The favorite games of Andi 2024

Andi is a programmer and married to the cosmopolitan Cami from our team. Together they live a digital nomadic life out of a picture book. Once a year they fulfill their dream and live in Japan for a few weeks - otherwise they travel all over Europe. Sebi he previously met while studying computer science together.

Tibi from a bird's eye view

Andi is both software architect and main program mason from our team. He designed and mostly built the basic foundation and the systems built on top of it for Tibi. It's unbelievable what he can oversee.

What is Andi's favorite game? Coop!

Just like Cami, Andi also likes cooperative games very much. Together is simply better than against each other.

Developing clever strategies

But he also enjoys games in which a clever strategy is devised - so that the various cogs mesh optimally. A great working deck in Dominion, for example, makes him happier than a victory.

Finding out & exploiting opponent behavior

He also likes to experiment with tricky interaction with the opponents as needed in Love Letter or Cockroach Poker.

List of Andi's favorite games 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Codenames

    All details for the board game Codenames and similar games

    Codenames is a captivating and popular party game that involves clever wordplay and deduction. Two teams compete, each led by a spymaster who knows the secret identities of 25 agents, represented by cards bearing single-word codenames like "disease," "Germany," or even "carrot." The objective is for each team to be the first to correctly identify all their agents based on clues given by their spymaster, while avoiding the dangerous assassin.

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Codenames
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Love Letter

    All details for the board game Love Letter and similar games

    In Love Letter, you must compete with other suitors to deliver a romantic letter to Princess Annette, who has secluded herself in the palace.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Love Letter
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review for the game "Love Letter" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Cockroach Poker

    All details for the board game Cockroach Poker and similar games

    Cockroach Poker is a lighthearted and engaging card game focused on bluffing and reverse set collection. It features various critters like cockroaches, rats, and stink bugs, and the aim is to trick others into collecting these undesirable creatures.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    🔥 Deal: 24% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Cockroach Poker
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Cockroach Poker

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cockroach Poker" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Cockroach Poker" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Mansions of Madness: Second Edition and similar games

    Mansions of Madness: Second Edition is a cooperative, app-enhanced board game that combines elements of horror and mystery. It's set in the same universe as Eldritch Horror and Elder Sign, offering an immersive narrative experience.

    Nominated for 9 awards.

    More details for Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Dominion

    All details for the board game Dominion and similar games

    In Dominion, you step into the shoes of a monarch, much like your ancestors, ruling over a small, picturesque kingdom. However, your ambitions stretch far beyond the peaceful realm you've inherited. Your goal is to expand your territory, transforming these modest lands into a vast dominion filled with diverse landscapes and resources.

    Nominated for 32 awards and won 17.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Dominion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Pandemic

    All details for the board game Pandemic and similar games

    Pandemic is a highly acclaimed cooperative board game where players take on the roles of disease-fighting specialists. Their mission is to contain and cure four deadly diseases that have broken out across the globe. The game is set on a board depicting major world population centers and requires players to strategize and work together to manage the outbreaks and develop cures before the diseases spiral out of control.

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 8.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Pandemic
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Pandemic

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Galaxy Trucker

    All details for the board game Galaxy Trucker and similar games

    Galaxy Trucker is a fast-paced, tile-laying board game that combines space adventure with ship construction and navigation challenges.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Galaxy Trucker
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Hive

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    Hive is a highly strategic two-player game that stands out for its versatility and unique gameplay mechanics, involving a variety of insect-themed pieces.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Hive
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Roll for the Galaxy

    All details for the board game Roll for the Galaxy and similar games

    Roll for the Galaxy is a dice-based strategy game for 2-5 players, where dice represent the populace tasked with building a space empire. It's a dice adaptation of the popular card game Race for the Galaxy.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Roll for the Galaxy
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Android: Netrunner

    All details for the board game Android: Netrunner and similar games

    Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical Living Card Game for two players, set in a cyberpunk future. It involves strategic card play, where one player controls a megacorporation and the other plays as a lone runner.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Android: Netrunner
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Betrayal at House on the Hill

    All details for the board game Betrayal at House on the Hill and similar games

    Betrayal at House on the Hill is a suspenseful board game where players explore a haunted mansion they build themselves, filled with spirits and ominous omens. It's a great choice for an hour of entertainment at parties or casual gatherings.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Betrayal at House on the Hill
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Space Alert

    All details for the board game Space Alert and similar games

    Space Alert is a thrilling cooperative game where players become crew members of a spaceship navigating dangerous parts of the galaxy. Unique for its real-time gameplay, each mission in Space Alert is a frantic race against time, lasting precisely 10 minutes. The game stands out for its use of a soundtrack that not only enhances the thematic experience but also functions as a timer for the game.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Space Alert
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Caverna: The Cave Farmers

    All details for the board game Caverna: The Cave Farmers and similar games

    Caverna: The Cave Farmers is a worker-placement board game that builds upon the mechanics of its predecessor, Agricola. It combines farming and cave dwelling themes, where players manage a dwarf family and their expanding homestead.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Caverna: The Cave Farmers
    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 210 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  14. Backgammon

    All details for the board game Backgammon and similar games

    Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games, its history spanning over 5,000 years. Renowned for its blend of strategy and luck, it involves two players moving their set of 15 checkers according to dice rolls, with the objective of being the first to move all checkers off the board.

    More details for Backgammon
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Go

    All details for the board game Go and similar games

    Go is a classic abstract strategy game that stands out for its simplicity and profound strategic depth. It's one of the oldest board games still played in its original form today, offering a unique blend of tactical play and long-term strategy.

    More details for Go
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 180 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  16. Arkham Horror

    All details for the board game Arkham Horror and similar games

    Arkham Horror is a cooperative adventure board game set in the 1920s, deeply rooted in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. It offers a rich narrative experience as players take on the roles of investigators in the eerie city of Arkham.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Arkham Horror
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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