Joseph's Favorite Games

I grew up playing awide variety of the standard board games with my family, includingMonopoly, Sorry!, Parcheesi,chess(which I tried to teach my 90 year oldgrandma when I was six), Mancala, checkers, etc. The family always took a stack of games on our yearly beach cabinvacation; the weekinvariably included the long game of chess with my dad and the "Pente championship of the world" with my brother.

My twobrothers andIset uplong-term games of Risk in thebasement for days at a timewhen we were10, 8 and 6. A couple years later we discovered Axis & Allies, which became our New Years Eve tradition while the ladies watched Little Women and cried. When I was in my mid teens, a friend from church introduced me to the Euro-style games including the then-new Settlers of Catan.

I became the "game buyer" here at Exodus in 2011, and have since become heavily addicted to board games. I consider it my sacred duty to buy and play as many of the games we carry as possible (which has led to a bulging game closet at home). My wife and I play a lot of boardgames together, and we findthem a delightful way to relax (most games at least) and spend time together after a good day's work.

I enjoy almost any game if I'm playing with good people who are alsoenjoying it. I've always reveled inthe long war games(Axis & Allies,Risk 2210, Merchants & Marauders) with my brothers and guy friends, butagame of Taboo with alarger groupof people you don't even know can be just assatisfying.My wife and I have hosted severalgame nights at Exodus,and at theseI've really enjoyed games with an easier learning curve, including Ticket to Ride, 7 Wonders, Alhambra, Oregon, Dominion, Imaginiff, and Settlers of Catan. But what I enjoy most is sitting down with my wife, a glass of something, and maybe one or two other game enthusiasts, and playing a meatier game like Agricola, Puerto Rico, Pillars of the Earth, or Wars of the Roses.

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7 Wonders: Leaders Expansion
from Asmodee Games
Fast-paced strategy game for 10 and up
Axis & Allies 1942 2nd Edition
2nd edition from Avalon Hill
An "educational game" for guys 10-adult
Black Fleet
The Ultimate Pirate Game for 12 and Up
Dominion: Guilds (expansion)
by Donald X. Vaccarino
from Rio Grande Games
Strategy game for Ages 10 and up
Dominion: Seaside (expansion)
by Donald X. Vaccarino
from Rio Grande Games
Strategy game for Ages 10 and up
Fields of Arle
by Uwe Rosenberg
from Z-Man Games
Galaxy Trucker
from Z-Man Games
A Space Ship Construction Game for Ages 10 and Up
Glass Road
by Uwe Rosenberg
from Z-Man Games
$64.99
Going, Going, GONE!
by Out of the Box
Party game for ages 8-Adult
Hit Or Miss
from Gamewright Games
Family game for ages 10 and up
Merchants & Marauders
from Z-Man Games
The Ultimate Pirate Game for 12 and Up
Merchants & Marauders - Seas of Glory Expansion
from Z-Man Games
The Ultimate Pirate Game for 12 and Up
Pente
from Hasbro
Abstract Game for ages 8 and up
Say Anything
by Out of the Box
Party game for ages 8-Adult
Say Anything: Family Edition
by Out of the Box
Party game for ages 8-Adult
Slamwich
from Gamewright Games
Fast card game for ages 5 and up
Smallworld
by Phillipe Keyaerts
from Days of Wonder
Family Game for all ages
Star Realms
for 7th-Adult
Stone Age
from Rio Grande Games
Family/Strategy game for ages 9 and up
Rated #1 Family Game on boardgamegeek.com
Telestrations - 12 Player Party Pack
by Out of the Box
Party game for ages 8-Adult
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 2 - India & Switzerland
by Alan R. Moon
from Days of Wonder
Family Game for all ages
Ticket to Ride: USA
by Alan R. Moon
from Days of Wonder
Family Game for all ages
Wars of the Roses
from Z-Man Games
Intriguing Strategy Game for 6th-Adult