Five games you have to try this summer
Summer is on its way and with it comes the opportunity to start playing games. The long summer nights are the perfect opportunity to kick back and play some games, whether you are with friends or on your own. Here are five games we think you should definitely try out this summer, spanning all different types of gaming.
Settlers of Catan
If you have not yet played this intense strategy game, this summer is the perfect time to pick it up. You and the other players are different groups attempting to settle the island of Catan by building towns and roads and trading resources with the other players. It is one of those games which has a lot of rules but is super-simple to play once you know them, and is something everyone should try playing.
One for the mobile gamers, Oceanhorn is very similar to The Legend of Zelda games. This makes it perfect for anyone searching for a fun swashbuckling adventure. Explore dungeons, fight monsters, and accompany the protagonist on his search for his father. With a sequel in the works, you’ll want to play the original now!
While many people think that some games are for older people, innovations like Slingo bingo are busy proving that certainly wrong. It’s a mix in both gameplay and name. It is fast-paced, fun, and has plenty of different themes for you to explore. If you are after a game with the chance for instant wins and gameplay unlike anything you will have experienced before, you can’t go wrong with it.
The Sinking City
All fans of HP Lovecraft and horror-adventure games need to check out this intriguing game set in the 1920s. You will play as a private investigator searching for clues about visions haunting you. You will have to navigate the town and its inhabitants while also trying to solve the mystery behind the town’s flood. It looks to be intense and a lot of fun for anyone willing to try it out.
Dungeons & Dragons
What was once the realm of 80s nerds is now enjoying a renaissance. There is no better time to try playing this iconic role-playing game which has brought love and laughter to so many fans. Games can either follow one of the set adventures written by the game’s developers or you can make up your own. If your friends are not interested in joining you or your adventures, head online to either one of the online resources or to see if there are games at a café or game shop near you.
All genres and all play styles, there is plenty to get excited about on this list. Which one looks the most appealing to you? Depending on the style of gamer you are, this could vary greatly. Cooperative gamers are going to like Catan and D&D, whereas those who love to get lost in a world by themselves might prefer The Sinking City or Slingo. No matter what you choose, it is sure to bring you a summer of fun.
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