Top Required Expansions for Board Games

Let’s talk about board game extensions. We all have games that we love. Games that we play again and again. No matter how much you love a game, if you play it long enough, it will probably stagnate for you a little, if only a little. Enter the extension of the game. In this way, a publisher can add content for the games we love and allow us to bring them to our tables for year to come.

However, I must admit that sometimes publisher go to the fountain too often (Dominion, do you really need 9 extensions?) and sometimes a game doesn’t really need an extension. Dungeon Lords: Festival Season comes to mind. While the expansion is good, Dungeon Lords is already complex enough, so only the most persistent addicts would have to expand this game.

Of course, then there are the extensions that have to be taken to the desert and buried. Domain: Alchemy and Carcassonne: The catapult come to mind. I don’t know what they were thinking with those…

But none of them is at the center of this list. Today we will talk about the main extensions of the game. You can consider owning these required expansions if you own the base game. Whether they improve the mistakes of the base game or just provide the right variety, they should all be their own. Sometimes a designer simply surpasses himself and improves his creation in a way that should not be undone. We will look at these today.

Top 10 Required Bored Game Expansions

Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm

Kingsburg is a great dice laying game that is also a good gateway game. Unfortunately, the game feels a little “the same” after repeated games. The Forge a Kingdom expansion adds 5 modules that increase the replay value of the game and also provide player with new strategic options.

recent times: On the Brink

recent times is a perennial bestseller and it’s not hard to see why. Great mechanics and accessible gameplay. The On the Brink expansion not only adds a variety of new game modes, role cards and an option for a fifth player. but also contains 5 plastic Petri dishes for the reception of the disease cubes. Yes, I probably shouldn’t specify the expansion points for the component holders, but they are pretty cute.

Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport

Lords of Waterdeep is a fantastic and easy worker placement game. Even if the theme is a bit stuck, its accessible mechanics make it a great gateway game. For player looking for a little more depth in their game, the Scoundrels of Skullport 2 expansion adds new modules that can be played separately or together with the base game. This adds some much needed strategic options to the game and greatly increases the replay value, all with minimal learning time.