5 Best Boardgames You Can Buy In Malaysia 2020

In the last decade, tabletop games have exploded in popularity. Here are 6 popular boardgames you can try the next time you visit a boardgame cafe.

1. Pandemic

In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out wordwide! The players play as specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of the four plagues before they get out of hand.

The game board depicts several major population centers worldwide. Every turn, a player can use up to four actions to travel between cities, treat infected populaces, discover a cure, or build a research station. If one or more diseases spreads beyond recovery or if too much time elapses, the players all lose. If they cure the four diseases, they all win!
Number of players : 2 - 4
Duration : 60 minutes
Suggested Age : 8 and above 
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Pandemic is the first game in the Pandemic series which includes..
Pandemic : Legacy

Your team must keep four deadly diseases at bay for a whole year. Each month will bring new surprises, and your actions in each game will have repercussions on the next. Craft your own unique pandemic experience with pandemic legacy. Consists of 3 seasons.

> Reign of Cthulhu : 

Classic Pandemic gameplay with a horrific twist, you face 12 Old Ones (such as Cthulhu) that threaten the world with their strange powers. Can you and your fellow investigators manage to find and seal every portal in time? Hurry before you lose yourself to insanity.

> Pandemic : Contagion

Flip the narrative as you and your players become the disease whose goal is to exterminate humans worldwide via infection. The disease with the highest death toll at the end of the game wins!

2. Gloomhaven

Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent and changing world. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together to clear menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process, they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.

This is a game that is ideally played over many game sessions. After a scenario, players will make decisions on what to do, which determines how the story continues. Playing through a scenario is a cooperative affair where players will fight against automated monsters using a card system to determine the order of play and what a player does on their turn.
Number of players : 1 - 4
Duration : 60 - 120 minutes
Suggested Age : 14 and above 

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3. Risk 

Will you conquer the world in this multi-player push-your-luck wargame?
In Risk, the goal is world conquest.

Each player's turn consists of:
- gaining reinforcements from their territories.
- Attacking other players by comparing the highest dice rolled for each side. If an enemy territory is successfully taken, the player is awarded with a bonus card.
- Moving a group of armies to another territory.
Number of players : 2 - 6
Duration : 120 minutes
Suggested Age : 10 and above

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Risk has expanded into more than 30 versions and spin-offs over the years. Here are some of their crazier examples..
Risk Game of Thrones

> Risk Rick and Morty

> Risk Plants vs Zombies

4. Azul

Artfully embellish the walls of your palace by drafting the most beautiful tiles.

As a tile-laying artist, you have been challenged to embellish the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora.

In Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they've placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player's score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Number of players : 2 - 4
Duration : 30 - 45 minutes
Suggested Age : 8 and above

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5. Scythe

Five countries fight for dominance in a war-torn, mech-filled, alternate 1920s Europe.
Scythe is an engine-building game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. Each player represents a character from one of five factions of Eastern Europe who are attempting to earn their fortune and claim their faction's stake. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

Scythe gives players almost complete control over their fate. Other than each player’s individual hidden objective card, the only elements of luck or variability are “encounter” cards that players will draw as they interact with the citizens of newly explored lands. Each encounter card provides the player with several options, allowing them to mitigate the luck of the draw through their selection. Combat is also driven by choices, not luck or randomness.

Every part of Scythe has an aspect of engine-building to it. Players can upgrade actions to become more efficient, build structures that improve their position on the map, enlist new recruits to enhance character abilities, activate mechs to deter opponents from invading, and expand their borders to reap greater types and quantities of resources. These engine-building aspects create a sense of momentum and progress throughout the game. The order in which players improve their engine adds to the unique feel of each game, even when playing one faction multiple times.
Number of players : 1 - 5
Duration : 90 - 120 minutes
Suggested Age : 14 and above 
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A family friendly spin-off that you can check out is My Little Scythe.

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