Seeing that today is April Fools’ Day, I had some trepidation that anything I posted today might be misconstrued as a hoax or joke. Many companies post fake ads, and news sites post hoax news. All from a calendar change long ago.
Some historians believe the April Fools’ customs began in France, although no one knows for sure. It may stem from a calendar change in 16th century France — the moving of New Year’s Day from April 1 to January 1 when the Gregorian calendar was adopted. People who continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1st rather than the new date of January 1st were referred to as “April fools” and others played tricks on them.
So instead of posting some serious thoughts, recommending a book I have read recently, or offering a Q&A, I thought I would just list the games I am most excited about in 2016. The GAMA Trade Show just passed, Origins is coming up, and Gen Con is around the corner. The publishers are making announcements and releasing games at an ever-increasing rate as the year progresses.
So, based on what I have heard and read about so far, here are the top games I am most interested in that are being released in 2016. These are not a hoax or joke. These really are games I am looking forward to this year.
51st State: Master Set (already pre-ordered)
City of Spies: Estoril 1942
Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
Firefly Fluxx (already purchased and enjoying)
Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China (not a lot of info yet)
Legendary Encounters: Firefly
Star Trek Panic
What games are you most looking forward to in 2016? Have you acquired any of these yet? My wife and I are already enjoying Firefly Fluxx!