Res Arcana is a card game from designer, Tom Lehmann, the creator of another well-regarded card game called Race of the Galaxy. Res Arcana is a game about a group of mages tinkering with artefacts, building monuments, summoning dragons, and gathering and manipulating the essences of the world. The game ends when one or more mages have 10 victory points or more. If there are multiplies of them, then it’s the mage with the most points that wins.
Coimbra is a game that I took an interest for a while now, since Tom Vasel did a preview of it. The combination of dice drafting and card drafting captured me. It became one of the most anticipated games I had this year. The beautiful art style has given me great joy – Yes! Euro games can be beautiful and colourful too!