The Short List - 2019


We play hundreds of games every year. Each one is given due consideration for  The Spiel of Approval and Major Fun Awards.

Out of these hundreds, only a dozen or so games are selected per award. 

Inevitably, there are games that might not fit all of the award criteria but are games we really enjoy nonetheless.

These games make our Short List. 

Think of  the Short List as an Honorable Mention category.  

They might not have made the final cut, but any game on our Short List is one we think is engaging and fun.

Read on to explore the list.

I bet you'll find at least a couple you'll be itching to try! 

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Spiel of Approval - Short List


Ninja Squad     BGG  |  Backspindle

1906: San Francisco    BGG  |  Looping

Wildlands    BGG  |  Osprey

Newton    BGG  |  CMON

My Story    BGG  |  Homosapiens Lab

JAWS    BGG  | Ravensburger

Robin Hood & the Merry Men   BGG  | Final Frontier

Campaign Trail    BGG  |  Cosmic Wombat

Fortune City    BGG  |  Big Fun

Major Fun - Short List

Bugs on Rugs    BGG  |  KTBG

LLAMA    BGG  |  Amigo

Noctiluca      BGG  |  Z-Man

Someone Has Died      BGG  |  Gather Round Games

Claim    BGG White Goblin

Most Wanted    BGG  |  North Star Games

The Bears & The Bees    BGG  |  Grandpa Beck's

Railroad Ink    BGG  |  Horrible Games

Walking In Burano    BGG  |  Emperor S4  |  AEG