’s rogues gallery. This plays out across a sprawling miniatures game that encourages you to play like The Dark Knight himself. From the contents of your toolbelt to the backup at your side, to your mission-based tactics: everything is under your control. Looking stunning on any table top, a properly designed gaming table makes your sessions sing – letting you Become The Bat…or allowing your opponent finally discover whose face lies under the mask. Well, before disposing of the body anyway.
No matter what kind of game you like to play, the only thing that truly matters is having a good time. And if that’s your goal then Mysterium will do. Combining stunning-looking game pieces, fluent play, and an interaction-driven puzzle; Mysterium fills every corner of your brand new table and transforms it into an amazing play space. Putting you in the role of psychics trying to solve a murder – it won’t be long before the laughter starts, questions fly, and the mute ghost player/ game master hides groans of frustration. Offering a unique experience, Mysterium belongs at any table. Especially your new one.