Gen Con Most Hyped Games 2019

With a lot of us having the privilege to go to gen and the rest of us, having the most FOMO for not going. Here are a few games I felt are worth looking at because of a couple reasons. I see a lot of hype surrounding these games as well as I personalize find these games to look fun and entertaining. Gen Con 2019 showed us an awesome lineup of games debuting as well as some fine looking games we’ve seen at a couple past conventions.

See my big list of games from Origins

Below are a list of games I feel are worth checking out from Gen Con 2019!

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/259081/machi-koro-legacy

Machi Koro Legacy is a game I know I will be grabbing as soon as it becomes a little more consistently available. I am a huge Machi Koro fan (although plenty of people find it boring) and love the way the games translates city building. I have always been big on tycoon/simulation games or anything around the genre. Machi Koro has players build their cities growth through rolling dice and triggering buildings. It’s loads of fun and a nice expansion on the story of machi koro.

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https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/274960/point-salad

Point Salad is a fast and fun card drafting game for the whole family. There are over 100 ways to score points. Players may use a variety of strategies and every game of Point Salad is unique!

Cards come in six different types of veggies, and the back of each card has a different scoring method. So for instance, one scoring method may award 2 points for every carrot you have, but deduct a point for every onion. By drafting combinations of veggies and point cards that work for your strategy, you can amass the most points and win.

From Baordgamegeek
top 5
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271785/slide-quest

Slide Quest looks super fun and exciting. For a quick little endurance experience anyone can enjoy it from 7 and up. You can set up your boards with random bits and pieces and work together to travel your character across the board avoiding holes and reaching the end before you lose all your life. Players will grab sides of the board and physically wiggle it around to move the character piece. Really fun for the family!

The bad guys have taken over our beautiful kingdom in Slide Quest, and it’s in total chaos! You have to save the world and quickly! Work together to guide this brave, rolling knight through this turbulent adventure that is lined with twists and traps!

From Baordgamegeek
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/266524/parks

I have been a huge fan of Tokaido since I first got into gaming years back. For some reason, Parks hits that interest. Parks players are looking to go on trails and collect memories in sets and I think the most exciting bit about this game is the seasons! There is a seasons mechanic that is helping randomness the trails as well as increase the trail size.

In PARKS, players will take on the role of two hikers as they trek through different trails across four seasons of the year. While on the trail, these hikers will take actions and collect memories of the places your hikers visit. These memories are represented by various resource tokens like mountains and forests. Collecting these memories in sets will allow players to trade them in to visit a National Park at the end of each hike.

From Baordgamegeek
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/283355/dune

In DUNE you will become the leader of one of six great factions. Each wishes to control the most valuable resource in the universe – melange, the mysterious spice only found at great cost on the planet DUNE. As Duke Leto Atreides says “All fades before melange. A handful of spice will buy a home on Tupile. It cannot be manufactured, it must be mined on Arrakis. It is unique and it has true geriatric properties.” And without melange space travel would be impossible. Only by ingesting the addictive drug can the Guild Steersman continue to experience visions of the future, enabling them to plot a safe path through hyperspace.

From Baordgamegeek
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/252484/meeple-party

I am always interested in cooperative games as well as solo play games. Meeple Party caught my attention because of the depth that comes with it. I first expected a pure party game that would blow over our heads in a couple of hours but this one has players really working toward kepping everyone happy within the party. disasters, unique characters, and photos.

Meeple Party is a cooperative game of puzzle-solving strategy and party-throwing insanity for 1-5 players. As roommates in the house, you and your fellow players move guests by welcoming them and mingling them around the party to meet your photo opportunity goals. Each time you meet a photo opportunity, you take a photo! Photos keep the party going. Each photo moves the party time clock forward, and your goal is to get through the entire party without all roommates stressing out!

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