11 Great Abstract Games for Beginners | Gameosity
Abstract games are a staple of the tabletop genre. You know the kind - paper-thin theme (when there's even one at all), simple, often stark presentation, and a focus on mechanics above all else. Wait, you don't know what I'm talking about? Well, I've got great news! Abstract games can be tons of fun, often bridging the gap beautifully between more casual games and heavier, more complicated fair. But while this list is going to focus on relatively simple (and relatively recent) games, these aren't just gateway games - a good abstract game can find a place in absolutely any player's collection! Here are 11 of our favorites! Azul Player count: 2-4 Image credit: Plan B Games So let's start out with the newest hotness. Azul is gorgeously produced and mechanically clean, delivering silky smooth tile drafting and pattern building goodness. With rules that you can explain in about a minute (watch me do it!) and fantastic table presence, Azul is one of those games that you'll be able to