15m - 30m
1 - 2 Players
Card drafting games are games in which players pick cards from a limited subset, such as a common pool, to gain some advantage (immediate or longterm) or to assemble hands of cards that are used to meet objectives within the game.
Dice rolling in a game can be used for many things, randomness being the most obvious. Dice can also be used as counters. The dice themselves can be unique and different sizes, shapes and colors to represent different things.
Games where you repeat an action (or part of an action) until you decide to stop due to increased (or not) risk of losing points or your turn.
Press your Luck
Press your Luck
The primary goal of a set collection mechanic is to encourage a player to collect a set of items.
Shadi Torbey's solo masterpiece. Dice rolling poker hands with tense decisions and an interesting puzzle. The modules really change up the game and make for high replayability.
[microbadge=34746] Crunchier and longer than Nautilion, but without spatial reasoning - both are wonderful and helped me get through the Covid lockdowns.
I haven't played the rest of the Oniverse but I really like this one. You can swap in expansions however you like, but I played it kind of like a campaign where I kept adding in modules as soon as I beat the previous ones together. The way the complexity grew while the difficulty rose and fell elegantly was really cool. The final game is a weird monstrosity that feels like playing a full table board game despite the little box. Definitely not something I could have dove directly into, but played this way it's extremely fun.