SaltCon 2015: 7 Wonders
This is my absolute favorite game at the moment. I have played it for hours on end and I cannot seem to get enough of it. I even won a 7 Wonders tournament at SaltCon this weekend, so I guess all those hours I poured into it paid off. 7 Wonders is a civilization-style strategy game where you try to accumulate the most victory points by building all of your three wonders, building a strong militia—or, if you prefer, you can build up your sciences and academia. It plays in three total phases, so you must choose your moves wisely and plan ahead. There are multiple different ways to win, and that is what makes it so addictive. Since there are so many strategies you can play, the game never gets repetitive. This game can accommodate up to seven players, so it is a fantastic group game, and it can also be played with just 2 people. I highly recommend 7 Wonders to people 10 years of age and older.