The FallCon Game Library consists of a significant portion of the Head Librarian's personal collection, as well as a large number of acquired games and those donated directly to the convention.
Not a lot of acquisitions in the past month, but there was a lot of activity in the library.
Kramer & Keisling have done some of the librarians' favorite games, so when this Area-Majority game came across their radar, they snapped it up to try.
A Dice Drafting game, done by the designer of Underwater cities? In Space? Sounds like enough reason to give it a shot!
Stonemaier has a history of putting some great games out to the community. So a re-imagining of a popular, out of print game, was very interesting. (A note of thanks to StoneMaier Games, who generously donated a copy)
This round of games really seems to have a couple of themes. Deck-building and "X-and-Write" games were the lion's share of the additions. We think you will love them :)
This is a neat auction game where you are assembling your band of dwarves. It has a really cool bidding chip (and upgrade) mechanism that we think is a lot of fun.
A massive train game that takes up the whole table, with a stock market to boot? The head librarian is a big fan of train games, and this helped round out their collection.
A Print and Play Kickstarter was very intriguing. The fact that it resulted in a really neat "Roll-and-Write" game is just the cherry on top.
A "Draw-and-Write" with an over-the-top graphic design. Super quick and easy to teach and play, will "draw" people to the table.
A very thematic Deck Builder around one of the 80’s Saturday Morning Cartoons, this game tries to give the player the feel "Roll Out!" against the evil Decepticons.
Knowing is really half the battle in this other 80’s thematic Deck Builder. A great implementation, with the Joes banding together against the forces of C.O.B.R.A!
An update to the 2020 classic Cartographers, this "Draw-and-Write" adds in a lot of new options to explore in the land of Roll Player.
A quick and fun futuristic baseball game with Humans, cyborgs and robots competing in this summer pastime.
A push-your-luck, Set-Collection game, by the same team that brought us Point Salad was enough for the librarian to want to add this to the library. The fact that it is a lot of fun in 20 minutes is just the cherry on top.
Honestly, the librarian bought this because it was half-off at one of their favourite online game stores. Rumour has it that it is a pretty good game too, so we are curious as to why there was a fire-sale on it.
The head librarian Kickstarted this little train game because this is the type of game that Kickstarter was built for. Small press, niche-type games.
Friedemann Friese made a train game? We were in without any other information. Power Grid is one of our favourite games, so we will definitely give this game the benefit of the doubt.
'Tis the season to add games to the library! Here are some of the games that have come into the library since Christmas 2021, and why we are excited to have them:
The head librarian was fortunate to acquire a number of 18xx games on the secondary market, allowing them to satisfy the most ardent train enthusiast.
Splotter Games are famous for deep, crunchy decision space, sparse graphic design, and limited print-runs. The librarian was able to acquire a bundle of older, hard to find games by this boutique publisher, allowing even more people to try them out.
This is a streamlined, family-weighted cousin to the smash hit, 7 Wonders. We thought this would be a great game for the convention crowd; it plays 7 people in 20-30 minutes with a 5 minutes rules teach.
A card game version of one of the heaviest games on BoardGameGeek. This one could be played in an evening.
A Trick-Taking game combined with Area-Control which sounded like a lot of fun.
The librarian received this as his YYC Secret Santa Gift and we think it could be one of those hidden gems, just waiting for an opportunity.
A new edition of an entertaining civilization game; this will have a great table presence.
An expansion to a popular civilization game, offering new leaders and events. Reputed to make a good game, great.
An interesting Euro-style game with some dark themes. Asbestos Mining – where you can sacrifice your miners in the name of profits however, there may be consequences.
An app-driven adventure game that plays up to three people. Campaign or one-shot options are available and we had heard good things.
From the designer of Power Grid, which has been a mainstay of the convention and the library for many years. It seemed like an obvious choice to get.
A beautiful game with an interesting theme is always in demand at the convention and at the game table.
A cooperative Movie-Monster theme which looked like a lot of fun.
It adds even more theme and options to one of the most thematic games released in the past few years.
A deep, heavy Euro/Wargame mix with over-the-top components which was an awesome gift to the librarian for Christmas.
A classic euro picked up on the secondary market, with some very cutthroat mechanics in the amoeba world.
An economic game with wealthy anthropomorphic robber barons? That was enough for us to pull the trigger.
Put on your own broadway show, auctioning to hire the best (or in some cases, cheapest) stars for your show.