Brass is a well-known and beloved board game franchise from Martin Wallace, and Brass: Birmingham is the sequel, and the most celebrated entry in the franchise. Taking place during the industrial revolution in Birmingham, you must develop your industry and business infrastructure to overpower your opponents.
This game won multiple strategy board game awards in 2018 and 2019, making it a perfect place for new board game players to get started. There are a whole variety of different mechanics and industries in place for this version of the game, which could make it overwhelming for new players, but with Tabletopia keeping the rules in check, it's much easier to understand.
Scythe is a game about building engines, but don't let that scare you off from what could be an incredible gaming experience. Set in an alternate-history Europe, the land has been ravaged by mechanised warfare, and the city-state which supplied the mechs has closed itself off.
With The Factory out of the way, you are your fellow players start at different points surrounding The Factory with different resources, skills, abilities, and more. How resourceful you can be in gathering more resources and building up your assets will decide who wins. The game doesn't have traditional rounds of phases, which allows players to regularly make choices and stay engaged in the game.
Terra Mystica is a modern classic. Each player governs one of 14 groups of people which live in seven locations, and the goal is to take land and make it home to your group of people by terraforming the land. You will make strategic decisions with the information provided to you, and attempt to outwit your opponents to make your people prosperous.
You can make the decision to ally yourself with other groups, but that will limit the amount of land you control, and could make it so you end up surrendering yourself when the end of the game comes. A pacifist run is possible, but war is advisable.
Oh, to be a bird flying in the sky, how majestic. In Wingspan you will be an admirer of these birds, an ornithologist, and you will be using this card-based board game to compete against other players to attract and document all of the rarest and most beautiful avian species.
After four rounds a winner is decided, making this one of the faster-paced games on the list, and perfect for your first game in Tabletopia. There are loads of bird cards included in the game, and wouldn't you know it, Tabletopia also includes a Wingspan expansion, with even more birds.
Viticulture: Essential Edition
Wine is the essence of life, or so some people say, and that's certainly the philosophy to live by in Viticulture. In Viticulture you are a small-time vineyard owner, and it's up to you to turn your small plot of land into a booming industry.
You'll have to navigate the troubles of getting harvests and workers in different seasons, attracting guests to your vineyard, making and selling shipments of wine, and more. In the Essential Edition there are more properties and variable cards than ever before, making the game much more dynamic. One of the more fun farming strategy games.
In Medieval France you must gather all of the workers you need to have the city of Orléans rise to new heights. You'll be seeking out knights, religious monks, merchants, farmers and more in order to make your city prosperous and take the city to new glory.
You can have your different units complete different tasks, for example, Knights can seek out new lands and new business opportunities. Expand your horizons as much as you can, and victory is assured in this medieval strategy.
Resident Evil 3
Resident Evil 3 is a bit of an oddball choice, but it appeals to those of you that do not usually dabble in board games. The brand new board game of Resident Evil 3, based on the original game, isn't even out yet, but there's a demo available on Tabletopia.
Managing your tools and items is key in this game as you attempt to escape Raccoon City while surrounded by hoards of the undead. This is a brand new take on the classic game, and with the same designers as the acclaimed Resident Evil 2 board game at the helm, it's sure to be fun for fans.