Modern Classics at Cogs The Brain Shop
With the growing resurgence in tabletop board-gaming we thought we would look at some of our favourite games now considered to be Modern Classics among gaming fans. These titles, we think, belong in any games collection right next to your traditional games like Monopoly and Cluedo.
Ticket to Ride Europe
Build a rail empire spanning from London to Athens, from Moscow to Madrid! Collect cards of the same colour to build railway routes across Europe, meeting the demands of your tickets and scoring bigger points for the most ambitious routes. A terrific light strategy game that keeps players of all levels coming back for more.
Players: 3-4 // Ages: 10+ // Time: 60 mins
The trailblazer that heralded the modern era of tabletop gaming, Catan remains a huge hit with players across the world. Establish settlements and cities across the bounteous island of Catan, harvesting resources and trading with your opponents for the cards that you need to see your colony flourish and achieve victory.
Players: 2-5 // Ages: 7+ // Time: 35 mins
This iconic game sees players taking turns placing tiles onto a map full of ever-growing cities, roads, grassland, cloisters and more, deploying their ‘meeples’ onto the right tiles at the right time to score points. The randomised tiles mean that every game is different – but always exciting!
Players: 3-6 // Ages: 6+ // Time: 30 mins
The game of communication and interpretation! Dixit features 84 cards all beautifully illustrated with surreal and abstract art, to which players must give verbal clues in an attempt to have some – but not all – of their rivals correctly identify their card. The creativity and imagination of Dixit perfectly demonstrate the variety of experiences on offer in modern board gaming.
Players: 2-4 // Ages 14+ // Time: 60 mins
Four infectious diseases are spreading across the world and it’s up to you and your friends to find the cures and save humanity! In Pandemic, players work as a team against the game to travel the world, hold off outbreaks and epidemics while researching cures before time runs out. You’ll win or lose together, and have a blast either way.