Top 10 most popular board games: June 2018

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Counting down the most popular board games each month to help you find the best new games that people are playing, backing on Kickstarter, and talking about!

Hopefully, June 2018's list of the top 10 best board games helps you find some new board games you may not have known about!

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Games discussed this month include

SCYTHE (RISE OF FENRIS EXPANSION)
Scythe: The Rise of Fenris, the conclusion to the Scythe expansion trilogy, enables two different options for any player count (1-5 if you have Scythe; 1-7 players if you have Invaders from Afar):
Campaign (8 games): The story of Scythe continues and concludes with an eight-episode campaign. While the campaign includes surprises, unlocks, and persistent elements, it is fully resettable and replayable.

BLACK ROSE WARS
Black Rose Wars is a fantasy competitive game of deck building, strategy and combat set in the hectic universe of Nova Aetas in Italy. Mages/Playes fight each others in a modular arena of hexagons called rooms, they summon powerful creatures, cast destructive spells or devise dark deceptions with their enchantments.
Game system is divided in different phases: every turn, after new spells are choosen from the 6 school of magic, players plan their strategy in advance placing covered cards. Later they reveal the played cards to kill each other, solve missions, summon creatures or destroy the prison room's, one against each other and against the Black Rose (the playing system).

HEROES OF LAND, AIR & SEA
Heroes of Land, Air & Sea is a 4X-style board game with miniatures that tells the epic tale of orcs vs. humans, dwarves vs. elves, battling kingdoms, and the individuals who turn the tides of war. War in Heroes of Land, Air & Sea features a cost/reward system carefully detailed on tactics cards from which players must secretly choose. The availability of these tactics cards depends on the units participating in the war. It is here that players wage their wits and legacy in an attempt to exterminate one another. For as we all know, "history is written by the victors". Heroes of Land, Air & Sea also boasts two economic systems, one being the risky acquisition and careful management of the resources (food, ore and mana), while the other is a twist on worker placement that requires the leveraging of peons to construct buildings, peons that could otherwise be exploring, expanding, exploiting, and exterminating! Finding this balance is crucial to victory!

LUXOR
On the hunt for priceless treasures, groups of adventurers explore the legendary temple at Luxor. Their ultimate goal is the tomb of the pharaoh, but many treasures can be collected as they search. As they explore, the challenge unfolds: The player who manages to quickly get their team of adventurers to the tomb, while salvaging as many treasures as possible, will be the winner. In Luxor, players move their adventurers through the temple with the goal of reaching the tomb in the middle of the game board. At the start of the game each player gets dealt 5 cards, which he is not allowed to change the order of. The game ends once two adventurers reach the tomb. But in order to get in the tomb and collect the valuable sarcophagi, players need to have a key, which they collect from landing on Horus tiles. One key is needed for each adventurer wanting to enter the tomb.

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All the games in the March 2018 Top 10 board games countdown are:
10. Spirit Island
9. Black Rose Wars
8. G├╣gong
7. Rising Sun
6. Scythe
5. Azul
4. Arkham Horror: The Card Game
3. Terraforming Mars
2. The 7th Continent
1. Gloomhaven