Winning games

Mind Games® judges have a good track record for picking successful games. While you may not have heard of all the winners, we're pretty sure you would enjoy playing any of them.

Winning Games

Mind Games® judges have a good track record for picking successful games. While you may not have heard of all the winners, we're pretty sure you would enjoy playing any of them.


Winning Year:
Manufacturer:
Game Name:


Castles of Mad King Ludwig (winner 2015) Buy Now!

Castles of Mad King Ludwig Manufacturer: Bezier Games
Description: In the tile-laying game Castles of Mad King Ludwig, players are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria...one room at a time. You see, the King loves castles, having built Neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired the Disney theme park castles) and others, but now he's commissioned you to build the biggest, best castle ever — subject, of course, to his ever-changing whims. Each player acts as a building contractor who is adding rooms to the castle he's building while also selling his services to other players.
Players: 2-4
Age Range: 13+



Dragonwood: A Game of Dice & Daring (winner 2015) Buy Now!

Manufacturer: Gamewright Dragonwood: A Game of Dice & Daring
Description: Dare to enter Dragonwood! Deep in the heart of this mythical forest lurk angry ogres, giggling goblins, and even the famed and fearsome fire-breathers themselves! Collect sets of adventurer cards to earn dice, which you will use to roll against your foes. Stomp on some fire ants, shriek at a grumpy troll, or strike the menacing orange dragon with a magical silver sword. Choose your strategy carefully because the landscape of Dragonwood is ever-changing. Only the bravest will overcome the odds to emerge victorious!
Players: 2-4
Age Range: 8+



Lanterns: The Harvest Festival (winner 2015) Buy Now!

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival Manufacturer: Renegade Studios & Foxtrot Games
Description: Lanterns: The Harvest Festival is a tile placement game set in imperial China. Players act as artisans decorating the palace lake with floating lanterns. The artisan who earns the most honor before the festival starts wins the game. Lantern’s elegant and engaging game-play by designer Christopher Chung features a unique mechanic were players must balance the placement of their tiles or risk helping their opponents on their way to victory. It’s a give and take that provides hours of depth and strategy. On a turn, a player places a tile depicting various color arrangements, and every player receives lantern cards based on the tile placed. Players dedicate sets of lantern cards to gain honor and favor.
Players: 2-4
Age Range: 8+



Letter Tycoon (winner 2015) Buy Now!

Manufacturer: Breaking Games & AdMagic Letter Tycoon
Description: Build words, buy letters and score big! Use your hand of 7 cards plus any of the 3 community cards to make a word worth valuable money and stocks. Collect letter patents to earn royalties and invoke unique privileges. Patents, money and stocks add up to victory. Create the most valuable alphabet empire and YOU can become the Letter Tycoon!
Players: 2-5
Age Range: 8+



Trekking the National Parks (winner 2015) Buy Now!

Trekking the National Parks Manufacturer: Bink Ink, LLC.
Description: Trekking the National Parks is an award winning family board game that lets players visit the parks in a fun and competitive way. Players compete for points by claiming Park Cards and collecting trail stones as they travel across the country experiencing the uniqueness of each of these magnificent landscapes.
Players: 2-6
Age Range: 13+