Top 10 Games I Want to Play for the First Time at Geekway

In a few weeks I’ll have the pleasure of attending my favorite game convention, Geekway to the West, here in St. Louis. It’s basically 4 days of playing tons of different board games with friends and strangers.

When I attend Geekway, it’s both as Jamey (the person) and as Jamey (the president and lead designer at Stonemaier Games). I don’t run a booth or sell games–rather, my goal is to play as many new-to-me games as possible with people I’ve never met or rarely get to game with.

I’ve been keeping a list for a long time of games I want to try out for the first time at Geekway. If you’re attending the convention and want to play one of these games with me, hunt me down at Geekway so we can play it (I play it loose at Geekway–I don’t schedule anything in advance). If it’s a game you own and love, you can bring it; otherwise Geekway has a great play-and-win section and library that might have the game.

In no particular order, here are the top 10 games I want to play at the first time at Geekway, followed by some honorable mentions I’d also love to play. A lot of these have come from recommendations people have made on my game design YouTube channel.

  • Arcadia Quest
  • Roll Player
  • The Captain Is Dead
  • Dream Home
  • The Golden Ages
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Arctic Scavengers
  • Fields of Green
  • Last Friday
  • Junk Art

Honorable Mentions: Nevermore, Onitama, Maori, Codinca, Clockwork Wars, Manhattan Project: Energy Empire, Thebes, Revolution (with Palace expansion), The Networks, Amun-re, A Study of Emerald, Arcadia Quest Masmora, Black Orchestra, Roads and Boats, Cleopatra and the Society of Architects, Medieval Academy, Black Fleet, Lost Legends, Samurai, Yokohama, My Village, Champions of Midgaard

In your opinion, are there any of these games I should prioritize over others?