If you’re a lover of fantasy, then there’s no doubt you’re into gaming – or if you’re not, then you should be! Gaming is the best way to take part in a global fantasy community and exchange knowledge, collector’s items and to share your passion. It’s also a great way to pass your free time whilst working on your team building, strategising and cognitive abilities. Here are 5 of the best fantasy games on the market.
‘Magic: The Gathering’ card game holds high status as the first trading card game ever created. First released in 1993, it now has over twenty million players worldwide, with rare cards fetching thousands of dollars, making it a great game for collectors.This game can involve two or more players, andconsists of fantasy adventure and roleplay with each game representing a battle between “planeswalkers”. Planeswalkers are wizards, who can make use of varying factors to advance their position, including spells, creatures and artefacts.This game has an incredibly complex set of rules involving many different cards, so the variation is wide and you’re unlikely to bore of it quickly.
Warhammer is the ultimate fantasy war game, popular among children, teens and adults alike. This strategy game has been around for 32 years and is played on a table top with miniature figurines. The figurines are built and painted by the players themselves, adding another intricate aspect to this hobby. Players collect forces of models with which they can create and command their own armies consisting of anything from humans to elves or orcs. Each model has its own individual strengths and weaknesses which can be employed or exploited when pitched against one another, so there is a heavy focus on strategising and gameplay.
Dungeons & Dragons
Widely considered to be the first modern role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons is another renowned war game. In this game,rather than simply battling with military forces en masse, each player is afforded its own character, where players become individual heroes in ongoing fantasy battles.The traditional role-playing game has a strong focus on storytelling, with a whole array of imaginaryadventures to be had, from bloody battles, to quests for knowledgeor treasure, to courageous rescue missions.As a leader in the industry, this game continues hold legendary status.
The Settlers of Catan
For those not quite ready for full immersion in a war fantasy world, The Settlers of Catan is a multiplayer strategy board game. With simpler rules to grasp than many of the above, this game comprises of a board representing the island of Catan and players representing settlers to the island. Points are gained through owning settlements and cities, eventually resulting in victory. This game is more complex than your average board game but still suitable for all the family.
If you’re looking to up your game, then why not try out one of these high-intensity, strategising fantasy games. They’re sure to be more involved than your standard game of Monopoly and are likely to have you hooked in no time.