This week is the turn of our Logistics and Operations Superstar Lena Podova, to be thrust into the spotlight, and give us insight into her top five board games and card games.
Lena, you have the floor!
Battle Sheep was the first game I ever won at when I very first began working at Coiledspring. I’m not the biggest (or best) gamer in the world, so you can understand why I like it so much.
You basically have to control the biggest area on the field with your herd of crazy sheep. There’s lots of strategy involved as you try to look ahead and block off your opponent’s attempts to extend their control of the pasture.
The artwork for the game is absolutely hilarious – the sheep on each of the counters have very unique expressions, which always makes me chuckle!
Anomia is so much fun – it’s as simple as that really. We have played it many times here in the Coiledspring office and it never gets boring. The game always keeps you on your toes and really makes you think!
Anomia is essentially a card-matching and collecting game, where you have to match the symbol on the card you’ve just placed in front of you, with an opponent’s card. If they match, you have to come up with a name of the thing displayed on your opponent’s card before they do the same to you. Name it first and you win their card.
I quite like the fact that the idea of the game is very easy to understand, and it’s always so funny to watch everyone struggle to name the simplest of things that appear on the cards under pressure.
Flash 8 has made my list because it reminds a lot of games I used to play in my childhood, so it brings back a lot of nostalgia and memories for me.
The idea of Flash 8 is to line up the electron tokens on your tablet to match the different layouts shown on the cards in the middle of the table. Complete one first and then you win the card that you managed to copy.
It’s so bright, colourful and very fast to play – ideal for if you just want a quick game of something to play.
Sushi Roll made my list quite simply, because I like it! From the brightly-coloured box to the cute artwork in the game, I just like everything about it, and who doesn’t like sushi, eh?
I think I prefer the dice version better than the card version, Sushi Go, because it’s fun to throw the dice and I find it easier to follow with the scoring – otherwise it’s pretty similar to Sushi Go with the concept of collecting the best sushi to get the most points.
Stay Cool is probably one of the most unique games I have ever played before, and I never thought I’d have so much fun playing a game where I was basically confused for most of it!
The idea is to multitask and answer multiple questions at the same time, some by speaking and others by spelling out the answer with dice, all whilst keeping an eye on the timer, which is counting down too!
I can imagine Stay Cool being a great party game to play with friends and family, as it’s brilliant fun and gets everyone laughing.
Let us know on our social media channels If you are playing any of these games at the moment, we’d love to hear from you – and if you aren’t already, please give us a follow! Until next time, stay safe and happy gaming!