So I’m a little late with this news but wanted to get it out there anyway. This week, popular online board gaming website Board Game Arena announced their very own take on the Advent Calendar. In fact, they are calling it the “Opus Magnum Calendar”. What does that mean? Well, it translates to Masterpiece Calendar if you speak Latin.
But what it means for you is 31 one new board games are making their appearance on Board Game Arena (BGA) this month. That’s right, every single day BGA will be offering up a new game for you to enjoy with your family and friends. BGA already has over 250 games that you can play and 5 million registered players. Their release schedule has never been this aggressive though, so I’m pretty excited to see what they have in store for us.
If you’ve never tried out Board Game Arena, it’s actually a great way to game online (especially when you can’t gather in person). Unlike Tabletopia or Tabletop Simulator, Board Game Arena is styled more like an app, in that it enforces the rules on the players. The interface is easy to learn and the website is free to use. BGA also offers premium plans if you’d like a few extra perks (starting at $2 a month).
So far, Board Game Arena has released Thurn and Taxis, Welcome To… (both original and Vegas edition), 99 (a trick-taking card game), and Flaming Pyramids (today’s release). I don’t have any idea what other games they have in store for us, but I’m hoping there will be some great surprises added to their already large gaming catalog.
In these times of social distancing and trying to keep our sanity, I’ve really embraced the online tabletops. If you’d like to challenge one of the BGQ crew to a game on BGA, feel free to join our Discord Channel and we’ll be happy to get a game going.