Whose Turn 2018 saw a record 307 friends coming together at our new location, the Durham Convention Center. We had more Play To Win games than ever (thank you, sponsors!), an expanded presence of the Games Designers of NC, dozens of scheduled game demos, and more contests and prizes than ever before!

In keeping with tradition, we’d also like to recognize some of the games we all enjoyed over the four days of fun, as voted on by our attendees.

First, the HOT Games.  These are games that our attendees reported they saw getting the most play.

This year’s Top Five Hot Games, in order of their finish in the voting, were:

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  2. Terraforming Mars
  3. Scythe
  4. Queendomino
  5. Dinosaur Island

Azul won by a landslide, seeing continual play on multiple tables throughout the weekend. Terraforming Mars and Scythe demonstrated their staying power, bolstered by recent releases of expansions. Congrats to these games for garnering so much attention from our amazing attendees. Honorable mention goes to Clank! In Space and Great Western Trail, both of which just barely missed the list.

Next up are this year’s favorites. These are the games attendees reported they most enjoyed playing. Each of the following received at least five mentions and are in order with most mentions at the top:

  1. Azul
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  2. Scythe
  3. Terraforming Mars
  4. Great Western Trail
  5. Yokohama

Can’t wait to get together with everyone again in 2019!