Abstract Playing Cards, Trailblazers and more

Looking for fall board games? Take a look at this week’s roundup of board games. From Trailblazers to Halls of Hegra, these games make you want to get down and play.

Autumn is just around the corner. So now is the perfect time to stock up on games to play once the cold weather hits. Yes, these exciting games are great to play in front of a roaring fire or on a fall hike, if you’re playing Trailblazers.

Whether you’re into card games, role-playing games, or puzzle-based games, today’s selection will excite you. So grab yourself a cup of coffee and an oatmeal cookie, and let’s break down these games.

abstract playing cards

abstract playing cards
Top view of abstract playing cards

Are your game nights more poker than fantasy RPGs? Then you will appreciate Abstract Playing Cards. A revamp of the traditional deck of cards, the black suits are a shade of blue, while the special cards are abstract representations of themselves.

The King, Queen, Joker, Back and Jack have a completely new look. They use only the primary shapes: circles, rectangles, squares, and triangles. Meanwhile, the high-quality 310gsm German black linen cardstock is a joy to play with.

Pre-order Abstract Playing Cards for around $14 on Kickstarter.


Pioneers Introduction Video

If you spend your weekends hiking or biking in the mountains, Trailblazers are for you. Billed as a biking, hiking, and kayaking game that you can take with you on these adventures, it takes 30 minutes to play and is suitable for ages 8 and up. Players love the easy-to-teach rules, puzzle gameplay, and waterproof cards.

The third space puzzle game from award-winning designer Ryan Courtney, Trailblazers is different from its predecessors due to its simple rules, fast game time, waterproof PVC cards, solo mode, and more, making it one of the more exciting board games on Kickstarter this week.

Pledge $10 for the print and play option.


The best board games of the week: Abstract Playing cards, Halls of Hegra and more
Doomensions with pop-up mansion 3D

A great game for Halloween is Doomensions. This immersive pop-up mystery mansion is designed for 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up. It takes 5-10 hours to play.

Here’s the premise: A mysterious parcel company and a strange correspondence invite you and your friends to enter and investigate a mysterious mansion filled with puzzles, escape experiences, and ghostly locations.

There is no assembly required for the 3D mansion, but you will need to repeatedly explore it to answer questions and collect clues.

Order it for around $62 on Kickstarter

pocket hex

The best board games of the week: Abstract Playing Cards, Trailblazers and Pocket Hex
Pocket Hex Promotional Illustrations

Satisfy your weekly RPG cravings with Pocket Hex. This unique set of 3 pocket mods allows you to play an RPG adventure as a solo player on a hexagonal map.

Created to give you the opportunity to play a small RPG at any time and for shorter intervals, this game has great replay potential, making it one of the most exciting board games of the week.

The game involves playing against a dice-based time function through a series of d6s, where you roll the dice by 1 from 6. Each day of play includes a series of procedures that you can follow.

If you don’t have your dice or you forgot to bring them, you can play the system without dice. Designed for convenient role-playing, Pocket Hex can also serve as a daily game.

Do you want to play Pocket Hex? A $4 Kickstarter contribution will get you a printed version.

Halls of Hegra

Halls of Hegra
Halls of Hegra game components

Indulge your love of historical games with Halls of Hegra. Created in the same style as This War of Mind and Dead of Winter, this solo game places you in an abandoned fortress in the mountains, commanding a group of Norwegian volunteers at the start of World War II.

Outnumbered by the German army, you and your party must defend the nearby town’s fortress while preparing for the siege. Can you withstand bombardments and attacks while keeping your morale high?

Halls of Hegra’s suspense and clever mechanics make it one of the most exciting board games on Kickstarter this week.

Pre-order the digital copy of Halls of Hegra for around $7 on Kickstarter.

Transitioning to cooler weather will be a piece of cake this fall with these cool board games in your game closet. Do you have any title to recommend? Let us know!

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she is not typing on her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and her two daughters.

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