Top 10 Games I Want to Play at Geekway 2021

Next week I’m attending Geekway to the West here in St. Louis. For 3 days I’ll spend my afternoons and early evenings playing published games with a variety of people, hopefully including quite a few new-to-me games (both for fun and to learn from them as a designer).

This year the convention is fully vaccinated, and all attendees are required to wear masks. I appreciate both of those restrictions, as otherwise I definitely would not feel safe in a room with 1200 other people.

I’ve been compiling a list of games I really want to try at Geekway, and as I usually do, I’m going to share it below in case you love one of these games and want to teach and play it with me. Some of the games may be in their library, and there are probably some games in their play-and-win section that I’m unaware of. Stonemaier Games has contributed a number of games–including Rolling Realms–to the play-and-win section.

My top 10 new-to-me games I want to play are as follows in no particular order, followed by some others on my list:

  • Fleet: The Dice Game
  • Aquatica
  • Raptor
  • Rocketmen
  • Ethnos
  • Moonrakers
  • Obsession
  • Sanctum
  • Cthulhu Death May Die
  • Amul

Other games that intrigue me (just not as much of a priority as the above games) are Truffle Shuffle, Team3, Thunder & Lightning, Xi’an, Volfyirion, Faiyum, Skull King, Valley of the Kings, Sierra West, Condottiere, In Between, Churchhill, and The Legend of the Cherry Tree.

Whether or not you’re attending Geekway, what are some new-to-you games you’re hoping to try soon?

9 thoughts on “Top 10 Games I Want to Play at Geekway 2021”

  1. my collection is now about 80 games strong, and my significant other doesn’t love them as much as I do, however! Red Rising is his favourite #1 game and Fleet: The Dice Game is in his top 5, so it’s in good company. I reckon you’ll really like how crunchy it can be. The creators have Three Sisters coming out later this year which looks just as great, in case you become a big fan.

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