Every year, there's one game that manages to surpass all the rest in terms of quality of its narrative, gameplay, innovation, and design.
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When you sit down and look at what every game had achieved over 2018, it's hard to compare what Dungeons & Dragons did for their own brand this past year.
While we've already crowned our Best Tabletop Miniature Game, most of the entries on that list were on the older side, so now its time to focus on the new.
When sizing up all the board games that came across our kitchen tables this year, the one that stood out to us the most was Betrayal Legacy.
Not all tabletop games come with miniature models, but every gamer knows that the best ones come with several unique minis for you to assemble and paint.
It's weird how trading card games rise and fall in popularity over the years. A name we were surprised to see make a resurgence this year was Magic: The Gathering.
Tabletop wargames are a microcosm of war itself, combining strategy, combat, and ruthless negotiation into a heady mix of entertainment.
This year didn't see too many puzzle games make their way into the top spots of gaming, but the few that did stuck with us, with Tetris Effect coming out on top.
A tabletop skirmisher wargame is like a large scale wargame; but instead of controlling legions of battle units, instead you control only a handful.
While we had a lot of good tabletop RPGs come out with content this year, it was kind of hard to deny Dungeons & Dragons the top spot in 2018.
Sports games call to the armchair athletes and the superfans alike, which makes them fertile ground for a set of gaming awards.
We kinda had a hunch clear back in April when we saw previews of Two Point Hospital, that we were probably looking at one of the best games of 2018.
Massively Multiplayer Online games come in many forms, but this year we stuck mostly to MMORPGs. Because there are just too many.
It came in near the end of the year and didn't look like it stood a chance, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate won out in our vote for Best Fighting Game.
While games rely on their characters to drive interest, they can also snag our attention with a thrilling story, and that's the part that sticks with s.