Our March spotlight is on Hannah Mason, our Digital Marketing Assistant and the newest member of the Coiledspring team. Although she’s only been with the company for four months, she has had quite the introduction into the gaming world and was able to narrow down her list of games to five favourites.
Take it away Hannah!
Who doesn’t love wandering through a desert trying not to die of thirst? Add in a storm, and it’s the perfect adventure. Forbidden Desert is a cooperative game and it’s actually quite challenging to win, but, of course there are MANY ways you can lose.
With every play, you have no idea what’s going to happen, especially when the storm moves so viciously! The further you get into the game, the more difficult it becomes, leaving you constantly on the edge of your seat. It’s exciting (and nerve wracking) every time you turn over a card!
Disclaimer: must be played with snacks!
Cross Clues is my favourite party game!
The aim of Cross Clues is to give ONE WORD clues to link two words that correspond to the coordinate card you hold in your hand, with the aim of filling a grid. You give clues and guess as a team, which can prove to be very challenging, try connecting the words ‘Vet’ and ‘Bus.’
This game is sure to make everyone laugh (a lot). You can add in the timer to play speed rounds, and it becomes chaotic!
Qwirkle is a very popular game (selling over 4 million copies worldwide) that I had (ashamedly) never played before, and it has fast become a favourite in my household.
Qwirkle is like scrabble, but with shapes! Laying the tiles is satisfying and there is an immense satisfaction when you connect all the shapes in a row and shout QWIRKLE! It’s a fun game that gets you thinking and strategising while mixing in a bit of friendly competition.
I even have the small travel pack, so when we can travel again, it will be coming with me.
The Mind was a game I played on my first day at Coiledspring. I was intrigued at the idea that the aim of the game was to ‘be telepathic.’
The thing about the mind is that it seems insanely simple, lay the cards down in ascending order, sure sounds easy… The catch is, NO COMMUNICATING. Suddenly, you realise it’s quite difficult.
Once you start playing, it creates an intense, electric atmosphere as you try to concentrate on reading peoples’ minds. Everyone that I have played this game with, loves it. The feeling when you lay the last card down winning the round is amazing (and can lead to very loud celebrations!)
I first played 3 Things, online via Tabletopia.
It’s all about story telling. You are presented with an outlandish scenario and you must choose 3 things to help you survive. Race to select 3 object cards and then craft a story, however ridiculous, about how these objects will aid your survival.
This game is all about playing your audience, fast talking and weaving the best (and funniest) story. It’s best played with friends who have WILD imaginations, and it was a perfect game to get to know my colleagues better too!
If you have played any of these games before – let us know we would love to hear from you!