So here is my top 9
And the geeklist with my Top50: Yashimas Favorite Covers
(I am adding comments to the games as I go…)
I also seem to have a preference for blue-purple-dark covers and I let myself be influenced in quite a few cases by the inside art as well, f.e. Wonderland’s War ranks so high (among other reasons) because when I see the cover it reminds me of what is inside the box. I almost missed Beyond the Sun because the art inside the box is somewhat on the functional side. Turns out that I am just about to possibly sell my #15 most beautiful cover because I cannot seem to get Vampire Vendetta played…
So what are some of your favorite covers? Do you know your tastes?
(Mine looks very much like I expected, at least on the purple side of things)
PS: as there are 3 as yet unpublished games in my top 9, it also seems like I tend to judge games I buy by the cover… oops
I liked Glow the one time I played it, but the gameplay doesn’t really tie in to the artwork very much. They’re mostly just nice pictures to look at while you play. It’s a fairly straightforward game though, so you’d probably find it easy to pick up from reading the rulebook.
Maisherly has done art for lots of games, but Realm of Sand is my fav. She’s also done a series of thematic illustrations based on games that are very cute.