I'll just copy/paste my list from over in the 2018 looking back thread and go into more detail:Barrage
- This is a game codesigned by Simone Luciani and a rookie designer. Luciani has previously done Tzolk'in, Grand Austria Hotel, Voyages of Marco Polo, Lorenzo il Magnifico, Newton and more. He's pretty much the king of the medium weight games, and I'm really curious to see what he does with a heavier design.Mezo
- We've already covered this in its own thread Empyreal
- Trey Chambers did Argent, The Consortium, which is a highly variable worker placement magical university game set in the Indines world that I really liked. Really looking forward to seeing what he can do with a fantasy train theme. Cloudspire
- The new game by the Chip Theory guys (Hoplomachus, Too Many Bones). I've steadily liked each of the big games they've put out more and more (not counting Triplock in there because that's basically just a minigame). Lots of people seem to be making MOBA simulators in board game form, but this one looks to be the most promising thus far.Black Angel
- Supposedly a spiritual sequel to Troyes, with a scifi theme. I really liked Troyes, so crossing my fingers for this one, though production on it seems like its hit a few snags. Still hoping to see this in the early part of the year.Pipeline
- Heavy economic oil pipeline game. This one seems like it has some fairly interesting features.City of The Big Shoulders
- One of the gaming areas I've never really gotten super into is the 18xx series, and this seems like it wants to capture that company buying/selling feeling except glued to a worker placement game instead of a train game. That seems appealing to me.Brasil
- This has been on my anticipated list for at least 3 years, but who knows, maybe this will be the year for it. Going mostly on the strength of the designers. I really liked Nippon, and I'm pretty sure I really like Madeira, though it makes my brain hurt. Making my brain hurt is pretty much what I look for in a board game though.
If 7th Cross
actually ends up coming out this year, I'm pretty interested in that also, but I'm not holding my breath. I've been reading about that for years, and the turn around on L99 games is such that even if it hits kickstarter at their current estimated date, it's going to be a 2020 game.