Last weekend was the weekend of PAX. I only learned two new games, but played a lot.
Fabled Fruit - Not my description: "the Frog Fractions of board games." It even meets Friedemann's alliterative-Fs naming convention.
America - The second Friedemann game of PAX.
Power Grid: The Card Game - ... and the third Friedemann game of PAX.
Spyrium - I appreciate worker placement games with some fluidity to the placement part, and Spyrium allows you to do clever things with your workers. I should really play this more.
New York Slice - This picked up a lot of plays quickly. Relatively substantial games that can take a large range of players are a good choice for conventions.
The King of Frontier - We played two games in a row that ended on conditions other than running out of tiles, which is a pretty sharp turn from earlier plays. This has grown on me since including the expansion buildings every time.
Traders of Osaka - I played a rule incorrectly for two years. Fortunately, I like the correct rule a bit better.
Rights - This is staying in my collection for now. TROLL is the only Oink game I've let go of, which is still a good game.
Mission: Red Planet - I used to think I didn't enjoy majority games. What I have discovered in recent years is that I just strongly dislike Revolution.
Rolling America (new to me) - A game I bought at PAX and immediately played twice. I had read the rules before, but they don't sell how entertaining it is to fill out your bingo sheet. It's a very fun puzzle.
Quartermaster General - Italy and Japan became victory point machines in this game, and the United States didn't start bombing Japan quickly enough to make a difference. The UK had a considerable front that stretched all the way through southern Asia - I love how differently every game of QMG turns out.
Codenames - I was happy to play the 3p variant several times in a row at the end of the convention. I'm not really interested in the competition, so much as trying to deal with the largest possible clues.
El Grande (new to me) - One of the few remaining 90s classics I was interested in trying, I wasn't disappointed. I'm marginally interested in owning a copy, but even if I go out of my way to buy an older edition, the box is too big to fit on my shelves right now.