Summer is the time of vacations and travelling. Here at Tabletopia we love playing games set in different countries and on different continents. It’s almost like visiting them without leaving the comfort of your sofa, he-he.
Today, we’ve picked 15 excellent games from all around the globe for you, check them out below.
1. Greece: Santorini
2–3 Players; 20 Min
Santorini is a very popular fast little strategy game with a sprinkle of variable player powers set on Greek Islands in the ancient times.
2. Portugal: Lisboa
1–4 Players; 120–150 Min
Lisboa is a game about the reconstruction of Lisboa after the great earthquake of 1755. As nobility members and architects you will use your influence in the reconstruction and business development of the new city of Lisbon.
3. Italy: Cinque Terre
2–5 Players; 60 Min
In Cinque Terre, a game of strategy, players compete to sell the most valuable produce in the five villages in the Liguria region of Italy known for their beauty, culture, food, and proximity to one another. Players act as farmers and operate a cart in which they will harvest produce and deliver them to the five villages to sell.
4. Germany: Black Orchestra
1–5 Players; 45–85 Min
Black Orchestra is a tense co-operative game where 1-5 players must balance caution with expediency, drawing suspicion and building motivation, and taking a shot with living to fight another day. Players move across a map of Germany and Europe gathering information and resources to enact any of 12 possible plots, as the events of WW2 unfold.
5. Cuba: Cuba
2–5 Players; 75–120 Min
Cuba prior to the revolution: Under turbulent circumstances, the villages of the island strive for independent wealth and influence. Who can buy and sell his products and goods on the domestic market profitably or take in the most on the trading ships?
6. Eastern USA: Railways of the World
2–6 Players; 120 Min
Railways of the World is a classic game system about building a railroad empire.
As a railroad baron you will be making profits by devilering passengers and finished goods, deciding the best routes and building the tracks. As your network of rails expands across the countryside, you invest in newer, better locomotives to deliver the goods faster and farther.
7. USA: Lewis & Clark
1–5 Players; 30-150 Min
Lewis & Clark is a board game in which the players manage an expedition intended to cross the North American continent. Their goal is to be the first to reach the Pacific.
8. Thailand: Bangkok Klongs
2–4 Players; 45–60 Min
A hustle and bustle happens on the Bangkok Klongs (canals) when the Thai merchants arrive with their boats with colourful fruits, rice or fish on the floating markets.
9. Saudi Arabia: Merchants of Araby
2–4 Players; 15–45 Min
Become the wealthiest merchant prince or princess in all of Araby in Merchants of Araby by establishing an entourage of merchants and allies, teaching virtues, summoning djinni, negotiating frequently, and making successful caravan investments.
10. Japan: 7 Ronin
2 Players; 15–30 Min
7 Ronin is a tactical board game of bluff and intuition set in feudal Japan. One player becomes the chieftain of mysterious clan of ninja, warrior-mystics and assassins, who want to steal food from a village and fill their own granaries. The other takes on the roles of seven ronin, samurai without a lord, hired to protect the village.
11. Middle East: Tigris & Euphrates
2–4 Players; 30–90 Min
Tigris & Euphrates is set in the ancient fertile crescent with players building civilizations through tile placement. Players are given four different leaders: farming, trading, religion, and government. The leaders are used to collect victory points in these same categories.
12. Egypt: Sailing Toward Osiris
2–5 Players; 60 Min
Sailing Toward Osiris is a euro-style game with worker placement, resources management, project completion, and no direct conflict.
Aa the Governors of Egypt, you will be gathering resources, using favors from the gods, and utilizing citizen powers to build sphinxes, obelisks, and pylons on the River Nile.
13. Morocco: Marrakech
2–4 Players; 20–35 Min
In Marrakech each player takes the role of a salesperson who tries to outwit the others by moving Assam, the market organizer, and laying rugs.
14. Egypt: Heir to the Pharaoh
2 Players; 45–60 Min
In Heir to the Pharaoh, you and your opponent play as Bast and Anubis, each one vying for the Pharaoh’s affection — and for his throne! Impress the Pharaoh by digging your mighty paws into the sand.
15. New Zealand: Moa
3–5 Players; 45–60 Min
Moa is a strategy area control game where you control tribes of birds in New Zealand. As noble birds with human traits, you will be competing with your fellow players for control of the regions while staving off the advances of the intruding mammals.
Travel around the world with Tabletopia. Happy gaming, and see you at the table!