It's no secret my family is addicted to board games. After reading my newspaper column this week, a number of readers wrote to confess they feel similarly -- and to suggest some new games I hadn't heard of. Joshua wrote : "Have you tried Ingenious? It's an amazing spacial game, involves making opportunities for other players as much as
"You might want to try Rummikub," wrote Rina. According to the review on Amazon.com, "The object is similar to rummy card games, combining your tiles in runs (consecutive numbers in the same color) or sets (groups of the same number). The game rolls along at a fast clip, with wild-card joker tiles adding a bit of luck to the strategy needed to win."
And Eric, a writer who reviews games, offered another kind suggestion: "You might consider trying TransAmerica or Ticket to Ride for your next game purchase as both titles have a spatial element that might appeal to you. Thurn and Taxis, due to be published by Rio Grande in May, is a
somewhat deeper game, but that might be a good next step as it works with 2-4 people and can be played quickly or more thoughtfully. (I attended a game convention in Ohio recently and learned to play on a German edition of the game.)"