Top games of the week: Heroes of Might & Magic, Fit to Print, and Creature Comforts: Maple Valley

Bring your family and friends together with a great board game from this week's roundup. We've got fantasy, post-apocalypse, and adventure titles to suit any taste.

Top games of the week: Heroes of Might & Magic, Fit to Print, and Creature Comforts: Maple Valley
Creature Comforts: Maple Valley board game setup

If you’re into tabletop board games, you’re in luck. This week’s game roundup focuses on them entirely. From cute animal fantasy worlds to psychology-themed puzzles, these titles bring old-fashioned tabletop fun to game night.

We mentioned cute animal games. This week, we’re highlighting Creature Comforts: Maple Valley and Fit to Print. Their heartwarming illustrations and cooperative gameplay are perfect for winter nights indoors.

And, if you need your fantasy fix, might we suggest Heroes of Might & Magic III: The Board Game? It’s the board game edition of the cult classic video game.

Ready to check out some cool games? Let’s go!

The Zone Wars—Mutant: Year Zero

Top games of the week: Heroes of Might & Magic, Fit to Print & Creature Comforts: Maple Valley
The Zone Wars—Mutant: Year Zero figurines

Based on the award-winning RPG and video game, The Zone Wars—Mutant: Year Zero is a fast skirmish miniatures game for 2–4 players.

To play, you’ll lead a band of mutant stalkers into the Zone and battle other players to take artifacts from the Ancients. Based on fast, furious mayhem and an emergent narrative, the gameplay is fun, making it one of the top board games of the week.

Preorder it for about $57 on Kickstarter.

Heroes of Might & Magic III The Board Game

Heroes of Might & Magic III: The Board Game

Love fantasy adventure games? Then delve into the land of Antagarich in Heroes of Might & Magic III: The Board Game. This adventure-driven strategy game involves cooperative, competitive, and solo scenarios.

Here’s the storyline: 11 lords are mysteriously murdered. And Sandro the Necromancer has committed the crime. Avenge their deaths, or don’t, as you explore this fantasy world. Every scenario has a different outcome.

Preorder it for about $78 on Kickstarter.

Fit to Print

Fit to Prin
Fit to Print promotional graphic

Got 15–30 minutes? Then you have enough time to play Fit to Print, a lovely strategy tabletop game for 1–6 players. In fact, in this game, you’re an editor at one of Thistltown’s local newspapers.

The front page is due in just a few hours. Print the big stories before your competition, and don’t forget about ads and photos. Will you be the town’s most newsworthy editor? You’ll know after 3 rounds of play.

Preorder the Kickstarter Edition for $29.

Creature Comforts: Maple Valley

Creature Comforts Maple Valley
Creature Comforts: Maple Valley game illustration

Lose yourself in the delightful world of Creature Comforts: Maple Valley. In this sequel to the original game, the forest animals are preparing for the annual Spring Festival.

So it’s the youngsters’ job to procure the ingredients for different party foods. And, as a player, you’ll assemble your team and travel the trails of Maple valley while navigating Water, Forest, and Rocks.

Although you’re competing against other players, everyone works towards the same goal; celebrating the season’s flavors.

Preorder the game for about $54 on Kickstarter.

Unconscious Mind

Top games of the week: Heroes of Might & Magic, Fit to Print & Creature Comforts: Maple Valley
Unconscious Mind game board

Blending worker placement, action programming, engine building, and multiple rondels, every action you take ripples through Unconscious Mind.

In fact, in this board game, you’re a member of Sigmund Freud’s Wednesday Psychological Society. Your object is to learn therapeutic techniques, start a practice, and grow a clientele, all while publishing treatises to advance your scientific reputation.

Reserve a deluxe edition of Unconscious Mind for about $72 on Kickstarter.

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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