USAopoly Marketing Team's Favorite Games of 2018

Can you believe it? Very soon, 2018 will be a wrap! What a fun year of gaming it has been. We released over 40 new games and have enjoyed seeing all the fun fans have had playing. While friends and fans have had their personal favorites of the year, we've had a few favorites of our own! Check out our top picks of 2018:

Privacy

Privacy was a personal favorite for our PR & Communications Manager, Jackie:

"I love The Privacy Game because every time I play this game with my crew, I learn something about my friends that is either a) shocking, b) hilarious, c) totally disgusting, or d) all of the above!

Privacy is the perfect game to play with your NSFW friends, for couples game nights, bachelorette parties or get togethers with the girls. Its really easy to play, and everyone loves to take turns asking the next juicy or salacious question, then pointing fingers and making desperate accusations. What’t not to love!? CAUTION: Do NOT play this one with your parents!"

 

Blank Slate

Tina, our Marketing Coordinator's, favorite game of the year was Blank Slate:

"I am a little biased, mostly because I got to run the demos of this game at Gen Con and PAX Unplugged, and got to experience first-hand how much people enjoyed it! It brings together not just families and friends, but complete strangers too! It is so simple, yet forces you to think a little harder to find the perfect answer. The best part is when people “assume” that there is an obvious answer to any one phrase. The shock they experience when everyone guesses a different word is absolutely hilarious! This is a game that I will continue to play with family and friends for years to come and I’m sure others will too because '______Minds Think Alike.'"

 

 

Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter Ultimate Edition

Brian, our Paid Media/Digital Marketing Specialist, absolutely loved playing Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter Ultimate Edition this year:

"I am a huge Harry Potter fan – my wife and I watch any one of the movies on what seems to be a monthly basis. So when we came out with the new Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter Ultimate Edition, I picked up a copy! In addition to me and my wife, my sister in law is a big Potterhead so we all squared off to test our knowledge about the movies. We had a great time and it was awesome to jump into the Wizarding World. The questions are challenging and the board and pieces are beautiful – the perfect addition for any Harry Potter fan!"

 

 

Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War

Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War was a go-to game for Jake, our Marketing and Events Specialist, and Ross Thompson, our Marketing and Community Manager this year:

"I love Thanos Rising for many reasons but the main one is because I feel like I am playing the movie out on table top. Anytime there is a game where players are fully immersed into a story or license, especially with a top property like Marvel,  I think it makes for an engaging game! The custom dice and Thanos figure make this a high quality game that I appreciate. And like great co-op games, this game beats you a lot and makes you want to play again and again! Thanos certainly makes it challenging to beat him and his minions, but challenge accepted dude–the Avengers got this!"–Jake

"Avengers: Infinity War was such an incredible film this year and its fun that Thanos Rising lets you play as a team to help try and stop Thanos from destroying the universe. Its always fun to play a good dice throwing game and build up your machine to make that happen. Looking forward to playing more over the holidays.” –Ross

 

Fantastic Beasts Perilous Pursuit

Our Marketing Coordinator, Jamie, couldn't get enough of Fantastic Beasts Perilous Pursuit this year:

"I love playing as Newt, my fellow Hufflepuff, and collecting all of the beasts and put them back into Newt’s suit case. I loved the movie so much and I love being able to play a game that follows so true to the movie– it's so much fun. It makes me feel like I’m in the 1920s helping my fellow classmate with his sly beasts. Fantastic Beasts Perilous Pursuit is a super fun cooperative dice game that I think all fans will love to play too!"

 

And there you have it, our top picks of 2018! If you haven't checked them out yet, you can here:

Privacy

Blank Slate

Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter Ultimate Edition

Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War

Fantastic Beasts Perilous Pursuit

This was a big year for us and next year will be even bigger! Stay tuned for the fun games we'll be releasing in 2019. Happy holidays! We hope you spend your break playing board games with loved ones. We know we will!