Whew! After telling you the first half of my Top 10 games played in 2019, I needed a break. Being surrounded by all that awesomeness can be tiring!
But now I’m back with the bottom half of the list. These are the 5 best games I played in 2019, and you know they’re going to be good because I have the best taste (seriously, you do know that, right?).
Please note that this is not the Top 10 games of 2019. I only wish I had played enough actual 2019 games to qualify to have a Top 10.
What a fitting day to share the love I have for my Top 5 Games.
We’ve reached the end, those of you who have been holding your breath to see what my Top 5 games played are. Hopefully you didn’t hold your breath so long that you went blue in the face!
I’ve heard there are problems with that.
Anyway, these are my 5 favourite games, and is it any surprise that all of them have reviews on this site (other than one, which said review is coming but I didn’t want to spoil the list by posting it first)?
It’s been fun doing this list, also knowing that most of these games wouldn’t really be on anybody else’s Top 25.
I like being unique.
As I’ve said in every entry, please keep in mind that this is only out of a total of 296 games, so it’s very possible that your favourite game is one that I haven’t played.
So why don’t we get on with this before I get a bunch of Aladdin fans swarming the blog commenting on Will Smith (I’ve heard they’re kind of like Islanders fans…)
Given the success my Time of Crisis review, the game about the critical period from 235 – 284 AD when the Roman Empire was in chaos, I thought I would explore one of the best books I’ve ever read on the subject, How Rome Fell by Adrian Goldsworthy.
This book covers not just the Time of Crisis period, but all the way up to 476 and what’s widely considered the fall of the Western Empire.
Thankfully, I’ve already written a review of it for Curled Up With a Good Book, and I think it’s a review I’d like to share here as well. I used to write book reviews for Curled Up, and it’s still a great site for book reviews. Please check them out.
This review was written in 2009. I’ve modified it for “modern” audiences (mainly edits about how I “just” got the book, etc).
After the review, I’ll talk a little bit more about the game and the book and how they fit together.
(Edit: This is one of my Top 5 Games Played of all Time, as of February 2019 anyway. Check out the other games as well!)
Ever since my college toga parties, I’ve wanted to be a Roman emperor. I mean, sure, they had a tendency to die in horrible ways, many of them were cruel and corrupt and it all together wasn’t a good time for them.
But just think of the perks! There are people peeling your grapes! Throwing flowers in front of you as you walk! There are…
Ok, maybe it wouldn’t have been so great. But I looked good in a toga. (Editor: “Looked” being the operative word)
Why am I talking about all of this?
Because I am finally able to do a review of one my favourite (Editor: Spoilers!!!) games out there, Time of Crisis, published by GMT Games.
The game was designed by Wray Ferrell and Brad Johnson with art by Rodger B. MacGowan and it plays 2-4 players in 2-3 hours.