High Fantasy Games I Like Despite Not Liking High Fantasy
I'm not a huge fan of high fantasy games, but sometimes their tolerable. Updated 4/25/17.
- •Dungeons & Dragons: Rock, Paper, WizardThis game doesn't come out until next year, but it looks interesting. Thehe players cast spells using a rock/paper/scissors/lizard/Spock system.
- •Catacombs & CastlesA dexterity wargame. Return of the King meets marbles. This is a standalone expansion for Catacombs 3rd Edition.
- •Small WorldThe elves, orks, trolls, and everyone else need breathing room! The gimmick is that you mix up the powers and species. Hill Ratmen vs Dragon Master Amazons vs Mounted Merfolk... and so on.
- •5 Minute DungeonA highly-abstracted real-time fantasy adventure. Sorta like cooperative go-fish meets D&D. It CAN be app-driven, but the app is most just a timer.
- •Darkness Comes RattlingWAY different than your typical fantasy settling. The tribal art and theme set it apart. Unlike most games, this is about saving your people, not just scoring glory and treasure.
- •IconicaA lightweight Fantasy dice-rolling game. Beautiful artwork.
- •Vast: The Crystal CavernsThis is an interesting little Dungeon Crawler. You can play as a Knight, a Thief, an entire horde of goblins, or the cave itself. Due out soon.
- •Inn FightingA game of tavern brawling set in the Dungeons & Dragons world. I'm not sure this game is still in print, but you can still pick it up on Amazon.
- •StrongholdIt's basically the castle battle in The Two Towers, but lasts weeks instead of hours.
- •QuarriorsThe first dice-pool-building game. It's like a mashup of Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, and craps.
- •Knuckle SammichFrom the creators of Kobolds Ate My Baby. A game of cannibalistic sandwich making.
- •MytheIn this disgustingly adorable micro game, you play mice trying to steal back the Sacred Cheese from an evil dragon.
- •DragoonIt's a typical fantasy conquest game, but the cloth map, metal dice, and the component design make it interesting. I just wish the card art was bigger.
- •Fall of MagicA storytelling/roleplaying game hybrid. Centers around a hand-made scroll that plots the game. Not really re-playable, but it's good for new gamers.